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Obama and His Famous Friends -- PICTURES

September 26, 2011

President Obama has received the support of or befriended many influencial celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, and George Clooney. 

(RELATED: Lady Gaga Attends Obama Fundraiser | Why Celebrities Invade Washington)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Brad Pitt's relationship with Angelina Jolie. They are in a relationship, but are not married.

Sarah Jessica Parker invites you over to her house to have dinner with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, invites you to a New York Night with President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Sarah Jessica Parker on June 14th.

Actress Scarlett Johansson cohosted a fundraiser for President Obama on Feb. 7. The event launched Runway to Win, an initiative that sells low-cost products by 27 designers with Obama images and logos to benefit the campaign.(AP Photo/Maurizio Gambarini, pool)


Actor Brad Pitt, in town with Angelina Jolie for a film premier, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 11 during a meeting with President Obama.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Actress Angelina Jolie, in Washington for the premier of the film she directed about war in the Balkans called In the Land of Milk and Honey, in the Oval Office during a meeting with President Obama and staff members on Jan. 11.(PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP)

Angelina Jolie in the Oval Office during a meeting with President Obama and staff members on Jan. 11.(PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP)


Lady Gaga made headlines after attending a private fundraiser for Obama held at Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's house in California on Jan. 8. According to ABC News, the singer asked Obama about his anti-bullying policies during the $35,800-per-couple private event.--PHOTO: CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP(PHOTO: CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP)

George Clooney has also donated to Obama's reelection campaign at private fundraising events. In April, he donated $35,800 -- the maximum allowed by federal election laws -- to attend a private dinner in Brentwood, Calif., with the president. (He also donated $2,500 to Obama for America , a direct campaign fund.)--PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/AP(PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/AP)

Steven Spielberg joined Clooney during the swanky April dinner in California with his wife Kate Capshaw. The couple also paid $35,800 for the chance to rub elbows with Obama.--PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/AP(PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/AP)


Another pair of celebrities at the April fundraising event were Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita WilsonPHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/AP(PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/AP)

Will Ferrell also made a $35,800 donation to the Obama Victory Fund, which is allowed to accept larger donations than a traditional direct campaign account because it is shared with the Democratic National Committee.--PHOTO: VICTORIA WILL/AP(PHOTO: VICTORIA WILL/AP)

In August, a slew of celebrities paid the $35,800 maximum donation to attend a private fundraiser for Obama in New York City's West Village, hosted by movie executive Harvey Weinstein. The guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Jimmy Fallon, and Alicia Keys.--PHOTO: MATT SAYLES/AP(PHOTO: MATT SAYLES/AP)


Ari Emanuel, the brother of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, earned a "volunteer fundraiser" title from Obama's campaign after he raised more than $50,000 toward the president's reelection effort. The Hollywood agent has made big donations this year, too -- $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund and $5,000 to Obama for America.--PHOTO: MATT SAYLES/AP(PHOTO: MATT SAYLES/AP)

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres also gave the maximum donation allowed to the Obama Victory Fund.--PHOTO: MICHAEL ROZMAN/AP(PHOTO: MICHAEL ROZMAN/AP)

Eddie Murphy donated $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund in April.--PHOTO: CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP(PHOTO: CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP)


Musician James Taylor also contributed the $35,800 maximum donation to the Obama Victory Fund.--PHOTO: MARK J. TERRILL(PHOTO: RICHARD DREW/AP)

Television star Jane Lynch, who in September compared her bigoted character on Glee to Republican candidate Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., donated $10,000 to the Obama Victory Fund. --PHOTO: MARK J. TERRILL(PHOTO: MARK J. TERRILL)

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