The President of the United States
Well, the US presidential election is almost here. Through cinematic history, there've been a number of movies where the POTUS has been a major or featured character - The American President
, Air Force One
, Independence Day
, just to name a few recent ones.
1) Which fictional movie president would you most like to see sitting in the White House?
Oh, I'm sure this question will just open up all kinds of snarky remarks in other blogs about the legitimacy of certain men who've held the office recently. LOL. That said, I think it might be pretty cool to see Harrison Ford's character from Air Force One as leader of the free world. Before he started kicking terrorist butt and taking names, you got a sense that he was a pretty good guy for the job.
2) Do you think the movies accurately portray the circumstances surrounding the life of the US President?
I'm not really sure they do portray them all that accurately. We see them under some extreme circumstances in movies like Air Force One, ID4, Superman 2, so I don't think it really shows what it means to do the job day in and day out. I think we saw some of that in The American President, but again, I'm not sure it's the most accurate view because some things have to be naturally embellished to make the story more interesting.
3) A number of TV shows recently have featured the POTUS as a main character (The West Wing, 24). Would you accept any of them as the real US President?
I could see David Palmer from 24 as president. I haven't watched much of the West Wing, so I can't really say if I like or dislike Martin Sheen's presidential character.
BONUS) What actor (or actress!) would you like to get the chance to play a US President on screen?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/21/2004 12:43:00 PM