Liberal actor George Clooney used profanity to describe former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Speaking to a group of reporters, Clooney seemed to be picking a fight with Brietbart’s executive chairman, slinging insults and imagining an alternate reality where Bannon was begging Clooney to work with him.
Clooney made his statements at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to Vulture, who reminds readers that Clooney is no fan of Bannon’s, or President Donald J. Trump.
Clooney has taken aim at President Trump on several occasions, most recently giving a withering assessment of Trump’s first months in office by saying, “It becomes increasingly clear how in over his head and incapable this man is.”
At the Toranto Film Festival, Clooney took several shots at Bannon. “Steve Bannon is a failed f_cking screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [his] screenplay, it’s unbelievable,” Clooney told reporters.
Clooney is referring to the 19 films Bannon worked on in his younger days, as either a producer or as a writer/director. While Bannon created several independent documentaries, the specific “screenplay” Clooney denigrated was Bannon’s late-90’s “The Thing I Am,” described as a “Shakespearean rap musical about the  L.A. riots.”
Co-written with Julia Jones, it was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, a tragedy written about the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a successful general from about the 5th century BC. Coriolanus had great military success, before becoming active in politics.
Bannon, who was successful executive at Breitbart News, before becoming one of the president’s top advisers in the White House, is now back at Breitbart. Doubling-down, Clooney then seemingly dared Bannon and Breitbart to take him on.
“I like picking fights. I like that Breitbart News wants to have my head,” Clooney reportedly said. “I’d be ashamed 10 years from now if those weaselly little putzes, whose voices are getting a lot higher every week as this presidency starts to look worse and worse weren’t still [after me].”
Clooney says both Bannon and Trump are “Hollywood elites,” another dig at the president, due to Trump’s “anti-elitist platform.”
Still bashing “The Thing I Am” at the Festival, Clooney reportedly envisioned a world where Bannon was begging him to star in it.
“Now, if he’d somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my ass to get me to do one of his stupid-ass screenplays,” Clooney remarked.
Clooney himself has flopped on several occasions. Clooney’s “Tomorrowland” cost $190 million to make, and grosses a little more than half of that at the North American box office. And as Breitbart gleafully points out:
“The Coen brother’s ‘Hail, Caesar!’ didn’t just flop with a paltry $11.4 million opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, in the their three-decade career, the well-reviewed Hollywood comedy starring George Clooney represents the worst opening ever for a Coen’s film released in more than 1500 theatres.”
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