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15 Movie Presidents We Wish Were Real 

Jack Nicholson as President James Dale in Mars Attacks! (1996)

Spoiler alert: Nicholson's President Dale is fatally stabbed by a detached, animated hand from the Martian leader. Before that scene, Dale references Meat Loaf with this line: "I want the people to know that they still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for them, and that ain't bad."
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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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