26 Famous Celebrities in Hollywood You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Conservatives
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.
25. 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, he opted not to go after his former supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, advised against it.
24. 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 Globes awards in which she was critical of conservatives and advocated for immigration.
23. Denzel Washington
Washington is a devout Christian and a big supporter of the troops, and he criticized other actors who do not show the same love and respect for 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.”
22. 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.”
21. Chris Pratt
Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is a staunch Second 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.
20. 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.” She also attended Trump’s inauguration. Jenner attributes her conservative views to the fact that her father served in the military, and she 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.
19. 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 the 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 that if she was “raped by a pack of ni**ers,” she would be to blame.
18. 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.
17. 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.”
16. 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 Pesky Whipper-Snappers “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.”
15. 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.
14. 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 he even said that Hillary Clinton should be hanged. After the Congressional 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 as a “17-year-old, dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe.”
13. 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.’
12. Scott Baio
Scott Baio is known worldwide as “Chachi” from the 70s 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 at 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.
11. 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 but as “gender fluid.”
10. 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.
9. Tom Selleck
Most famous for his mustache, the Magnum, P.I. star endorsed John McCain in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2000. Selleck is also one of the few Hollywood celebrities who’s a member of the National Rifle Association.
8. 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.”
7. 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.
6. 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, Michele Bachmann. Though conservative, he supports 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.”
5. 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 he 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.”
4. 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. He claimed that if Hillary Clinton was elected president, she would “destroy what is left of our republic”
3. 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 First 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.'”
2. 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.
1. Kid Rock
The country rock star is quite the Second Amendment supporter and showed off a semiautomatic with a silencer during a Rolling Stone interview while 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.