Many in Hollywood want to see this actor in the White House. One problem? George Clooney doesn’t plan on running.
Although he’s spoken at the U.N. and rubbed shoulders with senators, the hunk downplayed suggestions that he might run for office himself someday.
“Believe me, you don’t want me in politics,” Clooney told reporters after an event where California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation to help stop the atrocities in Darfur, a cause the former ER star is close to.
Told that fans have been wearing George Clooney 2008 t-shirts, he said, “I think they’re probably kidding.”
He said that any attempt at the presidency was a “a bad idea,” which at least was a calmer reaction to that of Oprah Winfrey when the topic was raised.
Clooney pointed out that he and Schwarzenegger had costarred in 1997’s Batman & Robin — Clooney played the hero while Schwarzenegger played the bad guy, Mr. Freeze.
“He’s gone on to be governor, and I still think I’m Batman,” the Oscar-winner joked.
Okay, so George and Oprah are both off the ballot. Who remains as Hollywood’s best presidential candidate?
We may vote for Amanda Peet. Have you seen her on Stuido 60 on the Sunset Strip? That woman gets things done.