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Playing the President

2012-11-06 12:20
The US elections are underway and although my knowledge of US politics is sketchy at best, I believe the race is a tight one, according to News24's correspondent Simon Williamson. If you're looking for a bit of clarity on the whole affair, take a read here.

Many Hollywood celebs have made their choice clear and openly supported, campaigned and will be voting for their choice - either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Want to know which side of the fence your favourite celebrity is on? Check out this gallery.

US presidents always end up in movies. Spielberg has cast Daniel Day Lewis to play the 16th POTUS Abraham Lincoln in his latest flick, simply titled Lincoln. Watch the awesome trailer and see how eerie Lewis's resemblance is.

Frank Langella, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Sinise, Josh Brolin and many others have had the opportunity to play an American president in a blockbuster. And there are varying degrees of success when it comes to looking the part.

So in the movie version of this election, who would play Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?

Will Smith has said he's keen to play Obama, but we're not sure if it's the best fit. And although not an actor, some internet memes reckon rapper Drake would be a good lookalike to pull off a convincing performance. Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington and Pharrell Williams are also options...

While Clint Eastwood and Chuck Norris both support Mitt Romney, we don't think they could pull off playing him in a movie. Ted Danson comes to mind, as well as an older, greyer Jason Lee.

But I have to admit - this would be a tough movie to cast.

Who do you think would portray Obama and Romney best? Send your suggestions to and you could be published.

This one's for all the voters,

Local is very lekker!

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