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Celebrities Who Should Run for President

Updated December 30, 2020 721.7k votes 38.6k voters 194.7k views211 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? 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 Hanks1
    16,535
    6,324

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, 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...  more
  • Morgan Freeman2
    9,243
    11,405

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator....  more
  • Keanu Reeves3
    3,138
    3,193

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician....  more
  • Bill Gates4
    4,878
    6,411

    Bill Gates

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor,...  more
  • Clint Eastwood5
    5,293
    7,040

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and...  more
  • Chuck Norris6
    4,340
    6,481

    BirthplaceRyan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer...  more
  • Gary Sinise7
    2,228
    2,879

    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois, United States of America

    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and...  more
  • Samuel L. Jackson8
    3,752
    5,769

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A...  more
  • Ellen DeGeneres9
    8,315
    13,157

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, USA

    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...  more
  • Denzel Washington10
    4,639
    7,237

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and...  more
  • Dwayne Johnson11
    7,001
    11,102

    BirthplaceUSA, 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...  more
  • Oprah Winfrey12
    5,958
    9,182

    BirthplaceKosciusko, 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...  more
  • Harrison Ford13
    2,732
    4,335

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his...  more
  • Terry Crews14
    1,131
    1,521

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and...  more
  • Mike Rowe15
    1,604
    2,318

    Mike Rowe

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Michael Gregory Rowe (born March 18, 1962) is an American television host and narrator. He is...  more
  • Bill Nye16
    4,082
    7,287

    Bill Nye

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is...  more
  • Will Smith17
    4,257
    6,848

    Will Smith

    Age: 52

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    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...  more
  • Robert Downey Jr.18
    3,974
    7,337

    BirthplaceManhattan, 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...  more
  • Shari Headley19
    220
    201

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shari Headley (born July 15, 1964) is an American actress and former model. Headley is best...  more
  • Michael J. Fox20
    230
    182

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a...  more
  • Karen Gillan21
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    251

    BirthplaceInverness, United Kingdom

    Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She played...  more
  • Roseanne Barr22
    285
    271

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and...  more
  • Thomas Sowell23
    54
    22

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    Thomas Sowell (; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist and social theorist who is...  more
  • Christopher Lloyd24
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    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Stamford

    Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an American actor and voice actor. Lloyd...  more
  • Michael Douglas25
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    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has...  more