Entertainment Celebrities Who Should Run for President  

Jacob Shelton
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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. 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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 59 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
age 60 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 age 80 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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3,830 5,339
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 64 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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3,962 5,014
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 43 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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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 53 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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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
DennisNJ added age 87 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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2,369 1,884
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Gavin Miles added age 54 Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. ...more

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2,095 3,397
Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added age 62 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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2,327 3,011
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CharlotteMoisset added age 63 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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2,348 3,473
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added age 75 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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2,799 4,565
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 53 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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2,205 2,050
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jason M Hall added age 62 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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2,432 5,234
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 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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2,799 5,237
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 43 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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2,706 4,456
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 47 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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1,448 3,663
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added age 72 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, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more

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1,989 3,563
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added age 67 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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1,169 2,488
Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
William Doyle added age 73 Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, ...more

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2,238 3,557
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added 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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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jenn added Judge Judy

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added 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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1,527 3,329
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
jaidyn-page added age 68 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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1,023 3,412
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
gordan-prakiš added age 45 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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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Krystal Soo-jeong Oh added age 75 Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he ...more

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 46 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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1,456 2,978
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
ottersarelife added age 47 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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1,611 3,022
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
arun added age 56 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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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added age 75 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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1,160 1,635
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added age 59 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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1,015 2,142
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AshleeGlover added age 46 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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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
angelopoulos-segovia added age 63 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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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mollevangsvagen added age 70 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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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
NvG Nick added age 44 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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931 2,533
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 61 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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686 1,542
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 67 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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1,191 4,635
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 28 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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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 69 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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1,095 3,158
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Laura-marieJõgi added age 27 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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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
JenreyJayFernandezJapay added age 38 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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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
James Englebert added 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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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 63 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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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Timothy Salt added age 48 John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show ...more

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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mitchell Slaughter added age 64 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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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Tom Derr added age 50 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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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Michael McLaughlin added age 36 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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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mic Wang added age 53 Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, musician, and author. Reeves is most well known for his acting career, beginning in 1985 and spanning for more than three decades. ...more

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
ottersarelife added age 58 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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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Tom Derr added age 74 Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added age 87 James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest ...more