Democrat or Republican? How 45 Top Celebrities Vote
Democrat or Republican? Here's a look at how 40 top celebrities vote.
George Clooneyis a lifelong Democrat and was a prominent supporter ofPresident Obamaduring the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. He's also been vocal about his support for the party.
Said Clooney on ABC News Now'sPopcorn with Peter Travers in 2011: “I’m disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama … If he [were] a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this, they’d be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They’d be selling him as the guy who saved the auto industry. If they had the beliefs, they’d be selling him as the guy who got rid of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years."
In 2019, he says he will vote for Hillary Clinton.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a registered Republican and spoke at the party's national convention in 2000. Still, The Rock has made it clear he has pals on both sides of the aisle. "I have good friends who are politicians on both sides,” he told theAssociated Press. “Clinton is a good buddy of mine; Obama is a good buddy of mine—a multitude of people who are buddies.”
Leonardo DiCapriois an avid supporter of the Democratic Party. The movie star publicly voiced his support of John Kerry in the 2004 election and donated ,300 to the Obama campaign in 2008, which is the max amount a single person can donate to a campaign during an election cycle.
DiCaprio even spoke alongsidePresident Obamaat the Climate Summit 2014 at UN General Assembly Hall. Together, the pair addressed 120 world leaders, imploring them to do their part to fight global warming and climate change. According to New York Daily News, DiCaprio and Obama had "staring roles" in the event.
For 2019, DiCaprio has endorsed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Kristin Chenoweth, our favorite Broadway diva, is a self-proclaimed Christian Republican who is conservative in some ways and liberal in others. Although she is generally outspoken about her Christian faith, she is devoted to equal rights for all sexual orientations. In an interview with the Huffington Post, she said that she "doesn't believe being gay is a sin," and has even shot a PSA for same-sex marriage, despite her association with the Republican Party.
Beyoncé and Jay Zare both Democrats and have been particularly vocal about their support ofObama's2008 and 2012 campaigns. Beyoncé even sang the national anthem at Obama's 2012 inauguration.
The pair have also put a lot of effort toward raising money for the Democratic party. During Obama's 2012 campaign, Bey and Jay hosted a charity event at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan. Tickets to the event were ,000 a head. The musical duo count the Obamas as "friends," and the president has even personally thanked the two for being upstanding role models for his children and Americans in general, according to the Washington Post.
Most recently, Beyoncé attended a Clinton fundraiser event in New York City, Bloomberg reports.
Although his Spaghetti Westerns may not be taken seriously anymore, one thing thatClint Eastwoodisn't joking about is his devotion to the Republican Party. He has dined with the Romney family on several occasions and was dedicated to helping Mitt win the 2012 election. Despite his disastrous speech at the 2012 Republican Convention, Eastwood is, according toVariety,often a "hit" with Republicans and is generally well respected as a forward-thinking, progressive Republican.
Bruce Willis, despite Hollywood's tendency to lean left, very publicly supports the ideals of the Republican Party. Most notably, he has made many statements regarding the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms. In an interview with The Associated Press, Willis posed the question about restrictions: "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?"
Harvard gradNatalie Portmanhas been an active supporter of the Obamas since Barack's first campaign. At aWomen for Obamaevent in Las Vegas in 2012, Portman eloquently stated her faith in POTUS while also expressing her position as pro-life. During her speech, the actress confidently said that "President Obama fights for women every day, and I am proud to stand with him on behalf of women and girls across the country."
Although many sites report Sarah Michelle Gellar to be a registered Republican, her political allegiance seems to be a little bit ambiguous. She has made many statements that imply that she is much more liberal than a Republic political affiliation would indicate. When Obama was elected in 2008, the actress said that she was "thrilled" and "couldn't ask for anything better."
We're guessing that she is fiscally Republican but supports Democratic social beliefs.
Despite her conservative, Southern upbringing,Reese Witherspoonhas put a lot of time and money into supporting the Democrats. In 2003 and 2005, she donated money in support ofHillary Clinton's senatorial campaigns and, according to theL.A .Times, Reese attended many high-priced events to support Obama during both of his presidential campaigns.
Although50 Centfamously called George W. Bush a "gangsta" and expressed his support of the Republican party back in 2005, the rapper fluctuates when it comes to political identity. In an interview withGQ, 50 said that he wanted to "meet George Bush, just shake his hand and tell him how much ofmeI see in him."
However, he has also voiced his support of both Hillary Clinton and President Obama. The rapper told theWall Street Journalthat "after a while, you look and judge character" rather than vote solely based on political party alliances.
Jake Gyllenhaalis actively involved in politics. He has appeared in a Rock the Vote commercial, which urge young voters to make their way to the voting booth. The actor has also participated in an American Civil Liberties Union advertising campaign to support civil liberties. According to theL.A. Times, theBrokeback Mountain star supportedJohn Kerryduring the 2004 election and has always been a very vocal proponent of gay rights and marriage equality.
It isn't surprising thatJessica Simpson, a native Texan, has been said to "love the heck" out of former president George W. Bush. However, she is by no means a die-hard Republican. In fact, she even turned down an invitation to a high-profile Republican fundraiser with Bush, according to CNN.
To further her political ambiguity, she has voiced her support of the Obamas, specifically FLOTUS. In an interview withPeoplemagazine at the 2010 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., the country singer and businesswoman spoke highly of Michelle, saying that "she's such an incredible woman, and she's with such a powerful man." She even went so far as to say that she "wants to be Michelle Obama."
Brad Pittis nothing if not liberal—from his charity work to his extremely diverse family. His stance on politics is equally liberal, if not more so. On , he jokingly (but seriously) advocated for the legalization of marijuana and voiced his support for several other liberal agendas, including gay marriage and the division of church and state.
Apparently Brad andPresident Obamaare distantly related cousins, but we doubt the actor's support of POTUS has anything to do with family favoritism and everything to do with progressive social values.
Modern Family'sJulie Bowenis often referred to as a conservative. This is commonly supported by the fact that she donated ,000 in support of the congressional campaign of Maryland Republican Helen Delich Bentley.
The actress toldCapitol Firethat motherhood has made her more "conservative about some stuff now that [she] never thought [she'd] be conservative about."
Cameron Diazhas always been very vocal about her political position as a Democrat. The actress not only supportedJohn Kerryin the 2004 election, she also publicly denounced his opponent, wearing a shirt that read "I won’t vote for a son of a Bush!"
According toDaily Caller, she also donated a hefty ,200 toObama’scampaign, and when the president was reelected, she told Fox News that election day "was a great day" and she was "proud of our country that democracy is still intact."
“Girls” starLena Dunhamtook to Instagram in 2019 to postthat shot of Hillary Clinton reading her BlackBerry, and captioned the snap: “This is Hillary reading a text from me that says, ‘With you every step of the way, gurl’ #mypresident.”
Although he has been frequently identified as a Republican,LL Cool Jresents this association and refers to it as an "assumption." In an interview withPiers Morgan, the rapper said that "I don't think anybody should assume that I'm a Democrat either. I'm an independent."
When Obama won reelection in 2012, LL voiced his support over Twitter and congratulated the prez on his victory. Even though he self-identifies as an independent, his values seem to skew a bit to the left.
AlthoughAdam Sandleris traditionally tight-lipped about his political stance, he has made some moves that point toward Republicanism. In 2007, the comedian donated over ,000 to RepublicanRudy Giuliani’spresidential campaign. And, according to , he also attended the Republican National Convention in 2004.
According to the Huffington Post, Jennifer Aniston supports the Democratic Party. In 2008, duringPresident Obama'sfirst campaign, the actress donated ,300 to the party in support of Obama.
Four-time Super Bowl champTom Bradymade headlines for (sort of) saying he supports Republican frontrunner and “good friend” Donald Trump.
“Can I just stay out of this debate?” Brady said during his weekly chat on WEEI’s “The Dennis & Callahan Show" in December, adding “Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say.”
Hillary Duff, a Texas native, has been identified as both a Democrat and a Republican. Many people refer to her performance atGeorge W. Bush's2005 inauguration as proof that she is a dedicated Republican.
However, the singer has also spoken positively of Obama. Back in 2011, she tweeted, "Wow just had the most interesting dinner with about 20 couples and @BarackObama!! Always fascinating to talk to such influential people!" But this by no means proves that she is a avid Democrat either.
Despite ex-husbandBruce Willis's affiliation with the Republican Party,Demi Mooreis very liberal. The actress voiced her support for Obama in both 2008 and 2012. In fact, she even directed a celeb-packed "I Pledge" video back during Obama's first term, expressing her allegiance to the president.
Vince Vaughnrefers to himself as a conservative and a major supporter of Ron Paul. He credits his conservatism to his working-class upbringing.
However, in an interview on theAdam Carolla Show, he said that he has generally "lost faith" in the government—whether that is a statement against our Democratic president or our Republican Senate is open to interpretation.
Although generally quiet about political issues,Meryl Streep has provided a lot of support to the Democratic Party over the years. In fact, her donations toward the Democrats total more than ,000, according to Open Secret.
One issue she is very vocal about is women's rights and gender equality. She has lobbied to try to get Congress to build a National Women’s History Museum in Washington D.C.
Heather Locklear, though particularly tight-lipped about her political views, distantly associates herself with the Republican Party. However, according to theBlaze, when the actress was asked to participate in a documentary about Republicans in Hollywood, she refused.
Justin Timberlakeis a proud supporter ofObamaand an active Democrat. In 2008, the singer made an appearance at rally for Obama and performed "Vote in the Box," a political rendition of his famously raunchySNLskit.
In an interview at the event, the singer said that he and wife Jessica Beil had "never publicly endorsed before. But we've never been so inspired by one person," referring to Obama.
Further proving his liberality, when Obama voiced his support of gay marriage back in 2012, Justin tweeted a most genuine response: "Barack Obama inspires me once again. True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that ALL of ours can be heard."
Taylor Swiftis another celebrity that straddles the lines of political parties. Perhaps this is due to her age and the fact that she's only be able to vote for two elections. Regardless, the country-turned-pop singer has vocalized support for both Democrats and Republicans.
In 2008, the first election she was eligible to vote in, she performed at the Republican National Convention. However, that same year, after Obama won the election, she vocalized her support for the new president. In an interview withRolling Stone, Swift stated that she'd "never seen this country so happy about a political decision in my entire time of being alive" and that she was "so glad this was [her] first election."
This makes us think that she leans to the left, but her participation in the Republican National Convention, her Southern upbringing, and her Christian background all point toward an affiliation with the Right.
Shannen Doherty is definitely someone who is proud of her political affiliation. In an interview with PR.com, the actress clearly said that her "values tend to always go toward the Republican Party," but that she doesn't judge or condemn anyone who has different beliefs than her.
However, the actress refuses to make a vote based solely on political parties: "I do consider myself a conservative. With that being said, I will not vote for a Republican if I do not actually believe in them. My biggest thing is to evoke change and to stand for something, whatever that something may be."
Ben Affleckis an active member of the Democratic party and has very publicly endorsed Democratic politicians. In an interview withPlayboy, the actor credits his liberality to his childhood, growing up "in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood."
Most recently, the star donated to the Clinton campaign.
He has voiced his support for Al Gore, John Kerry, President Obama, and nowHillary Clinton. Ben Affleck is all liberal, all the way.
In 2019, model and reality star Kendall Jenner showed her support for Democrat Hillary Clinton on Instagram with a post reading: “Shirt by @themarcjacobs. History by @hillaryclinton. #MadeForHistory #ImWithHer.”
Kelly Clarksoncalls herself a "Republican at heart" and has tweeted public support to members of the Republican party, includingRon Paul.
However, the singer told theDaily Starback in 2012 that she was "probably going to vote for Obama again," implying that she voted for POTUS in 2008 as well. She continued to say that she couldn't "support Romney’s policies" as she has "a lot of gay friends" and doesn't "think it’s fair they can’t get married."
In 2019, she endorsed Hillary Clinton in a interview. “I'm a fan of Hillary. She's badass,” she said.
ActorJamie Foxxis a lifelong Democrat who has endearing admiration for President Obama.
In an interview with theHollywood Reporter, he expressed his approval of POTUS, saying that he "loves watching the calmness and coolness, knowing that when the cameras are switched off and he is with his wife, he goes, 'Holy mother! I had no idea it would be this bad!' If you look back on this time, you'll look back on how chaotic it was and say, 'Here's a man who is not afraid.'"
In addition to his verbal support, Jamie also donated ,400 to the Democratic National Committee in 2009. A few years later, he gave another ,900 to Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, and in 2019 endorsedHillary Clintonto TMZ.
It's not shocking to learn thatKim Kardashianlistened to her Republican parents and voted Right—until she met Kanye and started hobnobbing with Hollywood and fashion heavyweights. Still, it's hard to see if she has arealconnection to a political party.
In 2012, she attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and was asked by theNew York Daily Newswhether she’d met anyone on the political spectrum who impressed her. “Rick Santoro [sic] and his daughters,” Kardashian said, obviously referring to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. “I like the family connection,” she added.
The paper asked if that meant she’s a Republican. “I’m a Democrat,” she said, “but my mom and dad are Republicans.”
In November 2014, Kim raised eyebrows when she posted a message to social media supportingBarack Obamain the midterm elections. The problem, of course, being that Obama wasn’t up for reelection.
Although she publicly endorsed President Obama in 2008,Cindy Crawfordprovided a ton of support toMitt Romneyin the 2012 election. In fact, according to CNN, the model appeared in a promotional video for the Romney campaign.
Despite her monetary donation to the Obama campaign in 2008, most of her political donations have been directed toward the Republican Party. Regardless, a spokesperson for the model made a statement saying that "she's not politically aligned with any party or candidate."
Alec Baldwinis a die-hard Democrat. Known to be particularly hotheaded and prone to rants, the actor is definitely not afraid of making public political statements.
In a Twitter rant, Baldwin asserted that voting for Obama's opponent would mean a return to "lying thieves in the White House who make war under false pretenses in order to make $ for their friends." He has also bashed Republican politicians via Twitter, including Dick Cheney, Hank Paulson, Donald Rumsfeld, and even former president George W. Bush.
LeAnn Rimescan't quite be classified as either a Democrat or a Republican; independent seems most fitting. Although she performed at a GOP fundraiser, she took to Twitter to explain that "it's a job" and that she's "entertainment, not making a political stance."
In an interview with CNN, when asked her political stance, she replied rather ambiguously: "I think everyone should make their own decision without being swayed by a celeb." Good answer.
Meg Ryanis a Democrat and showed particular support of 2004 presidential candidateJohn Kerry. She spoke, alongsideRobert Kennedy Jr., at a rally in Tampa for the presidential candidate. During this talk, the actress criticized many of former president George W. Bush's policies, specifically pertaining to the environment.
Kelsey Grammer, in an interview withJay Leno, refers to himself as an "out-of-the-closet" Republican, addressing the stigma toward Republicans in Hollywood.
The actor is an active supporter of the GOP. He was a guest at George W. Bush's first inauguration, campaigned for John McCain in the 2008 general election, and endorsed Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
Ellen Degeneresis known to be very liberal, but when it comes to identifying with a party, the talk show host, in an interview withTime, stated that she's "not much of a political person."
However, during the 2012 presidential campaign, Ellen had Republican candidate John McCain on her show. She was particularly harsh toward him and grilled him on questions about same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.
Although she claims not to pay attention too much to politics, she also told Timethat "it’s probably fair to say that I’d support the Democratic candidate."
Gary Siniseis a very prominent Republican in Hollywood. According to theNew York Times, he is one of the few named members of Friends of Abe, an extremely exclusive and protected organization of right-wing supporters in the entertainment industry.
He has also donated thousands of dollars to John McCain and Mitt Romney. Additionally, his identification as a Republican has been written into his character of Mac Taylor onCSI.
Although he made some pretty biting comments about Obama's first term in office,Matt Damonhas historically leant support to the Democratic Party.
He has helped fundraise for the successful senate races of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren,.
Lauren Conradcomes from a wealthy, upper class family who has traditionally voted Republican. However, when New York Magazine asked her about her political position at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2008 , the realty TV star turned lifestyle guru replied that she "believe[s] in a private ballot."
However, the people at NY Mag weren't convinced and watched her during the speeches at the event-- she seemed to respond positively to the Republic speakers and was much less enthusiastic when Democratic speakers spoke.
No matter how hush hush she may be about her political position, we think it's safe to assume she is rather liberal, but still leans to the right on some issues.
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