Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, George Clooney and more: See which movie and television stars, singers and other luminaries lean left or have supported Democrats for political office -- with their words, their wallets, or both.
Not only was Debra Messing a speaker at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, but the actress was none too pleased with country singer Blake Shelton after he told Billboard in an interview that Republican nominee Donald Trump "says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don't always have to be so afraid." After seeing the comments, Messing tweeted Shelton's girlfriend, Gwen Stefani "please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will STRIP you of your rights." Eventually, the two called a truce.
In an Aug. 13, 2015 video posted to Bernie Sanders' official YouTube channel, Bernie2016, Sarah Silverman introduced the presidential candidate and U.S. Senator with a speech, during which she said his "values" and "morals" inspire her. The comedian also noted Sanders "fought for civil rights in the '60s, gay marriage in the '80s, and was against the Iraq War and deregulation of Wall Street," among other issues.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson made two things clear in a simple tweet; the first, he isn't running for office in 2016, and the second, he's rooting for Hillary Clinton. "I have an announcement: I'm not running for president. Yay #Hillary2016 !" he tweeted on April 12, 2015.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West posed for a selfie with Hillary Clinton on Aug. 5, 2015 after hearing the presidential hopeful speak. "I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident," Kardashian captioned the shot.
Rapper 50 Cent told The Daily Beast during a May 2015 interview, "It's Hillary time." His reasoning? He "likes some of the things that Hillary says" and he feels she's "been the president already once" referring to her time as First Lady when husband Bill Clinton was president.
At the 2015 MTV Movie Awards singer Jennifer Lopez told E! News reporter Marc Malkin that she is "very excited" that Hillary Clinton had just announced her candidacy. "I think it's time for a woman [president]," she continued to tell Malkin.
Jada Pinkett Smith
The actress and her husband, Will Smith, have donated more than $71,000 in support of the Democratic Party. She has also started a campaign called “Don’t Sell Bodies,” which raises awareness about human trafficking and slavery around the world, according to the campaign’s website.
A lifelong Democrat, George Clooney is a supporter of President Obama and has said that he is “disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama,” according to ABC News.
The talk show host, who married to model Portia De Rossi in 2008, is an advocate for same-sex marriage, and a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Project.
The “Nightcrawler” actor supported Senator John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election, and visited colleges around the country to encourage students to vote, according to MTV.
The actress has donated more than $30,000 to the Democratic Party, including $5,000 to President Obama, according to U.S. News.
Singer-songwriter John Mayer endorsed President Obama during his 2008 campaign, and even wrote a blog entry for the Huffington Post in which he said, “To adults who will vote for him, Barack Obama represents a return to prosperity. To the youth, he represents an introduction to it.”
"Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce donated money to Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, and even tweeted "Take that Mitches" when he won a second time, against Mitt Romney, according to Politico.
In 2004, Leonardo DiCaprio supported John Kerry during his presidential campaign. He also donated $2,300 to President Obama during his campaign in 2008, according to Us Weekly.
Actress Cameron Diaz donated $5,200 to Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ 2014 Senate campaign, according to The Hill.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones presented the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating speech for Al Gore, his roommate in college, at the 2000 Democratic National Convention, according to ABC News.
Actress Alyssa Milano has been a longtime supporter of liberal animal rights group PETA. She's also tweeted her support for President Obama and donated to his campaign.
A supporter of President Obama during both of his elections, Bruce Springsteen attended a rally of his in 2012, and endorsed him on his official website, writing that Obama is the “best choice” for president.
At the Declare Yourself inaugural ball in January 2009, Cher told a reporter on the red carpet she doesn’t “understand how anyone would want to be a Republican,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Ben Stiller has donated money to the campaigns of several Democratic candidates, including President Barack Obama, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, according to MTV.
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg lashed out at Mitt Romney on Twitter in 2012 after a leaked video showed him making a joke at her expense. Goldberg tweeted that Romney "sheds ideas faster than a snake sheds skin,” and said he was "confused about what he really stands for."
Baldwin is a registered Democrat and has donated money to both of President Obama's campaigns, according to the Huffington Post.
Singer-songwriter Carole King, a Democrat, lobbied Republican Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho to support in-depth background checks for gun purchases, according to MSNBC.
Kevin Bacon donated to President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, and said he believed Obama was "making a difference." "The Following" actor and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, are also supporters of same-sex marriage, according to Us Weekly.
The music legend has supported the Democratic Party for years, and even made Richard Nixon's list of enemies in the '70s. She is also a big proponent of gay marriage, and attended a fundraiser in 2007 to fight California's Proposition 8, according to the Daily Mail.
At the 2012 premiere of his movie “Killing Them Softly,” the actor said, “I’m an Obama supporter and I’m backing his election campaign,” Us Weekly reported.
A long-time supporter of the Democratic Party, Ashley Judd has campaigned for many Democratic candidates. She also considered running against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, according to the Courier Journal.
While hosting the Academy Awards in 2012, the actor and comedian mocked GOP candidates, saying, "A dark knight, an American psycho, a charismatic crack addict. You'll get to choose one on Super Tuesday," as reported by NewsBusters.
Even though Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have been divorced for 11 years and she has remarried, people still drag her into any drama surrounding her ex and his current wife, Angelina Jolie.
After registering as a Democrat in 1992, Affleck supported Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during their 2000 presidential runs, CNN reported.