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Benjamin Asher
President Benjamin Asher on Olympus Has Fallen
Gender: Male
Hair color: Light Brown
Date of birth: April 15, 1967
Nationality: American
Residence(s): Washington, D.C.
Affiliation: United State Government
Profession: President of the United States of America
Marital status: Widower
Spouse(s): Margaret (deceased)
Children: Connor
Status: Alive
Played by: Aaron Eckhart
Films: Olympus Has Fallen
London Has Fallen
"We've lost good friends. Family. All good people. Heroes, every one of them. Our hearts and prayers go out to their families. And they will be remembered. Nor will we forget those who serve out of the spotlight, to whom we owe our highest gratitude. Our foe did not come only to destroy our things or our people. They came to desecrate our way of life. To foul our beliefs. Trample our freedom. And in this, not only did they fail, they granted us the greatest gift - a chance at our rebirth. We will rise renewed, stronger, and united. This is our time. Our chance to get back to the best of who we are. To lead by example with the dignity, integrity, and honor that built this country. And which will build it once again. May God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America."
―Benjamin Asher [src]

Benjamin Asher is the President of the United States in the thriller Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen.

Character Biography[]

White House Attack[]

Shown to be a powerful and charismatic leader, Asher is an efficient and popular president who has even gotten America off its dependence on foreign oil. Asher has a content life with his family until his wife is killed in a car accident. Asher blames secret service agent Mike Banning for her death although he continues to lead a fairly stable life with his son. He is then taken hostage by Kang Yeonsak and held prisoner in the PEOC bunker underneath the White House. Kang claims he is not afraid of Banning but Asher warns him that he should be. Later on, Mike rescues the president and he goes on to make a speech about rebuilding America.


President Asher holds a press conference after the White House invasion

It's never specified, but it is likely that he is a Republican.

London Incident[]


Olympus Has Fallen Characters
Heroes Mike Banning - President Benjamin Asher - Allan Trumbull
Villains Kang Yeonsak - Dave Forbes
Allies Lynne Jacobs - Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan - General Edward Clegg - Ray Monroe - Roma
Henchmen Lim - Cho - Yu
Other characters Leah Banning - Margaret Asher - Connor Asher

London Has Fallen Characters
Heroes Mike Banning - President Benjamin Asher - Vice President Allan Trumbull
Villains Aamir Barkawi - Kamran Barkawi
Allies Lynne Jacobs - Jacqueline "Jax" Marshall - Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan - General Edward Clegg - Ray Monroe - D.C. Mason - Kevin Hazard - Will Davies
Henchmen John Lancaster - Sultan Mansoor - Raza Mansoor
Other characters Leah Banning - Voight - Bronson