At the Moet & Chandon’s 6th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night Celebration in Los Angeles James Caan informed the Hollywood crowd that he is “ultra-conservative” and states “I’m not a God damn Hollywood liberal, I’m not.”
After 46 years in the acting business, Caan not only speaks to his political leanings but also criticizes, quite snarkily, Hollywood liberals that consistently use their fame to push a political agenda.
Caan, who was at the event promoting his involvement with the online platform Openfilm.com, also added that he doesn’t think Hollywood actors need to comment on every single political issue. When Pop Tarts questioned him on California courts deeming Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage, “unconstitutional,” he preferred to keep his lips sealed.
“I don’t want to comment on that. I’ll let those other geniuses do that – all those actors who like to find a stage to push their agendas,” he said. “They don’t have political science degrees… I certainly don’t. I’ll leave it to Sean Penn or Barbara Streisand to comment on that.”
Caan is well known for his role as Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone in “The Godfather” and more recently he played the President in “Get Smart” and Ed Deline in the television show “Las Vegas.”
Caan joins the list of Hollywood conservatives such as Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Patricia Heaton, Stephen Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Miller, Ted Nugent, Robert Petty, the late Charlton Heston, Dennis Hopper, and a slew of others known to be conservative.
While public perception may be that Hollywood is liberal, Caan and others like him show that it is not so.
Liberals are just the ones that scream the loudest.