Celebrity Quiz: Do You Know What Causes and Advocacies These Celebrities Have Rallied For?

There has been a noticeable increase in celebrities involved in activism over the past several decades. Before the turn of the century, there were only a handful of celebrities, sports personalities and movie actors who publicly protested for political or social issues. Since then, and especially with the widespread use of social media, celebrities are now seen at the forefront of activism. Some even start their own foundation, while others become ambassadors at large non-profit organizations.

Actors and actresses have been known to support causes and use their celebrity status to highlight issues affecting everything from war and hunger, to Native American rights and global warming. Take this quiz to see how many of these celebrity backed causes you knew about.

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    She protested against the Vietnam War, and was threatened with treason. Lately, she has been actively campaigning for politicians to take action against global warming.

    • Jane Fonda
      Jane Fonda
    • Goldie Hawn
      Goldie Hawn
    • Lily Tomlin
      Lily Tomlin
    • Diane Keaton
      Diane Keaton
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    She was the spokeswoman for the “Save the Whales Again!” campaign that aims to stop the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.

    • Hayden Panetierre
      Hayden Panettiere
    • Natalie Portman
      Natalie Portman
    • Keira Knightley
      Keira Knightley
    • Emma Stone
      Emma Stone
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    “Acting is what I do for a living but activism is what I do to stay alive,” this actor said, and he has been arrested 66 times for civil disobedience, and other charges related to his activism.

    • Martin Sheen
      Martin Sheen
    • Morgan Freeman
      Morgan Freeman
    • Sean Penn
      Sean Penn
    • Robert de Niro
      Robert de Niro
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    He organized the first Farm Aid in 1985 and has continued to raise funds for family farms for more than 30 years.

    • Willie Nelson
      Willie Nelson
    • Neil Young
      Neil Young
    • John Mellencamp
      John Mellencamp
    • Dolly Parton
      Dolly Parton
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    She’s is active on issues which include capital punishment, world hunger, HIV and AIDS awareness, and LGBTQ rights. She has also served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

    • Susan Sarandon
      Susan Sarandon
    • Glenn Close
      Glenn Close
    • Sharon Stone
      Sharon Stone
    • Meryl Streep
      Meryl Streep
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    She has worked with the United Nations Refugee Agency after filming a movie in Cambodia. to get involved. During her first year with the organization, she visited refugee camps in Sierra Leone and Tanzania and was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

    • Angelina Jolie
      Angelina Jolie
    • Charlize Theron
      Charlize Theron
    • Julia Roberts
      Julia Roberts
    • Rachel Weisz
      Rachel Weisz
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    He co-founded the U.K.’s most prominent LGBTQ rights organization, Stonewall. He also introduced himself as “Gandalf the Gay” at the San Francisco Pride in 2002.

    • Sir Ian McKellen
      Sir Ian McKellen
    • Sir Patrick Stewart
      Sir Patrick Stewart
    • Sir Michael Gambon
      Michael Gambon
    • Sir Michael Caine
      Michael Caine
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    This MCU actor founded Water Defense, which works to ban fracking in the state of New York. “Fracking is an extreme form of oil and gas extraction that leads to water contamination, air pollution, earthquakes, illness, exacerbates climate change, and turns communities upside down,” he wrote on the blog EcoWatch in 2016.

    • Mark Ruffalo
      Mark Ruffalo
    • Robert Downey Jr.
      Robert Downey Jr
    • Chris Evans
      Chris Evans
    • Chris Hemsworth
      Chris Hemsworth
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    A recent graduate of Brown University, this actress and humanitarian dedicates her efforts towards the empowerment of young women and serves as an advocate for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality.

    • Emma Watson
      Emma Watson
    • Jennifer Lawrence
      Jennifer Lawrence
    • Rose McGowan
      Rose McGowan
    • Emma Stone
      Emma Stone
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    This versatile actor created the H20 Africa Foundation in 2009 and is also one of the founders of the Not On Our Watch Project that focuses on mass genocides in war-torn areas like Darfur. A spokesperson for Feeding America, he also supports the ONE campaign which helps in fighting AIDS and poverty.

    • Matt Damon
      Matt Damon
    • Mark Wahlberg
      Mark Wahlberg
    • Leonardo DiCaprio
      Leonardo DiCaprio
    • Ben Affleck
      Ben Affleck