Red carpet : George Clooney at the Toronto International Film Festival
George Clooney looked dapper in a dark gray suit and black shirt while in Toronto, Canada today, September 11, 2015. The talented actor was flashed while arriving to the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of the new film Our Brand is Crisis, which took place at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
George Clooney says he has no ego when it comes to giving up a role to Sandra Bullock.
Clooney, a co-producer on Our Brand Has Crisis, was originally supposed to play the starring role – of a genius political spin-doctor who has come out of retirement to change the outcome of a Bolivian presidential election – which was filled by Bullock after she expressed interest in it.
“Yeah, it was a terrible mistake,” Clooney quipped on the red carpet at Friday night’s TIFF premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
“I didn’t give the role to her. It wasn’t developed for me. We were developing it and she read the screenplay and said she’d like to play a part. We took a look at it and said it’d be easy to switch the roles. Since there’s such a lack of women’s roles, maybe doing that more often would be a good idea.”
The film, which co-stars Billy Bob Thornton and was directed by David Gordon Green, is based on true events and is an adaptation of a 2005 documentary of the same title, in which rival American strategists go head to head.
It follows the story of James Carville’s consulting firm as it worked Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada’s 2002 campaign. Clooney said he’s thankful the politically-savvy film is coming out now.
“If it comes out six months from now, we’re going to be exhausted from election cycles, so we’re glad it’s coming out earlier than later,” he said.
“They’re fun (to shoot) and because I’m interested in them and they let us do it,” he said. “And they won’t let us do it forever, so while we get the chance we’re going to keep doing it.”
When asked a politician whom he may cast his vote for during the 2016 U.S. election, Clooney flashed a smile to reporters.
“There’s a guy named Barack Obama who I happen to admire,” he said.
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