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Top 25 Fictional DC Resident: #24 Andrew Shepard

Name: President Andrew Shepherd
Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Year of Residence: 1995

When everything else goes wrong in life – your bill won’t make it to the floor, your wife has lost her long battle with cancer, your chief of staff has more of a handle on your presidential staff than you do – you can always count on the love between and environmental lobbyist and a hot widowed president. I love movies.

Everyone remembers President Andrew Shepherd from 1995’s “The American President.” His perfectly coiffed silver hair, his extremely strategic yet behind-the-scenes best friend, confidant, and chief of staff, AJ. The fiery red environmental lobbyist that he fell in love with – the first woman he’d paid any attention to after the loss of his wife, the mother of his pre-teen strings-playing daughter.

Remember when all he wanted to do what buy Sydney some flowers because he broke their date at the last minute? I don’t quite think a flower-shop owner would faint like the one in the movie should President Bush show up, but the point was taken – he was the most powerful man in the world and couldn’t manage to buy a dozen roses.

President Shepherd (“Andy” to his beloved), thank you for providing this memorable line: “I’m calling the organization of the United Brotherhood of It’s None of Your Damn Business, Lewis. I’ll be with you in a second.”

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Top 25 Fictional DC Resident: #25 Gray Grantham

Name: Gray Grantham
Occupation: Reporter for the Washington Post
Location: 15th & L NW
Clothing Prefence: Snappy Hat and Seersucker

An investigative journalist’s life is never easy, but the Pelican Brief’s Gray Grantham had it pretty rough. Running for cover, always having to deal with flighty crazy subjects, it’s never an easy go. Is he the best reporter in town? Maybe not:

To the rescue: Gray Grantham, journalist, whom Darby first gets in touch with by telephone, calling herself Alice. Gray scribbles on his notepad while they talk. “Name not Alice?” Gray writes. Gray is supposed to be a star reporter.

Regardless, he and subject Darby Shaw get to the bottom of the conspiracy to assasinate supreme court justices as avenge their dead friends. Grantham’s impeccable style and rakish good looks are rumored, though, to have caused significant swooning as part of the process.

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mbdcsnap.png Like many cities, DC is home to a number of fictional characters. Hollywood, amongst other cabals of creative artists, is obsessed with Washington DC almost as much as it is obsessed with its own Los Angeles. DC is the backdrop for so many stories, so many amazing characters. Today, we begin to recount our own fictional characters, much as New York and Los Angeles have done. Enjoy our list, it will unfold through next Tuesday.

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