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The Last Hollywood Conservative (Vanity)
27 AUG 07 | Old Sarge

Posted on 08/27/2007 6:20:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge

Here is the topic for an attempt at serious discourse: Who Was The Last Hollywood Conservative?

Ronald Reagan: Left Hollywood for the political arena;

John Wayne: Passed away in the 70's before Reagan was elected to the Presidency, still making films up to his death;

Charlton Heston: Was still working in the 1990's before Alzheimer's took him;

Please, discuss this with me and, if you can, add to the list?


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I cannot confidently say there are many conservatives in any motion pitcure or visual media anymore - it seems the new "casting couch" involves making a public statement of "George Bush Is An Idiot", or some formula to that effect, if one wants to work in the industry.

Discuss?

1 posted on 08/27/2007 6:20:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: Old Sarge

Bo Derek is a conservative.


2 posted on 08/27/2007 6:23:49 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: Old Sarge

Jimmy Stewart (born here in my hometown), died in the 1990’s - can’t remember exact year. Was a true conservative.


3 posted on 08/27/2007 6:24:24 AM PDT by sneakers (This Pennsylvania gal supports DUNCAN HUNTER for President!)
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To: golfisnr1

But, is she still actively working in Hollywood?


4 posted on 08/27/2007 6:24:49 AM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Old Sarge

Jon Voight is supposed to be a conservative since 9/11.


5 posted on 08/27/2007 6:25:16 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter. Seriously.)
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To: Old Sarge

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


6 posted on 08/27/2007 6:25:45 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Old Sarge
Kelsey Grammer.
7 posted on 08/27/2007 6:26:17 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: golfisnr1

Tom “Magnum” Selleck.

Gerald McRaney, originally of “Simon & Simon.”

Maybe Bruce Willis.


8 posted on 08/27/2007 6:27:39 AM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Old Sarge

Patricia Heaton.


9 posted on 08/27/2007 6:28:18 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter. Seriously.)
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To: Old Sarge

Shirley Jones


10 posted on 08/27/2007 6:28:32 AM PDT by Scarchin (+)
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To: Old Sarge

R. Lee Ermey
Rick Schroeder
Patricia Heaton
Chuck Norris


11 posted on 08/27/2007 6:28:50 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Old Sarge
Being conservative in "Hollyweird" is the new "gay." You stay in the closet. Outward exhibition of conservatism is a career-limiting move.

There are the Patricia Heatons and Chuck Norrises, but they are relegated to bit parts. They became famous and likable before their political persuasion was known or cared about. Clint Eastwood is conservative, but he's an aging dinosaur.

I suspect that there are probably many more "in the clost" conservatives, but they just keep their heads down, and don't say much. They avoid political confrontations whenever possible, but as you suggested, only after making the grade on the "casting couch" does an actor get the big roles.

12 posted on 08/27/2007 6:30:21 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: Old Sarge

Patricia Heaton....


13 posted on 08/27/2007 6:30:22 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Nothin' from Nothin' leaves Nothin')
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To: Old Sarge

Kelsey Grammer is the most prominent currently, although I think he might be more libertarian. Also, there’s Patricia Heaton, although she’s more of a single-issue person.


14 posted on 08/27/2007 6:31:07 AM PDT by steve8714 (Spiderpig..Spiderpig..does whatever a spiderpig does...can someone get that out of my head?)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Chuck Norris doesn’t have to be conservative. He’s Chuck Norris.


15 posted on 08/27/2007 6:32:22 AM PDT by steve8714 (Spiderpig..Spiderpig..does whatever a spiderpig does...can someone get that out of my head?)
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To: Old Sarge
Heston was active until about 5 years ago. He attended CPAC quite a few times.

I got to meet him in an elevator once.

The doors of the elevator open and there he was standing there tall and tan.

16 posted on 08/27/2007 6:32:40 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Old Sarge

There are probably at least a couple of dozen conservatives in the biz but they are kept in the closet by hollywood’s opressive You-Must-Be-A-Flaming-Liberal policy. But of course liberals are tolerant of everyone’s views (making that swirling motion around my ear with index finger and saying coo-coo, coo-coo!).


17 posted on 08/27/2007 6:36:24 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: Old Sarge
Merv Griffen was a Conservative


18 posted on 08/27/2007 6:36:35 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Lou L

Clint Eastwood a dinosaur? Yeah, the red-meat eatin’ kind!


19 posted on 08/27/2007 6:37:33 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: golfisnr1

“Bo Derek is a conservative”

and someone who is comfortable in her own skin.

Other good folks were/are Martha Raye, Delta Burke, Art Linkletter, Walter Brennen (hardcore conservative), and let’s not forget Bob Hope.


20 posted on 08/27/2007 6:37:45 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: golfisnr1

So is James Wood.


21 posted on 08/27/2007 6:37:50 AM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: Lou L
Sorry, Clint (and I do love his old movies)is NO conservative, he is libertarian but in Hollywood, the real dividing line, as in much of the country, consists of a belief in God and a position of pro-life, of which there are actually a few and growing in numbers though not the "top box office stars."

Those unfortunates are usually the semi-brain dead cult members.

22 posted on 08/27/2007 6:39:16 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: mware

I sat behind Charlton Heston at the Cinerama Dome and watched Top Gun. That was a treat I will never forget. What a distinguished gentleman.


23 posted on 08/27/2007 6:39:20 AM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.i)
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To: Old Sarge

One of the Baldwin brothers (not Alec of course) is conservative...I saw him at the last GOP convention.


24 posted on 08/27/2007 6:41:18 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: television is just wrong

“So is James Wood.”

I’ll never forgive Wood for SALVADOR. That film was Oliver Stone’s stoned Trotskyist version of El Salvador’s recent history. It was pure lies and pure propaganda.


25 posted on 08/27/2007 6:41:25 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Long Island Pete

The list linked in the post includes George Lucas with a question mark ... George Lucas is most assuredly a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT.


26 posted on 08/27/2007 6:41:28 AM PDT by Finny (Only Saps Buy Global Warming)
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To: television is just wrong

HIs last year at CPAC, you could tell there was something wrong. He had just had double knee replacement as I recall, and I just attributed his problem as related to meds he was taking for pain.


27 posted on 08/27/2007 6:41:29 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Old Sarge

What about Drew Carrey?


28 posted on 08/27/2007 6:41:46 AM PDT by Koblenz (The Dem Platform, condensed: 1. Tax and Spend. 2. Cut and Run. 3. Man on Man)
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To: Old Sarge

Here’s a good way to find out..

http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/


29 posted on 08/27/2007 6:41:58 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Now more popular than Congress!* *According to a new RasMESSen Poll.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
I think Woods crapped in his pants when he realized the was on a test run with Mohammad Atta.
30 posted on 08/27/2007 6:42:49 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: Old Sarge

Gary Sinise ...
Also - he goes to Iraq to entertain the troops ...then there is is “Lt Dan Band” ...

Mike


31 posted on 08/27/2007 6:42:55 AM PDT by Vineyard
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To: dawn53

Stephen.


32 posted on 08/27/2007 6:44:04 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Now more popular than Congress!* *According to a new RasMESSen Poll.)
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To: Old Sarge

Dixie Carter


33 posted on 08/27/2007 6:46:26 AM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: zerosix
Sorry, Clint (and I do love his old movies)is NO conservative, he is libertarian but in Hollywood, the real dividing line, as in much of the country, consists of a belief in God and a position of pro-life, of which there are actually a few and growing in numbers though not the "top box office stars."

Conservatives believe is smaller government, lower taxes and personal responsibility. The religious right believes in God and is pro-life. While the two are not mutually exclusive, the litmus test is in my first sentence.

34 posted on 08/27/2007 6:47:14 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Old Sarge

Kurt Russell is also among the rational as far as I know. I beleive he and David Horowitz (sp?) founded a group called the Center for the study of Popular Culture, or some such.


35 posted on 08/27/2007 6:49:47 AM PDT by SkiKnee (It snows, therefore I ski.)
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To: dawn53
That would be Stephen Baldwin and I was just with him and his lovely wife and two daughters yesterday at my church, where he aas speaking of his faith in Christ, his Christian walk and his new ministry, extreme sports to reach out to the youth of Anerica.

His wife became a Christian first then him, then he was attempting to reach his brother Dan and praying that Dan's wife would not interefere, when lo and behold she became a believer and is leading Dan to Christ (her name is Chynna Phillips - daughter of Michelle Phillips.)Stephen and his team will be holding extreme sports (DMX bikes, etc.) in Phoenix and Dallas and soon to be in a city near you. They are to be known as "As Salt."

Stephen also has a new book "Unusual Suspect" and having already read it, I'd highly recommend it to all interested.

36 posted on 08/27/2007 6:50:13 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: alicewonders
Dennis Hopper, the rebel hippie in Easy Rider, said he became a republican when Regan was elected, and that he doesn't talk about it much for the obvious reasons.

(Dennis) Hopper Evolves From Rebel to Republican

"I've always been political," Hopper says, "but I haven't always been a Republican. I was with Martin Luther King [and] at the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley. I was a hippie. I was probably as Left as you could get without being a Communist."

Asked what happened, Hopper says, "I read too much Thomas Jefferson and decided that every 25 years you needed to have a change if you're really going to have a republic, and the Democrats had been in power too long."

This was about the time that Ronald Reagan was campaigning for the 1980 presidential election.

"I never cared for Reagan, very honestly," Hopper says. "I thought he was a bad actor. I never thought he was a great communicator, didn't think he was a great speaker.

"But the idea of changing the Congress, changing the Senate, getting the Democrats out, getting the Republicans in, also the idea of having less government -- which didn't seem to work out."

What began as a philosophy of political change turned into a change of political philosophy.

"The idea of less government," Hopper says, "more individual freedom, is something that I liked. I started believing it. So I started voting. I voted that time for Reagan, and I've voted on the straight Republican ticket ever since. I don't go to meetings, I don't go to things. I just go to the polls and do it."


37 posted on 08/27/2007 6:51:27 AM PDT by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: Poser

If one does not believe in the statement in the Declaration of Independence, that ALL are created by their Creator, one does not believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


38 posted on 08/27/2007 6:52:55 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: Old Sarge

Arnold Schwartzen... wait... never mind. Rinos don’t count, do they?


39 posted on 08/27/2007 6:53:30 AM PDT by 70times7 (Sense... some don't make any, some don't have any - or so the former would appear to the latter.)
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To: SkiKnee

Actually David created the Center but you are right that Kurt is involved.


40 posted on 08/27/2007 6:53:42 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: Poser
"Conservatives believe is smaller government, lower taxes and personal responsibility. The religious right believes in God and is pro-life. While the two are not mutually exclusive, the litmus test is in my first sentence."

Bump
41 posted on 08/27/2007 6:53:48 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: Lou L

Totally utterly agree with you.

People like Norris, Grammer, and Eastwood had their careers established before the Left truly came to power in the 90’s. They could afford to take the casting couch hit.

The rest of today’s celebrities - a word I now use as a perjorative - still have to wear their Party cards in their left breast pocket (over their hearts, like good Socialist men and women) and present their papers on demand.


43 posted on 08/27/2007 7:07:46 AM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Harvey1973

I’m inclined to agree - it looks as if it was Heston.


44 posted on 08/27/2007 7:08:51 AM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Old Sarge
Robert Duvall


45 posted on 08/27/2007 7:09:15 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Old Sarge

Andy Garcia

46 posted on 08/27/2007 7:10:23 AM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: Old Sarge
He attended the last Republican Convention, and is a member of the NRA.

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47 posted on 08/27/2007 7:13:29 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: sneakers; Old Sarge
Jimmy Stewart (born here in my hometown), died in the 1990’s - can’t remember exact year. Was a true conservative.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000071/

July 2, 1997.

48 posted on 08/27/2007 7:14:42 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: mware

Schroder lives in Topanga Canyon, California with his wife, Andrea Bernard, and their four children. He is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Schroder made an appearance on stage at the 2000 Republican National Convention, endorsing Presidential candidate George W. Bush. He is also a member of the National Rifle Association. Schroder has been playing chess since he was 7 years old and revealed that he and Kiefer Sutherland play chess on the set of 24. On the January 9, 2007 edition of CNN’s Larry King Live, Schroder announced he was changing his name back to Ricky. [2]


49 posted on 08/27/2007 7:16:51 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: zerosix

Thanks. I knew my facts were a little fuzzy on that.

Also, I don’t see Keiffor Sutherland’s name mentioned yet in this thread. (Speaking of fuzzy things, I’ve really got to check my spelling on these names. It’s embarassing!)


50 posted on 08/27/2007 7:17:02 AM PDT by SkiKnee (It snows, therefore I ski.)
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