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Which U.S. Presidents Have Been Portrayed the Most in Films?

Posted by davidaarongray on January 23, 2014 at 2:45 AM



 

Some of the greatest movies ever made were based on the respective lives of the most powerful Chief Executive in the world.

 

Below is a chart showing the number of film portrayals for each U.S. President (data is from IMDB and does not include documentaries or films where the President plays himself).

 

Though you may have guessed which man was depicted the most, only one American President has the honor of never appearing on an actor's filmography.

 

See the results below:


Not all Presidents are Created Equal in Hollywood



 

Red bars represent Presidents depicted at least 30 times


RANK OF PRESIDENTS BY # OF FILM PORTRAYALS

1) Abraham Lincoln = 153

2) George Washington = 65

3) Ulysses S. Grant = 48

4) Richard M. Nixon = 42

5) Thomas Jefferson = 40

6) Theodore Roosevelt = 37

7) George W. Bush = 36

8) Franklin Roosevelt = 35

9) John F. Kennedy = 33

10) John Adams = 22

11) Andrew Jackson = 22

12) Barack Obama = 21

13) Ronald Reagan = 19

14) Bill Clinton = 19

15) Woodrow Wilson = 13

16) Dwight D. Eisenhower = 10

17) Lyndon B. Johnson = 10

18) James Monroe = 9

19) Harry S. Truman = 9

20) Jimmy Carter = 9

21) George H.W. Bush = 8

22) Zachary Taylor = 6

23) James Madison = 5

24) James K. Polk = 5

25) James A. Garfield = 5

26) Gerald Ford = 5

27) William McKinley = 4

28) John Quincy Adams = 3

29) William Henry Harrison = 3

30) Millard Fillmore = 3

31) Andrew Johnson = 3

32) Rutherford B. Hayes = 3

33) Grover Cleveland = 3

34) Martin Van Buren = 2

35) John Tyler = 2

36) Chester A. Arthur = 2

37) Calvin Coolidge = 2

38) Franklin Pierce = 1

39) James Buchanan = 1

40) Benjamin Harrison = 1

41) William Howard Taft = 1

42) Herbert Hoover = 1

43) Warren G. Harding = 0 

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