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Celebrities Who Should Run for President

Updated October 16, 2020 658.2k votes 36.6k voters 189.5k views198 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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    Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    8,837
    10,353

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator.... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    15,432
    5,868

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Platform: Everyone gets a photo with President Hanks!
  • 3
    Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    4,674
    5,894

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    6,753
    10,441

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    Platform: A new school lunch referendum based around a 20,000 calorie a day diet.
  • 5
    Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    4,932
    6,767

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    5,808
    8,668

    BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, USA

    Platform: EVERYONE GETS A FREE CAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!
  • 7
    Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    4,025
    6,207

    BirthplaceRyan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    8,091
    12,637

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, United States of America

    Platform: The Midwest will be turned into a 24/7 dance party!
  • 9
    Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    4,258
    6,604

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, United States of America

    Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    2,536
    4,010

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    1,963
    2,646

    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois, United States of America

    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    3,412
    5,548

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    2,781
    2,490

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    3,817
    7,007

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    3,139
    5,244

    Judge Judy

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    3,950
    6,639

    Will Smith

    Age: 52

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Platform: To finally move the White House to Bel-Air.
  • 17
    Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    1,887
    2,852

    Tim Allen

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Terry Crews is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    838
    1,329

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    4,040
    7,368

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Platform: Free Arby's.
  • 20
    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    3,695
    7,160

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    992
    1,530

    BirthplaceVirginia, Minnesota, United States of America

    Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor. He rose to prominence for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Mike Rowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    1,344
    2,164

    Mike Rowe

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Michael Gregory Rowe (born March 18, 1962) is an American television host and narrator. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    2,260
    3,503

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Neil deGrasse Tyson (; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
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    2,941

    BirthplaceArkabutla, Mississippi, United States of America

    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more... more on Wikipedia
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    George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
    2,428
    4,956

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

    George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the... more on Wikipedia
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