Donald Trump filmography

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Trump's star
Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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.

Appearances by Trump[edit]

Film[edit]

Donald Trump at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011
Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Ghosts Can't Do It 1989 Himself Movie [1]
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 Himself Movie [1]
The Little Rascals 1994 Waldo's Dad Movie [1]
Across the Sea of Time 1995 Himself Movie [1]
Eddie 1996 Himself Movie [1]
The Associate 1996 Himself Movie [1]
54 1998 VIP Patron Movie [2]
Celebrity 1998 Himself Movie [1]
Zoolander 2001 Himself Movie [1]
Two Weeks Notice 2002 Himself Movie [3]
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? 2009 Himself[a] Documentary [4][5]
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Himself[b] Movie [6]
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 2011 Himself Documentary [7]

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
The Jeffersons (CBS) 1985 Himself Episode: "You'll Never Get Rich" [1]
I'll Take Manhattan (CBS) 1987 Himself Miniseries [8][9]
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC) 1994 Himself Episode: "For Sale by Owner" [1]
The Nanny (CBS) 1996 Himself Episode: "The Rosie Show" [1]
Suddenly Susan (NBC) 1997 Himself Episode: "I'll See That and Raise You Susan" [3]
The Drew Carey Show (ABC) 1997 Himself Episode: "New York and Queens" [3]
Night Man (Syndication) 1997 Himself Episode: "Face to Face" [10]
Spin City (ABC) 1998 Himself Episode: "The Paul Lassiter Story" [1]
Sex and the City (HBO) 1999 Himself Episode: "The Man, the Myth, the Viagra" [1]
The Job (ABC) 2001 Himself Episode: "Elizabeth" [3]
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 2004, 2015 Himself
Various imitations
Tax Guy[c]
[11][12]
Days of Our Lives (NBC) 2005 Himself Guest star [13]
58th Primetime Emmy Awards (NBC) 2006 Oliver Wendell Douglas Minimusical [14]
WWE Raw (USA Network) 2007, 2009 Himself Briefly "owned" Raw [15]
WrestleMania 23 (Syndication) 2007 Himself "Battle of the Billionaires" Match [16]
Comedy Central Roast (Comedy Central) 2011 Himself Roastee [17]
Top Gear USA (BBC) 2012 Himself Episode: "Supercars" [18]
The Men Who Built America (History) 2012 Himself Commentator [19]

Video[edit]

Trump has appeared in three VHS tapes released by Playboy. He did not appear in any scenes containing nudity or sexual content.[20][21]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Playboy Centerfold 1994 Himself Adult film [20]
Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate 2000 Bernaola Twins 2000 Himself Adult film [21]
Untitled Playboy video 2001 Himself Fashion show featuring Betsey Johnson [20]

Music videos[edit]

In 1989, Trump appeared in the music video for Bobby Brown's single "On Our Own", which was featured in the movie Ghostbusters II.[22] 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.[23][24]

Advertising[edit]

Trump has also appeared in a number of television commercials for Pizza Hut. The first of these commercials aired in the U.S. in 1995, and featured his ex-wife Ivana promoting Stuffed Crust pizzas.[25][26] 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.[27] In 2002, Trump appeared in three McDonald's commercials featuring the Grimace.[2]

Other brands that Trump appeared in commercials for included Pepsi,[2] Macy's,[28] Oreo,[2] Serta,[29] Verizon,[30] and Visa.[31]

Works about Trump[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Distributor Writer / Producer Director Notes
Trump: What's the Deal? 1991 The Deadline Company Jesse Kornbluth Libby Handros [32][33]
You've Been Trumped 2011 Montrose Pictures Richard Phinney, Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter [34][35]
A Dangerous Game 2014 Montrose Pictures Richard Phinney Anthony Baxter [36]
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie 2016 Funny or Die Joe Randazzo Jeremy Konner [37]
Michael Moore in TrumpLand 2016 Dog Eat Dog Films Michael Moore Michael Moore [38][39]
Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time 2017 Left/Right Productions Kevin Vargas, producer Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson, Banks Tarver [40][41]
Fahrenheit 11/9 2018 Briarcliff Entertainment Michael Moore Michael Moore [42]

Television[edit]

Title Year Distributor Writer / Producer Director Notes
Trump Unauthorized 2005 Apollo ProMovie GMGH & Co. Filmproduktion KG Keith Curran John David Coles [43][44]
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 [45][46]

Films or TV series alluding to Trump[edit]

  • 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.
  • A teenage Donald Trump appears in a Quantum Leap episode (1992): "It's A Wonderful Leap".
  • Just Shoot Me! features Trump as an unseen character who serves as a rival to one of the series' protagonists, Jack Gallo.
  • The Simpsons season 11 / episode 17: "Bart to the Future" (2000) (this episode "predicted" a Trump presidency)
  • Battleship (2012) (one of the characters makes a reference to Trump's virility)
  • 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?”
  • 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 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 2010 film Morning Glory, Becky Fuller tried to have legendary news anchor Mike Pomeroy do a morning show segment on Trump and he refuses.
  • 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[edit]

Golden Raspberry Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
1990 Worst Supporting Actor Ghosts Can't Do It Won
Worst New Star Nominated
2019 Worst Actor Death of a Nation Won [47]
Fahrenheit 11/9
Worst Screen Combo Death of a Nation Won
Fahrenheit 11/9
Primetime Emmy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2004 Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Apprentice Nominated
2005 Nominated
Teen Choice Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2004 Choice TV: Personality The Apprentice Nominated
Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 60-minute ESPN documentary film about the United States Football League.
  2. ^ Trump's scene was cut from the cinema version but is included on the DVD.
  3. ^ Trump hosted the April 3, 2004 and November 7, 2015 episodes of SNL.

References[edit]

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