George Clooney Blasts 'Xenophobic Fascist' Donald Trump -- and Is He Quitting Acting?

by Alex Ungerman 11:41 AM PST, March 03, 2016
Playing George Clooney Blasts 'Xenophobic Fascist' Donald Trump -- and Is He Quitting Acting?

George Clooney is clearly not a Donald Trump supporter.

The 54-year-old actor had harsh words for the 69-year-old presidential hopeful in a recent interview with UK's the Guardian, saying, "He's just an opportunist. Now he's a fascist; a xenophobic fascist."

"Let's put things into perspective," Clooney added. "You know, the truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most extreme. So you hear a massively stupid idea, like we're going to ban Muslims from the country. Now, we're not ever going to do that. It says in the Statue of Liberty, bring us your huddled masses. It's not what's going to happen."

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The perspective comes at a time when Clooney -- who is in his second year of marriage to Amal -- finds himself at a transitional point in his life, recently pondering the idea of leaving his acting days behind him.

"As you age on screen you get to that point where you really understand that, you know, you can't stay in front of the camera your whole life," Clooney told the BBC on Tuesday. "It's much more fun to be, and it's infinitely more creative to be directing."

"I think nobody really wants to see anybody really age," he continued. "It's a very unforgiving thing, the camera is, and so aging becomes something that you know, you try to do less and less on screen. You try to pick the films that work best for you and as you age they become less and less."

For what its worth, we don't see it, George!

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