Why did they call Ronald Reagan the Gipper

Ronald Reagan was originally from the world of entertainment and the nickname “the Gipper” was given to him because of his famous leading role in a motion film called “Knute Rockne, All American”. “the Gipper” was actually the nickname of the lead character George Gipp that he played in “Knute Rockne, All American”. In the movie, George Gipp was a talented football player in his college team, known to all by the name of George ‘the Gipper’ Gipp. Although Ronald Reagan acted in many more movies after that, the nickname “the Gipper” stuck to him and remained popular even when he became the 40th president of the United States of America and held office from 1981 to 1989. Many do not know the reason as to why he was called “the Gipper” and even more people do not know that Ronald Reagan was actually a professional actor with a charming personality and knack for the camera way before he became the president of the United States or the 33rd governor of California. Perhaps the most successful point of “Ronald Reagan the actor’s” carrier was when he managed to land a contract with the Warner Brothers, but unfortunately, most of his films were B grade movies. “Love is on the air” was a movie that earned him appreciation and a bit of fame as he played the lead character in that film. Although Ronald Reagan got his famous nickname “the Gipper” from “Knute Rockne, All American”, film experts consider Reagan’s role in “Kings Row” to be his best performance onscreen.

It is a fact that someone popular is likely to be tagged with a nickname, especially if he happens to have played a popular character in a movie. Ronald Reagan was indeed popular during his term as the president of America and he did display some similarities with his onscreen character of George Gipp, therefore “the Gipper” automatically became a popular nickname for Ronald Reagan. Before coming into politics, Ronald Reagan had worked for the radio, television, motion pictures and served in the army during World War two. Ronald Reagan was even in fact the first president to have ever survived an assassination attempt and went on to become even more popular.