Morgan Freeman has never made a secret of his support for President Barack Obama, but if there was any doubt, this should erase it. The Oscar-winning star of “The Dark Knight Rises” just donated a million dollars to Obama’s re-election effort, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Since individual contributions to political candidates are capped by law at $2,500 per election, Freeman donated his million to the pro-Obama Democratic super-PAC Priorities USA Action.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeman said Obama is doing “a remarkable job in terrible circumstances. …I for one am proud to lend my voice — and support — to those who defend him.”
“Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances,” the actor said in a statement today. “He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court. In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources. I am proud to lend my voice – and support – to those who defend him. Priorities USA Action is doing a great job of protecting the values I believe in. I am happy to help them and I hope others will join me.”
Freeman isn’t the only celeb to pony up the big bucks for the president. DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and comic Bill Maher each donated $2 million and $1 million, respectively, to Priorities USA Action, according to THR, with other Hollywood A-listers writing six-digit checks.