As the front-runners begin winnowing the field, many of us are left thinking, "Really? These are our choices?" So often we joke about our favorite celebrity running for president, but if you're a movie star and have fantasized about entering politics, THIS IS YOUR YEAR! So here is MY "top 10" list of celebrities I'd like to see run:

  • 1

    Tom Hanks

    He could bring back FDR's fireside chats and calm all our fears.

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  • 2

    Mike Rowe

    This is a really politically-active guy, but not for any party. He's an advocate for hard work and respect for hard workers.

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  • 3

    Warren Buffet

    If we're talking about electing a CEO, or a billionaire or a genius, why not elect all three?

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  • 4

    Oprah Winfrey

    I don't think she'd get many votes in red states, but I can't think of anyone more deserving to be the first woman president. She's a self-made billionaire; I think she'd be a great president.

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  • 5

    Jon Stewart

    He'd win every debate.

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  • 6

    Bill Gates

    He's the most respected (living) businessman of the last century. If we want a candidate who understands business but also wants to make the world a better place, Bill is your guy!

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  • 7

    Matt Damon

    I can't imagine a human being who'd be a more successful campaigner. He's got such charisma!

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  • 8

    George Clooney

    Charming during the good times and satisfyingly intense during troubled times, this man would make me feel like the country was in good hands.

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  • 9

    Stephen Colbert

    It's hard to tell when he's being serious, so I think he'd bomb in the debates and confuse diplomats, but no one since Ronald Reagan would manage the media better!

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  • 10

    Will Smith

    When he gets angry and clenches his jaw, he strikes confidence in the heart. If someone attacked America, I'd want to see that face staring down the TV screen.

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