Actors Turned Politicians
Lot of actors play politicians on the big and small screens, but few have made the transition in real life. At every level of government, there are actors who have used their charisma, good looks, and personalities to get the policies they support enacted. Though Hollywood has a reputation as a city of liberals, many conservative actors have been members of the Republican party. From Ronald Reagan to Sonny Bono, here's a look at famous actors who went on to careers in politics.
Actors Turned Politicians
Film Actor, Television Actor, U.S. President, U.S. Governor / 1911 - 2004
President Ronald Reagan helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War. He solidified the conservative agenda for decades after his presidency.
Film Actor, Governor / 1947 -
Arnold Schwarzenegger first gained fame as a body builder, using that as a launching point to become a huge Hollywood star and, later, the governor of California.
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profile name: Ronald Reagan profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, U.S. President, U.S. Governor
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profile name: Arnold Schwarzenegger profile occupation: Film Actor, Governor
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profile name: Sonny Bono profile occupation: Singer, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Shirley Temple profile occupation: Film Actress, Diplomat
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profile name: Kal Penn profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Government Official
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profile name: Clint Eastwood profile occupation: Actor, Director
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