Ronald Reagan's Film Career

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Originally an actor, Ronald Reagan served two terms as President of the United States in the 1980s, but he always remained an actor at heart. When he won the election for Governor of California, Reagan was asked what he planned to do when he took office. 'I don't know,' he replied, 'I've never played a governor.' And at the 1987 Economic Summit in Venice, Italy, the leaders of the world's industrial nations were surprised to see Reagan reading his lines off specially written cards: not just at important meetings, but even at informal cocktail parties! But Reagan is not the only one who has used his fame to make an impact in the political world…. The star of such films as A Fistful of Dollars (964), Dirty Harry (1971) and Sudden Impact (19B3), Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood took time from his film career to serve two years as mayor of Carmel, California (population 4 800) in the 1980s, at a monthly salary of just $200. Frustrated by petty 'bureaucracy, and regulations, Eastwood entered politics insisting that his concern was strictly with Carmel and that he had no larger ambitions, 'I approached it from a business point of view,…show more content…
In 1981, she was crowned Miss Universe, but turned down lucrative Hollywood offers to finish her graduate studies in political science. In 1995, she entered politics and won election as the mayor of Chacao, a district in Venezuela's capital city, Caracas. She managed to sort out the financial deficit, restore public buildings and even cut the crime rate. Proof of her popularity came when she was re-elected with ninety per cent of the vote. Although cynics might assume her success has something to do with her looks (indeed an Irene Saez doll is a big seller in the country) her supporters believe that she is that rare thing — a politician who really makes a difference to people's lives. The fact that she has the looks of a movie star is just an added

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