George Clooney Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
July 4, 2006

Oscar winner George Clooney is following up his "Good Night and Good Luck" and "Syriana" success with the big bucks "Ocean's 13" gang.

Not returning for the big-budget sequel, however, is Julia Roberts, although Julia joked, "We shot it in my backyard. I was fabulous."

"By doing these big mass movies, it enables him to then do the smaller movies like ‘Syriana,'" said People magazine's Jess Cagle.

Cagle reminded us to look for Clooney in the upcoming "Michael Clayton" and "The Good German," movies he was paid a bit more than what he says he made for his Oscar darlings.

"I got paid a dollar for ‘Syriana' and ‘Good Night and Good Luck,' so I actually needed to make some cash, literally," he said.

Clooney has taken on a new role recently: activist. George and his father, Nick, recently went to the genocide-ravaged region of Darfur in Africa. And when George speaks, people pay attention. "A lot of bad things are happening over here right now," Clooney said. "What they need now is the American people and the world population to help them."

George has since put his money where his mouth is. Sounds like the doings of a politician!

"I wouldn't be surprised if he ran for office," Cagle told us. "I really wouldn't."

"Can't be a politician," Clooney told us. "Done too many bad things in my life, too many skeletons in the closet."

At age 45, gorgeous George shows no signs of settling down. "Everybody is trying to get me married," he said. "Now all I see are people breaking up. So I'm doing fine."

 

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