Former movie star George Clooney largely lives in England with his civil rights lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, and his twin children. It’s quite accurate to say he’s a “former” movie star because after he starred in “Money Monster” the actor hasn’t starred in any movies, but he has written/directed.
Although he lives in Great Britain, outside of London now, the Academy Award winning actor still wants to dictate what happens in America.
And George Clooney is planning one major move to make sure President Trump only lasts one-term.
George Clooney is inarguably one of the most famous people on Earth. The irony is that he’s had only a handful of successful films like the “Ocean’s” franchise and others peppered in there throughout his thirty year career, but he’s had a lot of significant box-office bombs.
You can probably count on one hand how many actors, writers, directors or producers on one hand that eclipsed the billion-dollar threshold like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, but it’s rare.
George Clooney is almost on that list, but it wasn’t because of anything to do with Hollywood; it was because he sold his Casamigos tequila for $1 billion that he split with his partner.
With all of his box-office bombs and his newfound fortune, Clooney has always viewed himself as one of the most influential people in America and nowhere was that truer than when he gave his Best Supporting Actor speech at the Academy Awards in 2006 for his role in “Syriana.” Clooney audaciously claimed Los Angeles was at the forefront of America in the most condescending way possible – the way in which a Hollywood celebrity who lives in a bubble would.
He’s so far out of the realm of working class Americans but somehow deludes himself into thinking he knows what’s best for you – especially and despite living in another country now (although he still is a U.S. citizen).
Clooney claimed recently in promotion for his upcoming Hulu show “Catch-22,” based on the hit novel that he stars in and directs, that he won’t be supporting any one particular candidate for the Democratic primaries, but would “fundraise for anybody that is out there that’s interested in trying to make this president (Trump) a one-term president.”
The “Good Night and Good Luck” director extrapolated on not supporting a particular Democrat, “I feel like part of the lessons you learn as you get older is it’s probably best not to commit in a primary, now. At this point in the primary … we have to kind of see who ends up being the nominee so that you can really support them in the general and I think that’s a better move.”
He is right about that because the Democrats and liberals seem to be confused and divided on which candidate to represent.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders who represent polar opposite sides of the Democratic Party are both leading the polls, but policies and character have rubbed some of the younger generation the wrong way. Not to mention, both are extremely old and some of the younger liberals want to see someone way younger in the White House.
Some feel Sen. Kamala Harris was unusually harsh when she was a prosecutor in San Francisco, California, while others think it was a boneheaded tone-deaf move for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Clooney has an extreme disdain towards third-party candidates too, he said, “the narrow edge he took to get there in 2016 has all gone. We just have to not have third party candidates like Howard Schultz.”
He also referenced the 2000 election between primary candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore ruining the election for the Democrats when he said, “Ralph Nader took out Al Gore [when] he took out thousands of votes out of Florida and Gore lost by 400. Those have consequences, those kinds of moves.”