We’re not conservative, but we like these Hollywood conservatives. We enjoy their work without often agreeing with their beliefs.

Melissa Joan Hart


Sabrina the Teenage Witch is pretty much always going to be cool with us. We also appreciate Melissa Joan Hart’s openness to crossing party lines on issues important to her, notably gun control.

Hart was one of the very few Hollywood teens expressing support for Bob Dole back in the 1996 presidential election, and one of the few Hollywood stars who endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. In 2016, she backed Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.

She’s also joined Moms Demand Action marches in support of stronger gun laws.

That’s her above in 2018’s A Very Nutty Christmas, which looks cute.

James Woods


We don’t often agree with James Woods’ polarizing tweets, but we love him as an actor. He’s a magnetizing presence in films from the cult classic Videodrome to one of our all-time favorites, Casino (above), and he clearly doesn’t care too much about being beloved by everyone, either onscreen or online.

This is a case where it’s very easy to separate the art from the artist and appreciate his excellent work even if you don’t like his opinions.

John Ratzenberger


The Cheers actor — whose lovable, salt-of-the-earth voice has made him a go-to for Pixar films from Cars to Toy Story to Monsters, Inc. — has a long history of backing Republican candidates. But no matter how much of a Democrat you are, it’s hard to be mad at Cliff Claven (above).

Interestingly, the TV postal worker was enlisted to record a pro-U.S. Postal Service message in 2020, when then-President Trump tried to starve the government agency of funding.

Chuck Norris


Chuck Norris is a longtime conservative and especially big fan of Ronald Reagan who writes a regular column for right-wing WorldNetDaily. But also: He’s Chuck Norris. His power as an action star — and meme — transcends politics. He was also a friend of Bruce Lee, which counts for a lot.

We don’t have to agree with his views to respect Lone Wolf McQuade himself as one of the greats. And no, that wasn’t him at the Capitol on January 6th.

But that is Chuck Norris, above, supporting U.S. troops in Iraq in 2006.

Robert Duvall


The Lonesome Dove (above) and Godfather icon was a longtime conservative, though he said in a 2014 interview that he would “probably vote Independent next time” and expressed his opinion that “the Republican Party is a mess.”

He added: “I think it was Jack Kerouac who said something like, ‘Don’t run down my country. My people are immigrants, so I believe in this country with all its faults. To me, it’s a big country that’s made mistakes.'”

But he’s not fan of the far left, either: “Some of the bleeding-heart left-wing, extreme left-wing, are actually different from liberals,” and criticized Democrats record on race during the Civil Rights Era, saying “all the atrocities in the South were committed by the Democratic Party.” He also said, however, that “I believe in a woman’s choice.”

Whatever you think of his views, it’s easy to acknowledge the 92-year-old living legend as one of our greatest actors.

Dennis Miller


We’ll always respect Dennis Miller’s breakout work as standup and his Saturday Night Live stint on Weekend Update, when he cooly pilloried everyone. We also liked his succinct summation of his politics back in 2004, when he explained that he’s conservative on taxes and foreign policy, but not social issues:

“If two gay guys want to get married, it’s none of my business. I could care less. More power to them. I’m happy when people fall in love,” he told the New York Times, adding: “I think abortion’s wrong, but it’s none of my business to tell somebody what’s wrong. So I’m pro-choice. I want to keep my nose out of other people’s personal business.”

He urged conservatives to back Donald Trump in 2016, tweeting: “Don’t kid yourself. At this point, any vote for anyone that is not Donald Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton. Also, both Presidential boxes left blank is a vote for Hillary Clinton because, as mindless as Liberals can be, even they don’t enter into suicide pacts with that petulant, whiny part of themselves.”

Whatever you think of his views, he was also good in Joe Dirt.

Rob Schneider


Look, Rob Schneider has made us laugh a lot, from Saturday Night Live to The Waterboy (above). We still laugh at YouTube videos of him saying “You can doooo it!” We kind of check out when he starts talking about vaccines, but he’s free to believe whatever he wants.

He also comes up pretty often on Dana Carvey and David Spade’s fun Fly on the Wall podcast, and their anecdotes have given us greater respect for his comedy writing.

John Milius


The writer of the first two Dirty Harry films and Apocalypse Now — who also directed another Hollywood conservative on this list in Conan the Barbarian. Asked about detractors who call him a “right-wing reactionary,” he told Film Threat in 1999:

“I’m really an extreme right-wing reactionary. I’m not a reactionary — I’m just a right-wing extremist so far beyond the Christian-identity people like that and stuff, that they can’t even imagine. I’m so far beyond that I’m a Maoist. I’m an anarchist. I’ve always been an anarchist. Any true, real right-winger if he goes far enough hates all form of government, because government should be done to cattle and not human beings.”

We find those sentences a little nuts, and also confusing. But we also acknowledge him as one of the best screenwriters of the 1970s.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

We don’t agree with everything Clint Eastwood has done in his life — that speech to a chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention wasn’t his greatest performance — but he’s one of the all-time great actors and directors, and we can love a Dirty Harry movie without agreeing with every single thing Harry Callahan does.

Eastwood’s movies also embody lots of conservative values we agree with, like letting people live their lives as they want to, and taking personal responsibility.

Eastwood reluctantly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, noting that though Republican nominee had said “a lot of dumb things,” he preferred him to the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Eastwood also said Trump was “onto something” because “secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” adding, “We’re really in a p—- generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

But Eastwood publicly pulled his support for Trump in 2020, saying former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg would do a better job in the White House. He said he wished Trump would behave “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The former California governor has said he’ll always be a Republican because he feels the party best represents the American freedoms he longed for growing up in post-World War II Austria. But he’s always been agile enough to cooperate with people who don’t hold his beliefs, including his Kennedy in-laws, during his marriage to Maria Shriver.

He’s also done admirable work on reducing pollution — he was advocated for a “hydrogen highway” nearly 20 years before the Biden Administration announced $7 billion in funding for hydrogen hubs — and has done admirable work on protecting voting rights nationwide.

In a recent episode of Conan O’Brien’s podcast, the former Conan the Barbarian (above) succinctly summed up his approach to governing a mostly liberal state:

“I had one advantage in that I was not a real ideologue. Yes, I was conservative. Yes, I’m a Republican. But I’m not stuck in this ideological corner. And I didn’t look at Democrats as the enemy. I always felt kind of like we wanted to make this work. You have to have Democrats and Republicans work together. So we worked together and we figured out: ‘What is it that we can do together?’ And then let’s fight over the other issues.”

Is Sylvester Stallone a Republican? Is Bruce Willis a Republican?

Sylvester Stallone

We know, you maybe expected to see Sylvester Stallone on this list. But the patriotic Rocky and Rambo icon told Variety in 2016 that despite his reputation as a conservative, he’s not a member of the Republican Party – and he isn’t aligned with Democrats, either.

“May the best fighter win,” he said. “I don’t think you can be totally one-sided forever. Then you close your mind to all sorts of possibilities. It’s just, ‘Who comes along better at that time for what the planet is going through?’ Right now, it’s pretty confusing on every side.”

What About Bruce Willis?

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He’s another actor often listed among Hollywood conservatives. But if you’re wondering why he isn’t on this list, it’s because he’s not a die-hard Republican by any stretch.

The Die Hard star (above), who has supported both Democratic and Republican candidates, told reporters in 2006, “I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government.”

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Main image: Clint Eastwood in For a Few Dollars More.