Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 elections, he has been receiving far greater attention from the world than ever before. All this attention made me wanna take a closer look at Donald Trump’s personality…, and since I’m a film director who’s big on character, there’s one thought that constantly crosses my mind every time I look at him or think about him…, Donald Trump’s personality would make a great main character for a movie.
Donald Trump is a guy who wants it all and wishes to achieve every milestone that he deems interesting enough for him to accomplish. He’s a billionaire who built a lot of businesses and took those businesses to new heights. He is an extremely driven individual who loves to pursue his wants and desires aggressively no matter what.
He doesn’t care what the world thinks about him because as long as he’s a winner, everything's alright. Above all these traits and qualities, the biggest and the most deadly weapon in his arsenal is his communication style and the way he uses it.
The only two people who would be able to out talk him are perhaps Doctor House and Sherlock Holmes who unfortunately are the works of fiction.
Now to balance all these positive points, there is this one major negative element that just makes it hard for the world to really love him, his inability to admit his mistakes and say I’m sorry.
I tried to watch as many interesting interviews of Trump and read as much as I possibly could but I couldn’t exactly pin point a few certain aspects which make Donald Trump who he is. There’s a dangerously mysterious calmness to the way he presents himself, even when he’s being harsh and loud, there’s a quality of silence to his approach much similar to a dangerous chameleon like predator. He presents himself like an honorable businessman with the qualities of a killing machine like the terminator.
Even though we feel like that a lot of time he never thinks twice before uttering his words, I think that there is definitely a sense of cold calculations which are always going on in the back of his mind which makes him eventually come out on top in the end.
Even when he says something he’s not suppose to or even when someone tries to pin him against a wall, he very cunningly knows who to dodge the bullets in a smart way.
Now all this talk we had was to build a foundation for the real point, the point that Donald Trump’s personality would make a great main character for a movie. I think, understanding his style and giving it to a fictional character would make one hell of an entertaining movie for the audiences and will give the critics and movie lovers one hell of a complex character to decipher over the years much similar to John Doe.
If I were to compare him with the most memorable character from the film history, I would compare him to John Doe from the film Se7en with the key similarity between them being their set of criminal like beliefs and philosophy with which they look at the world. They genuinely believe that their presence makes the world a better place and that they’re some kind of chosen ones who were destined to do what they do.
If I were to pick an actor to portray him, I would definitely go for Alec Baldwin with a serious approach as oppose to the comedic style he portrayed recently as a parody. And if I were to pick a director who would tell one hell of an incredible story with this character, I would go for JJ Abrams who would really infuse this film with some intense thriller and mysterious elements to keep the audiences on the edge of their seats.
But if there’s one thing that I just couldn’t figure out, is how this movie could potentially end that would leave the audiences with twisted minds. I mean Trump has a classic personality flaw which stops him from accepting his mistakes and making peace with them which would lead to a lot of interesting professional and personal conflicts in every scene. So perhaps in the end Trump would finally complete his character arc by admitting his mistakes and leaving the audiences in tears or perhaps everybody in his life leaves him due to his inability to change and the movie ends with some intense thought provocation similar to the ending of the social network.
Whatever the case might be and however this film turns out to be, Trump like personality is a million dollar character that would stick into the audiences mind for an eternity.
I’ve had the idea for this blog in mind for a really long time and I just couldn’t help myself but make some kind of a narrative video on it. So here you go. If you liked it, be sure to give it a thumbs up, share it with your friends and subscribe to my channel to stay tuned to more thought provoking videos on the philosophical side of filmmaking every Monday.
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I would love to hear it from you guys in the comments below about which actor and director would you pick to bring Donald Trump to life in film?