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Sunday
Jul262009

Movie Shout Outs - Favorite Portrayal of An American President - Responses

It's Movie Shout Out Sunday!

Yesterday's question was:

What is your favorite portrayal of an American President (real or fiction)?

We loved your responses! You guys got creative!

Charlie loves Bruce Greenwood's JFK in Thirteen Days (2000), and I can't seem to get past all really funny ones popping into my head, like the SNL skits and Bill Pullman's silly Independence Day (1996) prez.
Paula R. via Facebook

Jeff Bridges in The Contender(2000).
Tony B. via email

I liked when Dave became president in Dave(1993). "I once caught a fish, THIS BIG"
A.B. via Facebook

Bill Pullman...as President Thomas J. Whitmore...Independence Day (1996).....
Sweetgwendoline via Twitter

Duh, The American President (1995) - Michael Douglas! Though Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon (2008) was top notch!
Maggie O. via Facebook

Nixon in Watchmen (2009) :D
Anonymous via MYMHM comment

Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Nebuchanezer via Twitter

Harrison Ford in Air Force One (1997).
Gary L via email

Paul Giamotti and David Morse as John Adams and George Washington in John Adams (2008).
Marie from MYMHM

Abraham Lincoln from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).
Juan from MYMHM

Reader Comments (4)

Terry Crews President Camacho in Idiocracy

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPC

I love a few of the responses already posted, but I have to add Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley in 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb'

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrigitte

Hey PC!
I had a REALLY hard time not saying "Tiny" Lister from the 'Fifth Element', or Billy Bob from 'Love Actually' LOL!

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.Y.M.H.M.

Hey Brigitte! Sellers KILLS me in that flick!

Hello?... Uh... Hello D- uh hello Dmitri? Listen uh uh I can't hear too well. Do you suppose you could turn the music down just a little?... Oh-ho, that's much better... yeah... huh... yes... Fine, I can hear you now, Dmitri... Clear and plain and coming through fine... I'm coming through fine, too, eh?... Good, then... well, then, as you say, we're both coming through fine... Good... Well, it's good that you're fine and... and I'm fine... I agree with you, it's great to be fine... a-ha-ha-ha-ha... Now then, Dmitri, you know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb... The *Bomb*, Dmitri... The *hydrogen* bomb!... Well now, what happened is... ahm... one of our base commanders, he had a sort of... well, he went a little funny in the head... you know... just a little... funny. And, ah... he went and did a silly thing... Well, I'll tell you what he did. He ordered his planes... to attack your country... Ah... Well, let me finish, Dmitri... Let me finish, Dmitri... Well listen, how do you think I feel about it?... Can you *imagine* how I feel about it, Dmitri?... Why do you think I'm calling you? Just to say hello?... *Of course* I like to speak to you!... *Of course* I like to say hello!... Not now, but anytime, Dmitri. I'm just calling up to tell you something terrible has happened... It's a *friendly* call. Of course it's a friendly call... Listen, if it wasn't friendly... you probably wouldn't have even got it... They will *not* reach their targets for at least another hour... I am... I am positive, Dmitri... Listen, I've been all over this with your ambassador. It is not a trick... Well, I'll tell you. We'd like to give your air staff a complete run-down on the targets, the flight plans, and the defensive systems of the planes... Yes! I mean i-i-i-if we're unable to recall the planes, then... I'd say that, ah... well, ah... we're just gonna have to help you destroy them, Dmitri... I know they're our boys... All right, well listen now. Who should we call?... *Who* should we call, Dmitri? The... wha-whe, the People... you, sorry, you faded away there... The People's Central Air Defense Headquarters... Where is that, Dmitri?... In Omsk... Right... Yes... Oh, you'll call them first, will you?... Uh-huh... Listen, do you happen to have the phone number on you, Dmitri?... Whe-ah, what? I see, just ask for Omsk information... Ah-ah-eh-uhm-hm... I'm sorry, too, Dmitri... I'm very sorry... *All right*, you're sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well... I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri! Don't say that you're more sorry than I am, because I'm capable of being just as sorry as you are... So we're both sorry, all right?... All right.

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.Y.M.H.M.

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