Donald Trump filmography
45th President of the United States
Before being elected President of the United States, Donald Trump had produced and hosted reality TV shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice from 2004 to 2015. He also made dozens of cameo appearances in films, television series, and advertisements since the 1980s. He won Worst Supporting Actor at the 11th Golden Raspberry Awards and Worst Actor at the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards.
Appearances by Trump
|Ghosts Can't Do It||1989||Himself|||
|Home Alone 2: Lost in New York||1992|||
|The Little Rascals||1994||Waldo Johnston II|||
|Across the Sea of Time||1995||Himself|||
|New York: A Documentary Film||1999||Documentary|||
|Two Weeks Notice||2002|||
|Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?||2009||Himself[a]||Documentary|||
|Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps||2010||Himself[b]|||
|POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold||2011||Himself||Documentary|||
|The Jeffersons (CBS)||1985||Himself||Episode: "You'll Never Get Rich"|||
|I'll Take Manhattan (CBS)||1987||Miniseries|||
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC)||1994||Episode: "For Sale by Owner"|||
|The Nanny (CBS)||1996||Episode: "The Rosie Show"|||
|Suddenly Susan (NBC)||1997||Episode: "I'll See That and Raise You Susan"|||
|The Drew Carey Show (ABC)||Episode: "New York and Queens"|||
|Night Man (Syndication)||Episode: "Face to Face"|||
|Spin City (ABC)||1998||Episode: "The Paul Lassiter Story"|||
|Sex and the City (HBO)||1999||Episode: "The Man, the Myth, the Viagra"|||
|The Job (ABC)||2001||Episode: "Elizabeth"|||
|Da Ali G Show (HBO)||2003||Ali G, interviews Donald Trump|
|Saturday Night Live (NBC)||2004, 2015||Himself
|The Apprentice (NBC)||2004–2015||Himself||Producer, Host|||
|Days of Our Lives (NBC)||2005||Guest star|||
|58th Primetime Emmy Awards (NBC)||2006||Oliver Wendell Douglas||Minimusical|||
|WWE Raw (USA Network)||2007, 2009||Himself||Briefly "owned" Raw|||
|WrestleMania 23 (Syndication)||2007||"Battle of the Billionaires" Match|||
|Comedy Central Roast (Comedy Central)||2011||Roastee|||
|Curiosity (TV series)||2011||"What's America Worth?"|
|Top Gear USA (BBC)||2012||Episode: "Supercars"|||
|The Men Who Built America (History)||Commentator|||
|Fear City: New York vs The Mafia (Netflix)||2020||Historical footage|||
|Playboy Centerfold||1994||Himself||Adult film|||
|Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate 2000 Bernaola Twins||2000||Adult film|||
|Untitled Playboy video||2001||Fashion show featuring Betsey Johnson|||
In 1989, Trump appeared in the music video for Bobby Brown's single "On Our Own", which was featured in the movie Ghostbusters II. In 1991, Trump originally made an appearance in the music video for Precious Metal's cover of Janet Robin's song, "Mr. Big Stuff". However, Trump wanted a $250,000 payment instead of the agreed-upon $10,000 appearance fee. After the band refused to pay for his appearance, Trump was replaced in the final version of the music video.
Trump has also appeared in a number of television commercials for Pizza Hut. The first of these commercials aired in the United States in 1995, and featured his ex-wife Ivana promoting Stuffed Crust pizzas. The second of these commercials aired in the Australian market in 2000, and was for large 'New Yorker' pizzas the chain was promoting at the time. In 2002, Trump appeared in three McDonald's commercials featuring the Grimace.
Works about Trump
|Title||Year||Distributor||Writer / Producer||Director||Details||Notes|
|Trump: What's the Deal?||1991||The Deadline Company||Jesse Kornbluth||Libby Handros||Television documentary on Donald Trump's business career, remained unreleased until 2015|||
|You've Been Trumped||2011||Montrose Pictures||Richard Phinney, Anthony Baxter||Anthony Baxter||Documentary about Trump's construction of a golf course in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Released on BBC Two|||
|A Dangerous Game||2014||Montrose Pictures||Richard Phinney||Documentary about the Balmedie golf course and Trump's project on Mount Srđ near Dubrovnik, Croatia|||
|Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie||2016||Funny or Die||Joe Randazzo||Jeremy Konner||Satirical adaptation of Trump's book The Art of the Deal presented as a VHS recording of a television film. Released during the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries. Johnny Depp play the part of Donald Trump.|||
|Michael Moore in TrumpLand||Dog Eat Dog Films||Michael Moore||Live one-person show by Moore at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio during the 2016 presidential election|||
|Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time||2017||Left/Right Productions||Kevin Vargas, producer||Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson, Banks Tarver||Documentary film on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Released at the Sundance Film Festival and premiered on Showtime.|||
|Fahrenheit 11/9||2018||Briarcliff Entertainment||Michael Moore||Political documentary exploring the factors leading to Donald Trumps' presidency, as well as events such as the Flint water crisis and gun violence. Compares Trump's electoral victory to Hitler's rise to power and advocates radical overhaul of the U.S. political system.|||
|Active Measures||2018||Jack Bryan||Documentary exploring allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, as well as the history of political warfare by the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin|
|Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?||2018||Quality Flix||Dinesh D'Souza
|Political documentary comparing Trump and U.S. political polarization to Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War, and accusing the Democratic Party of racism and similarities with the Nazi Party|||
|Trump Card||2020||Cloudburst Entertainment||Dinesh D'Souza
|Upcoming political documentary praising Trump and accusing Democratic politicians such as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders of corruption and socialism. Originally intended to coincide with the 2020 Republican National Convention but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.|||
|Borat Subsequent Moviefilm||2020||Amazon Studios||Sacha Baron Cohen||Jason Woliner||Mockumentary about the 2020 United States presidential election and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic|
|Title||Year||Distributor||Writer / Producer||Director||Notes|
|Trump Unauthorized||2005||Apollo ProMovie GMGH & Co. Filmproduktion KG||Keith Curran||John David Coles||Biographical television film on Donald Trump's life and business career starring Justin Louis as Donald Trump.|||
|Trump: The Kremlin Candidate?||2017||Panorama, BBC One||John Sweeney, presenter; Andy Blackman, Matthew Hill, Diana Martin, Tomiko Newson, Nick Sturdee, producers||Matthew Hill, Tomiko Newson, Nick Sturdee||Documentary investigating links between Trump associates and Russian officials and the role of Russian interference in the results of the 2016 election.|||
|Trump: An American Dream||2017||Channel 4||David Glover
|Documentary on Trump's entrepreneurial and political careers, as well as his relations with Roger Stone and Roy Cohn|
|The Comey Rule||2020||CBS Television Studios||Billy Ray||Billy Ray||American political drama television miniseries, based on the book A Higher Loyalty by former FBI director James Comey. The miniseries stars Jeff Daniels as Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump.|
Films or TV series alluding to Trump
- In the 1988 Sesame Street introduced the character Donald Grump, a scheming landlord Muppet who takes over Oscar the Grouch's trash can home and replaces it with "Grump Tower", then tries to evict Oscar from his own turf.
- In the 1989 film Lethal Weapon 2, Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) describes the money in the shipping container as billions of Donald Trump Lotto.
- In the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) turns Hill Valley's courthouse into a gaudy casino/hotel (à la the Trump Plaza hotel) where he lives an obnoxiously luxurious lifestyle. In his office is a portrait of himself that was based on one of Donald Trump. Co-writer Bob Gale says that the Trump connection was definitely intentional.
- The 1989 film Do the Right Thing references Trump, when pizzeria owner Sal jokes about selling his business to build condominiums named "Trump's Pizza" or "Trump's Plaza".
- In the 1989 Woody Allen film Crimes and Misdemeanors, Alan Alda's character, Lester, says, "Idea for series - a wealthy, high-profile builder who's always trying to realize grandiose dreams, à la Donald Trump, to be shot in New York."
- In the 1990 film Gremlins 2: The New Batch, John Glover's character Daniel Clamp is based on both Trump and Ted Turner. Clamp is a bajillionaire who owns construction companies, sports teams, consumer products lines and the movie takes place in the Clamp building.
- In a 1990 episode of Growing Pains, Donald Trump hand delivers a large donation off camera while the Seaver family is showering and getting ready to host a charity clinic fundraiser. It is mentioned several times that he may attend in order to get the family members to hurry the preparations.
- In the Quantum Leap episode (1992): "It's A Wonderful Leap", Dr. Sam Beckett leaps back in time as a 1950s cab driver who mentions there "will be lot of money in real estate", before finding out his passengers are teenage Donald Trump and his father Fred Trump.
- Just Shoot Me! features Trump as an unseen character who serves as a rival to one of the series' protagonists, Jack Gallo.
- In the 1992 film Batman Returns, Christopher Walken's character Max Shreck, a corrupt business tycoon with eccentric hair who seeks to bring Gotham City under his control, is based mostly on Trump.
- In the 1994 cartoon Biker Mice from Mars, there is a villain based on Trump called Lawrence Limburger, who sells Limburger branded products and lives in the luxurious Limburger Plaza tower.
- In the 1994 tv show Weinerville, there is an episide "Weinerville For Sale" which features a character called Donald Rump who tries to buy out Weinerville to make room for a casino.
- In the 1995 film Die Hard with a Vengeance, a switchboard operator facetiously suggests she is going to "marry Donald Trump" in response to what she perceives as an unreasonable request from her supervisor.
- In the 1997 film Money Talks during a luxury car auction, Chris Tucker's character asks "where is Trump?"
- In the 1997 film The Devil's Advocate during a party scene, a character says "Trump was supposed to be here".
- In the 1998 film A Night at the Roxbury, Doug Butabi (Chris Kattan) says: “Last night we made some very important business contacts” for which his father Kamehl Butabi replies: “Really!? Doing what? Dancing the Macarena with Donald Trump?”
- The Simpsons season 11 / episode 17: "Bart to the Future" (2000) (this episode "predicted" a Trump presidency)
- In the 2000 film Romeo Must Die, a character played by DMX refers to Trump.
- In the 2000 film American Psycho, Patrick Bateman briefly mentions Trump, saying "Is that Donald Trump's car?" while looking out a taxi window. Trump's then (as of the setting of the film) wife Ivana Trump is also mentioned in a different scene.
- In the 2002 TV Movie Live Live from Baghdad Mr. Mazin Played by Jason Antoon references Donald Trump's book "Cash is king", then goes on to say it was Amazing.
- In the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby, there is an advertisement on the side of a bus for The Apprentice TV show with a photo of Donald Trump on it.
- In Friends Season 4, episode 11 - "The One with Phoebe's Uterus", Joey walks in wearing a blue blazer to which Chandler gets tongue-tied while delivering his joke: “I don’t know, but Donald Trump wants his blue blazer black.”
- In Friends Season 5, episode 5 - "The One with the Kips", Chandler tells Joey he saw Donald Trump waiting for an elevator during his business trip. Joey later finds out that Monica also saw Donald Trump waiting for an elevator during her business trip. This leads Joey to conclude that Monica and Chandler actually spent the weekend together.
- In American Dad S1 E2, after Stan Smith says "you're fired!", Donald Trump shows up and Stan reacts saying "Oh for God's sake, somebody pay Mr Trump!". Later in the episode, Stan says "you were fired", Trump shows up again, but this time Stan replies "That's passive tense Trump, you don't own that".
- In the 2009 film Whatever Works, Marietta says to her daughter Melody when they are in front of a wax figure of Donald Trump "Oh, sweet pea, sweet pea, this is the kind of man you should be married to..."
- In the 2010 film Morning Glory, Becky Fuller tried to have legendary news anchor Mike Pomeroy do a morning show segment on Trump and he refuses.
- Battleship (2012) (one of the characters makes a reference to Trump's virility)
- In the 2012 film Gambit by Michael Hoffman, Trump is mentioned at the end.
- In the 2013 film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone after Burt Wonderstone loses his show at Bally's Hotel, he calls Steve Wynn, Donald Trump and other hotel owners asking for a job.
Awards and nominations
|1990||Worst Supporting Actor||Ghosts Can't Do It||Won|
|Worst New Star||Nominated|
|2019||Worst Actor||Death of a Nation||Won|||
|Worst Screen Combo||Death of a Nation||Won|
|2004||Outstanding Reality-Competition Program||The Apprentice||Nominated|
|2004||Choice TV: Personality||The Apprentice||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star||Nominated|
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