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Celebrities Who Should Run for President

Updated December 3, 2020 696.0k votes 37.7k voters 192.7k views209 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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  • 1
    Tom Hanks
    16,120
    6,142

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Platform: Everyone gets a photo with President Hanks!
  • 2
    Morgan Freeman
    9,063
    11,006

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator.... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Bill Gates
    4,816
    6,174

    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
    Keanu Reeves
    3,012
    2,738

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Clint Eastwood
    5,138
    6,938

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Gary Sinise
    2,122
    2,784

    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois, United States of America

    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Chuck Norris
    4,222
    6,371

    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
    Denzel Washington
    4,498
    6,946

    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
  • 9
    Ellen DeGeneres
    8,254
    12,914

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, United States of America

    Platform: The Midwest will be turned into a 24/7 dance party!
  • 10
    Samuel L. Jackson
    3,631
    5,663

    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
  • 11
    Oprah Winfrey
    5,904
    8,975

    BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

    Platform: EVERYONE GETS A FREE CAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!
  • 12
    Dwayne Johnson
    6,913
    10,935

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    Platform: A new school lunch referendum based around a 20,000 calorie a day diet.
  • 13
    Terry Crews
    1,026
    1,441

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Harrison Ford
    2,628
    4,235

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Bill Nye
    3,978
    7,167

    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
  • 16
    Mike Rowe
    1,506
    2,250

    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
  • 17
    Will Smith
    4,153
    6,762

    Will Smith

    Age: 52

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Platform: To finally move the White House to Bel-Air.
  • 18
    Robert Downey Jr.
    3,874
    7,261

    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
  • 19
    James Earl Jones
    1,719
    3,016

    BirthplaceArkabutla, USA, Mississippi

    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Judge Judy
    3,208
    5,489

    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
  • 21
    Alexis Fields
    151
    140

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Alexis Fields is an actress.
  • 22
    Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
    Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (born January 15, 1982) is an American actress, known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Michael J. Fox
    158
    97

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Shari Headley
    150
    131

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shari Headley (born July 15, 1964) is an American actress and former model. Headley is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jon Stewart
    4,117
    7,568

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Platform: Free Arby's.