Posted on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 1:32pm PDT
Guess George Clooney won't be running for president anytime soon.
The Up in the Air actor is the subject of Newsweek's cover story this week and he talks about why he wouldn't make a good politician:
- "I f***ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and thatâ€™s the truth." A smart campaigner "would start from the beginning by saying, â€˜I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now letâ€™s talk about issues.â€™ Thatâ€™s gonna be my campaign slogan: â€˜I drank the bong water.'"
Clooney - who plays a presidential candidate in the upcoming The Ides of March - also talks about other celebs having their own political opinions:
- "Bonoâ€™s model really worked. There is more attention on celebrity than ever before - and there is a use for that besides selling products. A lot of the young actors I see coming up in the industry are not just involved, but knowledgeable on a subject and then sharing that with fans."
Clooney has recently been trying to bring focus to the crisis in Sudan, and he says about the paparazzi, "If theyâ€™re going to follow me anyway, I want them to follow me here."
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