George Clooney isn’t a politician, but he’s played one on TV.
Starting later this year he will play one for real, according to several news sources, including Daily Mirror:
He has conquered Hollywood and is smitten with his new fiancee , but George Clooney now has his eye on another challenge – politics.
The heart-throb, 53, is planning to launch his new career after he ties the knot with Brit lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in September, following an eight-month romance.
George already counts President Obama as a friend and is a committed political activist.
Now he is looking to take on a more official role, and could even run for office.
A pal said: “He has big ambitions and aims to get into politics imminently.
“He wants to do more humanitarian work and hopes to join the Democrats’ 2016 election campaign.”
London-based barrister Amal, who represented WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, is one of the world’s leading human rights specialists.”Now he has Amal by his side it will give him more credibility to run for office.”
The actor rallied for Mr Obama at the 2012 election and was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy after a planned protest over Darfur.
That year he ruled out running for president and said: “There’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody. I have no interest.”
But a week is a long time in politics – and two years is almost an eternity .
Do you think George Clooney would make a good politician?
Ronald Reagan was the last Leading Man in the White House. George Clooney doesn’t even qualify as nominee for best supporting actor. (T)