Barack Obama

  1. Orlando Eric Street, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, 2012. Director Lee Daniels had planned a climactic scene where the titular White House worker met President Obama. And even considered Obama playing himself. Impossible – he was in the 2012 Presidential race. The scene was shot with Forest Whitaker and Street – and dropped from the final cut. Obama saw the film and “teared up”… when thinking about the White House an entire generation talented and skilled people who, “because of Jim Crow and… discrimination, there was only so far they could go.”

 Usual occupation: 44th US PresidentBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1