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26 Actors Who Went Into Politics

List of Actors Who Went Into Politics Ranked by Fame and Popularity. It seems that every actor has an opinion about politics. Several actors actually made the transition to become politicians later in life, while others started their careers in politics. Some actors focused on local governments, while others were elected to national offices.

Who is the most famous actor who went into politics? Ronald Reagan tops our list. To date, Reagan is the only former-actor to make it all the way to the office of the President of the United States, which he held from 1981-1989. Ronald Reagan starred in films such as "Kings Row" and "Bedtime for Bonzo," before entering into politics. He served as the Governor of California from 1967-1975. Arnold Schwarzenegger, best known for playing the title role in “Terminator,” was also the Governor of California from 2003-2011.

Some actors who are also politicians focused on their local governments. Clint Eastwood has directed and starred in Oscar Winning films like "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby." He served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California from 1986-1988. He also served on the California State Park and Recreation Commission and he spoke at the 2012 National Republican Convention.

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    Ronald Reagan starred in films such as "Knute Rockne, All American" and "Bedtime for Bonzo" and was president of the Screen Actors Guild before entering into politics.  Reagan was the Governor of California from 1967-1975 and the President of the United States from 1981-1989.

    Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)
    Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Soldier, Lifeguard, Radio personality + 1 more
    Schools: Eureka College, Dixon High School
    Cause Of Death: Alzheimer's disease, Pneumonia
    Place Of Death: Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Children: Michael Reagan, Patti Davis, Ron Reagan, Maureen Reagan, Christine Reagan
    Medical Conditions: Alzheimer's disease
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