He's not the President (or even a hopeful)....he just plays one in the movies.
America's love affair with celebrities and movie stars has been apparent in our presidential choices—exemplified by Ronald Reagan—but don't look for George Clooney to join that political marquee anytime soon. Despite his ramped-up activism efforts, the charismatic cutie denies any plans for ever hitting the campaign trail. Why? Well, for one, his colorful past:
"I didn't live my life the right way for politics, you know," Clooney stated in a recent interview with Newsweek (via E!Online). "I f**ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
Though the self-professed liberal is now just a one-woman man to girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, his unconventional approach to relationships would likely be another thing separating him from traditional politicians. It's a rare interview where his aversion to marriage doesn't come up, and Canalis recently told the Italian version of Cosmo that they've decided against having kids. Based on another of her quotes, she could, however, likely see herself in the First Lady role, as she's happy to be in the public eye on Clooney's arm. George Clooney Doesn't Want Another Marriage...Ever
"I love it to bits," said Canalis (via Popeater). "I am happy to participate at events as the 'girlfriend of.'" (Who wouldn't be?)
Well, even if Canalis never gets to succeed Michelle Obama, at least she'll get to see her significant other play the President on the big screen. Currently, Clooney is helming and starring in the upcoming film The Ides of March, which is filming in his home state of Ohio. And if he ever did change his mind and run for office? He'd be totally candid and forego the usual spin control.
"[I] would start from the beginning by saying, 'I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let’s talk about issues.'"
Sounds like a smart strategy to us!
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