NEW YORK >> George Clooney may have an interest in politics, both on-screen and off, but public office is one role he’d never take on.
At the premiere of his latest political thriller, "The Ides of March," Wednesday in New York, Clooney admitted he’d never be able to make the "kind of compromises" required to get elected.
Clooney’s father’s unsuccessful run for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District in 2004 may have left a sour taste in his mouth, but it’s the current political climate that keeps him from throwing his hat in the ring.
"It’s still the most polarized time we’ve seen in a long time," said the 50-year-old Academy Award winner. "…Very difficult time getting anything done."
Clooney directs, co-wrote, produces and stars in the film opening Friday.