George Clooney Talks Political Aspirations
George Clooney, currently perhaps Hollywood's most famous lothario, opened up to Newsweek about balancing Hollywood rigmarole with his diplomatic endeavors. In January, as the movie business geared up in anticipation of the Academy Awards, Clooney was in South Sudan helping its people achieve independence from an oppressive government based in the northern capital of Khartoum.
Though Clooney has become a veritable celebrity-statesman, his political aspirations do not include a move to Washington. He confessed any political ambitions would be quelled by unsavory skeletons in his closet, clarifying, "I f--ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth." Clooney continued to joke that if he ran for office his campaign slogan would be 'I drank the bong water.'
While Clooney's honesty may prevent an expressly political career, Clooney's star power affords him enough sway to legitimately affect policy makers. "Bono's model really worked," Clooney says. "There is more attention on celebrity than ever before--and there is a use for that besides selling products." Read the full article over here.