Skip to comments.The Last Hollywood Conservative (Vanity)
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?
Bo Derek is a conservative.
Jimmy Stewart (born here in my hometown), died in the 1990’s - can’t remember exact year. Was a true conservative.
But, is she still actively working in Hollywood?
Jon Voight is supposed to be a conservative since 9/11.
Tom “Magnum” Selleck.
Gerald McRaney, originally of “Simon & Simon.”
Maybe Bruce Willis.
R. Lee Ermey
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.
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.
Chuck Norris doesn’t have to be conservative. He’s Chuck Norris.
I got to meet him in an elevator once.
The doors of the elevator open and there he was standing there tall and tan.
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!).
Clint Eastwood a dinosaur? Yeah, the red-meat eatin’ kind!
“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.
So is James Wood.
Those unfortunates are usually the semi-brain dead cult members.
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.
One of the Baldwin brothers (not Alec of course) is conservative...I saw him at the last GOP convention.
“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.
The list linked in the post includes George Lucas with a question mark ... George Lucas is most assuredly a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT.
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.
What about Drew Carrey?
Here’s a good way to find out..
Gary Sinise ...
Also - he goes to Iraq to entertain the troops ...then there is is “Lt Dan Band” ...
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Arnold Schwartzen... wait... never mind. Rinos don’t count, do they?
Actually David created the Center but you are right that Kurt is involved.
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.
I’m inclined to agree - it looks as if it was Heston.
July 2, 1997.
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. 
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!)
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