Ask actor Vince Vaughn about his political views and he'll proudly tell you he's conservative – and he doesn't really care what Hollywood thinks.
In a telephone interview with Adam Carolla, Hollywood A-lister Vince Vaughn made a strong declaration about his conservative principles. When Carolla asked him very directly, "Do you count yourself a conservative?" Vaughn did not hesitate or stammer, he merely replied, "I do, yeah…I mean I'm very supportive of Ron Paul, but I've always been more conservative than not."
Actor Vince Vaughn arrives on the red carpet at the world premiere of the feature film "Delivery Man" at The El Capitan Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP) Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP
During the three minute interview Carolla tried to see if Vaughn's conservatism was a product of a conservative upbringing. Vaughn talked about growing up in Chicago, with a father who came from a working class family that leaned more democratic.
However, the actor also stated, "As a guy that worked very hard, and sort of put himself through school and stuff, he was more conservative, for sure."
Carolla claimed that he was not conservative, but he "has been made conservative by the direction the country's been going."
When Vaughn was asked if his conservatism runs along the lines of fiscal issues, social issues or both, he mentioned Ron Paul, the Constitution, and a lack of trust in government.
"I really like Ron Paul…I think that when you get older, you just get less trust in the government running anything. And you start to realize…when you go back and start to look at the Constitution and the principles of liberty, the real purpose of government is to protect the individual's right to, you know, sort of think and pursue what they have interest in," Vaughn replied.
The "Wedding Crashers" star also addressed the Hollywood bias against conservatives in the industry, but also maintained, "I can disagree with people but not have it be the forefront of all conversations."
Vaughn has also teamed up with TheBlaze TV to put out "Pursuit of the Truth," a reality show searching for the next great documentary filmmaker. Vaughn's Wild West Productions partnered with Go Go Luckey Entertainment and Glenn Beck's media company to make the show a reality. You can watch past episodes of "Pursuit of the Truth," here.
Listen to audio from the excerpt from the Adam Carolla Podcast (caution, the clip contains some strong language).
Listen to the full episode of Adam Carolla's podcast with Vince Vaughn here.
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