What do Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, George Cloney, Glenn Close, Will Ferrell and Sean Penn have in common? They are all top Hollywood stars and they support Hillary. Walt Hickey, the chief culture writer for fivethirtyeight.com, studied which films were filled with the most Hillary-fan actors and reported his findings in an article entitled “The 22 Most Hillary-Clinton-Fan-Filled Movies.”
Hickey did an analysis of the actors, directors and other professionals who have appeared at DNC events, supported the DNC, contributed to the Clinton campaign or shown their support in other ways, including those who sang the “Fight Song” which showcased at the Democratic Convention and who “signed MoveOn.org’s weird petition” and then reseached which movies they were involved in.
Hickey reported that two films tied for having used the most pro-Clinton cast and crew: “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Everything Is Copy,” a documentary about the author Nora Ephron, with each having eight known Clinton supporters credited in the film. He writes:
Those two movies are followed by “Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War,” a documentary about the founding of the U.S. and the seeds that led to the Civil War. Then comes “Argo” — produced by George Clooney, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and featuring Bryan Cranston, Clea DuVall and Taylor Schilling, all Clinton backers — and the first “Pitch Perfect” film.
Mary Steenburgen, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Andrea Savage and Kathryn Hahn all made “Step Brothers” the quintessential film about the crucial role that white men without a college degree will play in this election.
After Step Brothers, there are quite a lot of movies that featured four Clinton supporters, including “Our Idiot Brother,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “A Million Ways To Die In The West,” “Wish I was Here,” “Girl Rising,” and “Half the Sky.”
To read Hickey’s full article, click here to go to “The 22 Most Hillary-Clinton-Fan-Filled Movies” at fivethirtyeight.com.