Don’t let that smile fool you, George Clooney loves picking fights.
The Hollywood star slammed President Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, noting that the former film producer and financier would be sucking up to Clooney if he was still trying to make it big in Tinseltown.
“Steve Bannon is a failed f—ing screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [HIS ]screenplay, it’s unbelievable. Now, if he’d somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my a– to get me to do one of his stupid-a– screenplays,” Clooney said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Bannon started as an executive producer in Hollwood in the 1990s and since then, has produced 19 films — most of which are not popular.
Clooney told reporters he likes picking fights and finds it amusing that the Bannon’s Breitbart News wants his head.
“I’d be ashamed 10 years from now if those weasely little putzes, whose voices are getting a lot higher every week as this presidency starts to look worse and worse weren’t still [AFTER ME],” Clooney said.
The 56-year-old new father of two has continually slammed Trump and his cohorts, so it is no surprise he’s targeted Bannon this time around.
He called the President a “Hollwood elitist” and a “demagogue” in the past.
The “Ocean’s Eleven” star has been asked on numerous occasions about a future in politics, but he has excluded himself from the possibility.
“The reality is there are many more people who are much better qualified than me,” he said.
“By this time eight years ago we had already heard Obama give a speech at the convention and there was something going on. But right now nobody really sees anybody out there, so that’s when the Rock or whoever comes into play,” Clooney continued.
“For me, I will support whomever I can by doing fundraisers or whatever and helping in ways I’m probably better at than in making policies… I say just try to find a candidate that excites you, and it shouldn’t be me.”
Clooney, a Kentucky native, married wife Amal in 2014 and the couple welcomed twins Alexander and Ella this June.