Conservative Commentators You Never Knew Started In Hollywood

Conservative Commentators You Never Knew Started In Hollywood

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You might not know it, but many of the most famous commentators on Fox News, OAN, and Infowars actually used to work as actors, directors, and writers. Here are today’s most famous conservative faces that got their start in Hollywood.

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Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson

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The famous Fox News anchor was almost cast as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties when the character was envisioned as a young Republican who tortured animals and tried to get a gay teacher fired.

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​Laura Ingraham

​Laura Ingraham

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In 1992, Ingraham showed up wearing an actual Nazi armband for her Schindler’s List audition before she even knew the movie was about the Holocaust.

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Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld

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Greg Gutfeld directed Star Wars.

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Nowadays Hanks is known for his fiery internet lectures calling for the formation of a white ethnostate, but the xenophobic extremist actually got his start in acting.

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Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager

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Got his start as a cultural sensitivity consultant on The Passion Of The Christ in 2004.

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Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain

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A former NBC page, McCain quickly became disillusioned when a barista didn’t know who her dad was.

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Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter

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Discovered by David Attenborough’s documentarians while they were filming a segment about rare predators in the desert.

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Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs

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While not a major Hollywood player, Dobbs did appear in a 1974 erotic film during which he was urinated on for 20 straight minutes and declined any financial compensation.

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Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity

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The longtime Fox commentator first appeared on screen alongside Emma Thompson as the tragically dedicated butler in Remains Of The Day.

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Steve Doocy

Steve Doocy

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“Doocy” was actually a character created for a Mad TV audition by comedian and improviser Chris Davis, who became so committed to the bit he hasn’t dropped character in over 20 years.

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Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro

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He started out writing screenplays, but producers found Ben Shapiro too full of himself for Hollywood.

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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh

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Walsh got his start dancing as one of the fly girls on In Living Color.

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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

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Although its message is often misinterpreted, I Love You, Man was actually meant to be a conservative polemic against post–Cold War American foreign policy.

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Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

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At the beginning of his career, Glenn Beck was a disc jockey for the nationally syndicated L.A. morning drive-time radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

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Alex Jones

Alex Jones

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The now-infamous conspiracy theorist had modest beginnings as a busker, going on pro-gun tirades at Orange County farmers markets in exchange for pocket change from passersby.

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Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

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Before he was speaker of the house or a conservative commentator, Gingrich made his living doing a stand-up act so filthy it actually got him arrested in 18 states.

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Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash

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Forgettable contribution to 1995’s Clueless prepared her for an equally insignificant role in right-wing commentary.

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

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Give it three more years.

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