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50 Slimiest Movie Politicians

Bob Rumson (The American President)

The Politician: Republican presidential hopeful Bob Rumson (Richard Dreyfuss) looks a little old and crumpled when he is compared to his Democrat rival, the popular, dreamy, "above average dancer" current President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas).

Slimiest Moment: Rumson seizes his opportunity when Shepherd begins romancing environmental lobbyist Ellen Wade (Annettee Bening).

Delivering a speech in which he refers to Wade as the "hired gun of an ultra-liberal action committee" Rumson makes things really personal when he implies the relationship is detrimental to Shepherd's 12-year-old daughter.

Donald Segretti (All The President's Men)

The Politician: Bending the rules here slightly, as Donald Segretti wasn't a politician.

He was a political operative and the head coordinator of "dirty tricks" for Richard Nixon's pre-Watergate Presidential campaign.

In All The President's Men , a nervy, stripy-knit wearing Sergretti is portrayed by Robert Walden.

Slimiest Moment: As Segretti wasn't involved in the illegal, morally bankrupt fest of Watergate, he almost gains our sympathy when Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) is interrogating him over a cup of coffee.

That is until he believes he's done nothing wrong in distributing forged campaign literature and reveals he did worst things in student election campaigns.

The term he uses for his dirty tactics is "ratfucking".

Mike Morris (The Ides Of March)

The Politician: Mike Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania and a Democratic presidential candidate.

His popularity is on the rise thanks to his squeaky clean image, his star junior campaign manager Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) and the fact that he played by the king of suaveness Mr George Glooney.

Slimiest Moment: Unfortunately Morris doesn't completely live up to his clean cut persona thrown about on his campaign trail.

He sleeps with Molly (Evan Rachel Wood), a youthful intern from his campaign, causing her to become pregnant.

Councillor Bill Heslop (Muriel's Wedding)

The Politician: Full of himself, Hawaiian shirt wearing Councillor Bill Heslop is not only incredibly corrupt, abusing his town connections, taking and receiving bribes but he is also a very nasty, psychologically abusing family man to boot.

Slimiest Moment : Bill bullies and humiliates his whole family, branding them "useless no-hopers" while out dining with Japanese business associates.

He then invites his mistress to to join them, unsubtly flaunting their obvious relationship.

Dr Stephen Fleming (Damage)

The Politician: British cabinet minister Dr Stephen Fleming (Jeremy Irons) has it all: a successful career and a loving family.

The sensible everyman puts all this on the line however when he engages in an affair with his son's girlfriend, the seductive and mysterious Anna (Juliette Binoche).

Slimiest Moment: Predictably it all goes horribly wrong for Fleming and eventually he is left all alone, still consumed by a woman who ruined his career, tour his family apart and indirectly killed his son.

He stews in his own sliminess staring at a blown-up picture of Anna in his apartment. Creepy.

Jafar (Aladdin)

The Politician: Jafar is the Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Agrabah.

Power hungry and far from satisfied with his current position he consistently schemes ways to overthrow the Sultan with his foul-mouthed talking pet parrot.

He also happens to be an evil sorcerer to boot.

Slimiest Moment: Being pure evil means Jafar brings plenty of slimy moments to the film but his worst are probably when he is leering over the Sultan's daughter and Aladdin's girl Jasmine and demanding the Genie to make her fall in love with him.

Senator Vernon Trent (Hard To Kill)

The Politician: Trilby wearing, bribe taking, catch-phrase welding Senator Vernon Trent (William Sadler) adds murderous destruction to his list of crimes when he takes on Hard to Kill Detective Mason Storm (Steven Seagal) after he is secretly videotaped completing one of his dirty deals.

Slimiest Moment: Trent's campaign commercial in which his rolls out his trade mark quip: "And you can take that to the bank."

Never fear however, our man Storm is even wittier: "I'm gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank!" Hurrah.

Michael Brinn (Divorcing Jack)

The Politician: Michael Brinn (Robert Lindsay) is a charismatic war hero and candidate running for Prime Minister in Northern Ireland.

He possesses strong public support since he was a victim of a terrorist bombing in which he suffered 30% burns.

Slimiest Moment: Several of Brinn's dirty little secrets are threatened to be let loose when a tape of him discussing his crimes is unwittingly sold to a priest: it turns out Brinn planted the bombs in the terrorist attack that he claimed to be a victim of.

Bob Alexander (Dave)

The Politician: Ambitious White House Chief of Staff Bob Alexander (Frank Langella) convinces president look-a-like Dave to assume to the leader of the country's position when the real President slips into a coma.

Alexander then sets out on a scheme to work himself into the hot seat.

Slimiest Moment: Alexander sinks pretty low when he falsely implicates the Vice President in a savings and loan fraud but it's when Dave becomes uncontrollable he really gets nasty.

In a mad rant he claims he could kill Dave because he's not the president, he's "an ordinary person."

George W. Bush (Fahrenheit 9/11)

The Politician: George W. Bush, real life 43rd President of the United States and former Governor of Texas, famous for leading America through 9/11 and announcing and initiating the global "War on Terror".

Liberal political commentator Michael Moore paints a very grim picture of Bush in Fahrenheit 9/11 , implicating him in election fraud, exploring his connections to the bin Laden family and alleging he actively induced a climate of fear in America via the mass media.

Slimiest Moment: When Bush's Chief of Staff informs him the second plane and has hit the Twin Towers a Brush continues with his photo opportunity, reading 'My Pet Goat' while Moore's narration lists the President's possible failures leading up to the attack.