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5 Hollywood Conservatives Who Went Into Politics

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Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood do a mock presentation on stage at the Shrine Auditorium 24 March 1995 in preparation for the 67th Annual Academy Awards. (Dan Groshong/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 18 Jul 2016 12:59 PM

Hollywood has a reputation for its overwhelming liberal views, but conservatives have their voices and have even discovered they can become successful in politics. In fact, some have made lasting impressions for their public service.

Ronald Reagan blazed a trail for Hollywood conservatives, serving as president of the film industry’s Screen Actors Guild before becoming a two-term governor of California and then U.S. president from 1981 to 1989.

Other Hollywood celebrities have used their conservative politics to win public office or serve in international positions for the U.S. government. Here are five Hollywood conservatives who decided to go into politics:

1. Fred Grandy — He played yeoman purser Gopher Smith on the popular television series “The Love Boat” in the 1970s and '80s, and later went back home to Iowa to run as a Republican for U.S. Congress. Grandy was elected to represent Iowa’s Sixth District in 1986, serving three more terms in the U.S. House.

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2. Arnold Schwarzenegger — Was known as a world-champion body builder and action movie hero before jumping into politics. The star of “The Terminator” and “Predator” won the California governorship in 2003 when Gray Davis was recalled by voters, and he served until 2011.

3. Clint Eastwood — A featured speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Eastwood used a pro-business stance to win the 1986 mayoral election in Carmel, California. Eastwood, who served as mayor until 1988, worked to overturn laws that were a burden to local businesses.

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4. Fred Thompson — This attorney played himself in the movie “Marie” in 1985, based on his work as a lawyer for whistle-blower Marie Ragghianti. Critical praise for his acting led to roles in “The Hunt for Red October” and “Die Hard 2.” Thompson was elected U.S. Senator as a Republican for Tennessee in 1994, serving in office until 2003. He also played an attorney from 2002 to 2007 on NBC’s “Law and Order,” then ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination in 2008.

5. Shirley Temple — The former child star left filmmaking at age 22 to marry Charles Black. Shirley Temple Black was involved in Republican politics, appointed as a foreign diplomat for the U.N. delegation from 1969 to 1974 under President Nixon. She served as U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976 under President Ford and U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 under President Bush.

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