Monday, February 21, 2011


There have been many movie presidents over the years, some fictitious and some depicting real American presidents of past and present. For Presidents' Day, Chernobog's Blog presents the Top 10 Best Movie Presidents:

#10 President Nixon, Watchmen (2009) - Played by Robert Wisden, whose huge nose seems more like a caricature of the real President.

#9 President Lindburg, The Fifth Element (1997), played by Tomy 'Tiny' Lister Jr., a former wrestler, seemed an unlikely choice but his character actually works in this bizarre depiction of the future.

#8 The President, Superman II (1980) played by E.G. Marshall, a popular war-movie actor he plays the unnamed President who "kneels before Zod!"

#7 President Abraham Lincoln, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) played by Robert Barron, the modified version of his Gettysburg Address is EXCELLENT! "Party On Dudes!"

#6 President Camacho, Idiocracy (2006) played by Terry Crews, a disturbing look into a possible future where everyone is an idiot and the President of "America" is a flamboyant, foul-mouthed, showboating fool! "Break it down, Camacho!"

#5 President James Marshall, Air Force One (1997) Harrison Ford plays a president who becomes an action hero when Air Force One is taken over by terrorists led by Gary Oldman. "GET OFF MY PLANE!"

#4 President James Dale, Mars Attacks! (1996) Jack Nicholson plays two parts in Tim Burton's Sci-Fi/Comedy masterpiece (based on a 1962 Trading Card series!)!

#3 Dave Kovic/President Bill Mitchell, Dave (1993) Kevin Kline plays two roles both the President and the look-alike who impersonates the president and ends up improving his image.

#2 President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Peter Sellers plays three parts in this ode to the paranoid Cold War.

#1 President Thomas J. Whitmore, Independence Day (1996) Bill Pullman is the ultimate president, he helps his country through a worldwide alien invasion by jumping in a fighter plane and shooting them down!