There are a few celebrities in Hollywood who expressed a desire to go into politics. While it is not unheard of for an actor or actress to go for office – Ronald Reagan was an actor before he became president – it is a bit tricky. These celebrities might be prepared to take on roles as politicians in films, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are ready to make the big leap from Hollywood to the White House. We have a list of 7 celebrities who are interested in politics and running for political office – tell us whether you think they are cut out for politics or if they should just stick to acting!
7. Sean Penn
Sean Penn is quite outspoken when it comes to his political views, which has earned him a lot of criticism. His political opinions sometimes seem a bit all over the place, from his support of the Syrian government during the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising to his friendship with dictator Hugo Chavez. Should Penn commit himself to a life or politics or should he stick to acting and directing?