Morgan Freeman Donates $1M to Pro-Obama Pac
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."
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.