Silly 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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6,962 8,299
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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5,459 4,900
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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3,806 5,317
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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3,943 4,992
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 45 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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3,070 4,737
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 55 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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3,147 4,029
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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2,342 1,868
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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2,308 2,997
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 9 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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2,331 3,455
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 10 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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2,086 3,375
Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 11 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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2,793 4,543
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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2,186 2,037
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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2,418 5,217
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added 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 legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more

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2,783 5,220
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 41 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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2,694 4,435
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 49 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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1,443 3,648
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added age 75 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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1,982 3,548
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
scooby-doobydoo added age 65 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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1,164 2,474
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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1,684 1,246
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 20 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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2,226 3,545
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 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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1,767 2,890
Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jenn added Judge Judy

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1,519 3,313
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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1,013 3,401
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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1,265 3,814
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 25 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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993 1,333
Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 26 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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1,451 2,965
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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1,603 3,011
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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1,308 1,656
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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1,155 1,622
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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848 2,048
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 31 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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1,007 2,133
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 32 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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800 4,423
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 33 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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788 1,169
Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 34 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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785 1,651
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 35 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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926 2,521
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 36 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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734 1,804
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
James Englebert added age 30 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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1,190 4,619
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 38 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) 39 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
age 71 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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1,090 3,147
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Laura-marieJõgi added age 25 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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Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 41 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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596 1,614
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Michael McLaughlin added age 34 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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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 45 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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730 1,534
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Marie Katunov added age 51 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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553 1,438
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Timothy Salt added age 50 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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Mike Rowe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Chris Podbielski added age 56 Michael Gregory Rowe is an American television host and narrator, actor and former opera singer best known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs. He can also be heard as ...more

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Mollevangsvagen added age 62 Platform: Dissolving all forms of tabloid journalism. Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max ...more

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 50 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