20 Powerful Hollywood Republican Actors

20 Powerful Hollywood Republican Actors

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May 20, 2017

1. Clint Eastwood

Actor Clint Eastwood said about the 2016 GOP presidential candidates - "any one of them" would be a better leader than President Obama.

In 1952, he registered as a Republican in order to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower. He also passively supported Richard Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns. 

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2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is a registered Republican. He describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially moderate.

In an interview on October 29, 2002, with MSNBC's Chris Matthews Schwarzenegger explained how he became a Republican after watching a Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey debate

Well, I think because a lot of people don’t know why I’m a Republican, I came first of all from a socialistic country which is Austria and when I came over here in 1968 with the presidential elections coming up in November, I came over in October, I heard a lot of the press conferences from both of the candidates Humphrey and Nixon and Humphrey was talking about more government is the solution, protectionism, and everything he said about government involvement sounded to me more like Austrian socialism. Then when heard Nixon talk about it, he said open up the borders, the consumers should be represented there ultimately and strengthen the military and get the government off our backs. I said to myself, what is this guy’s party affiliation? I didn’t know anything at that point. So I asked my friend, what is Nixon? He’s a Republican. And I said, I am a Republican. That’s how I became a Republican.

3. Bruce Willis

Actor Bruce Willis has endorsed Republican candidates since 2000. Apparently, he had called George W. Bush and offered his services for the military.

4. Sylvester Stallone

Actor Sylvester Stallone supported John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign.

5. Shirley Temple

Former child star Shirley Temple was a conservative republican, and also was in the race for office as a conservative Republican candidate in 1967.

6. Rob Schneider

Television and film actor Rob Schneider said in October 2013 that he is turning Republican as he could not take being a democrat any longer. 

7. Dwayne Johnson, The Rock

Wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson is a Republican. He spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention and has also appeared as "The Rock Obama" in a Saturday Night Live political comedy sketch in March 2015.

8. Vince Vaughn

Actor Vince Vaughn is a longtime republican and has supported Republican candidate Ron Paul during his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

This was his face when Meryl Streep was making her infamous speech at the 2017 Golden Globes. 

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Vaughn with Mel Gibson at the 2017 Golden Globes

9. Tim Allen

Actor Tim Allen confessed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he attended President Donald Trump's inauguration, and said, "You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ’30s Germany."

10. Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper has supported both generations of Bush presidents, has donated to the RNC, and starred in "An American Carol," a parody film of liberal filmmaker Michael Moore.

According to IMDB, he had once said

I've been a Republican since Reagan. I voted for Bush and his father. I don't tell a lot of people because I live in a city where somebody who voted for Bush is really an outcast.

11. Jon Voight

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Actor Jon Voight is a registered republican.

He endorsed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the 2008 Republican Party nomination. In January 2012, he endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 elections.

In October 2016, he called out Robert De Niro for his attack on Donald Trump. 

12. Robert Duvall

Academy award-winning actor Robert Duvall is a longtime supporter of the Republican Party. In September 2007, he supported Rudy Giuliani for the 2008 Republican Party nomination.

13. James Caan

James Caan, who portrayed Sonny Corleone in the movie The Godfather, is ultra conservative, in his own words. 

14. Adam Sandler

Actor Adam Sandler is a registered Republican. He supported Rudy Giuliani's 2008 Republican primary campaign. 

15. Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer is well-known for his allegiance with the right side. He supported Ben Carson for president. 

16. Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen tweeted in favor of Trump in August 2015. 

The above tweet was addressed to actor Owen Wilson after Wilson compared compared Trump to Sheen. 

17. Stephen Baldwin

Actor Stephen Baldwin showed confidence in Trump. And yes, he is the younger brother of the diehard anti-Trumper Alec Baldwin.

18. Bo Derek

Actress Bo Derek, who is a staunch republican, was apparently advised to not to go public with her support for the republican party, otherwise, she may never work again. 

19. John Wayne

This should come as no surprise. The manly Western movie star John Wayne was a vocal conservative Republican and supported anti-communist position. It was reported that the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin wanted to have Wayne killed for his anti-communism. 

20. Chuck Norris

The one Chuck Norris "fact" that Chuck Norris is proud of is that Chuck Norris is republican. He fully endorsed Trump and asked voters to vote for him, fearing that a "no" vote would give the Democrats the White House.