George Washington is most famous for being the first U.S. President (and for being the face of the dollar bill and quarter). Although Michael Douglas was never a U.S. president, he does have some ties to political activities. Since 1998, Douglas has served as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and is heavily concerned about disarmament issues. What others similarities do they share? Keep reading:
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Douglas was the first-born child of Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill. George Washington was the first-born child of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington.
Michael Douglas played the role of a U.S. President, Andrew Shepherd, in the movie The American President (1995). George Washington was the first U.S. President, serving from 1789 to 1797.
If George Washington and Douglas’ character Andrew Shepherd could run against each other, who do you think would win the 2012 presidential election?