Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Feature
American Presidents On Screen
We look at POTUS in the movies

submit to reddit

... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ...
Back 7 of 26 Next
American Presidents On Screen | Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)

Star: Charlton Heston
Film: The Buccaneer (1958)

Charlton Heston played Andrew Jackson twice, once in 1953’s The President’s Lady and again in this Cecil B. DeMille-shaped slice of historical hokum. Second time out there’s less smooching and more shooting, with the future head of state battling the British for New Orleans in the war of 1812. Yul Brynner’s titular pirate gets the lion’s share of the screentime, however, so you probably won’t learn an awful lot about Jackson – America’s seventh president, by the by – except that he was a pugnacious chap and looked a bit like the guy from Planet Of The Apes.

What it tells us about the time it was made: With the Cold War raging and another general, Dwight Eisenhower, in the Oval Office, America held its military men in high esteem.
 

... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ...
Back
7 of 26
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 Bill
Get Clinton on movies goddamit! More

Posted by Pelle on Sunday June 24, 2012, 08:28

2
Would have been nice to have James Brolin included as Reagan (also in a miniseries) or Richard Crenna for that matter in 'The Day Reagan was Shot.' And where's Eisenhower? More

Posted by JohG on Sunday June 24, 2012, 07:55

3
Are you forgetting Dennis Quaid as Clinton in The Special Relationship? More

Posted by MartinHeron on Sunday June 24, 2012, 03:08


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)