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Buzz In: Who's Your Favorite Movie President?

Sometimes movie presidents are so much more fun than real life presidents. With a team of talented screenwriters and directors behind them, they often make the kind of grand, inspirational speeches that can be pretty rare in the real world. And they seem to get away with a lot of stuff, too.

Take Kevin Kline's character in the movie Dave, for example. He isn't even supposed to be president, he's just a doppelganger subbing in, which is totally against all the rules and stuff. But you know what? He has a good heart, and that's what matters in movie presidents.

Of course, things get all meta and mind warpy when you start to think about biopic movie presidents, but they count, too, for these purposes. So, who is your favorite movie president? Do you agree with a recent poll that Harrison Ford in Air Force One is the best? I personally like Jeff Bridges (pictured) as President Jackson Evans in The Contender. He nominates a — gasp! — female vice president and all hell breaks loose.


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reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
definitely thought of kline and douglas right away! my friend also says that after hearing pullman's speech from independence day, he would do anything he was asked
Allytta Allytta 8 years
Palmer from 24 :) i somehow catch myself thinking Obama is gonna be as awesome as him...
Bramie Bramie 8 years
I think Morgan Freeman ...... cool under pressure . Was John Travolta a president mmmmm would be nice .
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
No doubt....Harrison Ford. "GET OFF MY PLANE." Plus he already HAS a female VP in Glenn Close...and is incredibly dreamy. :)
maldelus maldelus 8 years
I personally liked William Devanes portrayal of JFK in "The Missiles of October."
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
I really liked Dave :)
Mary_Sofi Mary_Sofi 8 years
Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! 'Nuff said.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
I would have to say Martin Sheen - President Barlett!
alltherage alltherage 8 years
Michal Douglas - best fake president speech ever at the very end! "My name is Andrew Shepard and I AM the President!"
luminousfae luminousfae 8 years
Michael Douglas, hand down! I love that movie.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
DAVE! I love that movie! I just watched it again the other night.
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
Bill Pullman in Independence day! and then, I really liked Hugh Grant in Love Actually, although he's a 'world leader' rather than a president, lol!
outofhere outofhere 8 years
Harrison Ford :love:
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
Bill Pullman in Independence Day and Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact :)
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
Billy Bob Thorton - Love Actually. Michael Douglas - American President.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Michael Douglas was great.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
Bill Pullman was my favorite in Independence Day, but Billy Bob Thornton in Love Actually is a close second.
IrishCharm IrishCharm 8 years
I'm all about Michael Douglas. Why, you ask? Because he's Andrew Shepherd, and he IS the President!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i LOVED michael douglas actually he's my #1 - but kevin kline was ok too....
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
Angela Bassett in contact, hands down!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I love Harrison Ford as the president in Air Force One, but Bill Pullman was great in Independence Day too.
mudnessa mudnessa 8 years
My first thought was Harrison Ford but I have to agree Bill Pullman was a great president as well.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Michael Douglas!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
If I had to pick a movie president, I'd pick Bill Pullman in Independence Day. However, my favorite "celebrity" president is hands down is Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer from 24! What a great man.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I was going to say Dave as soon as I saw the title of this post. Also, Michael Douglas in The American President.
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