Another A-List Hollywood actor to add to the growing list of Republican Celebrities is Robert Downey, Jr of Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes fame. Downey is a registered Republican who spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention and also endorsed US Senator John McCain for President.
Downey attributes being a Republican from what he learned during his time spent in prison, “I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since” stated Downey.
Nothing like a little prison stint to make someone take catalog of their politics views! Few Republican celebrities have a story this dramatic to back up their conservative belief system. Robert Downey, Jr has had little to say of his political beliefs outside of his Presidential endorsements and the interview above but we hope to hear more from the Hollywood Republican soon!