The 35 Best Fictional Presidents in Movies and TV

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The U.S. President
> TV show/movie: “Love Actually” (2003)
> Portrayed by: Billy Bob Thornton

In this British comedy, Thornton plays a cocky unnamed U.S. president who insults the prime minister and comes on to a member of his staff. One critic described the character as “a sleazy Bill Clinton/George W. Bush hybrid.”

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Thomas J. Whitmore
> TV show/movie: “Independence Day” (1996)
> Portrayed by: Bill Pullman

In the film “Independence Day,” the earth is attacked by extraterrestrials and the president, a former fighter pilot and war veteran, leads the counter-attack.

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Tom Beck
> TV show/movie: “Deep Impact” (1998)
> Portrayed by: Morgan Freeman

“Deep Impact” is a science-fiction disaster film in which the president faces an unprecedented challenge: a comet is on a collision course with earth.

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Tom Kirkland
> TV show/movie: “Designated Survivor” (2016-2019)
> Portrayed by: Kiefer Sutherland

In “Designated Survivor,” the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development becomes president after all the more senior members of government are wiped out in a terrorist attack.

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Will “Chewie” Cooper
> TV show/movie: “Pixels” (2015)
> Portrayed by: Kevin James

James plays a one-time video arcade game champion who becomes president in later life – and finds that his gaming skills might help him save the planet from invading aliens.

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