President Ellis
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President Ellis (Character)
from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (2013)

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Iron Man 3 (2013)
President Ellis: You elected me on a single platform. I will defend this country at all costs. The Mandarin must be stopped!

[the Mandarin broadcasts his latest message to President Ellis on all networks]
The Mandarin: Mr. President. Only two lessons remain. And I intend to finish this before Christmas morning. Meet Thomas Richards. Good strong name, god strong job. Thomas here is an accountant for the Roxxon Oil Corporation. But I'm sure he's a really good guy.
[Richards sobs in fear as Mandarin points a gun down on him]
The Mandarin: I'm going to shoot him in the head, live on your television in 30 seconds. The number for this telephone is in your cell phone. Exciting, isn't it, imagining how it got there? America, if your President calls me in the next half-minute, Tom lives. Go!
[President Ellis checks his phone and discovers a phone number]
President Ellis: How did he hack my phone?
Secret Service Agent: We can't allow terrorists to dictate...
President Ellis: I have to make this call.
Secret Service Agent: I'd strongly advise against that.
President Ellis: This is the right thing to do.
[President Ellis calls the number. Mandarin's phone rings. After three rings, Mandarin shoots Richards, shocking everyone watching on television]
The Mandarin: There's just one lesson left, President Ellis. So run away, hide, kiss your children goodbye. Because nothing, not your army, not your red, white, and blue attack dog, can save you. I'll see you soon.
[Mandarin ends his broadcast]
President Ellis: Tell Rhodes, find this lunatic right now.