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Obama Celebrity supporters.

  • 10.) Jennifer Aniston: The "Friends" icon has donated $2300 to Sen. Obama's campaign. Perhaps she's just keeping it in the extended family, as ex-husband Brad Pitt was recently revealed to be Obama's ninth cousin.


    9.) Robert De Niro: The actor endorsed Sen. Obama at a New Jersey fundraiser and has defended him against allegations of inexperience, saying that a candidate who hadn't gotten his country into war had "the kind of inexperience I can get used to."


    8.) Chris Rock: The comedian introduced Sen. Obama at an event in Harlem, not too far from the Clinton campaign headquarters. He has donated $4600 to Sen. Obama's campaign.


    7.) Samuel L. Jackson: The actor skipped the Academy Awards to campaign for Sen. Obama in Texas last month. "We need somebody the world relates to in a very real kind of way," said Jackson. He has donated $4300 to the senator's campaign.


    6.) Scarlett Johansson: The actress sang in the "Yes We Can" video, has recorded phone messages and campaigned in Iowa. She joked she was "engaged to Barack Obama." In March's W she repeated her support as "The Other Boleyn Girl" Portman endorsed Clinton.


    5.) George Clooney: A self-proclaimed "Obama guy" Clooney says the senator has the "aura of a rock star." He appeared with Obama at a panel on Darfur in '06 and has often voiced support, although he says celebrity endorsements can do more harm than good.


    4.) Ben Affleck: In March Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner threw a glitzy fundraiser for Sen. Obama. Last year Affleck told MSNBC "Hollywood loves Obama." He, along with Matt Damon, was a judge for's "Obama in 30 Seconds" competition.


    3.) The Kennedy Women: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg caused a frenzy penning "A President Like My Father" for the New York Times. Cousin Maria Shriver stumps for Obama despite her McCain-endorsing husband.


    2.) The Black Eye Peas' singer wrote the songs "Yes We Can" and "We are the Ones" based on Sen. Obama's speeches. The songs' viral videos gave a platform for dozens of others celebrity fans.


    1.) Oprah: Obama is the first candidate she has endorsed in her 25 year career. She's campaigned for him, with him and threw a celebrity fundraiser at her California home that collected an estimated $3 million.


    (according to the Huffington Post)

      July 16, 2011 4:59 PM MDT