Movie Presidential Candidate George Clooney Forced To Clarify He's Not Actually Running
Sorry, George Clooney, you will have to spell this one out. These are entertainment reporters, guy.
Clooney's idealistic presidential candidate, Pennsylvania Gov. Mike Morris, has a straightforward platform: He's nonreligious but defends the freedom of religion. He also opposes the death penalty and wants to phase out internal combustion engines to reduce American dependence on foreign oil.
Clooney plays the presidential candidate, but told reporters at the festival Wednesday he is not looking to be one in real life.
"As for running for president, look, there's a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who's nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he's having an almost impossible time governing. Why would anybody volunteer for that job?" Clooney told a news conference.
"I have a really good job. I get to hang out with very seductive people. So I have no interest," Clooney said.