(LOS ANGELES) — Morgan Freeman has never made his support for President Barack Obama a secret, but if there was any doubt, this should erase it. The Oscar-winning star of Dark Knight Rises just donated $1 million 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.
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Ryan Browne and Evan Perez, CNN