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Best movie president of the 20th century?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bradley Guire, Feb 19, 2013.


Who was the best fictional president of the 20th century?

  1. E.G. Marshall in Superman II

    1 vote(s)
  2. Gene Hackman in Absolute Power

    0 vote(s)
  3. Jeff Bridges in The Contender

    1 vote(s)
  4. Bill Pullman in Independence Day

    9 vote(s)
  5. Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact

    5 vote(s)
  6. Michael Douglas in The American President

    8 vote(s)
  7. Harrison Ford in Air Force One

    6 vote(s)
  8. James Garner in My Fellow Americans

    3 vote(s)
  9. Jack Lemmon in My Fellow Americans

    0 vote(s)
  10. Kevin Kline in Dave

    9 vote(s)
  11. Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks!

    0 vote(s)
  12. Donald Pleasance in Escape from New York

    0 vote(s)
  13. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove

    4 vote(s)
  14. John Travolta in Primary Colors

    1 vote(s)
  1. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Based on the response Mr. Pullman received in the real poll ... why the hell not?

    Edit to add: I guess this is the best movie president, as I didn't think of any television presidents. No, I never watched "The West Wing."
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Re: Best fictional president of the 20th century?

    Jed Bartlet. West Wing premiered in 1999.
  3. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Re: Best fictional president of the 20th century?

    Oops, I forgot about television. I guess this is movie edition.
  4. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Dave's no-nonsense approach to the economy was a refreshing change from his comatose predecessor.
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Plus, he once caught a fish T-H-I-S big.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Was Travolta president in 'Primary Colors' or running for president?
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Bill Pullman flew a fighter jet. Harrison Ford just kicked bad guys asses on Air Force One.

    Advantage Bill!
  8. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Great thread ... toss-up between Douglas, Pullman, and Kline. I went with Douglas since he had so many great lines that just stick in my head.

    Safe to say that his role as Chief of Staff earned the West Wing gig for Martin Sheen? He was fantastic ...

    Shepard: Because it occurs to me that in 25 years I've never seen your name on a ballot. Why is that, A.J.? Why are you always one step behind me?

    A.J.: Because if I weren't, you'd be the most popular history professor at the University of Wisconsin.

    ... Great scene.
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


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    We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

    Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist.

    And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive!'

    Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

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  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Tough call between Bill Pullman and Kevin Kline, but I went with Pullman because of his pre-war speech.

    Kline, however, was awesome as Dave. "Thank you for doing this Ellen."
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  12. It's a 4, the zombie returns
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