Posted on Thu Sep 1, 2011 12:20 PM PDT
George Clooney looked dashing as ever on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival Thursday, where his new movie, The Ides of March, is being screened.
In the film, George plays a presidential candidate. The director/actor chatted with the press about his own political aspirations and revealed that, despite being an activist, he won't ever run for office. Why? The women in his Hollywood life!
Said 50-year-old George:
- "If I make a mistake it's not going to cost 100,000 people their lives. I'm very happy telling stories. Films don't hurt people. They just get badly reviewed sometimes. I have a very nice life. I get to hang out with various seductive people, so I've no interest in [running for office]."
Oh, George. You'll never change!
See pics of all the gorgeous celebs at the fest in our gallery below -- including George's bff Cindy Crawford, Madonna, Diane Kruger, Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood!
Meanwhile, his ex, Elisabetta Canalis, is gearing up for the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.
SEE THE GALLERY Stars Come Out For The Venice FIlm Festival
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