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Occupy Wall Street gets celebrity support

Best Supporting Actor nominee Mark Ruffalo
Actor Mark Ruffalo attends the 2011 Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala at The Waldorf-Astoria on Feb. 5, 2011 in New York. Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz

(CBS) Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Penn Badgley are only some of the stars lending their celebrity to the Occupy Wall Street cause.

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Ruffalo has been using his Twitter account to post news about the rallies and voice his support; Yoko Ono professed her love for the movement on her account. And Alec Bladwin responded to a tweet asking him what he would do about Occupy Wall Street if he was mayor of NYC by writing "Stiffer penalties for white collar crime!!"

Other celebrities have been donating their time and resources to help keep protester's spirits high. Rapper Lupe Fiaso donated tents and supplies in mid-September. He also wrote a poem to the protesters, which he posted on his official website. MTV wrote that Talib Kweli lead the crowd in chants using inspirational words. He also performed "Distraction" and "Thieves In The Night" for the eager listeners. Record executive and business leader Russell Simmons posted his support on his Global Grind website, and reportedly handed out 500 bottles of water on Sept. 28, 2011 according to Gothamist.

Rosanne Barr both made speeches at Occupy Wall Street protest sites. Many clips from Barr's speeches have gone viral online. (Click here to watch one of her speech. Warning: Graphic language.) CBS News also reported that Michael Moore stopped by on Sept. 27, 2011 to lend his voice to the cause.
Tim Robbins and Penn Badgley were also seen in the protests, according to CNN. Badgley told Capital New York, "I mean, listen, it's cheesy, but I want to do whatever I can. Let's be honest: I'm on f- 'Gossip Girl.' So, why not try and ... right? It's absurd that celebrity power is what it is, but, like, use any tool you have, you know?" Earlier, Susan Sarandon was seen in the masses, according to CBS News.