PS: IMDb Poll Boards Real Life Leading Dumb-o-s

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Intro:

Sometimes movies portray despotic, bad or simply dumb leaders of nations in a parodic way. They have their twin in real life, but are covered with another name, so there no one is to be blamed about. Which of these despotic, bad or simply dumb leaders of nations in a parody is the portrayed in the best way? Put your tyrant in this slot.

Rules:

Movies rated 6/10 or higher, with real life nation leading persons portrayed as dumbs, Animated welcome, no series, no documentations.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls080101008/

Poll: ?


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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Breumaster

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A very good pick! Thank you, Dan. :D
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Breumaster,

Thanks.
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mark glass

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Hugh Griffith's King Louis in Start the Revolution Without Me
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Breumaster

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Mark:
I've put your suggestion to the list. Thank you. :D
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Breumaster

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Enhanced the intro a little.
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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I had Aladeen expectations when I read your title but your list made me feel quite Aladeen.
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Pencho15

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George W. Bush has always been shown as a dumb president as far as I remember. He appears in Vice and in W.
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Breumaster

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pencho, which of them should be your's on the list?
I take him for 'Vice' If you want to change it, tell me.
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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W.
Oliver Stone's film would be more appropriate IMHO
Or both films
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Yes ElMo. I thought I stated one per user, which isn't. I got many things around my head since a few weeks, so I didn't remember properly. I will add W, too.
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Despite this, I think the character portayals of Sam Rockwell are widely underrated. I think he is a real burner. I love Sam's work. And yes - Josh Brolin is near to him. I specially did like his role in 'Now Way Out'.
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Vice is better, if you want to keep it at one.

If other user wants them you can change and I can vote for Carmelo Vargas, in Mexican film La dictadura perfecta. Is a satire about the crooked ways our former President Enrique Peña Nieto won the presidency. The film spends all the time with the campaign but (not really a spoiler) he wins the election at the end.
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Rule-extension: If the movie is a strict biography or drama, no basically parody or satire, but contains funny scenes that reveal the dumbness of the leader, I let it count. Please describe it a little bit, for the case I don't know the movie. Thank you, guys. :D What's on the list is on the list and needs no further description. :D
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There are a few scenes in Watchmen (2009) featuring Nixon (who is on his 5th term in this dystopian alternate reality.)

He is portrayed as quite dumb and foolish.

However I'm not sure the suggestion meets your criteria; the character only has a few minutes of screen time (probably under 5) in the entire film.