Arnold Schwarzenegger’s surreal transformation from action hero superstar to California governor showed the world that nothing is impossible in the world of American politics. There have long been whispers that Arnold, a naturalized American citizen, could one day run for the nation’s highest office with some tweaks to the U.S. Constitution. Though the notion has never really taken hold, it does suggest an entertaining question: which celebrities would make the best (or most entertaining) heads of state? In these topsy-turvy times, America needs a strong voice — someone who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Here are 7 candidates who would look great on the obverse side of a dollar bill.
7. Clint Eastwood
Though Eastwood is getting on in years, his bizarre and now-infamous “empty chair” speech showcased his political side to the world. A dedicated Republican, Eastwood has big-name recognition and some wacky ideas that would seem to fit in well with the increasingly out-of-touch GOP. In his empty chair speech, Eastwood said, “It may be time for someone else to come along and solve the problem.” Why not you, Mr. Eastwood? Who better to fill the empty chair than the man himself?