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Peter Sellers from "Dr. Strangelove" is Top Fictional President

Posted: January 20th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Peter Sellers from "Dr. Strangelove" is Top Fictional PresidentSubmit Comment
As President George W Bush hands over power to President-elect Barack Obama, CNN held a poll to find out who are the top ten fictional and real-life US leaders.

Peter Seller's portrayal of President Merkin Muffley in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick-directed "Dr. Strangelove" has taken first place, beating out Harrison Ford's James Marshall (Air Force One) and Kevin Kline's William H. Mitchell (Dave).

Here is the full list:

1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Actor: Peter Sellers, Screen name: President Merkin Muffley

2. Air Force One (Wolfgang Petersen, 1997) Actor: Harrison Ford, Screen name: President James Marshall

3. Dave (Ivan Reitman, 1993) Actor: Kevin Kline, Screen name: President William H. Mitchell

4. Primary Colors (Mike Nichols, 1998) Actor: John Travolta, Screen name: Governor Jack Stanton

5. The American President (Rob Reiner, 1995) Actor: Michael Douglas, Screen name: President Andrew Shepherd

6. Independence Day (Roland Emmerich, 1996) Actor: Bill Pullman, Screen name: President Thomas J. Whitmore

7. Deep Impact (Mimi Leder, 1998) Actor: Morgan Freeman, Screen name: President Tom Beck

8. Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1997) Actor: Jack Nicholson, Screen name: President James Dale

9. Escape from New York (John Carpenter 1981) Actor: Donald Pleasence, Screen name: President

10. W. (Oliver Stone, 2008) Actor: Josh Brolin, Screen name: George "Dubya" Bush

Any other leaders who should have made the list?

Source: CNN


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WV-Films writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 12:58:39 PM

um, David Palmer and Charles Logan. Hello!?
MrSammich writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 1:34:53 PM

Ha ha, Bush is at the bottom of the list.
Ronsauce writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 2:26:47 PM

David Palmer for sure. I mean seriously...wtf?
AP102390 writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 3:27:43 PM

Jeb Bartlet (Martin Sheen) from The West Wing. he was the best fake president.
minkowski writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 3:31:01 PM

Yeah, where's Palmer? He rocked.
minkowski writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 3:41:08 PM

Morgan Freeman's president character uttered one of the fumbest lines in movie history; "so this is it, if the world does go on, it will not go on for everyone.". lol. I mean, you're sitting there, and this world killing rocks is about to smash the planet, and the Prez is telling millions, billions that the world isn't going to go on for everyone, while he has a short trip to an safe and secure underground location. Oh my god. lol
manichispanic writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 3:47:21 PM

josiah bartlet!
i3u7n5 writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 3:51:25 PM

"Gentlemen you cant fight in here! This is the war room!"
johnehickey@gmail.com writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 5:00:09 PM

What about President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho?
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 6:07:54 PM

Whitmore should be second or third, he rocked, for christ sake he led the air force ina fight againts those aliens n ID4. "We will not go out quietly in the night......today we celebrate our independence day!"
shadaypr writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 8:53:45 PM

Bartlet, Bartlet!!!
Gunslinger writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 10:03:29 PM

I have to second Camacho. Good call.
KirkLazerus writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 10:04:46 PM

palmer is the sh*t,he should be number 1
steamluv writes:
on January 20th, 2009 at 11:14:42 PM

I guess they were just looking at movie presidents. oh and p.s., minkowski's a douche
Gunslinger writes:
on January 21st, 2009 at 1:03:33 AM

No doubt, steamluv. Certified D-bag.
bacci40 writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 3:53:42 AM

henry fonda in fail safe and idiocracy wasnt a fictional movie, it was a doc*mentary...therefore you cannot nominate the president...that was real man
Gunslinger writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:05:46 PM

Excellent point, bacci40. Nice name, by the way.

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