The 35 Best Fictional Presidents in Movies and TV

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Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III
> TV show/movie: “Scandal” (2012-2018)
> Portrayed by: Tony Goldwyn

In “Scandal,” the president, played by Tony Goldwyn, has an affair with a crisis manager, played by Kerry Washington.

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Frank Underwood
> TV show/movie: “House of Cards” (2013-2018)
> Portrayed by: Kevin Spacey

Frank Underwood is the husband of Claire Underwood in the TV show “House of Cards.” He schemes to win the presidency, and she eventually succeeds him. As the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” was being filmed, Spacey faced numerous charges of sexual abuse, and was written out of the show.

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J. Robert Fowler
> TV show/movie: “The Sum of All Fears” (2002)
> Portrayed by: James Cromwell

“The Sum of All Fears” is a spy thriller film based on Tom Clancy’s novel of the same name. It features the character Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford), who has to avert a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia on President Fowler’s watch.

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Jack Stanton
> TV show/movie: “Primary Colors” (1998)
> Portrayed by: John Travolta

“Primary Colors” is a 1998 American comedy-drama film about a thinly disguised Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 1992.

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Jackson Evans
> TV show/movie: “The Contender” (2000)
> Portrayed by: Jeff Bridges

“The Contender” is a political drama about the president’s efforts to appoint a female vice-president. It has been described as a response to the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Bill Clinton administration.

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