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Poll: Actors Involved in Politics

There's a bunch of decent, good and great actors who have also worked in politics. Who's your favorite??

Discuss here.

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    Ronald Reagan

    Movies: Kings Row, Bedtime For Bunzo, Knute Rockne - All American.

    Politics: President of SAG, Governor of California, President of USA.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Movies: Terminator, Predator, Kindergarten Cop.

    Politics: Governor of California.

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    Jesse Ventura

    Movies: Predator, Demolition Man, Batman & Robin.

    Politics: Mayor, then Governor of Minnesota.

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    Clint Eastwood

    Movies: Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Dirty Harry.

    Politics: Served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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    Jerry Springer

    Movies: The Defender, Austin Powers, Ringmaster.

    Politics: Mayor of Cincinnati.

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    Al Franken

    Movies: When a Man Loves a Woman, Stuart Saves His Family, Saturday Night Live.

    Politics: Senator.

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    Sonny Bono

    Movies: Hairspray, Dirty Laundry, Airplane II.

    Politics: Mayor of Palm Springs, California, Congressman.

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    Fred Dalton Thompson

    Movies: Sinister, Die Hard 2, In The Line of Fire.

    Politics: Lawyer, Senator, ran for President.

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    Kal Penn

    Movies: Harold & Kumar, Superman Returns, Van Wilder.

    Politics: Associate Director in the Obama administration.

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    John Lodge

    Movies: Little Women, The Scarlet Empress, Bulldog Drummond at Bay.

    Politics: Served as US Ambassador, US House Member and Governor of Connecticut.

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    Shirley Temple

    Movies: Heidi, Bright Eyes, Fort Apache.

    Politics: Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

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    George Murphy

    Movies: This Is the Army, Battleground, For Me and My Gal.

    Politics: Was a US Senator form California.

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    Rex Bell

    Movies: The Cowboy Kid, Battling with Buffalo Bill, Broadway to Cheyenne.

    Politics: Lt. Governor of Nevada.

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    Alan Autry

    Movies: House, At Close Range, In the Heat of the Night.

    Politics: Mayor of Fresno.

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    Jack Kelly

    Movies: Forbidden Planet, Maverick, To Hell and Back.

    Politics: Mayor of Huntington Beach.

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    Robert Dornan

    Movies: The Starfighters, To the Shores of Hell, Hell on Wheels.

    Politics: Member of US House of Representatives from Orange County, California.

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    Fred Grandy

    Movies: Death Race 2000, The Girl Most Likely to..., The Love Boat.

    Politics: Served four terms as Congressman to the state of Iowa.

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    Ben Jones

    Movies: Primary Colors, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Lincoln Conspiracy.

    Politics. Congressman to the 4th district of Georgia.

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    Will Rogers Jr.

    Movies: The Story of Will Rogers, The Boy from Oklahoma, Wild Heritage.

    Politics: Congressman for Southern California.

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    Sheila James Kuehl

    Movies: Zelda.

    Politics: Served on California State assembly and State Senate.

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    John Gavin

    Movies: Psycho, A Time to Love and a Time To Die, Spartacus.

    Politics: Ambassador to Mexico, had also been president of SAG.

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    Morgan Mason

    Movies: Sex Lies and Videotape, Twenty-One, The Harvest.

    Politics: Held a number of positions under Ronald Reagan.

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    Wendell Corey

    Movies: Rear Window, The Search, The Rainmaker.

    Politics: Republican campaigner, served on Santa Monica city council, ran for Congress.

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    Ben Stein

    Movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Casper, Expelled.

    Politics: Speech writer for Nixon and Ford.

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    Gary Coleman

    Movies: Movin' In, Diff'rent Strokes, The Kid with the 200 I.Q.

    Politics: Ran for California Governor in the same race Arnold Schwarzenegger won.

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    Marilyn Chambers

    Movies: Rabid, Angel of H.E.A.T., Party Girls.

    Politics: Was a minor Candidate for Vice-President in 2004 and President in 2008.

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    Nancy Kulp

    Movies: Aristocats, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Parent Trap.

    Politics: Ran for the US House.

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    Tom Laughlin

    Movies: Billy Jack.

    Politics: Ran for President several times.

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    Pat Paulsen

    Movies: Brand X, Blood Suckers from Outer Space, Auntie Lee's Meat Pies.

    Politics: Ran for President many times.

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    Howard Stern

    Movies: Private Parts, I Spill Your Guts, Ryder P.I.

    Politics: Ran for Governor of New York in 1994.

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    Charlton Heston

    Movies: Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, Touch of Evil.

    Politics: President of both the Screen Actors Guild and the National Rifle Association.

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    Sean Penn

    Movies: Milk, Mystic River, Dead Man Walking.

    Politics: Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti.