Famous RepublicansWhile Hollywood is comprised of mostly staunch Democrats, there are a few conservative folks who stand tall and strong.
These stars believe in small government, tax deduction, and conservative family values. Or at least that's what their party stands for. One thing's certain: these famous Republicans stand apart from the majority of Hollywood figures who lean left politically. Check out our list of celebrities who are proud to be Republican.
1. Stephen Baldwin
Openly conservative actor Stephen Baldwin has called Sarah Palin "fantastic" and famously threatened to move to Canada if Barack Obama was elected. Well, he still lives stateside so maybe we'll chalk this up to lots of bark but not so much bite.
2. Jessica Simpson
Texas-born Jessica Simpson is a Republican, though she's wary about mixing her career and political beliefs. She infamously turned down an invite from President Bush to a 2006 GOP fundraiser, saying it would politicize her charitable work with Operation Smile. Her father, though, reaffirmed she was a big Bush supporter. "We are huge fans of him and of his family, his girls," Simpson said. "Jessica loves the heck out of him."
3. Britney Spears
Louisiana girl Britney Spears supported President George Bush and apparently a bunch of GOP House representatives raised some cash at her D.C. concert in '09. Sneaky. (lol okay.)
4. Tony Danza
Actor Tony Danza's a registered Republican and comes from a conservative Italian family in Brooklyn. Campaign contribution reports show he's given generous donations to Republican candidates, including George W. Bush.
5. Clint Eastwood
Through his art, Clint Eastwood has demonstrated a constantly evolving -- and murky political leaning. In 2008, he admitted that he voted Republican, but added "Republicans are supposed to be libertarians, aren't they?"
6. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar is a registered Republican, but the private actress hasn't spoken openly about her beliefs. What she has done is actively give to charities, including breast cancer research, CARE, and Habitat for Humanity. She's said: "My mother taught me a long time ago that even when you have nothing, there's ways to give back."
7. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has been described as "ultraconservative." He's told Playboy Bill Clinton was a "low-level opportunist," spoken out against stem-cell research, and had that infamous anti-Semetic rant. He tried to sum it all up in 2011: "The whole notion of politics is they always present you with this or this or this. I’ll get a newspaper to read between the lines. Why should we trust any of these people? None of them ever deliver on anything. It’s always disappointing."
8. Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer told FOX's Sean Hannity: " I am a Republican because I believe that the — individualism is the most sacred thing, the most sacred treasure." The Frasier star said about gay marriage: "So am I pro-my friends who love each other getting married? Yes -- gay, straight or otherwise" He's also signaled toward a possible senate run at some point.
9. Drew Carey
The Price is Right host, who's from small town Parma, Ohio, has been touted as a Republican senator, but he actually leans more Libertarian. He's a big Ron Paul lover and spoke out against McCain/Palin in 2008.
10. Matthew McConaughey
Small-town Texan boy Matthew McConaughey has said: "I'm a proud, patriotic American." He also lives part-time in a trailer, is a part-time naked bongo player, and isn't afraid to unleash his inner party animal. So in other words, he brings the "Party" to the "Republican Party". Woooooooo!!
11. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinze Jr., who was raised Roman Catholic, and his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar have stayed mostly tight-lipped about their political orientation. With that said, it's no secret the couple lean right.
12. Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear has been known as a Republican for years, but is stubbornly quiet on the issue. She declined to participate in a 2004 documentary called Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood, in which celebrity conservatives talked about being a cultural minority.
13. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Two-term Governator. What else need be said? Arnold Schwarzenegger went from bodybuilder/model/actor to the 38th Governor of California. But all anyone cares about these days is his love child...
14. 50 Cent
While 50 Cent has proudly confirmed his Republicanism, he still shows his love for President Obama. Though he wasn't invited to the president's inauguration, so he watched it from "a really nice hotel room."
15. Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis has supported George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and was a speaker at the 2000 Republican Convention. But don't try to label him. He told a reporter in 2006: "I'm sick of answering this f***ing question. I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican... I hate the government, OK?" OK.
16. Adam Sandler
Here's a curveball: Jewish goof ball Adam Sandler is a Republican, and an active one at that. In 2008, he donated $2,100 to Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign. Or maybe that was because he's such a passionate New Yorka'.
17. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, who was born on the same day as George W. Bush, is an openly strong supporter of the Republican party. He attended Bush's inauguration and has been awarded with a certificate from then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for filming Rocky Balboa in Los Angeles rather than a cheaper, overseas location.
18. Vince Vaughn
While filming Wedding Crashers, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn actually tried to crash a real-life Republican soiree at the D.C. Four Seasons. Wilson recounts the failed attempt: "It was for Young Republicans from Texas or something," Wilson says. "Vince actually is a Republican and they didn't believe him."
19. Tom Selleck
Actor Tom Selleck is a board member and spokesman for the National Rifle Association, appeared in ads for Wiliam F. Buckley's right-wing magazine The National Review, and endorsed John McCain in 2008. He calls himself a registered independent, but we call his bluff.
20. Alex Trebek
The famous game show fixture hosted a 2010 Republican fundraiser in Malibu and has donated $1,000 to conservative Senator Chuck Hagel. This news about the Canadian trivia whiz may make some intellectual elitists – or simple Jeapordy lovers – very disappointed.
21. Angie Harmon
In 2009, Angie Harmon gave Fox a telling interview – she defended Bristol Palin, said she disagreed with Obama (but that doesn't make her a racist,) and added: "One of the greatest things about the Republican Party is the understanding, we don't point fingers and we have class." See more of the interview here.
22. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
The View co-host has been categorized as the Republican one, though she's said she doesn't identify with the term "conservative." In 2008, the former Survivor contestant appeared at a rally for Sarah Palin, has spoken out against birth controll pills, and got into an infamously fiery fight on-air with Rosie O'Donnell about the Iraq War.
23. Joan Rivers
TV personality legend Joan Rivers has explicitly said she's a Republican (back in 2002.) When Time Out Chicago asked her why she voted for Obama, she said: "I am for anyone that will give me lower taxes, stop all this stupid spending. Whoever promises me that gets this chicken’s vote." She also called George W. Bush a "cutie pie," which is priceless despite anything else.
24. Donald Trump
Moneymaker/TV producer/real estate mogul Donald Trump has called himself a "committed Republican" and even fooled us all by almost running for the 2012 presidential election. He's pro-life, against same-sex marriage, and anti-gun control. He's donated to both conservative and liberal politicians, though remains registered for the red party.
25. Chuck Norris
Actor and martial arts legend Chuck Norris has campaigned for Governor Mike Huckabee, has stepped in for right-wing pundit Sean Hannity, and was one of the first celebrities to support Prop 8 against same-sex marriage. He also writes a column for the conservative website WorldNetDaily.
26. Ted Nugent
Yup, that's a picture of '70s rock 'n' roll icon Ted Nugent with Sarah Palin. The Nuge loves Palin so much that when Matt Damon attacked her in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, it was the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer who came to her defense in the media.
27. Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond is a fan of conservative values and has said of the Founding Fathers that they "learned to work hard and to appreciate everything we have. That's what this country is founded upon."
28. Gary Sinise
Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise contributed to the McCain campaign in 2008, and he also has a passion for honoring US combat veterans. He often tours with the Lieutenant Dan Band to play shows for the USO.
29. Shannen Doherty
Shannen says of being a Republican in Hollywood: "I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican."
30. Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper supported George W. Bush during his 2004 reelection campaign, quipping "when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn’t already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched."
i want receipts for some of these tbh