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Celebrities Who Should Run for President 

Jacob Shelton
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Updated June 15, 2020 655k votes 34.2k voters 181.8k views 256 items

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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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
jaidyn-page added Age 81 from Tennessee, USA, Memphis
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 ...more
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 62 from Concord, California, United States of America
Platform: Everyone gets a photo with President Hanks! 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 ...more
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 61 from Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America
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 ...more
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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jason M Hall added Age 63 from Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 43 from USA, Hayward, California
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 ...more
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
DennisNJ added Age 88 from USA, California, San Francisco
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 ...more
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Age 76 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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 ...more
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 65 from Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
Platform: EVERYONE GETS A FREE CAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!! 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 ...more
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CharlotteMoisset added Age 64 from USA, New York, Mount Vernon
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best ...more
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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Age 78 from Ryan, 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 ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added Age 70 from Washington, D.C., USA
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 ...more
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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mic Wang added Age 54 from Lebanon, Beirut
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 ...more
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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 63 from USA, Blue Island, Illinois
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 ...more
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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Age 63 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
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 ...more
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Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jenn added Age 76 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 50 from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 ...more
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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 56 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Platform: Free Arby's. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The ...more
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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mitchell Slaughter added Age 65 from USA, Denver, Colorado
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 ...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 53 from Manhattan, 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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Mike Rowe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Chris Podbielski added Age 56 from Baltimore, 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 ...more
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added Age 68 from Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America
William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer. He first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that ...more
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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
arun added Age 57 from Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the ...more
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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age 54 from Washington, D.C., USA
Platform: One free pint of Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream for everyone. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical ...more
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Age 88 from Arkabutla, USA, Mississippi
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 ...more
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Age 60 from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Neil deGrasse Tyson (; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at ...more