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Celebrities Who Should Run for President

Updated May 7, 2021 686.6k votes 40.4k voters 199.5k 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!

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    Tom Hanks

    1956-07-09
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    Clint Eastwood

    1930-05-31
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    Morgan Freeman

    1937-06-01
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    Gary Sinise

    1955-03-17
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    Bill Gates

    1955-10-28
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    Keanu Reeves

    1964-09-02
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    1940-03-10
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    Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and...  more

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    Oprah Winfrey

    1954-01-29
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    Dwayne Johnson

    1972-05-02
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    Mike Rowe

    1962-03-18
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    Harrison Ford

    1942-07-13
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    Terry Crews

    1968-07-30
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    Dolly Parton

    1946-01-19
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    Ellen DeGeneres

    1958-01-26
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    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television...  more

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    Will Smith

    1968-09-25
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    Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media...  more

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    Ben Shapiro

    1984-01-15
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    Jack Black

    1969-08-28
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    Tim Allen

    1953-06-13
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    Bill Nye

    1955-11-27
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    Danny DeVito

    1944-11-17
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    P!nk

    1979-09-08
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    Mayim Bialik

    1975-12-12
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    Roseanne Barr

    1952-11-03
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