The United States has operated on a two-party political system since its beginning. But, in recent years, and especially during the 2016 Presidential Election, Libertarians, Independents, and Green Party members have grown in popularity. Many celebrities have turned to these parties and spoken out about them on the international stage.
Notably, the Green Party supports common sense environmental reform. So, these celebs have made changes in their own lives to further the efforts of their political party.
We think it’s pretty inspiring and we’re sure that you will think so too! Especially when you see what celeb #9 has done!
Here are 20 celebrities who have nontraditional political beliefs!
Before Howard Stern was famous, he had a political radio show. He supports the Libertarian Party and has previously run for Governor of New York. He dropped out, though, when he learned that he would have to disclose his total income. Yikes!
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen is a member of the Green Party due to her strong beliefs about environmental conservation. She launched the Clean Water Project and is an environmental ambassador for the United Nations. Way to go, Gisele!
When Leo DiCaprio FINALLY won his Oscar, he used his acceptance speech to push his environmental agenda. He directed a film called The Eleventh Hour that highlighted the dangers of global warming, and reportedly drives a Prius. Needless to say, he supports the Green Party.
While Tommy Chong was serving a nine-month prison sentence for transporting drug paraphernalia across state lines, he joined the Libertarian Party. He attributes this to the party’s stance that “incarceration for minor drug crimes is cruel and unusual punishment.”
The Incredible Hulk is green both on AND off the screen! Edward Norton is a strong supporter of the Green Party and has spoken out about the need for organized environmental conservation efforts. He is also a member of The Wilderness Society and a board member of Friends of the High Line.
Jesse Ventura is interested in politics, but don’t expect to see him joining any political party! He has previously stated that he would like to run for President as a “true independent.” If he was elected, he would be the first independent President since George Washington!
While not on the silver screen, Brad Pitt is actively involved in humanitarian and environmental efforts. He and his wife, Angelina Jolie-Pitt are funding the construction of 150 environmentally-friendly homes in New Orleans, and have donated significant amounts of money to GP candidates.
Stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr was nominated for President by the Peace and Freedom Party in 2012. The PFP does not support war of any kind, disagrees with the basic beliefs of capitalism, and strongly believes in feminism. Politics is not funny business for Roseanne!
Though officially a Democrat, Al Gore has strongly supported the ideas pushed by the Green Party. His work on the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and his strong belief in global warming combine to make him a likely supporter of the GP.
Dave Matthews Band
“If you wait for someone else to fix the problem, it’ll never get fixed.” These famous DMB lyrics definitely represent the band’s views on the environment: It must be protected at all costs. They’ve made their own efforts through sustainable shows and voting for GP candidates.
James Bond is a Green Party member!? In addition, Pierce Brosnan has lent his talents to conservation documentaries and galas. He’s even a member of the Environmental Hall of Fame. Well done, Pierce! Our future generations should be very proud of this actor.
Don’t try to book Jack Johnson for a concert without making sure the venue is eco-friendly first! He famously requires event coordinators to recycle waste, use renewable energy, and buy compact fluorescent lights. These demands all fit in well with his spot in the Green Party!
The Libertarian Party is right for Drew Carey! This TV star believes that government should be supportive of its citizens, but take a hands-off approach when it comes to their day-to-day lives. We’re thinking that the Libertarians are probably very thankful for his financial support!
The “Entourage” star is a member of the Green Party and a believer in climate change. He believes that “little changes” can have a positive impact on the environment and lives this ideal inside his solar-powered home in Brooklyn.
Ed Begley, Jr.
Few celebrities take their membership in the Green Party as seriously as Ed Begley, Jr. He has often arrived at A-list Hollywood events on his bicycle and has his own television show about his efforts to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Before Ron Paul ran for President as a Republican, he was a registered Libertarian. During his time in Congress, he kept quiet about most of his endorsements, but since retiring, he has actively backed members of the Constitution Party.
The Sundance Kid himself believes that the sun is posing a serious danger to planet Earth! Because of his belief in global warming, Robert Redford has joined the Green Party. He has also published op-eds asking President Obama to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.
When she isn’t busy getting arrested for protesting, Susan Sarandon spends her time supporting the Green Party! Though she is a registered Democrat, she has historically baked many GP members, including former presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
Ultra-famous pop-rock band Maroon 5 has long been a supporter of climate conservation efforts. They often perform charity concerts and post on social media about the need for government action. Needless to say, they support the Green Party.
Australian Cate Blanchett has long been at the forefront of the movement to make solar power the world’s main source of energy and uses her fame to spread information about the dangers of global warming. If she were American, we’re sure she would join the GP!