Presidents' Day Look at Celebs Who've Played President on Television and the Big Screen

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Presidents' Day is celebrated on Monday, February 20, this year. In light of the holiday, here is a look at five great actors who've portrayed the leader of our nation.

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin played one of our recent presidents, George W. Bush, in the 2008 film "W." Though Brolin's efforts in the role were deemed Oscar worthy, the movie received mixed reviews and was said to may have been poorly timed.

Brolin celebrates his 44th birthday on February 12, 2012 and has been married to the beautiful actress Diane Lane for over seven years. He was last seen in the 2010 flick, "True Grit." The actor is currently filming "The Gangster Squad," a 1940s crime movie with a long list of popular stars such as Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Sean Penn.

Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti seems to bring every character he plays to life, and as usual, there was no exception when he played John Adams in the 2008 television miniseries, "John Adams." He won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor and the show garnered 13 Emmys in total for the wonderful historical drama, a record for a miniseries.

The 44-year-old will be teeming up with one of our favorite comedic actors, Paul Rudd, in "Lucky Dog," a comedy set and shot in New York City. This is the first time the pair will appear together and we think they'll create a highly entertaining movie together.

Robin Williams

Funny man Robin Williams played Theodore Roosevelt in "Night at the Museum." His character was actually a wax model that came to life, and he was hilarious as always. Williams married graphic designer Susan Schneider last fall. Despite having surgery to replace an aortic valve in 2009, the actor is staying busy. He played two separate parts in the film, "Happy Feet Two," that was released in theaters this past November.

Brendan Fraser

One of the sexiest actors alive, Brendan Fraser, played Abraham Lincoln in "Bedazzled." The 2000 film is a remake of the 1967 version and costarred Elizabeth Hurley. Fraser was impressive, though we could probably watch him in just about anything and be highly entertained.

He's said to be filming an upcoming indie drama, "Gimmie Shelter," with Vanessa Hudgens that will be released later this year. The actress portrays a pregnant teen who is seeking out her biological father, played by "The Mummy" actor.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer played our first president, George Washington, in 2003's "Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor." The film costarred Aidan Quinn as Arnold. We have to say the 56-year-old actor was exceptional in the role and even seems to have that "presidential" look.

The former "Frasier" star is expecting twins with his fourth wife, 30-year-old Kayte Walsh. The babies will be his fifth and sixth children, while this is Walsh's first. The pair married last February, shortly after his divorce from former Playboy model Camille Donatacci.

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