There's been talk of Clooney leaving Hollywood for a career in politics for years. But in 2015, the actor seemingly shut the door on all of it.
"Who would ever want to live like that?" he said during a press conference for "Our Brand is Crisis." "I'm friends with a lot of those guys and I just think it's hell."
Since Donald Trump announced he would run for office in 2015, Clooney has been one of his most outspoken critics. Just this week he went in on the president, saying, "It becomes increasingly clear how in over his head and incapable this man is of being president of the United States."
However, there is hope for the country in Clooney's eyes. "The good news is that our other institutions — meaning press, finally, and judges and senators — have proven that the country works. There is a check and balance."