The actor and director said he would not throw his hat in any political race
George Clooney has officially rejected the pivot from show business Politics.
The 60-year-old actor and director mentioned in an interview with BBC Andre Marr that, while he is engaged in politics, he is looking forward to increasing his workload in running for office, rather than reducing it.
Clooney, a longtime supporter of President Joe Biden, described America as a country still recovering from the damage caused by Donald Trump.
When asked if he had any intention of running for office, Clooney was quick to dismiss the idea.
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“No, because I would really like to live a good life,” he explained.
The actor, who was here to discuss his upcoming film “The Tender Bar”, said that he is more focused on enjoying the fruits of his labor at this stage in his life and is not interested in starting a new career. The movie star said he plans to take on fewer projects while he is healthy and can still “play basketball and do the things he loves.”
“I turned 60 this year and I chatted with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as recent years,” he said. . “In 20 years, I’ll be 80 and that’s a real number. No matter how much you work, what you eat, you’re 80 and that’s why I said we have to make sure we Enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”
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Clooney shrugged off concerns about Biden’s poor polling numbers, saying the president is still struggling with Trump’s legacy.
“It’s like taking a battered kid and thinking about everything going well on his first day at school,” Clooney said. “There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and it’s going to take time.”
Clooney said Trump remains a factor in American politics, adding that he hopes Americans have a “slightly better sense” than backing him in the White House.
“It’s so funny, because he was just such a head,” said Clooney. “I knew him before he became president. He was just a guy chasing girls. Every time you would go out he would say, ‘What’s that girl’s name?’ That was all it was.”