Film stars might have experience in playing politicians on the silver screen but it is completely a different ball game playing the role in practical life. The real world is a lot different from the reel one and it requires huge determination and leadership skills to enter into politics and become a successful politician. Popularity only can never pave your way to politics.
There are many actors who had the eligibility to prove themselves good as politicians. Let us discuss few of those actors who excelled as politicians as well.
- Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan is probably the only actor who became the President of the US in 1980. He has acted in many successful movies such as “Knute Rockne”, “All American”, and “Bedtime for Bonzo”. Later he joined Democratic Party to get himself launched in politics. However, he moved to the Republican Party in 1962. He has been elected as the Governor of California twice in 1967 and 1971. In 1980, he defeated Jimmy Carter to become the President of the USA. He was re-elected as the President in 1984.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is still considered one of the most successful action movie actors in Hollywood. His well-built muscles allowed him to feature in lots of action packed movies such as The Terminator, Predator, Commando, and so on. He was elected as the 38th Governor of California for two consecutive terms. He has excelled in politics by working for reducing the levels of Green-House-Gas emissions by passing global warming laws, and for improving health and fitness sector.
- NT Rama Rao
NT Rama Rao is one of the finest actors India has ever produced. He was very popular in the South Indian states. He was elected as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three consecutive terms.
- Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura is a Hollywood actor and a former professional wrestler. He has appeared in many movies such as Predator, Demolition Man, Batman and Robin. Jesse Ventura was elected to be the Governor of Minnesota for a term of 1999-2003. During his tenure as a Governor, he has worked to include reforms in property tax, sales tax and income tax system, and construction of Metro Rail.
- Joseph Estrada
The silver screen career of Joseph Estrada is a prolonged one. He has worked in over more than 100 movies in his 33 year long career. He was elected to be the 13th president of Philippines and he extended his services from 1998 to 2001.