Clooney 'heading into politics'
Published 16/06/2014 | 09:57
George is apparently planning to launch his political career after he marries British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in September. Sources say he has turned down several long-term film projects to free himself up for his new goal.
An insider told the newspaper: "George is hugely popular with the Democrats and where better a place to put him than as the Governor of California, the home of Hollywood.
"It has always been a huge stronghold for the party and one that has a proven record for getting politicians into the Oval office.
"Now that Amal is by his side it has boosted his credentials even higher. "
George, 53, has always expressed strong political interest and rallied for Obama in the 2012 election. He is a fierce human rights campaigner and was once arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy after a planned protest over Darfur.
In his 2011 film The Ides Of March, which he co-wrote, directed and starred in, he plays a presidential candidate running for office.
Asked at the time if he was interested in getting into politics for real, he said: "Is there anything tempting about [politics] if you were to look at it right now? Is there anything that would be tempting about it? Not for me."