The President of the United States of America (fictional or real) has been portrayed in several Hollywood films. Sometimes as a kind and sympathetic middle-aged man, some others as a tough and even rude guy, sometimes under attack! In some cases, the role of this character is not primary in the plot and appears just for a few seconds on screen, just to address the nation in a motivational speech; ‘Armageddon’ (directed by Michael Bay) is a good example.
Here we have a list of the actors who have impersonated the POTUS remarkably in some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters… ok, I went too far, some of them have been massive box-office fiascos, take a look anyway:
President Thomas J. Withmore (‘Independence Day‘, 1996).
Billy Bob Thornton
The President (‘Love Actually‘, 2003).
President John F. Kennedy (‘Thirteen Days‘, 2000).
President Thomas Wilson (‘2012‘, 2009).
President James Marshall (‘Air Force One‘, 1997).
President J. Robert Fowler (‘The Sum of All Fears‘, 2002).
President Franklin D. Roosevelt (‘Pearl Harbor‘, 2001).
President Thomas ‘Tug’ Benson (‘Hot Shots! Part Deux‘, 1993).
President Tom Beck (‘Deep Impact‘, 1998).
The President (‘Armageddon‘, 1998 and ‘The Rock’ 1996).
And last but not least… George W. Bush as himself in ‘Farenheit 9/11′. He even was awarded a Razzie for his performance (Worst Actor). You almost believed he was only as stupid as portrayed in the film uh? Of course time proved he was even worse.
February 3rd, 2011.