The 35 Best Fictional Presidents in Movies and TV

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James Dale
> TV show/movie: “Mars Attacks!” (1996)
> Portrayed by: Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson plays the self-important President Dale, who thinks he can successfully negotiate with invaders from Mars. Nicholson also portrays an over-the-top casino owner.

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James Marshall
> TV show/movie: “Air Force One” (1997)
> Portrayed by: Harrison Ford

“Air Force One” is an action film in which terrorists hijack the president’s plane and he has to retake it and rescue everybody on board.

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James Sawyer
> TV show/movie: “White House Down” (2013)
> Portrayed by: Jamie Foxx

“White House Down” is an action film in which a police officer (Channing Tatum) has to rescue his daughter and the president when terrorists attack the White House.

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Jed Bartlet
> TV show/movie: “The West Wing” (1999-2006)
> Portrayed by: Martin Sheen

“The West Wing” is a long-running TV series set in the West Wing of the White House during the Democratic administration of President Jed Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen.

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John MacKenzie
> TV show/movie: “First Daughter” (2004)
> Portrayed by: Cherry Jones

Katie Holmes plays the college-aged daughter of the president (Michael Keaton) in this romantic comedy.

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