Veteran actor Dennis Hopper rarely tells people he voted for US President GEORGE W BUSH - because he fears being shunned by his liberal colleagues.

The 69-year-old Easy Rider icon became a registered Republican in the 1980s, supporting late US President Ronald Reagan's administration.

And he's remained faithful to the political party ever since, even though many of his Hollywood counterparts strongly oppose Bush.

He says, "I've been a Republican since Reagan. I voted for Bush and his father. I don't tell a lot of people, because I live in a city where somebody who voted for Bush is really an outcast."