The 35 Best Fictional Presidents in Movies and TV

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Jordan Lyman
> TV show/movie: “Seven Days in May” (1964)
> Portrayed by: Frederic March

“Seven Days in May” is a political thriller film about an attempt to take over the U.S. government in reaction to the president’s negotiation of a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union.

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Mackenzie Allen
> TV show/movie: “Commander in Chief” (2005-2006)
> Portrayed by: Geena Davis

“Mackenzie Allen” is a TV series about the first female president, who takes office after the incumbent dies. His dying wish is that she step aside to let someone “more appropriate” fill his shoes.

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Manfred Link
> TV show/movie: “First Family” (1980)
> Portrayed by: Bob Newhart

Comedian Newhart is joined by other comic actors, including Gilda Radner and Madeline Kahn, in this satire about America’s dysfunctional relations with a fictional African nation

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Matthew Vincente Santos
> TV show/movie: “The West Wing” (1999-2006)
> Portrayed by: Jimmy Smits

Matthew Vincente Santos is a Democratic U.S. Congressman who succeeds Jed Bartlet as president in the seventh and final season of “The West Wing.”

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President Hathaway
> TV show/movie: “Monsters vs. Aliens” (2002)
> Portrayed by: Stephen Colbert

Television satirist and late-night host Colbert voices the role of the hapless President Hathway, who attempts to save the planet from an alien invasion.

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