20 Actors Who Would Make Really Great Presidents

As the world is still reeling from the results of November 8th, people have been reaching out to each other to try and heal the wounds of such a divisive campaign. One way that people have tried to distract themselves from the impending disaster that takes office on January 20th is humor.

Even though most people even remotely connected to Hollywood imagined that the day would end with a countrywide salute to the new Madame President, there are a few people in Hollywood who could fill the Hillary-shaped hole in our hearts. Here are a few better options to contemplate:

Martin Sheen

Let’s be real — tons of Americans ended the horrifying evening of November 8th locked in the fantasy world of The West Wing, taking solace in the steady hand of President Bartlett.

Martin Sheen portrayed Jed Bartlett for 156 glorious episodes of The West Wing, and it makes sense that he is still many Americans’ port in a storm.

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Amy Poehler

It’s easy to see Amy Poehler as the President. After all, she played enthusiastic government worker Leslie Knope for seven seasons on Parks and Recreation.


One of Leslie Knope’s heroes was Hillary Clinton, and it’s easy to see how their similarities would make Knope a very desirable candidate for President.

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Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com

Laurence Fishburne

Even though he hasn’t appeared in many movies since the last (somewhat regrettable) Matrix sequel, Laurence Fishburne would make an amazing President.

His leadership, wisdom, and courage under fire was a constant throughout all three Matrix movies. Who could forget when he took a brutal beating from Agent Smith in order to protect his protégée Neo?

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