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Presidential Actors

Name the actors who portrayed these real and fictional presidents.
Last updated: January 20, 2013
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President
Movie or Show
Actor
Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hyde Park on Hudson
Bill Murray
John Adams
John Adams
Paul Giamatti
George W. Bush
W.
Josh Brolin
Theodore Roosevelt
Night at the Museum
Robin Williams
Richard Nixon
Nixon
Anthony Hopkins
Barack Obama
Saturday Night Live
Fred Armisen
Tom Beck
Deep Impact
Morgan Freeman
Jack Stanton
Primary Colors
John Travolta
James Marshall
Air Force One
Harrison Ford
Thomas J. Whitmore
Independence Day
Bill Pullman
Merkin Muffley
Dr. Strangelove
Peter Sellers
David Palmer
24
Dennis Haysbert
Josiah Bartlet
West Wing
Martin Sheen
MacKenzie Allen
Commander in Chief
Geena Davis
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level 75
Jan 20, 2013
You could add a lot more just from SNL alone. Chevy Chase as Ford, Dan Akroyd as Nixon, Will Farrel as W., Dana Carvey as Bush Sr, Phil Hartman or Darrell Hammond as Clinton... all iconic roles and all more memorable than whats-his-face's portrayal of Obama. Also, Jay Pharaoh has also played Obama on SNL.
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level 66
Aug 22, 2018
Let's forget Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford. It wasn't ever funny, it was just very poor, outdated, exaggerated slapstick.
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level 36
Jan 20, 2013
Can't you also accept Jay Pharoah for Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live? Jay Pharoah currently impersonates Barack Obama on the show.
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2013
Added that one. Thanks!
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level 70
Jan 21, 2013
And going back a few decades: Raymond Massey as Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Henry Ford as Young Mr. Lincoln and Walter Huston as Lincoln in Abraham Lincoln by D.W. Griffith. Plus Ralph Bellamy as FDR in Sunrise at Campobello and Nick Nolte as Jefferson in Jefferson in Paris. As for fictional Presidents, you could add Kevin Kline as Bill Mitchell in Dave.
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level 66
Aug 22, 2018
It was claimed by old timers who remembered that Raymond Massey actually sounded like Lincoln.
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level 66
Aug 22, 2018
Although to be fair, Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln was one of the all-time great biographical portrayals.
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level 66
Aug 22, 2018
Coincidentally, he also showed up as a hood who tries to intimidate a young Gandhi, played by the uncanny Ben Kingsley way back in 1982.
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level 70
Jan 22, 2013
Couldn't come up with Haysbert but typed in Allstate Guy just to see...
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level 56
Jan 22, 2015
That's a fun quiz indeed. I liked the separation of real vs. fictional. I'd like to see the movie "Dave" included.
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level 63
May 31, 2016
Danny Glover in 2012?
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level 71
Aug 22, 2016
Kevin Kline in Dave, and Billy Bob Thornton in Love Actually?
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level 82
Aug 2, 2017
Ronald Reagan :)
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level 58
Dec 21, 2018
Martin Sheen born Ramon Estevez
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level 70
Jan 25, 2019
Frank Langella as Nixon in Frost/Nixon
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