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Well, after about 24 hours of feeling nauseous, anxious and genuinely panicky, we have a new President of the United States. Or more accurately, we have another four years of the same one, with President Barack Obama coming through and winning the re-election. And yet even as we start to breathe easy again, another president is turning up, this time in movie theaters. Friday sees the release of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," the director's biopic of the 16th (and arguably greatest) President of the United States, with Daniel Day-Lewis starring in the title role. Generally deemed to be a major awards contender, the film's been cannily timed to go into limited release barely 48 hours after the results of the election were in. So, with a perfect storm of presidency hitting, it seemed like a good time to pick out five of our all-time favorite movie presidents. Some are real, some are entirely fictional, »

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