'90s TV hero Kevin Sorbo takes it further. He spent years playing Hercules on a show produced by Sam Raimi, the guy who gave us The Evil Dead. Then Sorbo nearly died from an aneurysm, which set him on his current pious path in life. That's why he gave up being an action star to focus on movies like Let There Be Light, in which he got to pretend to be an atheist and use his own script to dunk on himself.
Then there's Chris Tucker, who at one point was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood thanks to the three Rush Hour movies and almost nothing else. Word has it that it was sometime in the late '90s that Tucker found God and cleaned up his act -- and I mean that literally, in that he actually took the cursing out of his stand-up routine.
Naturally, there's no point in discussing action stars if you're not going to discuss Mr. T, so you should know Mr. T is also a born-again Christian and that The A-Team is still the greatest show in TV history.
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Porn Stars Frequently Turn Political
In a galaxy brain kind of way, this one almost makes too much sense. If you keep up with current events, you already know about Stormy Daniels taking on Donald Trump, but her first foray into politics had nothing to do with him. In 2009, she was a Senate contender in Louisiana.
Mimi Miyagi and Mary Carey both tried for governor in their respective states of Nevada and California. Part of Carey's platform included the "Porn for Pistols" initiative, which would have swapped guns for porn in an effort to clean up the streets. She also wanted to have webcams running in the governor's mansion so you could see politics at work. I say add a scrolling chat window too so that citizens could curse at them in real time.
Across the pond, Italian adult film actresses have more political success. Milly D'Abbraccio, Moana Pozzi, and Ilona Staller all made their mark in Italian politics. Staller was elected to Parliament in 1987 after a fairly robust porn career, proving Italians are deadass chill people. Pozzi and D'Abbraccio both ran as members of the Love Party but didn't succeed in their bids. But hey, they tried! D'Abbraccio used pics of her butt in political ads, and ran on a platform trying to get a red light district built a few blocks away from the Vatican.
I realize some of those people were just running for the publicity, but what difference does that make? Trump was probably just trying to pump up his book sales, and the next thing you know, he's the most powerful person on Earth.
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