Happy Election Day! I know, the future of our nation rests on the results tonight. However, I felt it time to weigh in on an even more important topic- fictional presidents. There have been so many memorable performances, making it incredibly hard to choose. Nevertheless, here are my picks for Top Five Movie Presidents. They may not be who I’d want in office (except you Michael Douglas!!) but they are the most memorable:
- Bill Pullman, Independence Day
Ah, Bill Pullman. Or is it Paxton? No, it’s Pullman. He’s the voice of reason in an otherwise campy doomsday fest. He will not vanish without a fight!!!
2. Billy Bob Thornton, Love Actually
Is this supposed to be Bill Clinton? With the accent of a Bush? Either way, his performance is smarmy and perfect, and gives America a sense of what the rest of the world thinks of our elected officials.
3. Michael Douglas, The American President
He’s handsome, he’s single, he’s a Democrat- what more could a girl want? Oh, he also gives fantastic inspirational speeches, wants to pass meaningful gun legislation, and still gets nervous around a beautiful woman. *sigh*
4. Terry Crews, Idiocracy
This one hits a little too close to home. Political satire or Mike Judge’s crystal ball? Only time will tell.
5. Dennis Quaid, American Dreamz
Oh, thinly-veiled W. Bless your little heart.