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Celebrities Who Should Run for President

Updated May 7, 2021 695.9k votes 41.0k voters 201.1k views213 items

List RulesNo politicians - and none of their relatives, either. Only Americans who are at least 35 years old.

Which celebrity would you actually vote for if they ran for President of the United States? Many celebrities, from Kanye West to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, have publicly considered running for president. However, which celebrity do you think would actually make a good president?

After Oprah's powerful Golden Globes speech in 2018, in which she slammed the mistreatment of women in the film industry, there was a lot of buzz online of her launching a 2020 bid. It didn't happen in 2020, but one can dream. There are plenty of other actors, rappers, and just plain famous people who could probably handle having their finger on the button. From Kim Kardashian to Stephen Colbert, and even Charlie Sheen, here’s a definitive list of other celebrities who should run for President of the United States.

If you think about it, being President of the United States isn’t all that different from being a regular celebrity. People with no knowledge of what you really do are constantly criticizing you, you spend most of your time on a private airplane, and you have a giant posse. If you’re a famous person, you might as well run for president every four years. Worst case scenario, you actually win and have to figure out which member of your inner circle is going to be your chief of staff. Which celebs do you think make great presidential candidates?

Vote up the celebrities you think should run for President of the United States. Then check back to see if other fans agree!

  • 1

    Tom Hanks


    BirthplaceConcord, CA

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and...  more

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  • 2

    Morgan Freeman


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has...  more

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  • 3

    Clint Eastwood


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his...  more

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  • 4

    Bill Gates


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft...  more

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  • 5

    Gary Sinise


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois, United States of America

    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and philanthropist. He is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in his career. Among other awards, he has won an...  more

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  • 6

    Keanu Reeves


    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician. He gained fame for his starring roles in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and...  more

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  • 7

    Chuck Norris


    BirthplaceRyan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he won many martial arts championships and...  more

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  • 8

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A recipient of critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, Jackson is the actor whose films have made the...  more

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  • 9

    Mike Rowe


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Michael Gregory Rowe (born March 18, 1962) is an American television host and narrator. He is known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs and the CNN series Somebody's Gotta Do It....  more

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  • 10

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, United States of America

    Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom",...  more

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  • 11

    Terry Crews


    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, USA

    Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and former American football player. Crews played Julius Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He...  more

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  • 12

    Dwayne Johnson


    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    Platform: A new school lunch referendum based around a 20,000 calorie a day diet.
    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the World...  more

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  • 13

    Oprah Winfrey


    BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, USA

    Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show...  more

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  • 14

    Harrison Ford


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones movie...  more

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  • 15

    Ben Shapiro

    Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (; born January 15, 1984) is an American conservative political commentator, public speaker, author, and lawyer. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated...  more
  • 16

    Tim Allen


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement...  more

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  • 17

    Ellen DeGeneres


    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, USA

    Platform: The Midwest will be turned into a 24/7 dance party!
    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has...  more

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  • 18

    Will Smith


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Platform: To finally move the White House to Bel-Air.
    Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been...  more

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  • 19

    Danny DeVito


    BirthplaceUSA, New Jersey, Neptune City

    Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director, producer, and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the...  more

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  • 20

    BirthplaceArkabutla, Mississippi, USA

    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors...  more

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  • 21

    Bill Nye


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the...  more

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  • 22

    Dolly Parton


    BirthplaceSevierville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work...  more

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  • 23

    Jack Black


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

    Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, and media personality. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy...  more

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  • 24

    Mayim Bialik


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

    Mayim Chaya Bialik ( MY-əm bee-AH-lik; born December 12, 1975) is an American actress, author, and neuroscientist. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. Bialik...  more

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  • 25

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of...  more

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