Lincoln, Nixon, Kennedy and the rest: US presidents in film | Film | DW | 19.01.2017

Visit the new DW website

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.

  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages
Advertisement

Film

Lincoln, Nixon, Kennedy and the rest: US presidents in film

To some people, the election of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States may seem like the plot of a bad movie. But Hollywood has long been interested in the lives of US presidents. DW presents a look back.

The clock is ticking: How long until the first movie featuring business mogul Donald Trump as president hits theaters?

Two films about outgoing President Barack Obama - "Barry" and "Southside With You" - were already released last year.  His predecessors George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan also appeared as film subjects during their time in office.

It's not as if there's a lack of material for screenwriters and directors when it come to the 45th president of the United States. Trump doesn't bring a political background to the White House, but a life full of exploits and outrageous anecdotes.

Those films are in the future. First, let's take a look back at the American presidents who have already appeared on the silver screen.

DW recommends