Hollywood’s fictional heads of state aren’t having an easy 2013.
Between director Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen” and Roland Emmerich’s upcoming action thriller “White House Down” (and let’s not forget the soon to be released addition to the “G.I. Joe” franchise), presidents seem to be in constant peril this year on the silver screen. While not all of cinema’s commanders in chief have had to deal with impending paramilitary attacks, they do have a tendency to get in harm’s way.
Let’s take a look at a few of the top POTUS in peril flicks, plus some of Hollywood’s other memorable movie presidents. —Matt Juul/Boston.com correspondent
President Benajmin Asher (Aaron Eckhart, left) in a scene from “Olympus Has Fallen.”