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Celebrities Who Should Run for President

Updated December 30, 2020 719.5k votes 38.5k voters 194.4k 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
    16,497
    6,305

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, CA

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Morgan Freeman2
    9,223
    11,369

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator.... more on Wikipedia
  • Keanu Reeves3
    3,119
    3,158

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Gates4
    4,867
    6,386

    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
  • Clint Eastwood5
    5,272
    7,025

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Chuck Norris6
    4,329
    6,464

    BirthplaceRyan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel L. Jackson7
    3,742
    5,750

    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
  • Gary Sinise8
    2,213
    2,869

    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois, United States of America

    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Denzel Washington9
    4,619
    7,207

    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
  • Ellen DeGeneres10
    8,314
    13,120

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Dwayne Johnson11
    6,993
    11,081

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Oprah Winfrey12
    5,952
    9,161

    BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, USA

    Platform: EVERYONE GETS A FREE CAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!
    Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media... more on Wikipedia
  • Harrison Ford13
    2,725
    4,320

    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
  • Terry Crews14
    1,126
    1,509

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Rowe15
    1,600
    2,308

    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
  • Bill Nye16
    4,078
    7,265

    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
  • Will Smith17
    4,253
    6,832

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Robert Downey Jr.18
    3,971
    7,321

    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
  • Trina19
    222
    195

    Trina

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Katrina Laverne Taylor (born December 3, 1974), better known by her stage name Trina, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael J. Fox20
    225
    168

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Cynthia Kaye McWilliams21
    Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (born January 15, 1982) is an American actress, known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Shari Headley22
    218
    191

    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
  • Larry David23
    260
    211

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Douglas24
    297
    324

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • Karen Gillan25
    265
    241

    BirthplaceInverness, United Kingdom

    Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She played... more on Wikipedia