Russell Crowe Praises Obama as ‘The Future': 14 Other Celebrities Who Support the President (GALLERY)

By: Cory Lopez / October 22, 2012

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Another star is jumping on the Barack Obama bandwagon.

With just over two weeks until Election Day, many celebrities are throwing their Hollywood weight behind their candidate through official advertisements, fundraising events, personal endorsements, and now, Twitter.

“Villagers, I don’t endorse politicians. Not my thing. However, Obama is the light & the future,” Russell Crowe tweeted. “Keep going towards the light. Put America first.”

Though he encouraged others to support the POTUS on Nov. 6, the Australian actor won’t be much of a help to Obama at the polls — his foreigner status prohibits him from voting or even contributing to campaigns.

Nevertheless, Crowe — who reportedly split from wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, earlier this month — made no secret of why he would chose Obama on the ballot. “Complex time for the world,” he tweeted. “America needs to continue the Global awareness that Obama has set. A healthy America means a healthy planet.”

Despite detractors calling him an “idiot” and “typical Hollywood clown” in the Twitterverse, Crowe stuck to his guns. “I’m going to leave all the abusive tweets up on my time line because I think it tells its’ own story,” Crowe later wrote. “I’m 48 years old, a tax payer and a union member. I don’t care if you don’t agree with my opinion, I’m still going to have my opinion.”

Crowe’s presidential talk comes as a bit of a surprise, given the Oscar winner’s previously stated stance on Hollywood stars broadcasting their political persuasions. “I come from a culture where, in a public forum, you don’t discuss sex, religion or politics,” Crowe told the Houston Chronicle back in 2003. “I don’t think being a celebrity gives you any right whatsoever to air your political views.”

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