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15 Movie Presidents We Wish Were Real 

Kevin Kline as presidential stand-in David Kovic, Dave (1993)

Kline's David Kovic has an uncanny resemblance to President Bill Mitchell (both played by Kline, of course) and is asked to fill in for President Mitchell. "I had a couple of ideas that I wanted to share with the country," Kline says. Other than in the world of Dave, where else could someone who merely looks like a politician do a better job than an actual politician? The real world, you say? Touche.
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Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln) and Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon (Nixon) get all of the critical acclaim, but fake presidents, like Aaron Eckhart as President Benjamin Asher in this week's Olympus Has Fallen, exemplify ideals just as meaningful. Here are fifteen fake presidents we wish were real, even if only for a First 100 Days.

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Published on March 18, 2013

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