Hollywood has done its fair share of preaching to the political electorate this season, so Moviefone polled 1.1 million of its users to return the favor by electing their favorite screen presidents. They rose to the occasion by selecting Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, and several tremendous idiots. The list, after the jump:
1. Harrison Ford - “Air Force One” (1997) 2. Morgan Freeman - “Deep Impact” (1998) 3. Michael Douglas - “The American President (1995) 4. Bill Pullman - ”Independence Day“ (1996) 5. Kevin Kline - ”Dave“ (1993) 6. Dennis Quaid - ”American Dreamz“ (2006) 7. Bruce Greenwood - ”National Treasure: Book of Secrets“ (2003) 8. James Cromwell - ”The Sum of All Fears (2002) 9. Jack Nicholson - “Mars Attacks” (1996) 10. Jeff Bridges - “The Contender” (2000)
Really, America? Dennis Quaid from American Dreamz? Leaving aside our shock that this poll managed to reach all 1,200 people who actually saw American Dreamz, we wonder if they watched a version where Quaid played someone other than a buffoonish parody of George W. Bush. As for Jack Nicholson from Mars Attacks! outranking Jeff Bridges's laid back Commander-in-Chief, perhaps voters simply don't care what the country has to suffer through just so they can eventually live in a teepee with Natalie Portman. And yes, we noticed the absence of John Travolta's thinly-veiled Bill Clinton analogue from Primary Colors. Maybe his on-screen wife Emma Thompson can run next time.
- Best Movie Presidents: Poll Results [Moviefone]