Celebrities Who Entered Politics
The door between Washington and Hollywood has been a revolving one for Fred Dalton Thompson. The Republican was a Senate lawyer during the Watergate hearings, then a character actor playing D.C. heavyweights in movies like No Way Out and In the Line of Fire. He was elected to the Senate from Tennessee in 1994 and served until 2003, when he began playing the district attorney on Law & Order. He quit that gig in 2007 to run for president, but after losing in the primaries, he returned to acting. He's currently on screen in the 2012 horror movie Sinister.