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Actors You May Not Have Realized Are Republican

Updated December 2, 2020 3.3m views142 items

List RulesThe below actors must have shown public support for Republican candidates or conservative causes.

This list of conservative actors includes well known right-wingers as well as a few surprises. It includes photos & biographical info - and contains current and historic famous actors who are Republicans. What actors are Republicans? More than you might think, considering Hollywood's reputation for being liberal. Obvious Republican actors, like Clint Eastwood, are on this list, but there are also a few surprises– like Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler. Republican actors are, of course, entitled to their own beliefs like anyone else, but many fans may be surprised that their favorite funny actors are also involved in politics.

This list of Republican actors in Hollywood are listed by which stars you might find most surprising. This list includes both right wing movie stars who have declared themselves to be full-fledged conservatives, as well as actors who have at one point publicly supported a Republican candidate or candidates. All conservative movie stars and actors who have donated to the Republican party are also included here.

If you've ever wondered about the political views of Kevin James, Kurt Russell, or Adam Sandler, than you might want to check out this list. Some of these Republican actors and actresses might be some of your favorite stars!

For a full list of all Republican celebrities, including singers, writers, and TV personalities, see this list of Republican celebrities, and for a full list of all Hollywood conservatives, see Conservatives in Hollywood.

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    7th Heaven, Child's Play
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  • Kevin Sorbo

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  • Shawnee Smith

    Saw II, Anger Management
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  • John Wayne

    The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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  • Clint Eastwood

    Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino
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  • Jon Cryer

    Two and a Half Men, Pretty in Pink
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  • Janine Turner

    Steel Magnolias, Northern Exposure
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  • Charlton Heston

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  • Fred Thompson

    Cape Fear, Die Hard 2
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    The Partridge Family, Grandma's Boy
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  • Jim Belushi

    According to Jim, The Ghost Writer
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  • Vincent Gallo

    Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny
    Vincent Gallo (; born April 11, 1961) is an American actor, director, model, musician, painter...  more

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  • Eva Gabor

    The AristoCats, The Rescuers
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  • Leeann Tweeden

    Poker After Dark, National Heads-Up Poker Championship
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  • Tracy Scoggins

    Babylon 5, Dynasty
    Tracy Dawn Scoggins (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress known for her roles as...  more

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  • Gary Sinise

    CSI: NY, Apollo 13
    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and...  more

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  • Ronald Reagan

    General Electric Theater, Kings Row

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  • Frank Sinatra

    From Here to Eternity, Ocean's 11
    Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and...  more

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  • Gene Autry

    The Gene Autry Show, The Singing Cowboy
    Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), nicknamed The Singing...  more

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    The Terminator, Predator
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  • Dennis Miller

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  • Connie Stevens

    Hawaiian Eye, Wendy and Me
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  • Ben Stein

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  • Hunter Tylo

    The Bold and the Beautiful, Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy
    Hunter Tylo (born Deborah Jo Hunter, July 3, 1962) is an American actress, author and former...  more