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Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood Review
IGN ^ | January 6, 2006 | Peter Schorn

Posted on 01/09/2006 8:03:25 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew

January 6, 2006 - Hollywood has a richly-deserved reputation as an extremely liberal town populated by celebrities who rarely hesitate to assail their audiences with their political opinions. Between bluffing that they'd leave the United States if Bush was elected (Alec Baldwin), demanding that he be impeached (Barbra Streisand), hosting Air America radio shows (Janeane Garofalo, Al Franken), consorting with Fidel Castro (Danny Glover) and making romantic movies about Stalinist mass-murderer and t-shirt icon Che Guevara (The Motorcycle Diaries), Hollywood has gotten quite fat suckling at the liberal teat.

But just as there may be a few Britney Spears fans at a death metal concert, surely there must be some Republicans in Hollywood; and Democratic speechwriter and independent filmmaker Jesse Moss set out to find them in his short documentary Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood, which initially ran on the American Movie Classics channel in September 2004.

Using the 2003 gubernatorial run of Arnold Schwarzenegger as his hook - examining whether the lifelong Republican's success was proof positive that Hollywood conservatives are not a persecuted minority - Moss hopped on Arnold's campaign caravan and tracked down conservatives willing to discuss their career and their politics.

Actors Drew Carey, Pat Sajak, Patricia Heaton, Ben Stein, Vincent Gallo, producer Douglas Urbanski (The Contender), director John Milius and film critic/talk show host Michael Medved (among others) all make appearances; despite their recognizable successes, they all comment about lost job opportunities and negative reactions from co-stars, collaborators and money-men.

(Excerpt) Read more at dvd.ign.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benstein; boderek; conservatives; drewcarey; hollyweird; hollywood; indiefilms; intolerantleftists; libertarians; michaelmedved; movies; patriciaheaton; patsajak; republicans; television; vincentgallo
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Interesting, I'm going to have to check this movie out.
1 posted on 01/09/2006 8:03:27 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew
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To: ChicagoHebrew

I've seen it. It's very good, even though it's actually made by a Democrat. But unlike Michael Moore, he is fair in his portrayal.


2 posted on 01/09/2006 8:07:25 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux
But unlike Michael Moore, he is fair in his portrayal.

Wow! I'm surprised he hasn't spontaneously combusted.

3 posted on 01/09/2006 8:09:49 PM PST by b4its2late (For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

Hollywood - a sesspool of egomanical, insecure, oversexed fruitcakes


4 posted on 01/09/2006 8:10:16 PM PST by Luker
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To: ChicagoHebrew
I always knew that Ben Stein was Republican ... but Drew Carey?  Shows that, even in Hollywood, some people do have a clue.  I have a lot of respect for people in hollywood who admit to being conservatives, that can't be easy.  My line of work (computer technology) has more than it's share of libbies, but la-la-land is even more overrun with them.
5 posted on 01/09/2006 8:11:56 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: b4its2late

He seemed to me to be a moderate Democrat who really believed there is an intense anti-Republican bias in Hollywood and wanted to make a movie intelligently discussing the issue.


6 posted on 01/09/2006 8:12:45 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: softwarecreator

Drew was in Bush first Inaugural Parade with Kelsey Grammer and Pat Sajak. Carey is a Former Marine.


7 posted on 01/09/2006 8:13:09 PM PST by aft_lizard (What does G-d look like then if we evolved from nothing?See Genesis Ch 1:26-27)
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To: softwarecreator

There are actually a lot of Republicans in Hollywood, but most of them are not HUGE stars, and are not outspoken at all. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Shannen Doherty, Susan Lucci, and Heather Locklear are a few I could name offhand (yes, I know they're all women but those are the ones I notice most I guess).


8 posted on 01/09/2006 8:14:48 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux
unlike Michael Moore, he is fair in his portrayal

A democrat being fair and telling both sides of the story?  Who knew?  Guess you learn something new every day.

9 posted on 01/09/2006 8:15:30 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: aft_lizard

Actually, I think he was a Air Force officer.


10 posted on 01/09/2006 8:16:14 PM PST by Tyche (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: pcottraux
yes, I know they're all women but those are the ones I notice most I guess

yeah, but they are good looking women.  Of course the left has Garafalo and Striesand as eye candy.  {{yucch}}

11 posted on 01/09/2006 8:17:15 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: softwarecreator; All

Well, things like that are very rare.

This is a REALLY old thread from FR, but here is a link to a long list of conservatives in Hollywood (a lot of the names that appear are very surprising).

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b140fd711ae.htm


12 posted on 01/09/2006 8:18:07 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: softwarecreator

Streisand is only eye candy to wealthy nose-reductionists.


13 posted on 01/09/2006 8:19:21 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Rules must be obeyed! You mentioned several attractive conservative women, therefore pictures are mandatory.

*tapping foot*


14 posted on 01/09/2006 8:19:56 PM PST by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: aft_lizard
Wow.  Frasier is a conservative???  My guess is people like Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston, Bruce Willis and Arnold would be the few republicans.

Funny how the guys who usually play "real men" are GOP and the ones who play "not so real men" like Johnny Depp are lefties.  I am always surprised that Alec Baldwin is a leftie ... seemed like a pretty tough guy.

15 posted on 01/09/2006 8:21:10 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Tyche

Nope Marine.

http://www.who2.com/drewcarey.html

Carey joined the Marine Corps reserves in the 1980s, a job which he credits with establishing his signature buzzcut-and-black-glasses


16 posted on 01/09/2006 8:22:52 PM PST by aft_lizard (What does G-d look like then if we evolved from nothing?See Genesis Ch 1:26-27)
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To: pcottraux
Interesting link.  Surprised that Dennis Hopper is republican because in "Land of the Dead" he played a character, obviously reminiscent of Rumsfield, in a not too flattering light.

Thanks for the list!!!

17 posted on 01/09/2006 8:24:35 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: pcottraux
LOL.  So true.
18 posted on 01/09/2006 8:25:58 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Disambiguator

You make a good point.


19 posted on 01/09/2006 8:26:22 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Disambiguator

I promise I'll be back in a minute and it will be worth the wait.


20 posted on 01/09/2006 8:33:35 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: ChicagoHebrew

Vincent Gallo is a repub? That's truly weird...I could definitely see him as an Indie Libertarian....

Shhhhh...don't tell the social conservatives in case they've not heard of the Brown Bunny.


21 posted on 01/09/2006 8:39:37 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Disambiguator
Whoops! Silly me. Don’t call the hanging party yet (I’m actually pretty good at this one):

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Republican (I think she’s a member of the NRA):



Shannen Doherty: Also Republican:



Susan Lucci: I’m actually not positive on this one but I’ve heard she’s conservative:



Heather Locklear: Is it me, or is it getting hot in here?

22 posted on 01/09/2006 8:46:56 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: aft_lizard

I was wrong. Thanks for the clarification!


23 posted on 01/09/2006 8:49:27 PM PST by Tyche (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: pcottraux

who can forget Patricia heaton


24 posted on 01/09/2006 8:55:59 PM PST by minus_273
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To: pcottraux

You can add LeeAnn Tweeden to that list


25 posted on 01/09/2006 9:00:13 PM PST by Panerai
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To: minus_273; Panerai

Since you guys mentioned them, should you do the picture duties, or should I maintain the honor?


26 posted on 01/09/2006 9:01:57 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: softwarecreator
"I have a lot of respect for people in hollywood who admit to being conservatives, that can't be easy."

Admitting to being Republican and admitting to being conservative are two different things. Medved, Stein and Heaton are conservatives Drew Carey is Republican. It is a "big tent" love to have him glad he's with us but he is as much a conservative as Arnold "The Governator" is.
27 posted on 01/09/2006 9:04:37 PM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist than so can I.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
My favorite Hollywood Republican:

Master animator Ray Harryhausen!

28 posted on 01/09/2006 9:04:46 PM PST by RightWingAtheist ("Why thank you Mr.Obama, I'm proud to be a Darwinist!")
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To: softwarecreator

>Striesand as eye candy.<

Pun intended...


29 posted on 01/09/2006 9:04:46 PM PST by citizencon
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To: pcottraux

I don't think Ron Silver would call himself a republican, but he is an actor of great integrity, and a huge supporter of the WOT.


30 posted on 01/09/2006 9:05:18 PM PST by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: Anti-Christ is Hillary
Drew Carey is Republican ... but he is as much a conservative as Arnold "The Governator" is

A good point.  Guess he still has a ways to go yet.  At least he's 50% of the way there.

31 posted on 01/09/2006 9:10:45 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: pcottraux

Never a big fan of Doherty, but those pictures have changed my opinion dramatically.


32 posted on 01/09/2006 9:12:49 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: softwarecreator

Dennis Hopper says he was a conservative way back...even during the 60's and was always a big Reagan fan.


33 posted on 01/09/2006 9:15:28 PM PST by Fledermaus (Please explain the difference between Al-Qaeda and the Left? Anyone? Anyone?)
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To: softwarecreator

I miss her on "Scare Tactics." Now that was HER kind of show!


34 posted on 01/09/2006 9:17:24 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: ChicagoHebrew

bump


35 posted on 01/09/2006 9:18:11 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: pcottraux

it seems very likely that many of the young republican actors are "south park" republicans. politically conservative, support the war against islamic barbarity, but...

which is fine by me.


36 posted on 01/09/2006 9:18:13 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: King Prout

Yeah, me too. Pro-capitalism, for sure.


37 posted on 01/09/2006 9:19:01 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Paul_Denton

Kind of hoping post #22 would cheer you up a little.


38 posted on 01/09/2006 9:19:41 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux
Was that Roseanne as in Barr on that list?
39 posted on 01/09/2006 9:19:44 PM PST by mother22wife21 ( An alert citizen is a happy citizen -famishus)
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To: Fledermaus
Dennis Hopper says he was a conservative way back

Hmmmm ... maybe he's a better actor than I thought, he sure seemed to enjoy spooofing Rumsfeld.  Hard to believe the guy from "easy rider" would be anything but a die-hard libbie..  I'm glad he is conservative because I always liked him

40 posted on 01/09/2006 9:19:47 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: pcottraux
Never saw it.  Actually, I can't recall anything she was on (didn't watch 90210) except some movie from a long time ago that I think had Sarah Jessica Parker in it and that Cindy Lauper song.
41 posted on 01/09/2006 9:22:32 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: mother22wife21

The list is old and may require updating. I'm really not sure what to make of that one (George Lucas is labeled "questionable", but I don't think he's conservative at all).


42 posted on 01/09/2006 9:24:58 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: softwarecreator

I've heard she is a little bit on the "touchy/easily angered" side, if you know what I mean. But man...she's nice to look at.


43 posted on 01/09/2006 9:25:40 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Panerai

Let's not forget Tom Selleck is a conservitive.


44 posted on 01/09/2006 9:30:15 PM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist than so can I.)
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To: softwarecreator

He is libertarian.


45 posted on 01/09/2006 9:31:54 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: minus_273
I can't stand waiting anymore. I will do the honors:

Patricia Heaton:

46 posted on 01/09/2006 9:40:15 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Panerai
LeeAnn Tweeden

47 posted on 01/09/2006 9:54:01 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

Re: #22... hmmmmmmm.. rules ARE rules....!


48 posted on 01/09/2006 10:05:59 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Over THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE lost their 'civil liberties' on September 11, 2001.)
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To: Christian4Bush

I'm just doing my duty.


49 posted on 01/09/2006 10:10:39 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: nutmeg

bttt


50 posted on 01/09/2006 10:12:50 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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