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George Clooney has ruled out a second career in politics, saying he would rather have a “nice life” and is looking to reduce his workload

Nevertheless, the 60-year-old actor and director waded into politics during an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr. Clooney, a long-time supporter of U.S. President Joe Biden, described America as a country that is still recovering from the damage caused by Donald Trump.

When asked whether he had any intentions of running for office, Clooney was quick to dismiss the idea.

“No, because I would actually like to have a nice life,” said Clooney, who appeared on the show to promote his new movie, “The Tender Bar.”

Clooney said he planned to take on fewer projects while he is healthy and can still “play basketball and do the things I love.’’

“I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years," he said. “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”

Clooney shrugged off concerns about Biden’s sagging poll numbers, saying the president is still struggling with Trump’s legacy.

“It’s like taking a battered child and thinking everything’s going to be OK his first day in school,” Clooney said. “There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and its going to take time."

Trump remains a factor in U.S. politics, Clooney said, adding that he hopes Americans have “a little better sense” than to return him to the White House.

“It’s so funny, because he was just this knucklehead,’’ Clooney said. “I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’ That’s all he was.”

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George Clooney Does Not Plan to Run for Office in the Future: I 'Would Like to Have a Nice Life'

PEOPLE 10 October, 2021 - 10:13pm

The 60-year-old actor, who has been politically active throughout his career, confirmed that he does not plan on running for political office during an interview on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, while promoting his upcoming film The Tender Bar (out Dec. 17).

When asked if he would ever consider political office, the Oscar winner didn't hesitate to answer: "No, because I actually would like to have a nice life."

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He told host Andrew Marr, "I turned 60 this year, and I had a conversation with my wife [Amal Clooney], and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said, 'We have to think of these as the halcyon years.' If we have our health, which we do … and I'm 60 and I can still play basketball and still do the things I love, but in 20 years I will be 80, and that's a real number."

"[It] doesn't matter how much you work out, what you eat. You're 80," the director continued. "And so I said, 'We have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.'"

Long a vocal opponent of Donald Trump, Clooney also commented on the former president's political future.

"It's so funny because he was just this knucklehead," Clooney said of Trump. "I knew him before he was a president, he was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out, he'd come over and be like, 'What's the name of that girl?' That's all he was."

Though Trump is now out of office, Clooney said he believes he will "be a factor for a while."

"He's going to play this out for a while, and we'll see where we go with it as a country," Clooney told Marr. "My hope is we have a little better sense than to do that again, my hope."

The actor is friends with President Joe Biden, who took office as president in January. Biden's poll numbers have fluctuated since assuming the role of commander-in-chief, but Clooney said he doesn't find that particularly surprising.

"There's a lot of things that have to be repaired," Clooney said. "There's a lot of healing that has to happen, and it's going to take time. Poll numbers come up and go down. I would expect them to go back up again. Donald Trump's numbers went up and down."

Pregnant Lily Rabe cradles her growing bump in an elegant yellow gown

Daily Mail 10 October, 2021 - 10:13pm

By Callum Wells For Mailonline

Lily Rabe looked radiant as she attended the photocall for her latest picture The Tender Bar at the Nomad Hotel during the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday.

The pregnant actress, 39, was glowing as she sweetly cradled her growing bump in an unmissable yellow gown featuring a sweet ribbon around its waist.

She wore her gorgeous sandy tresses in a sleek side parting and sported a pair of dazzling dangling earrings.

Wow! Lily Rabe looked radiant as she attended the photocall for her latest picture The Tender Bar at the Nomad Hotel during the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday

Accentuating her natural beauty with a full face of make-up, the American Horror Story cast member beamed with delight as co-star George Clooney joined her for a series of snaps.

The Ocean's Eleven actor looked suave in a black suit while his stunning wife Amal was a vision in a beautiful strapless white gown adorned with sequins. 

The raven-haired beauty kept her glossy tresses in a sophisticated half-up half-down style and completed her look with silver drop earrings.

Bumping along: The pregnant actress was glowing as she sweetly cradled her growing bump in an unmissable yellow gown featuring a sweet ribbon around its waist 

Happy: Accentuating her natural beauty with a full face of make-up, the American Horror Story cast member beamed with delight as co-star George Clooney joined her for a series of snaps

The barrister completed her gorgeous look with an elegant red lip as she proudly posed with her husband.

Actor Grant Heslov coordinated with Mr Clooney, and filled onlookers with squad goal envy as he joined the team on the red carpet.

Lily and her longtime partner Hamish Linklater, 45, are expecting their third child together, with the couple announcing the news last month. 

Twinning: Grant Heslov (right) coordinated with Mr Clooney, and filled onlookers with squad goal envy as he joined the team on the red carpet

In hysterics: Lily couldn't wipe the smile from her face as she cradled her pregnant tummy

Out of this world: Lily wore her gorgeous sandy tresses in a sleek side parting and sported a pair of dazzling dangling earrings

Angry: The fun-and-games soon stopped as George shot a stern expression towards photographers

The Tender Bar is a coming of age drama which the story of a Long Island boy named J.R. (Ready Player One's Tye Sheridan) who seeks out father figures at his uncle Charlie's (Ben Affleck) bar.

A his mother (played by Lily) struggles to provide him with opportunities while they continue to reside with her father (played by Christopher Lloyd), J.R. decides to take hold of his future and pursue romantic and professional dreams.

The film is based on J.R. Moehringer's bestselling memoir of the same name and the screenplay was written by William Monahan, who penned The Departed. 

Dapper: The Oceans Eight actor looked suave in a black suit while his stunning wife Amal (far right) was a vision in a beautiful strapless white gown adorned with sequins

Ethereal: The barrister completed her gorgeous look with an elegant red lip as she proudly posed with the group

Beauty: The raven-haired beauty kept her glossy tresses in a sophisticated side-swept style, and completed her look with silver drop earrings

Rounding out the ensemble cast are Max Casella, Sondra James, Max Martini, Michael Braun, Matthew Delamater, Rhenzy Feliz, Ivan Leung, Briana Middleton and newcomer Daniel Ranieri. 

Development on The Tender Bar began in 2013 with Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi set to helm the film, before he exited the project.

After several years of difficulties, Amazon Studios acquired the rights to the project in July 2020, with George being confirmed to spearhead the feature in December.

Centre of attention: Lily certainly stood out from the crowd in the eye-popping number

Happy: She beamed from ear-to-ear while chatting with a reporter

Coming soon: Development on The Tender Bar began in 2013 with Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi set to helm the film, before he exited the project

Ben's role was confirmed in February, with much of the rest of the cast being added then in March. 

Principal photography on the upcoming project began earlier this year at various locations in and around Boston. 

Going strong: Lily and Hamish Linklater, shown in October 2109 in Los Angeles, have been in a relationship since 2013

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George Clooney shares unflattering anecdote about Donald Trump from 'before he was a president,' more news

Wonderwall 10 October, 2021 - 10:13pm

“No, because I would actually like to have a nice life,” Clooney, who played a politician in the 2011 film The Ides of March, said during an appearance of The Andrew Marr Show

Clooney, who shares 4-year-old twins with wife Amal Clooney, noted that he'd prefer to spend his time doing "the things I love" — like playing basketball. 

“I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years,” he told Marr. “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”

Though he noted that "not working would be a bummer," the Tender Bar director said he plans to scale back his workload, saying, "Instead of doing three jobs a year I’ll do one."

And while that work won't involve hitting the campaign trail — for himself, at least — Clooney couldn't resist talking politics. During the interview he defended President Joe Biden's White House record and reflected on former President Donald Trump's impact.

“It’s like taking a battered child and thinking everything’s going to be OK his first day in school,” Clooney said of a post-Trump America. “There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and it's going to take time.”

Of the former POTUS, he said, "It’s so funny, because he was just this knucklehead. I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’ That’s all he was.”

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