President Obama and Jay Leno at White House Correspondents Dinner

President Obama and Jay Leno at White House Correspondents Dinner May 1, 2010 Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has elicited a number of public perceptions regarding his personality and background. As the first African-American President of the United States, his race and culture have played a prominent role in this, both positively and negatively. His relative youth (47 when elected) has alternately resulted in his being praised for his freshness and criticized for his inexperience. His temperament and demeanor have drawn praise for his perceived unflappability and criticism for the perception of his lacking emotional attachment. The West Wing writer and producer Eli Attie based the character of Matt Santos (portrayed by Jimmy Smits) on Obama. At the time the politician was only a state senator. Obama later met Smits.[95] Will Smith expressed interest in portraying Obama in a film, citing his physical resemblance — particularly their ears — to the President,[96] something with which Obama concurred while discussing the possibility with Smith.[97] A musical comedy about Obama’s presidential campaign, Obama on My Mind, opened in London in 2009.[98] Actor Christopher B. Duncan portrayed Obama in 2008 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and also portrayed Obama in the 2010 Bollywood film My Name is Khan.[99][100] Reggie Brown portrayed Obama on “Hannah Montana to the Principal’s Office” of season 4 of “Hannah Montana”. Obama has also been depicted on the “Harder, Better, Faster, Browner” episode of