On November 17 2003, Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California. he is presently still serving in that capacity.
United States of America has had more than a few actors/celebrities turn politicians in it’s history, such as:
Sonny Bono – Mayor of Palm Springs, 1988-1992 & US House of Representatives 1994 – 1998
Shirley Temple Black – US Ambassador to Ghana 1974-1976 & US Chief of Protocol in 1976 & US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1989-1992
Clint Eastwood – Mayor of Carmel, California 1986-1988
Jerry Springer – Cincinnati City Council Member, 1975 & Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio 1977
Ronald Reagan – 40th President of US, 1981-1989
Jesse Ventura – Governor of Minnesota, 1999-2003
Fred Thompson – Tennessee Senate 1994-2003
Just to name a few!
What are your thoughts on actors turned politicians?