Tossin’ It Out There: Which Movie Character Would YOU Elect Leader

With the release of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, my natural inclination was to have this week’s discussion topic be “Who was your favorite movie President”. But that’s such a narrow field of movies, I think it would have really made for a lame thread…

Instead, I thought, well what if people could elect anybody? You could take any character from any movie for any reason, and have like a write-in-ballot for them for the greatest office in your respective countries… President, Prime Minister, etc.

I certainly don’t wish to devolve this into a political debate, but who would you elect, and why? What characteristics do they have that you think would lend to them making a good ruler? If you were campaigning for them, how would you sell others on your candidate?

Maybe you’d like to see John McClane in office, due to his fortitude and courage, or maybe you’d like to see Judy Dench’s M get a promotion. Maybe you’d like to see The Dude in charge! Morgan Freeman was President once already in movies (Deep Impact), perhaps you’d like to see him get re-elected!  

Whoever it is, let’s hear it! Which movie character would YOU like to elect leader?

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89 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: Which Movie Character Would YOU Elect Leader

  1. I’d elect Tony Stark…he’s got personality, he’s engaging, he’s Iron Man and he’s got The Avengers.

    Dave (Kevin Kline) would be my 2nd choice.

    • But would Stark’s drinking be a negative in campaigning? Would it effect his electibility? Cause I can see ALL kinds of boozy paparazzi pics showing up in the scandal rags about that guy! :D

      • If his character goes the way of the comic book character, he will eventually sober up…BUT, until then he would make for a fun time at meetings between presidents. He’d get youth interested in voting, and he’d be good for the late night talk show circuit

  2. Keyser Soze. He’d keep a low profile, no one would know who they were working for and if you upset him, Kobayashi would pay you a visit. The surfers would smell you for miles, it’s dry fu@king sand.

    • DUDE. LOL

      You would literally put Satan in charge of our country? What kind of decision making is that?

      We’d all makes tons of money though, right? Every always said he paid three times what the job is worth. :D

      • Like Satan hasn’t been in charge of this country before? Remember who was president before Obama?

      • There is no negotiating with Soze. It’s his way or bye bye birdie… and I promise no more politics (real) anymore. As soon as I hit post comment I knew better.

  3. Jack Nicholson’s Joker. His campaign slogans would be awesome:

    “This country needs and enema!”

    “Hubba, hubba, hubba. Who do you love? Money, money money. Who do you love?”

    • Nodding, nodding.

      I’m sensing that the country might not be in the best hands if the FMR regulars were in charge of electing our national leadership.

      Kayser Soyze, The Joker… Yeah.

      LOL He would have good campaign slogans though for sure. And probably lots of promises. Of course, then youre probably possibly going to wind up dead, but, that’s cool. :D

  4. What about Blake (Baldwin) in GlenGarry Glen Ross? He could just walk around with his brass balls drinking coffee. Coffee is for closers……

    • LOL.

      I can just see him ripping into congress at the State of the Union Address.

      AIDA! Attention. Do I have your attention? I know I do, because you either sign this bill, or you hit the bricks! :D

  5. I second twodudereview with Klien’s “Dave” a guy who bring in a real CPA, the subtle hilarious Charles Grodin, to balance the budget, focus on a jobs program, and actually say “the buck stops here”.

    • Ohhhh!

      Man!

      Did I say the polls were closed when Brad nominated Mr Smith?

      Hang on now! We have a race! Polls are tightening, pundits are ranting! Morgan puts forth a good one! :D :D

  6. I know you’re asking for movie characters, but I would vote for the guy who got us through the Clinton and Bush years with our sanity intact: PRESIDENT JOSIAH BARTLETT. Best President in my lifetime.

      • All right then… President Thomas Whitmore: “Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day! “

  7. I’m going with Tyler Durden for President … “F**k off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may”

    • Anarchy!!

      I just had this great image of him delivering a speech like this one though at the United Nations of something :D

      Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
      :D :D

  8. I’m totally with the above! Tyler Durden for President. Charismatic, crazy and anti-capitalist. could be a hell of a lot of fun until he starts telling us not to ask questions about his policies and insisting that we shave our heads, telling us not to talk to each other, solving problems through violence and all that!

    • Giving us chemical burns, we all find out he’s not really real, etc etc.

      I appreciate the charisma… I just think Tyler makes a better revolutionary than a King. LOL.

      Lots of men through history were like that, its no shame. :D

  9. President Merkin Muffley “the greatest mass murderer since Adolf Hitler”. The question is though, would he protect all our vital seminal fluids?

  10. One more…President James Marshall – Harrison Ford (Air Force One): distinguished, ready for action, or better yet Ford in Clear and Present Danger “How dare YOU sir!”

    • Plus, how cool would it be to have him really tell someone to Get off his plane?

      Yeah, he probably would have been cool. Didnt get to see him do much presiding, just a lot of ass kicking. LOL

  11. Dr. Peter Venkman. This is the sort of guy who can point out absurdity while still being able to take part in it.

    Want jobs? He showed us how to monetize an idea by going head-long and not accepting no for an answer.

  12. Alright, I have three, very bizarre choices.

    1. Alfred Pennyworth: He’s smart, caring, sympathetic, and always there. Plus, being older, he has a lot of life experience. I also feel like Alfred would truly dedicate himself to the job.

    2. Rorschach: He may be insane, but I know that, even in the face of Armageddon, he’d never compromise.

    3. The HAL 9000: I know this one sounds insane, given that HAL tries to kill people…also he’s a computer, but I feel HAL makes a great leader. Why? Efficiency. HAL would run a tight ship. He’s also not afraid to sacrifice for the greater good.

    • Oh my LORD!

      LOL, so I read that and I read #1, Alfred, and I was like, so? Thats not that bizarre, that’s kind of good actually.

      But then Rorsharch? :D The man is certifiably insane! Just because he hates scum? LOL

      And then HAL9000? Wow man, let’s just activate Skynet while we’re at it! Geez! :D

  13. It’d be awesome to see Judi Dench’s M be a British PM, I mean she has more um, balls than all those other male ones put together, ahah.

    I’d elect Atticus Finch for president though I doubt he’d take the job :D

    • :D I think that Atticus is one of the best choices I’ve heard here today… not to knock Tyler Durden or anything ;)

      And M is awesome. Skyfall cant get here fast enough Ruth… SKYFALLLLLLLL

      • I think Atticus would just STARE at Durden and he would just shrivel up and cry, ahah. He’s the kind of guy who has the power to do stuff but he opts not to use it, that to me is a sign of a good leader.

        Yes, SKYFALLLLLLLLLL,,,, :D

    • I lterally just said this to myself Simon…

      “Ohhhhhh….”

      Yeah, Michael is a good one. “Senator… you can have my answer now, if you like. My offer is this. Nothing.” :D

  14. I would go with Jim Carey’s character from Liar Liar. I think it would be an interesting concept to have a president who had no choice but to tell the truth. ;)

  15. Morgan Freeman, hands down! I just LOOK at him and feel safe! As soon as he says anything, wars stop, families hug, and all the little lost puppies find their way home:) And at least he would be an inspiring figure, right?

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