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In case you were wondering, George Clooney rules out presidential bid

The screen heartthrob has ruled out running for the White House as he stars in a new film where he does just that.

Clooney admires Obama but doesn't fancy his job
Clooney admires Obama but doesn't fancy his job
Image: MANNIE GARCIA/AP/Press Association Images

HE MAY BE running for president in his latest film but the actor George Clooney has ruled out challenging for the actual White House.

The former ER star and Hollywood dreamboat is at the Venice Film Festival promoting his latest film The Ides of March, in which he plays a Democratic governor running for the party’s presidential nomination.

The Telegraph reports that the film exposes the Machiavellian dealings which go on behind the scenes during the presidential primaries.

Clooney categorically ruled out ever running for office despite being noted for his political activism and humanitarian work in Somalia for which he received an Emmy Award last year.

Instead he had words of praise for the current incumbent Barack Obama, telling reporters:

As for me running for President – look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know, and nicer, and he’s having an almost impossible time governing.

Why would anyone volunteer for that job? I have a very good job. So I have no interest.

The 50-year-old has previously said that he had not lived the right way to enjoy a career in politics, noting that: ”I f***** too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth,” in an interview with Newsweek earlier this year.

Rumours that Clooney was sounding out the possibility of entering the race for the Irish presidency c0uld not immediately be confirmed.*

*We’re totally joking.

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