How George Clooney Brings Hollywood and Politics Together

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 5:25 PM PST, March 03, 2015
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As a Hollywood power player, George Clooney is bringing worlds together.

ET caught up with the actor at the SeriousFun Gala honoring Paul Newman on Monday, and he was not shy about partying it up with his close friend Danny DeVito.

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"We end up on the front of the Post every time we hang out so we have to be really careful," Clooney said.

When he's not drinking lemoncello with DeVito or spending time with his wife Amal, Clooney brings light to political issues he's passionate about. Recently, he wrote a New York Times op-ed titled, "Sudan's Rape of Darfur."

In the op-ed, he writes at length about sexual violence in the village of Tabit. "During our own visits to Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and refugee camps in neighboring countries, we have heard story after story like those from Tabit. These 'torture rapes' are just one tool in Sudan's criminal arsenal, which also includes aerials bombings of hospitals and agricultural fields, burning of villages and the denial of food aid."

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At the SeriousFun Gala, Clooney told ET, "It's blown up again. It's getting worse, and it's getting ignored. And we just want to keep the word out there because it’s a real tragedy."

As for why Amal wasn't by his side at the event, she was working for an important cause. "She's got a guy in Egypt she's trying to get out of jail," he explained.

To see George and more celebs at the gala, check out the video above.

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