Many actors over the years have been elected to play the highest office in the land in film and television. Here's a look at some of them.
1993: Kevin Kline played fictional president Bill Mitchell and his stand-in, Dave Kovic in "Dave." Sigourney Weaver also starred as first lady Ellen Mitchell.
1995: Michael Douglas starred as fictional president Andrew Shepherd in "The American President," directed by Rob Reiner.
1995: Anthony Hopkins played President Richard M. Nixon in director Oliver Stone's "Nixon."
1996: Bill Pullman played the inspirational President Thomas J. Whitmore, a former combat pilot, in "Independence Day."
1996: Jack Nicholson starred as fictional president James Dale in director Tim Burton's sci-fi comedy "Mars Attacks!"
1997: Harrison Ford played fictional President James Marshall in the action movie "Air Force One."
1997: Gene Hackman played the less-than-presidential President Allen Richmond in the Clint Eastwood-directed drama "Absolute Power."
1997: Anthony Hopkins played President John Quincy Adams in "Amistad."
1998: Morgan Freeman played President Beck in the sci-fi action movie "Deep Impact."
1998: John Travolta played Clinton-esque fictional governor-elected-president Jack Stanton in director Mike Nichol's "Primary Colors." Emma Thompson also starred as Stanton's wife, Susan.
1999-2006: Martin Sheen played fictional president Joshiah "Jed" Bartlet on the series "The West Wing."
2000: Bruce Greenwood played President John F. Kennedy in "13 Days."
2000: Jeff Daniels played President George Washington in "The Crossing."
2000: Jeff Bridges starred as fictional president Jackson Evans in "The Contender," along with Joan Allen, who played Vice Presidential nominee Laine Hanson, and Sam Elliott, who played chief of staff Kermit Newman.
2001: Jon Voight took on the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor."
2001: Richard Crenna played President Ronald Reagan in the television movie "The Day Reagan Was Shot."
2002: Michael Gambon played President Lyndon B. Johnson in the television movie "The Path to War."
2002-2006: Dennis Haysbert played fictional president David Palmer in the series "24."
2003: Chris Rock played fictional president Mays Gilliam in "Head of State."
2004: Although the movie focused on Katie Holmes as the president's daughter, Michael Keaton played President Mackenzie in the comedy "First Daughter."
2005: Kenneth Branagh played President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the television movie "Warm Springs."
2005-2006: Geena Davis played fictional president Mackenzie Allen on the television series "Commander in Chief."
2006-2010: Gregory Itzin played fictional president Charles Logan in "24."
2007: D.B. Woodside played fictional president Wayne Palmer in "24."
2007: Bruce Greenwood played the fictional president, name not noted, in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets."
2008: Paul Giamatti played President John Adams in the mini-series "John Adams," which also starred Laura Linney as Abigail Adams.
2008: William Hurt played fictional president Henry Ashton in "Vantage Point."
2008: Josh Brolin starred as President George W. Bush in director Oliver Stone's "W."
2008: James Cromwell played President George H.W. Bush in "W."
2008: Frank Langella as President Richard M. Nixon in "Frost/Nixon."
2008: Kelsey Grammer portrayed President Andrew Boone in the comedy "Swing Vote," which saw the presidential election come down to the vote of one man, played by Kevin Costner.
2009-2010: Cherry Jones played fictional president Allison Taylor in "24."
2009: Hank Azaria gave voice to the statue of President Abraham Lincoln that came to life in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," starring Ben Stiller.
2010: Dennis Quaid played President Bill Clinton in the television movie "The Special Relationship," which also starred Michael Sheen (who played British Prime Minster Tony Blair).
2010: Blair Underwood played fictional president Elias Martinez in the television series "The Event."
2011: Greg Kinnear took on the role of President John F. Kennedy, alongside Katie Holmes as first lady Jackie Kennedy, in the miniseries "The Kennedys."
2012: Benjamin Walker portrays President Lincoln as a tormented vampire slayer in the movie based off the best-selling book "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
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