Eva Longoria to Speak at DNC: Other Celebs to Give Convention Speeches

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Eva Longoria to Speak at DNC: Other Celebs to Give Convention Speeches

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Eva Longoria is just one of many celebrities to speak at political conventions.

With her days on "Desperate Housewives" behind her, could Eva Longoria be considering a career in politics? The stunning actress, who has been an active campaigner for Barack Obama, is slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention on September 6. Given her Hollywood star power, it will be easy to draw comparisons between her and Clint Eastwood. The Oscar-winning director gave a memorable speech at the Republican National Convention just one week ago. Of course, it's not realistic to think that their speeches will have any similarities beyond being delivered by famous people. "I come from a very different position than Clint Eastwood," says Eva. By delivering a speech at the convention, Eva joins a group of Hollywood stars that have spoken at these huge political events. Here is a look at a few others that did the same.

Kal Penn

The former "House" star briefly gave up acting to take a position working under Obama, so it's safe to say that he's politically active. Kal may have returned to the big screen, but that doesn't mean he's completely abandoned his political drive. At the 2012 DNC, the star gave a funny speech aimed at getting young people to vote. "I've worked on a lot of fun movies, but my favorite job was having a boss who gave the order to take out Bin Laden, and who's cool with all of us getting gay married," said the actor during his address. He later discussed how easy it was to vote, even joking that you don't need to wear pants.

The Rock

In 2000, the wrestler-turned-actor actually attended the conventions for both parties. However, he only spoke at the Republican edition. Then the WWE champion, the superstar was there to promote the youth vote. In introducing then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, he expressed tremendous gratitude at being invited to the event. Of course, he made multiple references to his one-time popular wrestling gimmick.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

For a long time, Arnold has been the celebrity face of the Republican Party. In 2004 while serving as California's governor, Arnold delivered a rousing speech in praise of George W. Bush and the idea of conservatism. He discussed the pride of becoming a citizen of the United States and how he lived the American dream, but a couple of classic one-liners stole the show. At one point, Arnold uttered the now-famous phrase "Don't be economic girlie men." That was the biggest highlight of a speech that got plenty of online buzz.

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