The American President (Also Known As: Mi querido presidente ) is a Comedy Drama Romance film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. It released on 17 November 1995 (USA). The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen. Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.