High Profile Support for Obama Grows

Contrary to remarks made by operatives working for Hillary Clinton, the New York senator doesn’t own the support of all of Hollywood.

Here is a list of some of the people in Hollywood, music, entertainment and technology, who support Barack Obama for president:

Chris Albrecht, HBO chairman
Big Kenny Alphin, recording artist
Marc Andreessen, Internet pioneer
Jennifer Aniston, actress
Rosanna Arquette, actress
Tyra Banks model, talk show host
Lawrence Bender, producer
Halle Berry, actress
Valerie Bertinelli, actress
Arthur Blank, Falcons owner
Judy Blume, author
Steven Bochco, producer, writer
Andy Borowitz, satirist, writer
Zach Braff, actor
Steve Brill, Court TV founder
Christie Brinkley, model
James L Brooks, producer, director
Jackson Browne, musician
Warren Buffett, billionaire
Mark Burnett, game show producer
Ken Burns, independent filmmaker
Peter Buttenwieser, political fundraiser
Kate Capshaw, actress
Michael Chabon, author
Jay Chandrasekhar, director, writer
Peter Chernin, News Corporation president
Richard A Clarke, security expert
George Clooney, actor
Cindy Crawford, model
Drew Curtis, fark.com founder
Jamie Lee Curtis, actress
Larry David, comedian, writer
Laurie David writer, activist
Barry Diller, media mogul
Paul Dooley, actor
Michael Douglas, actor, director
Michael Eisner, Disney CEO
Kenneth Feinberg, attorney
Tom Ford, fashion designer
Jodie Foster, actress
Jamie Foxx actor, comedian
Morgan Freeman, actor
David Geffen, Dreamworks co-founder
Jami Gertz, actress
Charles Gifford, Bank of America chairman
Cuba Gooding Jr., actor
Berry Gordy, record producer, entrepreneur
Lou Gossett Jr., actor
Brian Grazer, producer
Jasmine Guy, actress
Herbie Hancock, musician
Tom Hanks, actor
Tom Hayden, activist, author
Dennis Haysbert, actor
Christie Hefner, Playboy CEO
Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder
Cheryl Hines, actress
Bruce Hornsby, recording artist
Ron Howard, director, producer
Phil Jackson, NBA coach, player
Samuel Jackson, actor
Scarlett Johansson, actress
Michael Jordan, basketball star
Vernon Jordan, Washington power broker
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks co-founder
Gayle King, editor, Oprah’s BFF
David Koepp, screenwriter
Cedric ‘the Entertainer’ Kyle, comedian
Christine Lahti, actress
Sherry Lansing, Paramount Studios CEO
Sharon Lawrence, actress
Norman Lear, television producer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress
Seth MacFarlane, animator, screenwriter
Tobey Maguire, actor
Norman Mailer, author
Natalie Maines, recording artist
Barry Manilow, singer/songwriter
Stephon Marbury, pro basketball player
Branford Marsalis, musician
Greg Mathis, TV judge
Bette Midler, singer, actress
John Morgridge, Cisco chairman
Rob Morrow, actor
Alonzo Mourning, NBA star
Eddie Murphy, actor, comedian
Paul Newman, actor, philanthropist
Craig Newmark, craigslist.org founder
Leonard Nimoy, actor
Edward Norton, actor
Rosie O’Donnell, actress, comedian
Stan O’Neal, Merrill Lynch CEO
Adrian Pasdar, actor
Holly Robinson Peete, actress
Sidney Poitier, actor
Ellen Pompeo, actress
Maury Povich, talkshow host
Penny Pritzker, hotel heiress
Harold Ramis, director, actor
Phylicia Rashad, actress
Jerry Reinsdorf, Chicago White Sox owner
Paul Reiser, comedian, actor
Chris Rock, comedian, actor
Robert Rubin, US Treasury Secretary
Edward Rust, State Farm CEO
Susan Sarandon, actress
Thomas Schlamme, producer, director
Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
Terry Semel, Yahoo CEO
Ben Silverman, NBC Universal chairman
James Sinegal, Costco CEO
Tom Skerritt, actor
Emmitt Smith, pro football player
Jada Pinkett Smith, actress
Will Smith, actor, recording artist
George Soros, financier
Steven Spielberg, filmmaker
Leigh Steinberg, sports agent
Fisher Stevens, actor
Ben Stiller, actor
Oliver Stone, director
Christine Taylor, actress
Richard Thalheimer, The Sharper Image CEO
Heather Thomas, actress
Garry Trudeau, cartoonist
Denzel Washington, actor 
Isaiah Washington, actor
John Wells, television producer
Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone CEO
Tom Werner, Boston Red Sox co-owner
Forest Whitaker, actor, director
Paula White, megachurch “life coach”
Bradley Whitford, actor
Gene Wilder, actor
Rita Wilson, actress
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, actress
Joanne Woodward, actress
Jeffrey Wright, actor
Robert Wright, NBC Universal head
Andrew Young, civil rights activist
Edward Zander, Motorola chairman
George Zimmer, Men’s Wearhouse CEO

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19 Responses to High Profile Support for Obama Grows

  1. Lil' Mama says:

    Hillary just assumes she will enjoy the support of Hollywood because her husband enjoyed so much support there.

    Her arrogance is stunning. Last I checked, there are 6 or 7 Democrats vying for the nomination, including Barack.

    Great list, BTW.

  2. Harry says:

    Ken Burns is supporting Obama? Very cool. I didn’t know this.

  3. Mary Ellen says:

    I heard that Hillary is only in third place in Iowa now and Edwards is in first. I have the feeling that all the bickering between Hill and Obama is pissing off the voters. They definitely don’t like the dirt that Hillary’s camp is slinging. She may not be saying it herself, but it’s obvious she’s letter her campaign managers do it for her. I hope Edwards takes it, he needs the boost and maybe more people will take him seriously. An Edwards/Obama ticket would be good….or visa/versa, but I prefer the former, myself.

  4. exposfan says:

    I can’t think of a more boring way you Yanks take so much time off for so little, on such small matters. Even if you think you have any influence in your political system, it matters so little in relevance to the rest of the world.
    That is why you are so insular. Think of how little goes on in the rest of the world (civilized) that you really care about…get out a little more

  5. California Dreamin' says:

    What a great list of supporters! Obama has definitely arrived in the big leagues. So much for Hillary’s grip on Hollywood?

  6. moi here says:

    Actually, I know for a fact that several on your list not only don’t support Obama, but have quite negative opinions for him and they absolutely wouldn’t vote for him. Just because someone in Hollywood shows up at a fundraiser or donates $$ doesn’t mean they really support them. They dontate to many candidates to cover their bums.

  7. dguzman says:

    I just don’t trust him, Christopher. The only one I have even a modicum of belief in is Edwards. Maybe I’m dumb, but Obama seems too bought-and-paid-for, a prettier version of Hillary.

  8. taco says:

    I know for a fact that several on your list not only don’t support Obama, but have quite negative opinions for him and they absolutely wouldn’t vote for him.

    Opinions aren’t fact, moi.

    Unless you want to name names and back it up with factual support, your comment doesn’t carry any weight.

  9. Well, I’m not a Hollywood guy, but tonight staying right on Hollywood Boulevard.

    I’m definitely a Barack supporter:


  10. updog23 says:

    Don’t substitute other peoples’ judgement for your own. Vote Obama because he’s the best candidate and you think so too.

  11. darvish says:

    I am voting for Obama too 🙂 And I am also an author, though not a famous one yet 🙂

  12. Jolopee says:

    add scarlett johansson to the list!

  13. moi here says:

    taco — it’s not my opinion, it’s what they’ve told me. Some on the list had VERY negative comments about Obama — especially the missus. And no, I’m not going to out myself for you. It’s the “Liz Lemon” reality.

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  15. kevin says:

    thats good of denzel,whitaker,washington and many others, you just forgot about me, i support barry too, yeah thats ma man. no one needs another clinton again, all she does is talk ill of others shame on her.


  17. Lutak says:

    Well, I don’t support Obama and this is why…

    I think that Obama is arrogant…and this will be his downfall amongst educated, well-rounded, mature and informed American voters.

    I also believe that websites like the one listed below could ultimately determine why more and more Democrats will defect to John McCain’s camp.

    Unfortunately, there is little about Obama that a website like the one below says that can be refuted…that is, unless you’ve flunked Philosphy 101 in college,or never got to college in the first place.

    Check it out:


    What can be done?

    Sooner or later all of us will have to reckon with our conscience and higher intellectual powers and when this occures we will invariably be forced to choose between either ‘principle’ or the physical attributes of the other candidate.

    Which candidate is traveling down the wrong road on critical issues?

    Which do you think will win out, come November? ‘

    ‘Higher principles’ or the ‘physical’ attributes of a particular candidate?

    Predictably, older voters will vote in favor of ‘principle’… obviously, because they are more concerned about what happens after death and the legacy they will leave behind.

    In contrast, the younger voters, since they have more time left in life to recant, are more likely to be reckless and procrastinate with any decision in favor of principle, and will likely vote in favor of ‘idealism’…

    …and these are the young and youthful voters that Obama appeals to and also why a lot of us older folks see Obama as ‘the Pied Piper of the niave’.

    However, (which is the next question that begs itself): ‘When does Barack’s own conscience begin to bother him?’

    Personally, I think Obama needs to start thinking about what he can do to ‘remake’ his image if he wants to win this election.

    I’m not sure that he’ll want to be that person he’s beginning to look like against John McCain…who today represents everything that America stands for.

    BUT, if Obama thinks he can win going the way he’s headed, then let him go for it. But, as for me and many like me who sit on the fence until election time in November, we’ll still be thinking about having to live with ourselves long after this election is over in November and maybe these are the thoughts that the new young voters haven’t entertained yet…

    …and, there’s still a lot that can happen between now and November…

    …and, this probably means that Obama faces a huge political swamp ahead…one that he has created for himself by being too impetuous on some very important issues…

    …which has already gotten him into trouble with some of the very wise old parents of the younger generation.

    – Jim Carder

  18. MewJiparrinnaavaniP says:

    czekajkgevuvjqqrwell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉

  19. oh well, chris rock is damn funny. i like his corny jokes and stuffs *;*

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