Which actors should play which NYC politicians?

Actor Steve Buscemi and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio perform at the 2014 Inner Circle Show.
Actor Steve Buscemi and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio perform at the 2014 Inner Circle Show.
Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor
Would Steve Buscemi play Mayor Bill de Blasio? Or someone else?

Which actors should play which NYC politicians?

If you made a movie about city government, who would be in your dream cast?
November 25, 2018

We’re not actually making a movie about New York City politics and government – but if we did, which actors and actresses would be assigned to the leading roles? We’re asking readers to share casting suggestions for more than a dozen current and former city officials. Submit your nominations below or email them to editor@cityandstateny.com.

Who should play Mayor Bill de Blasio?

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Bill de Blasio
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office

Alec Baldwin
1%
Barry Bostwick
1%
BEN AFFLECK
1%
Big bird
1%
Bill Hader
1%
Bill Murray
1%
Bozo
1%
Brad Garrett
1%
Bryan Cranston
1%
Charlie Sheen
1%
Chirlane McCray
1%
Chris Noth
1%
CHRIS WALKEN
1%
Christian Bale
1%
Curley Howard
1%
Daniel Stern
1%
Dave Colon
1%
dennis quaid
1%
Don quioxte
1%
Fred Gwynne
1%
Gary Busey
1%
Jason Segel
1%
Jeff Daniels
1%
Jeff Goldbloom
1%
JK Simmons
1%
Joe Pesci
1%
John Corbett
1%
John Lithgow
1%
John Turturro
1%
Kiev schreiber
1%
Liev Schreiber
1%
Martin Skhereli
1%
Mike the Situation.
1%
Neil Patrick Harris
1%
Nicholas Cage
1%
Richard Kiel
1%
Robert Barone
1%
Rodney Dangerfield
1%
Russell Crowe
1%
Sacha Baron Cohen
1%
Sam Elliott sans mustache, James Spader
1%
Sasha Baron Cohen
1%
Scott Bakula
1%
Steve Buscemi
1%
Steve Carrell
1%
Test
1%
The Jolly Green Giant
1%
Tim Robbins
1%
Vince Vaughn
1%
vincent d onofrio
1%
Whoever played big bird
1%
Whoever plays Big Bird on Sesame Street.
1%
Will Farrell
1%
Will ferrell
1%
Willem Dafoe
1%
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Who should play first lady Chirlane McCray?

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Chirlane McCray
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Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Viola Davis
1%
Al Shaaarpton
1%
Alfre Woodard
1%
ANGELA BASSETT
1%
Angela Davis
1%
Bo Dietl
1%
Carrie Washington
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Herself
1%
Jada Pinket Smith
1%
Jada Pinkett
1%
Jada Pinkett Smith
1%
Jada Pinkett-Smith
1%
Janelle Monáe
1%
Joie Lee
1%
Kerry Washington
1%
Leslie Jones
1%
Letitia Wright
1%
Lupita Nyong’o
1%
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
1%
Niecy Nash
1%
Noma Dumezweni
1%
Octavia Spencer
1%
Oprah
1%
Oprah Winfrey
1%
Regina King
1%
Sharon Duncan-Brewster
1%
Test
1%
Uzo Aduba
1%
Viola Davis
1%
Wanda Sykes
1%
Wesley snipes
1%
Whoopee Goldberg
1%
Whoopi
1%
Whoopi Goldberg
1%
Whoopie Goldberg
1%
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Who should play City Comptroller Scott Stringer?

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Scott Stringer
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A shoe
1%
Al Franken
1%
Al Franken as Stuart Smalley
1%
Been Stein
1%
Bob Balaban
1%
Danny Devito
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Dustin Hoffman
1%
Ed Helms
1%
ELLIOT GOULD
1%
Gilbert Gottfried
1%
Henry Winkler
1%
James Woods
1%
Jerry Seinfeld
1%
Jessie Eisenberg
1%
Jim Gaffigan
1%
John Goodman
1%
John stewart
1%
Jon Hamm
1%
Jon Lovitz
1%
Jonah Hill
1%
Lewis Black
1%
Macaulay Culkin
1%
Mark Ruffalo
1%
Martin Sheen
1%
Matthew Broderick
1%
Nathan Lane
1%
Neil Patrick Harris
1%
Paul Giamatti
1%
Paul Giammatti
1%
Paul Simon
1%
Peppermint patty
1%
Richard Dreyfus
1%
Richard Dreyfuss
1%
Rick Moranis
1%
Robert Deniro
1%
Seth Rogen
1%
Steve Carell
1%
Steve Carrell
1%
Steve Martin
1%
Tom Hanks
1%
Wallace Shawn
1%
Wayne Knight
1%
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Who should play Attorney General-elect Letitia James?

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Letitia James
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New York City Public Advocate Letitia James
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New York City Public Advocate Letitia James
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New York City Public Advocate Letitia James
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Angela Basset
1%
Angela Bassett
1%
Gabrielle Union
1%
Kerry Washington
1%
Leslie Jones
1%
Michael Hyatt
1%
Mo’Nique
1%
Oprah
1%
Pam Grier
1%
Patina Miller
1%
Pauletta Washington
1%
Queen Latifa
1%
Queen Latifah
1%
Sherry Shepherd
1%
Taraji Henson
1%
Taraji P Henson
1%
Taraji P. Henson
1%
Viola Davis
1%
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Who should play Council Speaker Corey Johnson?

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Corey Johnson
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William Alatriste for the New York City Council

Andrew Rannells
1%
Ben Stiller
1%
Chris Pratt
1%
Clooney
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Glenn Close yes
1%
Harvey fierstein
1%
James Corden
1%
James Franco
1%
Jimmy Smits
1%
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
1%
Kevin Spacey
1%
Leo Dicaprio
1%
mark ruffalo
1%
Mark Whalberg
1%
Matt Damon
1%
matthew broderick
1%
Michael Gladis
1%
Nat Wolff
1%
Neil Patrick Harris
1%
Not he.
1%
Paul Giamatti
1%
Paul Rudd
1%
peter dinklage
1%
Peter Dinlage
1%
Richard schiff
1%
Ricky Martin
1%
Sean Hayes
1%
Seth Rogen
1%
Shia Labeouf
1%
Zachary Quinto
1%
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Who should play Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.?

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Ruben Diaz Jr.
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Ruben Diaz Jr
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Ruben Diaz Jr
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
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Office of the Bronx Borough President

Andy Garcia
1%
Anthony Ramos
1%
Batista
1%
Benjamin Bratt
1%
Common
1%
Cuba Gooding Jr
1%
Enrique Iglesias
1%
Gary Oldman
1%
Jimmy Smits
1%
John Legend
1%
John Leguzamo
1%
Lin Manuel
1%
Mahershala Ali
1%
Mark Consuelos
1%
Michael B Jordan
1%
Miguel Ferrer
1%
Montel Williams
1%
Oscar Isaac
1%
Shemar Moore
1%
Singer Ruben Blades
1%
steve harvey
1%
Terrance Howard
1%
The Rock
1%
Vin Diesel
1%
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Who should play Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams?

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Eric Adams
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A true Reformer
1%
Andre Braugher
1%
Charlie Murphy
1%
Cuba Gooding Jr.
1%
danny glover
1%
Dave Colon
1%
David Allen Greer
1%
David Oyelowo
1%
Dennis Haysbert
1%
Don Cheadle
1%
Donnell Rawlings
1%
Forrest Whittiker
1%
Idris Elba
1%
Jay Z
1%
Kenan Thompson
1%
Laurence Fishbourne
1%
Russell Hornsby
1%
Samuel Jackson
1%
Samuel Jaxkson
1%
Samuel L Jackson
1%
Samuel L. Jackson
1%
Sterling K Brown
1%
Terry Crews
1%
Tracey Morgan
1%
Tracy Morgan
1%
Ving Rhames
1%
Wesley snipes
1%
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Who should play City Councilman Jumaane Williams?

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Jumaane Williams
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Jumaane Williams
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Jumaane Williams
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New York City Council

Anthony Mackie
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Denzel Washington
1%
Dion Graham
1%
Idris Elba
1%
jamie Foxx
1%
Lakeith Stanfield
1%
Mahershala Ali
1%
Mehersela Ali
1%
Mekhi Phifer
1%
Michael B Jordan
1%
Michael B Jordon
1%
Michael B. Jordan
1%
Omari Hardwick
1%
Samuel l Jackson
1%
Spike Lee
1%
Sterling K. Brown
1%
Usher
1%
will smith
1%
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Who should play City Councilman Ritchie Torres?

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Ritchie Torres
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Ritchie Torres
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Ritchie Torres
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Ritchie Torres
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William Alatriste for the New York City Council

Anthony Mackie
1%
Common
1%
Dave Chappelle
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Footbal Player Victor Cruz
1%
Gabriel Chavarria
1%
Hill Harper
1%
Jamie Hector
1%
Jerrod Carmichael
1%
John David Washington
1%
John Washington
1%
Mahershala Ali
1%
Marc Anthony
1%
Michael B Jordan
1%
Michael B Jordon
1%
Michael B. Jordan
1%
Ricky Martin
1%
Tekashi 6ix9ine
1%
Trevor Noah
1%
Will Smith
1%
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Who should play First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan?

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Dean Fuleihan
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Dean Fuleihan
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Dean Fuleihan
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William Alatriste/New York City Council

Al Pacino
1%
Alan Alda
1%
Alan Arkin
1%
Ben Stiller
1%
Bill Murray
1%
Bob Balaban
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Dominic Chianese
1%
Ed Harris
1%
Edward James Olmos
1%
Gilbert Gottfried
1%
Groucho Marx
1%
James Rebhorn
1%
Jerry Stiller
1%
Joseph Sikora
1%
Larry David
1%
Mel Brooks
1%
Mike Myers (Dr. Evil in Austin Powers)
1%
Nic Cage
1%
ray bolger
1%
Roy Bolger
1%
Roy Folger
1%
Stanley Tucci
1%
Tony Shalhoub
1%
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Who should play former Council Speaker Christine Quinn?

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Christine Quinn
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Christine Quinn
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Christine Quinn
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Bryan Terry/City & State

Christine Marinoni
1%
Cynthia Nixon
1%
Cynthia Nixon (ha ha ha?)
1%
Cynthia Nixon or Rosie O’Donnell
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Debra Messing
1%
Hannahs mom from Girls
1%
Jessica Chastain
1%
Jodie Foster
1%
Kate MAckinnon
1%
Kate Mulgrew
1%
Lisa Lampanelli
1%
Mare Winningham
1%
Martha Plimpton
1%
Melissa McCarthy
1%
Meryl Streep
1%
Pink
1%
Reba Mcintire
1%
roseanne barr
1%
Rosie O Donnell
1%
Rosie O"Donnell
1%
Rosie ODonnell
1%
Rosie O’donnell
1%
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Who should play former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito?

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Melissa Mark-Viverito
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William Alatriste/New York City Council

America Ferrara
1%
amy poehler
1%
Betsy Gotbaum
1%
Candace Bergen
1%
Cristela Alonzo
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Diane Lane
1%
Eva Longoria
1%
J-LO
1%
Jennifer Lopez
1%
JLo
1%
Lela Loren
1%
Mariska Hargitay
1%
Melonie Diaz
1%
Melora Waters
1%
Michelle Rodriguez
1%
Rosie O’Donnell
1%
Rosie Perez
1%
Salma Hayek
1%
Sofia Vergara
1%
Teri Garr
1%
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Who should play former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz?

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Eva Moskowitz
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Eva Moskowitz
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Eva Moskowitz
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Cynthia Nixon
1%
Louise Fletcher
1%
Alex Grannis
1%
Catherine Keener
1%
Cher
1%
Dave Colon
1%
Diane Lane
1%
Joan Cusack
1%
Jodie Foster
1%
Judge Judy
1%
Julianne Moore
1%
Kathryn Hahn
1%
Kelly Cuocco
1%
Laura Dern
1%
Laura Linney
1%
Leona Helmsley
1%
Lisa Kudrow
1%
Louise Lasser
1%
margaret hamilton
1%
mary steenburgen
1%
Patricia Clarkson
1%
Rachel Weisz or Julia Roberts
1%
Sarah Jessica Parker
1%
Scarlett Johanson
1%
Sofia Vergara
1%
Susan Sarandon
1%
Tina Fey
1%
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