George Clooney Focuses His Star Power on Important Issues
George Clooney modeled a three-piece suit and talked candidly with LA Times Magazine's contributing editor John Horn for the publication's December issue. The actor opened up about humanitarian issues close to his heart as well as his future Hollywood plans. George covers his face in a portrait featured inside the edition, but it's his star power that's helping raise awareness about ongoing human-rights violations in the Sudan. The fun-loving actor, who was recently off in Cabo partying with his girlfriend Stacy Keibler and pal Alex Rodriguez, kept the conversation somber and serious as he described the genocide taking place. Here's more from George's interview with LA Times Magazine:
- George on using his power to make a difference: : "I’m here to represent the voices of people who cannot speak for themselves. . . My job is to come here today and beg you on behalf of the millions of people who will die. . . This genocide will be on your watch. How you deal with it will be your legacy—your Rwanda, your Cambodia, your Auschwitz."
- George on political aspirations: "I’m not getting in politics. . . I have no interest — because of the compromises you have to make."
- George on his career plans: "I’m less and less interested in seeing myself onscreen, honestly, I feel like I’ve done a lot of stuff [as an actor]. I really haven’t done that as a director. Directing is infinitely more creative, and writing is more fun.”