April 27th, 2009
10:30 AM ET

George Clooney: 'I considered politics'

Bono interviewed George Clooney for the Time 100/AC 360° Special. Clooney says he considered entering politics. Watch more on the Time 100/AC360 special airing this Friday, May 1, at 11:00 p.m. ET.

Read Producer Chuck Hadad's behind-the-scenes account of the interview.

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  1. Sarah

    George Clooney claimed that Hollywood was responsible for starting the fight against AIDS and the fight for civil liberties... forget everyone else like Rosa Parks. Do we really want someone like this to be the next politician?

    April 27, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  2. Mari

    @ Terry, TX.......... "Celebrity politicians" .......... Ronald Reagan. How about that??

    Last I heard we ALL have FREEDOM of Speech, which includes ALL our Citizens, even those you do not agree with.

    Isn't it ironic how the GOPers love to hate actors who are outspoken? However you, people, LOVE ...... the likes of Ronald Reagan....... Charlton Heston....... Chuck Norris??

    So as long as the Celebs AGREE with the far-right its A-Okay......... IF not then "shut them up"!


    April 27, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  3. Laura

    Unfortunately,because of the fans of their movies,TV shows,etc.and microphones being put in front of them,celebrities have the false impression that what they say is important on the world stage- beyond their profession.
    Prominent educators,physicians, community leaders,etc., don't have that access to the broad public. They have information that could be important to the common good in forming policies.
    I do believe celebrities can wisely use their platforms to promote human rights and education,that they are personally informed about, which a handful have done.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  4. Victor

    I just have one name for all the Republicans that always use the celebrity
    thing against Dems.

    Ronald Reagan!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  5. No Incumbents 2010

    The public only supports corrupt politicians who take money from lobbyists for negative ads and use taxpayer dollars to get re-elected. This is why incumbents have a 99% re-election rate in their partisan gerry-mandered districts. As a result, Clooney would have a hard time in politics.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  6. Okechukwu Ndika

    I believe that George Clooney will make an excellent politician and is a quintissential gentleman who potrays a dignified poise in his numerous characterizations on film and in his work with the United Nations. I sincerely do wish him well in his future endeavours and would sincerely like to see him hold positions of responsibility in the political terrain.

    Okechukwu Ndika (Mr.)
    Lagos, Nigeria

    April 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  7. Theresa, Des Moines, IA

    I agree with some of the other bloggers- George Clooney is very handsome and has been involved in some good movies, but I would not put put him on the 100 most influential Americans list.

    What is certain, though, is that his interview will draw a larger audience than someone who is more plain and less famous.

    Looking forward to watching… : )

    April 27, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  8. Terry, TX

    Celebrity politicians...you have got to be kidding and one from California. Don't tell me it's so bro...don't tell me it's so bro. Next it will be the defacto leaders of the democratic party running for offices.....Sean Penn, Bill Maher, Jamie Foxx, Hanoi Jane, Ron Howard, the Fonz, John Stewart, the cast of Saturday Night Live, Drew Barrymore, Martha Stewart, Charlie Sheen, Janeane Garofalo, Jim Carrey, John Travolta (he just don't like Mormons)., Madonna,..on and on. Well...may I have a suggestion move to Oakland and run against Pelosi or Maxine Waters..or Boxer...the mayor from San Fran...the Nation will thank you.

    April 27, 2009 at 11:57 am |