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Which celebrity would you actually vote for if they ran for President of the United States? If you can remember all the way back to Kanye West’s speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, you may remember that he closed by saying that he’ll be running for president in 2020. If he actually runs, it’s going to be highly entertaining (just think of the debates). But he shouldn’t be the only celebrity who takes a shot at becoming the most important person in the world. 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 (FP for short), 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?

Upvote the celebrities you think should run for President of the United States. If you think there’s a celebrity who’s uniquely qualified to run the US of A, add them to the list and see how many votes they get.

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Tom Hanks age 60 Platform: Everyone gets a photo with President Hanks! Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Ellen DeGeneres age 59 Platform: The Midwest will be turned into a 24/7 dance party! Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
jaidyn-page added Morgan Freeman age 79 Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jon Stewart age 54 Platform: Free Arby's. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...more

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Dwayne Johnson age 44 Platform: A new school lunch referendum based around a 20,000 calorie a day diet. Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Oprah Winfrey age 63 Platform: EVERYONE GETS A FREE CAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!! Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, ...more

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Stephen Colbert age 52 Platform: One free pint of Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream for everyone. Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, producer, singer, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. From 2005 to 2014, he was the host of Comedy Central's The ...more

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
DennisNJ added Clint Eastwood age 86 Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio ...more

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Chuck Norris age 77 Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial ...more

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Bill Nye age 61 William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical ...more

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CharlotteMoisset added Denzel Washington age 62 Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Leonardo DiCaprio age 42 Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing ...more

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added Robert Downey Jr. age 52 Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal ...more

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added Bill Murray age 66 William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy ...more

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jason M Hall added Bill Gates age 61 William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more

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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added Christopher Walken age 74 Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, ...more

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Will Smith age 48 Platform: To finally move the White House to Bel-Air. Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added Samuel L. Jackson age 67 Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
arun added George Clooney age 55 George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
jaidyn-page added Meryl Streep age 67 Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more

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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
angelopoulos-segovia added Michael Moore Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, a ...more

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Gavin Miles added Michelle Obama age 53 Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady ...more

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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Snoop Dogg age 45 Platform: Legalization of marijuana. Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American recording artist and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992, when he was discovered ...more

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
ottersarelife added Tina Fey age 46 Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Taylor Swift age 27 Platform: A vote for Swift is a vote for the squad. Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more

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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mollevangsvagen added James Woods age 69 James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in The Onion Field, Woods starred in Once Upon a Time in ...more

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
ottersarelife added Kevin Spacey age 57 Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast ...more

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Neil deGrasse Tyson age 58 Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Laura-marieJõgi added Jennifer Lawrence age 26 Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She appeared in the independent dramas The Burning Plain ...more

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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Gary Sinise age 62 Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Sinise is known ...more

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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Steve Harvey age 60 Broderick Steven "Steve" Harvey is an American comedian, television host, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey, and Family Feud. ...more

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AshleeGlover added Mark Wahlberg age 45 Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the ...more

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
LucasTurner added Matt Damon age 46 Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more

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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mitchell Slaughter added Tim Allen age 63 Timothy Alan Dick, known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement. He is also known for his starring roles in ...more

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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
James Englebert added Tim Tebow age 28 Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow is an American football quarterback who is currently free agent. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets of the National Football League. In ...more

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
gordan-prakiš added Eminem age 44 Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Kurt Russell age 66 Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he ...more

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Harrison Ford age 74 Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
JenreyJayFernandezJapay added Kevin Hart age 37 Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at ...more

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Sylvester Stallone age 70 Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Stallone is well known for his Hollywood action roles. Two notable characters he has ...more

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Jesus Christ Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as ...more

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John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Trenton Myers added John Malkovich age 63 John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor, director, producer, and fashion designer. He has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of ...more

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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Alex Farias added Martin Sheen age 76 Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands and Apocalypse Now. Other ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Tom Derr added Jimmy Kimmel age 49 James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, voice actor, musician and radio personality. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
NvG Nick added Neil Patrick Harris age 43 Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How ...more

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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Krystal Soo-jeong Oh added Joe Biden age 74 Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama and in office since 2009. A member of ...more

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Marie Katunov added Sandra Bullock age 52 Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden ...more

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Dave Chappelle age 43 Platform: No talking during stand up comedy shows. David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' ...more