The guest list included Barbra Streisand, Warren
Beatty, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis
and Steven Spielberg.
Organizers said Kerry raised about $3.2 million
for the day and donors gave an additional $1 million to the Democratic
National Committee. Kerry also held events Monday in Sacramento
and San Francisco that raised around $3 million.
Posted 3/30/2004 10:41 PM Updated
3/31/2004 9:20 AM
Stars align for Kerry fundraising
By Martin Kasindorf, USA TODAY
"Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio stumped for John
Kerry, while Fred Thompson of NBC's "Law & Order" campaigned for
President Bush in Florida, one of the swing states in the presidential
DiCaprio spoke to some 400 students mostly female
at the University of Central Florida on Tuesday, while 200 more
The 29-year-old actor, who is registered as a Democrat
in Los Angeles County, said it was the first time he had publicly
supported a candidate.
"I believe, without a doubt, this is the most important
election of all of our lifetimes," he said at the event, organized
by campus Democrats.
Leo DiCaprio Stumps for John
NewsMax Wires Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004
Leonardo DiCaprio believes in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit
911" so much, the reclusive actor emerged last week for the L.A.
premiere - then flew to New York to attend Monday's screening.
"Leo's doing more press for this movie than he ever
does for his own," quipped Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein.
DiCaprio, who met with Moore several times as the
"Bowling for Columbine" Oscar winner lensed the film, told The
News: "I think a lot more people who are on the fence about who
to vote for, after they see this film, it's going to galvanize
them. Young people didn't vote in the last election - that was
the problem, and it's going to be the main issue in the next.
If you're a young person you've got to get as many people registered
to vote, and then get them to vote for their candidate." In DiCaprio's
case, "that's John Kerry," he told us.
DiCaprio's hot for 'Fahrenheit'
On Thursday night, Vietnam vet, Yale graduate and
United States Senator JOHN KERRY officially accepted the Democratic
nomination for President as he moved the supportive crowd with
his acceptance speech. "We can do better and we will," he told
the audience, which included BEN AFFLECK and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.
Stars Rally At The DNC! July 30,
LOS ANGELES - Comedian Billy Crystal called it “Woodstock
for really, really rich people” as Hollywood’s artists came out
to raise $5 million to put Democrat John Kerry in the White House.
Other performers included actors Ben Stiller, Esai
Morales, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro and
singers Willie Nelson and Angie Stone.
Stars come out for Kerry Hollywood
raises $5 million for Democrat
Updated: 1:53 p.m. ET June 25, 2004