Barack Obama might have been the first black US president, and Hillary Clinton the first female nominee for president from a major party.
But they’re hardly firsts in fiction.
From black to white, female to male, we’ve put together a list of the most popular on-screen commanders in chief.
To help us in our search, we consulted The Credits, which surveyed 501 voters on their favourite fictional presidents.
If you’re not happy with the election outcome, we recommend checking in with one of these reigning officers.
Davis proved if a guy could be president, so could a woman.
She played President Mackenzie Allen on ABC's short-lived 'Commander in Chief.'
Hopkins may not look like Nixon, but he mastered the 37th president's mannerisms.
Two years later, he played John Quincy Adams in 'Amistad.'
Often considered the greatest US president, Abraham Lincoln scores here with the Method actor's fascinating embodiment of the Republican's careful manoeuvring, compassion, and soaring rhetoric. (Also, really long stories.)
In a January 2008 issue of TV Guide, Haysbert claimed his role as President David Palmer was responsible in part for Barack Obama's election.
'As far as the public is concerned, it did open up their minds and their hearts a little bit to the notion that if the right man came along that a black man could be president of the United States.'
Star Kiefer Sutherland denied such accusations.
He may not have won any awards, but Pullman's portrayal of Thomas Whitmore is probably one of the most recognisable presidential roles. He ranked third in The Credits' poll for all-time popularity.
Sure, Pullman may not be the most realistic president, but he wins our vote for jumping in an aircraft to shoot down some alien scum for the survival of mankind alongside Will Smith.
Before Liam Neeson was 'Taken,' Harrison Ford took down Gary Oldman and a group of Russian terrorists who kidnapped him and his family as President James Marshall.
Ford received the most votes in The Credits' poll.
We can't even really blame Donald Trump for trying to use the music from the movie in his campaign.
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