Vote Hollywood: ranking this presidential election’s celebrity PSAs


Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johansson are simply a few of the A-listers prompting Americans to make a distinction, however which star deserves your vote?

T here are just 11 days left up until the United States governmental election in between Hillary Clinton and this microwaved fondue of a male called Donald Trump. If you have no idea that theres an election, that its next month, which it might dramatically modify the fate of the mankind, then you are genuinely a lost soul and are beyond assistance. Why are you checking out the Guardian? Shouldnt you be enjoying your cousin triggered unlawful fireworks in your driveway or getting ready for your newest court look?

If youre tired of things exploding or just recently acquitted and do wish to be advised that theres an election that you can and ought to enact, then enable me to advise the following star civil service statements. A few of them are entertaining. Some are deeply condescending. All them will motivate you to take part in your countries future. Thats why we have stars. Theyre like a once-every-four-years alarm clock for democracy.

At the end of this list, Ive composed an extremely quick script for my own PSA, which I have actually so far been rejected moneying for by numerous media outlets consisting of the Huffington Post, Fusion, and the Home Shopping Network. If youd like to money this deserving cause, please email me or DM me on Twitter.

5) Leonardo DiCaprios Vote Your Future

This video is the gold requirement for voting PSAs, makings it the least attractive of the lot. Weve seen popular individuals in front of a plain background making earnest appeals prior to. This is quite junior varsity-level things, though That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama nearly begins sobbing when thinking about how xenophobic and racist individuals can be towards Latino migrant employees in this nation. Moby appears for an annoyingly long stretch looking like a mortician and pleading for practical weapon control steps. This isn’t really especially imaginative, which is why its in last location, however I do not disagree with any of the beliefs. Simply attempt more difficult next time. Include a CGI bald eagle or a photoshop of Donald Trump as a child . Individuals enjoy that things.

4) Joss Whedons Save the Day PSA

Because of Joss Whedons power and impact in Hollywood, he had the ability to get some genuine significant names to get involved, consisting of Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. Mark Ruffalos here sporting a classy V-neck T-shirt with several lockets. James Franco has actually grown a mustache that makes him appear like a down-on-his-luck truck motorist thinking about transferring meth throughout state lines to make ends satisfy.

Save the Day is really meta and acknowledges the absurdity of its facility, plus all the cliches that make Vote Your Future so ponderous. It rotates into a tough partisan message about voting versus Trump, which led to an even worse reaction video from conservatives that got less than half a million views compared to the initial, which was seen 7.5 m times. Im sure those are all special views too, due to the fact that why would you view this video more than when unless youre a composing a blogpost about it. Where case, I imply, you need to enjoy it over, and over, and over, and over.

3) Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Tonight Shows Hamiltons America Wants You to Vote

Again, its simply some celebrities informing you to vote over serious-sounding music. Since it is the only video in the history of male to include both Nas and House speaker Paul Ryan, I had to provide this one the edge simply. Unless theres a Fourth of July cookout hosted by Diddy and Newt Gingrich that I have no idea about.

2) Helen Mirrens No Regrets

Dear old Dame Helen does not desire Americans to suffer the exact same uncomfortable regret that Great Britain is presently handling over the Brexit referendum. Shes fearlessly sat herself in front of a plain background while unfortunate piano music plays in order to advise you of the gravity of this circumstance. The video was produced by the Clinton project, for a channel called Humanity for Hillary. For some factor, its unlisted on YouTube, so you can just discover it if you have the link helpful. Since Im pro-Dame Helen and it appears like it will appeal to the Guardian audience, ive ranked this one 2nd. I pander so voluntarily and with such interest that I actually need to have been a political leader. Or a celeb.

1) Ben Afflecks Hey New Hampshire, Lets Vote

At last, the gold requirement, and I do not suggest that thing Ron Paul was constantly yammering about . Weve got Affleck doing a Boston accent and using an extremely uncomplimentary puffy vest. Theres some strong trolling of the New York Knicks. When, it moves quickly and it made me really laugh more than. Among movie theaters biggest criminal activities is not making use of Afflecks comic chops more often. I laughed lot of times at movies like Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Reindeer Games, Mallrats, Daredevil, Gigli, The Sum of All Fears, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, however at no time were those laughs meant by the filmmakers. I plead of you, America: Make Ben Affleck Funny Again.

And now, exactly what you have actually all been drooling over. Its my own individual ballot PSA. Undoubtedly, because this is simply a script, you will need to utilize your creativity a bit, however I rely on that you can imagine this delicious visual phenomenon in your minds eye:



Dave Schilling beings in front of a white background. Dismaying music plays.


I dislike to be the bearer of problem, however, theres an election in 11 days. Yeah, I understand. Its been awful. That man from The Apprentice is running. Hes currently been captured on tape extoling searching females versus their will. Hes recommended suspending the democratic procedure so that he can be granted the presidency without a single vote being cast. If Hillary Clinton wins, hes likewise pushed his advocates to openly threaten an armed resistance. Plus, theres a Lethal Weapon remake on Fox starring Damon Wayans and some man youve never ever become aware of. This has actually been an awful year for our nation. Im so sorry that you needed to endure this, plus sustain Wolf Blitzer telling the entire thing from the Situation Room. I wont blame you if you desire to bury yourself in 5 feet of sand rather of ballot. Look, its practically over. You must call your mama. She misses you.

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