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Why don’t British actors want to be like Arnie?

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In Prospect‘s November issue, Renegade‘s item on rising Republican star Eric Cantor notes that, in the 2002 midterms, Cantor’s Democratic challenger was Ben Jones, who played Cooter Davenport in the 1980s television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Jones was no political novice; he was previously a congressman for Georgia’s fourth district. It’s perhaps not that surprising a fact—there is quite a long list of US actors turned politicians. Most famously, there are those governors of California, and wrestler-turned-actor Jesse Ventura served a term…

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