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Celebrities Who Should Run for President  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules No 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? 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. After Oprah's powerful Golden Globes speech in 2018, in which she slammed the mistreatment of women in the film industry, there has been a lot of buzz online of her launching a 2020 run as well. 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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 46
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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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 61
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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 62
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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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added age 63
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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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 44
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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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
jaidyn-page added age 81
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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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jason M Hall added age 63
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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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
JenreyJayFernandezJapay added age 39
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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
gordan-prakiš added age 46
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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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 61
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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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Meme Guy added age 41
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of ...more
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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 62
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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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CharlotteMoisset added age 64
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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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
DennisNJ added age 88
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) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added age 78
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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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 56
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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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Scott Merritt added age 44
Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the ...more
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Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jenn added age 76
Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, ...more
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added age 50
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 legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more
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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 54
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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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Michael McLaughlin added age 37
Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 50
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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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 57
Platform: Free Capitol One checking accounts for everyone over the age of 16! Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. ...more
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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Timothy Salt added age 81
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added age 70
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