Rick Slusher December 10, 2012
If there’s one job in the world more powerful and prestigious than President of the United States, it’s playing the President of the United States in a Hollywood movie. If you do it right, you’re pretty much a shoo-in to get an Oscar nomination (see: Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”). And if you totally mess it up, well, half the country will love it even more.
But just as there’s a hierarchy in Hollywood (George Clooney > George Wendt) there’s also a hierarchy when it comes to ranking the coolest Presidents ever (William Jefferson Clinton > William Howard Taft). So that got us thinking: Just which presidents are most popular with filmmakers — and which ones are lagging way behind in the popular vote?
With that in mind, here’s a rundown of all the presidents and the number of times they’ve been portrayed in movies, presented in one handy infographic.
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Research by Scott Harris
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