Orson Welles, the actor and film director, once gave his opinion on actors becoming politicians:
"I think Gregory Peck would have been good as President. Better than he was as Captain Ahab anyway!".
Orson Welles admitted that he had once considered politics, but had been advised that he stood no chance of being elected to high office, because he was an actor and had been divorced. He thought this most ironic when he contemplated the career of Ronald Reagan.
(Quoted by Gore Vidal)