George Clooney looks back at playing Batman: ‘I f---ed it up so bad they won’t let me near the set’

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George Clooney Admits ‘Batman & Robin’ Was “So Bad”

Vanity Fair 14 October, 2021 - 05:20pm

George Clooney has never made it a secret that one of his biggest cinematic regrets is taking on the role of Batman, which included wearing a costume complete with artificial nipples.

But even though the actor has repeatedly said that 1997’s Batman & Robin is one part of his filmography he’d very much like to forget, he was asked about it at the New York City premiere of his new film The Tender Bar on Tuesday. During a Q&A session after the film, Clooney was asked if he would ever consider donning that spandex unitard and cape once more, to which he self-deprecatingly replied, “I did one superhero movie and I fucked it up so bad they won’t let me near the set.” He then added, “I don’t want to get into all the bat nipples,” referring to a very notable design element of his costume for the film. He concluded, “My work, where my bread is buttered, is the kind of films that I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, which is sort of the prime time for American filmmaking, which were all story-based.”

Earlier this month, he also told Variety that he won’t let his wife, Amal Clooney, or their four-year-old twins watch the film because “There are certain films I just go, ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me,’” adding, “It’s bad when your four-year-old kid goes, ‘This sucks.’ That could be painful.” And in December 2020, the Oscar winner also opened up about his disastrous turn as the Caped Crusader in an interview on The Howard Stern Show. Clooney confessed to Stern that it “physically hurts” him to watch his “terrible” performance in Batman & Robin. “The truth of the matter is, I was bad in it. Akiva Goldsman—who’s won the Oscar for writing since then—he wrote the screenplay, and it’s a terrible screenplay, he’ll tell you. I’m terrible in it, I’ll tell you. Joel Schumacher, who just passed away, directed it, and he’d say, ‘Yeah, it didn’t work.’ We all whiffed on that one,” he said. “I couldn’t have done that one differently.”

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George Clooney Looks Back at Playing Batman, Admits He ‘F–ked It Up So Bad’

Just Jared 14 October, 2021 - 05:20pm

George Clooney is hitting the town!

The 60-year-old actor and director stayed safe in a face mask as he signed some autographs for fans while stepping out for the night on Wednesday (October 13) in New York City.

At a recent screening of his upcoming movie The Tender Bar, which he directed, George reflected on the time he played Batman in the 1997 movie Batman & Robin.

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“I did one superhero movie and I f–ked it up so bad they won’t let me near the set,” George said (via People) when asked about acting in blockbuster movies versus more character-driven flicks.

This isn’t the first time George knocked Batman & Robin.

In a joint interview last week, George‘s wife Amal said that Batman & Robin is the one movie of his that he won’t let her watch.

George Clooney reminisces over 1997 ‘Batman & Robin’ stint

The News International 14 October, 2021 - 05:20pm

He addressed the topic while sitting for a Q&A session at New York City's DGA Theater.

There he was quoted saying, "I did one superhero movie and I [expletive] it up so bad they won't let me near the set."

He also added, “My work, where my bread is buttered, is the kind of films that I grew up in the '60s and '70s, which is sort of the prime time for American filmmaking, which were all story-based.”

This isn’t the first time Clooney has addressed his Batman fail, back in 2019 he told The Hollywood Reporter, "I wasn't good in it, it wasn't a good film."

"What I learned from that failure was that I had to relearn how I was working. Now, I wasn't just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself."

"So the next three films I did were Three Kings, Out of Sight and O Brother, Where Art Thou? That was a very specific choice for me to find better projects."

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‘I F*cked It Up’: George Clooney Reflects On Playing Batman

Daily Caller 14 October, 2021 - 12:49pm

“I did one superhero movie and I f*cked it up so bad they won’t let me near the set,” the 60-year-old actor shared at New York City’s DGA Theater following a screening of his upcoming film “The Tender Bar,” the New York Post reported Thursday. (RELATED: Actor George Clooney Gave Each Of His 14 Best Friends $1 Million)

“I don’t want to get into all the bat nipples,” he added, referencing his Howard Stern interview last year about the nips in the skin-tight batsuit, Entertainment Tonight Canada reported.

Speaking at a Q&A session after the premiere of his latest film, George Clooney joked: “I did one superhero movie, and I fucked it up so bad they won’t let me near the set” https://t.co/pzfV2HgQvx

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 14, 2021

During the interview, the superstar actor admitted that it’s painful watching his caped crusader performance. (RELATED: Report: George Clooney’s Wife ‘Furious’ After Scooter Accident Lands Him In Hospital)

“It’s so bad that it actually hurts to watch,” George shared at the time. “The truth of the matter is, I was bad in it. Akiva Goldsman — who’s won the Oscar for writing since then — he wrote the screenplay, and it’s a terrible screenplay, he’ll tell you.”

“I’m terrible in it, I’ll tell you,” he added. “Joel Schumacher, who just passed away, directed it, and he’d say, ‘Yeah, it didn’t work. We all whiffed on that one.'”

He also shared with Stern how he advised Ben Affleck not to take the role and to avoid the bat nips when he was offered the role of the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s take on the DC comic hero.

The “Ocean’s Eleven” star also shared how he prefers doing films that are character driven rather than blockbusters, the Daily Beast reported.

“My work, where my bread is buttered, is the kind of films that I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, which is sort of the prime time for American filmmaking, which [was] all story-based,” Clooney explained.

Clooney slammed fellow actors who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine in October, telling them to “grow up.” He compared getting the shot to fighting nazis.

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