41 Famous Celebrities In Hollywood You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Conservatives

41. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler has been a fixture in the entertainment world for years with his starring roles in the comedies “Happy Gilmore” and “Billy Madison,” as well as his four years as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” Sandler is also a registered Republican, and as a Jewish man strongly appreciates the Republican Party’s support of Israel. In the past, Sandler has given to the campaign of former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, and he performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. However, Sandler still holds socially liberal positions, and strongly supports gay marriage, having starred in the movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

40. Tom Brady

Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady endorsed Donald Trump during the 2016 election, as the two have been friends for many years, and Trump once tried to set up Brady with Ivanka Trump. A photograph of Brady’s football locker showed a “Make America Great Again” hat inside. Brady wanted to visit Trump at the White House after winning the Super Bowl, however, opted not to go after his former supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen advised against it.

39. Vince Vaughn

Vaughn argued in 2011 for a plan to put armed guards in school, similar to Trump’s proposal to arm teachers, Vaughn said: You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to?” he asked British GQ. “They do. And we should be allowed the same rights.”Vaughn made headlines when alongside fellow conservative actor Mel Gibson, he rolled his eyes during Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globe awards in which she was critical of conservatives and advocated for immigration.

38. Denzel Washington

Washington is a devout Christian and a big supporter of the troops, and criticized other actors who do not show the same love and respect of the military. “People talk about the difficulty of making a movie and I’m like, ‘send your son to Iraq, that’s difficult,'” Washington said. Denzel can be considered a cultural conservative, he has spoken out that it’s irresponsible to ‘blame the system’ for black incarceration, saying ‘it starts at home’. Denzel is also hugely critical of the mainstream media, telling reporters “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed.” He didn’t stop his criticism of them there, adding “We live in a society now where it’s just first, who cares, get it out there. We don’t care who it hurts. We don’t care who we destroy. We don’t care if it’s true. Just say it, sell it.”

37. Carrie Underwood

Country singer and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is a registered Republican, although she tends to keep her politics to herself, believing it is wrong to push her personal political beliefs on fans. Oklahoma-born Underwood performed at an event honoring former president George W. Bush in 2011, and attributes much of her success to her faith in God. While politically conservative, the Grammy award winner tends to lean liberal when it comes to social issues, including gay marriage and animal rights. Underwood may not be a huge fan of President Donald Trump however, as during the 2017 Country Music Awards she famously changed her best-selling song “Before He Cheats” to zing Trump with “Before He Tweets.”

36. Chris Pratt

Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is a staunch 2nd Amendment supporter and owns as many as 30 guns. He purchased his (now) ex-wife Anna Faris a handgun when he had to film on location. It’s rumored that his marriage fell apart because he voted for Donald Trump.

35. Caitlyn Jenner

People are often surprised to find out that Caitlyn Jenner is a conservative because she is a transgender woman, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the gold medal winning Olympian. Jenner is a registered Republican, and was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump throughout the election, even suggesting that she could be Trump’s “trans ambassador”. The LGBT activist attended Trump’s inauguration, included the Trump-attended “Liberty Ball.” Jenner attributes her conservative views to the fact that her father served in the military, and believes that America is best suited with a “constitutional government.” Many in the trans community have criticized Jenner’s support for the Trump administration, especially considering Vice President Mike Pence’s record on LGBT issues.

34. Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson is also one of the top conservatives in Hollywood, much of which he ascribes to his strong Catholic faith.  Gibson is a registered Republican and has spoken at the commencement ceremonies at Christian college Liberty University. Gibson also famously rolled his eyes at Meryl Streep’s politically charged speech at the 2018 Golden Globe awards. Gibson’s career in Hollywood was almost destroyed when he made anti-semitic remarks to a police officer after he was arrested for a DUI in 2006. Gibson was additionally called racist after a secretly-taped phone call with his ex-girlfriend was released where the actor suggested if she was “raped by a pack of ni**ers,” she would be to blame.

33. Owen Wilson

Wilson likes Donald Trump, and said during the campaign, “So here’s somebody who’s not following that script. It’s like when Charlie Sheen was doing that stuff-Like, wow! He’s answering a question completely honestly, and in an entertaining way.” Owen Wilson is what you would certainly call “quiet” about his political views. However, he is known to surround himself with Hollywood conservatives like Vince Vaughn. Wilson tried to attend the Young Republicans Conference in Washington DC, but his friend, Vince Vaughn, wasn’t allowed to enter.

32. Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman, recent Best Actor winner, is a notoriously private person, however, some indicators point to a conservative worldview. Oldman objected to the editing of his film ‘The Contender’ allegedly saying it was liberal propaganda. Oldman’s manager called the film a “Goebbels like piece of propaganda.” Oldman defended Mel Gibson’s drunken anti-semitic rant, saying “He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f***ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word ‘n**ger’ or ‘that f***ing Jew’? I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy.”

31. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood spoke at both the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions. In his 2012 speech, he spoke to an empty chair that signified Barack Obama.In 2016, he came under fire for calling Millenials “the Pussy Generation.” During the 2016  campaign, he never really fully supported Candidate Trump, telling The Los Angeles Times, “I’m just astounded…I think both individuals and both parties backing the individuals have a certain degree of insanity.”

30. Tim Allen

Allen is also an unabashed conservative, who has complained that the failure of his most recent TV show, “Last Man Standing,’ was because of his strong conservative views. His cancelled sitcom was known for its conservative slant, and constant anti-Obama jokes. After his show’s cancellation, Allen compared being a conservative in Hollywood to the Jews in WW2 Germany. Fans of the show threatened to boycott ABC unless they brought the show back, but ABC confirmed that the show was not cancelled for political reasons, saying “Politics had nothing to do with it.” Allen originally supported Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president in 2016, but ultimately voted for Donald Trump, and attended his inauguration in 2017. However, Allen has gone on record to say that he’s not a fan of some of Trump’s extreme rhetoric, especially his anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican views.

29. 50 Cent

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson supported George W. Bush and said that the former president was “a gangsta”. 50 added, “I wanna meet George Bush, just shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him.” 50 Cent changed his affiliation in 2008 to Democrat, but not to support Barack Obama, instead endorsing Hillary Clinton, the more conservative of the two. 50 Cent claims that Donald Trump offered him $500,000 to join his campaign, but he turned it down.

28. Ted Nugent

The ultra-conservative rock star was one of the first celebrities to visit Trump at the White House. In his concerts, he said that former President Barack Obama could “suck his machine gun,” and even said that Hillary Clinton should be hanged. After the Congression baseball shooting, he briefly stopped his harsh rhetoric. “Is this America’s breaking point?” he asked on CNN. “It’s my breaking point. We’ve got to end this.” Nugent came under heavy criticism after writing a column for a conservative website in which he described Trayvon Martin a “17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe.”

27. Paris Hilton

Most people don’t see celebutante Paris Hilton as a political person, but her vote for Donald Trump confirmed her place as a conservative celeb. Mostly famous for her sex tape and red carpet antics, Hilton admitted she voted for Trump in the 2016 election, mainly because he is a friend of her family. When Trump confronted charges of sexual assault, Hilton said Trump’s accusers were “just trying to get attention and get fame.” Hilton’s foray into politics got interesting back in 2008 when presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain made a campaign ad comparing Barack Obama to “celebrities like Paris Hilton.” Paris responded with an ad of her own where she announced her candidacy for president and said she’s ‘totally ready to lead. I’ll see you at the debates, bitches.’

26. Scott Baio

Scott Baio is known worldwide as “Chachi” from the 70’s TV show “Happy Days,” and his own short-lived sitcom, “Joanie loves Chachi”. Now he is mostly known for being a fervent Republican, and strong supporter of Donald Trump. Baio was one of the few celebrities to endorse Trump when he was running for president, and Baio was even given the opportunity to speak the Republican National Convention, where he railed against Hillary Clinton, and promised that should Trump win, he’d “Make America Great Again.’ Baio is currently often seen on Fox News, praising the president, and criticizing Democratic politicians and policies.

25. James Woods

James Woods is one of Hollywood’s most well-known conservatives. Woods claims he has been “blacklisted” from Hollywood because of his often offensive views. Woods has flat out called former President Barack Obama a “true abomination,” and repeatedly accused Obama of being a Muslim (Obama is a Christian). Woods came into a huge controversy in 2017 after insulting the parents of a young child who identifies as neither a boy or girl “gender fluid”

24. Alex Trebek

Game show host Alex Trebek is a fixture on America television, having hosted the hit show “Jeopardy” since the show was revived in 1984. The Canadian-born Trebek became an American citizen in 1998, and was one of the torch carriers for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Trebek doesn’t align with an any political party, saying “I consider myself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative.” However, Trebek has donated to Republican candidates, including $3,000 to former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. When discussing the candidates in the 2016 election, Trebek said it was “very disappointing on both sides.”

23. Jenna Jameson

Adult film star Jenna Jameson is a conservative known for her love of the alt-right. Jameson originally supported Marco Rubio in the 2016 election, but proudly voted for Donald Trump. The Jewish convert has turned heads for her support of alt-right hero Milo Yiannopoulos, her defense of the KKK, and her anti-Muslim and immigrant views.

22. Bruce Willis

The Die Hard action star calls himself a Republican, but also says that he hates government and political parties. He wants a fiscally responsible government that will “stop pissing on my money and your money…and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington.”

21. Tom Selleck

Most famous for his mustache, the Magnum P.I. star endorsed John McCain in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2000. Selleck also one of the few Hollywood celebrities who’s a member of the National Rifle Association.

20. Pat Sajak

The Wheel of Fortune host is very outspoken about his Republican alliances. Sajak is a climate change denier and loves mocking liberals on Twitter, such as saying “Even though I told him it was settled folklore, my young nephew remains a Tooth Fairy denier.”

19. Cindy Crawford

Crawford endorsed Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, and several other Republicans running for smaller offices. The only time she didn’t back a Republican candidate was in 2008, for Barack Obama.

18. Kurt Russell

Russell once said “I wasn’t a Republican. I was worse. I was a hardcore libertarian.” He later said: “I believe in limited Constitutional government, free-market capitalist, reach for the brass ring. There’s this place where you can go do that and don’t step on anybody’s toes and still try to reach for the brass ring.” Russell chastised celebrities for bashing President Trump at the Golden Globes.

17. Kelsey Grammer

Grammer started a Conservative television network called Right Network; the tagline is “All that’s Right in the world.” ” Grammer endorsed George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and most recently, Michelle Bachmann. Grammer once said, ” Though conservative, supported gay marriage, saying: “I think that marriage is the providence of the church. I think it’s a religious rite. I don’t understand the civil angle on marriage at all. So am I pro-my friends who love each other getting married? Yes – gay, straight or otherwise. I don’t have an issue with it. Somebody obviously thought it would be fun to tax marriage one day, so they made it a government thing.”

16. Sylvester Stallone

Stallone supported John McCain in 2008 The action star said he “loves Donald Trump” because “he’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world.” Trump wanted Stallone to be the chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, but turned it down, saying “I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve.”

15. James Earl Jones

Jones didn’t think Barack Obama’s election was a big deal, saying not “to expect him to jump up and down” and that “it’s as it should be.” He’s a member of the NRA but doesn’t follow their politics. “I am a member of the National Rifle Association, but not a political member,” he wrote in his autobiography. “I just throw the political mail from the NRA into the trash…” When it comes to the right-wing politics of the NRA, I don’t get into that. I just believe in my right to have a gun in my house. ” His political enemies used to call him “The Darth Vader of the Republican Party.”

14. Mickey Rourke

The actor defended George W. Bush’s handling of the September 11th attacks, saying “President Bush was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don’t know how anyone could have handled this situation. I don’t give a [expletive] who’s in office, Bush or whoever, there is no simple solution to this problem… I’m not one of those who blames Bush for everything. This [expletive] between Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn’t it.” ” He donated money to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and even has a tattoo of the organization. ” He’s one of the few conservative members of PETA.

13. Chuck Norris

He blamed academics for “training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.” ” He’s a writer for the ultra-conservative site World Net Daily. ” Claimed that if Hillary Clinton was elected President, she would “destroy what is left of our republic”

12. Charlton Heston

The legendary actor was once the President of the National Rifle Associate and coined the famous NRA slogan, “”I’ll give you my gun when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands” He was also one of the early defenders of the NRA after several school shootings in the early 2000s, saying it was “a child issue, not a gun issue.” In 1998, he criticized then-President Bill Clinton, saying “Mr Clinton, sir, America didn’t trust you with our health-care system. America didn’t trust you with gays in the military. America doesn’t trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure, Lord, don’t trust you with our guns.” He also said that “political correctness is tyranny with manners.”

11. John Wayne

The iconic Western actor was a very far right conservative, even for his time. He was a staunch supporter of Richard Nixon, and spoke at the 1968 Republican National Convention. He was for the Vietnam War, too, and criticized liberals who protested it. After the civil rights era, he said in a Playboy interview that he believed that white supremacy was needed, if only for a time. “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility,” he said. “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.” To many conservatives, though, he became the face of the movement and remains so to this day. After accepting an endorsement from the Wayne family, President Trump said, “John Wayne represented strength. He represented power. He represented what the people are looking [for] today, cause we have exactly the opposite from John Wayne right now in this country. And he represented real strength and an inner strength that you don’t see very often.”

10. Phil Robertson

The Duck Dynasty paterfamilias isn’t just a regular conservative, he’s an award-winning conservative. He won the Citizens United “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award” at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. A year later, he exercised his 1st Amendment right to say that the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage caused 160,000 murders in the U.S. “At the time of [the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars] over the last 13, 14 years, you see going on right here in America, 160,000 were murdered,” Robertson continued, “When you allow men to determine … what’s right and what’s wrong, you get decisions like the five judges saying, ‘I may not know we have 7,000 years of history of men marrying women. A male and a female. For that reason, they’ll leave their father and mother and cleave to one and other and become one flesh. I know it’s been that way for 7,000 years, but we know best for what’s everyone.'”

9. Walt Disney

The man behind the most successful film studio of all time was also one of Hollywood’s most influential conservatives. He endorsed Barry Goldwater for President and Ronald Reagan for Governor of California. Disney was a major advocate for film censorship and started the Motion Picture Association for the Preservation of American Ideals to achieve that goal. He was staunchly against welfare. He used characters like Pollyanna to say that struggling people didn’t want “handouts.” In a 1957 speech, he claimed that welfare only gave Americans an excuse not to help each other.

8. Wayne Newton

The Las Vegas performer has always been a conservative darling. In fact, in 1983, Ronald Reagan’s administration kicked the Beach Boys out of the Fourth of July concert on the Mall and replaced them with Newton, Reagan’s friend. In 2015, Newtown came out to endorse another friend of his: Donald Trump, who he liked because he “tells it like it is.” He was one of the earliest (and only) celebrities to throw his name in for Trump. When he endorsed Trump, he even included a jab at Barack Obama. “He doesn’t have – he’s been where most of these guys want to be in terms of riding on his own plane. He doesn’t have to worry about what hotels he stays in,” and added, “Doesn’t have to worry about how his family gets to Hawaii, so on and so forth.”

7. Britney Spears

The singer was one of the few celebrities to defend former President George W. Bush during the beginning of the Iraqi War, despite his false claims that they had weapons of mass destruction. “Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes,” she said. “We should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens.” In 2001, she did a commercial for Pepsi that co-starred 1996 Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole. Despite being a registered Republican, she went on to endorse both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

6. Jessica Simpson

Simpson grew up conservative Christian, to the point of wearing a “promise ring” and claimed that she didn’t lose her virginity until she married Nick Lachey. “God is love and God is my beauty and I am so compassionate about my relationship with God and it makes me who I am right now,” she once said. “It makes me stand up tall and proud and the world cannot take me down because I know I can take pride in my love for God and I believe everybody else around me can have that as well.” In 2006, her father said that Simpson loved George W. Bush. However, after moving to Los Angeles, her views on religion and politics changed. “Me and my family got out of that [Christianity] and came to LA….To see all forms of meditation and prayer made me less judgmental,” she said. She also became a big admirer of Michelle Obama.”

5. James Caan

Caan describes himself as an “ultra-conservative,” and says he is a big fan of Fox News. He is also “very pro-Israel” and “can’t like anybody who isn’t.” In 2016, he endorsed Donald Trump for president, saying, I am supporting Donald Trump in the hopes that his ego won’t get in the way, and that he’s smart enough to hire good people. We don’t know that, but we pretty much do know what Hillary will do. So if Trump listens to the people he hires and he has a great cabinet, the scale tips that way for me. We need a hawk right now.”

4. Cary Grant

Grant was known for his swagger and musical skills, but he was one of the original Hollywood conservatives. In 1976, he even introduced Betty Ford during the Republican National Convention. However, his daughter, Jennifer Grant, says that today he “would be a libertarian; he was very live-and-let-live about social issues.”

3. Frank Sinatra

Though the crooner started out a Democrat and was indeed a Democrat for most of his life, Sinatra started switching allegiances in 1970, endorsing California Governor Ronald Reagan. He completely changed in 1972, criticizing Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern for bringing the party too far to the left. He told his daughter Trina that “the older you get, the more conservative you get.” This definitely seems to be the case for Sinatra; he campaigned heavily for the Democratic party in 1944, saying that “[Roosevelt] will make Young America’s dream a reality.”

2. Robert Duvall

Duvall has supported Republicans for most of his career. He went on stage in 2008 to support John McCain and Sarah Palin, and also endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012. However, in 2014, he started to distance himself from the GOP because of their growing religious fundamentalism, saying “It’s unfortunate…Women can’t be independent. Also, religion and politics should be completely separate. Completely separate.” He eventually came back around and now supports Donald Trump. “We finally have a president who knows the real values of our people. He works for the people, that’s the most important thing. Donald Trump is in love with his country,” he said earlier in 2018.

1. Kid Rock

The country rock star is quite the 2nd Amendment supporter and showed off a semiautomatic with a silencer during a Rolling Stone interview, criticizing Obama. “Guys with the president carry this,” he says. “You have to get these pre-1985 with a silencer. I bought it when Obummer came into office, because I’m thinking, ‘What if he f***in’ bans guns?'” In 2012, he endorsed Mitt Romney, calling him “the most decent motherf***er I’ve ever met in my life.” He also supported Donald Trump and was one of the first celebrities to visit the White House. On some issues, though, he considers himself moderate.”I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” Rock told The Guardian.

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