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Why is Obama not portrayed in ANY Hollywood Movies???

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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I mean I think the only movie he was portrayed in without it actually being him was ironically 2012.

What gives? How many movies portrayed Bush?? Or Clinton?

Has Obama bought the media so much that only late night comedians on comedy central can portray him in any light?




posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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to answer your question, 1 and 1

and they were both post-presidency

why do a movie when you don't know the ending yet ?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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Why is Obama not portrayed in ANY Hollywood Movies???

Because directors want to make money.

On a more direct note the only pres. I can think of that were portrayed in a move or stared (in resent times) in one was Clinton in Contact and Bush jr in Harold and Kumar. The only other black pres. in a movie that comes to mind was Morgan Freedman in Deep Impacted. Here is something to ponder on. Why are 2012 and Deep Impacted the only 2 movies in most resent time that had a black pres. and the end of the earth? Kind of make you wonder whats down the road. But Obama has only been in office for 3+ years and what has he done to make a movie about besides getting the Nobel Prize just for showing up. P.S. I forgot Nixon in The Watchmen.but I didnt care to much for it.
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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if you count movies such as independence day or maybe airforce one as presidents portraying bush and clinton or rather white presidents and such there have been several involving black presidents such as idocracy (lol pun intended), deep impact, the fifth element to name acouple. Im sure in the next several years especially after his term there will be several involving him as president.
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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He was "in" the latest t=Transformers movie.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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Offending Obama while he is still the sitting President seems quite determental to one's future business plans. Ask Standard and Poors among other recent recipients of Obama's 'evil eye'. I'm thinking we'll see quite a few after he leaves office...assuming all goes well into 2013 of course. They won't have to care about offending a man even they are coming to seriously dislike here recently.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
What gives? How many movies portrayed Bush?? Or Clinton?


According to imdb the character "Bill Clinton" is in 16 movies.

According to imdb the character "George W Bush" is in 37 movies.

According to imdb the character "Barack Obama" is in 12 movies.

and a few more random ones...
Richard Nixon = 33
Jimmy Carter = 9
George Washington = 64
John Tyler = 2



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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The reason is plain and simple.
The goal of Hollywood has always been to make movies that are popular.
Given that King Obama is to crap as King Midas is to gold, I don't think Hollywood is willing to take the risk.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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He is one ugly MoFo that's why....



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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He needs to be a u.s. citizen to get a screen actors guild card????

I keed! I Keed..
Wasn't he in "Spartacus"?
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
How many movies portrayed Bush?? Or Clinton?


During their presidency? I cant think of any.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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He was in an episode of Doctor Who (End of Time)



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:49 AM
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Obama appears in the last "Transformers - The Dark of The Moon".



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:49 AM
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Obama appears in the last "Transformers - The Dark of The Moon".



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
I mean I think the only movie he was portrayed in without it actually being him was ironically 2012.

What gives? How many movies portrayed Bush?? Or Clinton?

Has Obama bought the media so much that only late night comedians on comedy central can portray him in any light?


Wasn't 2012 made BEFORE Obama won the election?

Hollywood likes to have non-obvious Presidents so that it doesn't tie a movie to a particular era, the only exceptions are comedies, parodies and biopics.

24 had a black President a long time ago and then in 2007/2008 gave us a female President.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Hey dude..."are you looking for him in a movie"???...i didn't know people were looking for him in the movies.All you have to do is TURN ON THE FREAKEN T.V.He is LIKE on it ALL THE DAMN TIME.

Do i need to see him there tooooooooo!!!



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Maybe he will be in an upcoming SAW with his staff and Czars. Of course it could be something as simple as an episode of COPS or America's Most Wanted.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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I know it's not a "movie," I think it's a mini series, but what about "The Event," doesn't that count as a Hollywood portrayal of Obama as POTUS? Of course it was cancelled, which just reinforces the assertion made by some posters in this thread that no money can be made portraying him in a movie. Go figure.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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The first season of 24 had a black president, before Obama was elected. It seemed like an obvious way of getting the public used to the idea of a black president.
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
The first season of 24 had a black president, before Obama was elected. It seemed like an obvious way of getting the public used to the idea of a black president.
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That or they wanted to put a popular character into the White House for extra drama, especially considering Bauer's friendship with Palmer while he was a Senator and how he'd disobey orders to protect his friend.

Second option seems and is more likely if we're looking at it intelligently and rationally.

They were even asked if President Taylor was just them trying to show support for Hillary Clinton's intentions to become President in future and they said "no, we had a black President, where else could we go?". Plus with a female in charge, we had two seasons of extra drama that a male character just wouldn't have made realistic.

People just think way too much into these things.




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