George Clooney Calls Steve Bannon a ‘Failed F—ing Screenwriter’

Actor goes on rant about former Trump advisor at Toronto International Film Festival.

September 10, 2017 3:39 pm
George Clooney, left, speaks as Matt Damon looks on during a press conference for "Suburbicon" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

George Clooney is getting in on the Steve Bannon-bashing act.

The Oscar winner didn’t hold the vitriol back while talking about the former Trump advisor and Breitbart News editor during a press conference Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I like picking fights. I like that Breitbart News wants to have my head. 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 told reporters. “Steve Bannon is a failed f—ing screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read his screenplay, it’s unbelievable. 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.”

Bannon had previously worked a producer and aspiring screenwriter — having once penned a hip-hop musical based on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus.

But Clooney didn’t stop there, according to EW.

“Hollywood is being quite well represented right now in the West Wing somehow,” said Clooney, in reference to Trump’s TV background and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s side-gig in film production

“You know, they say I’m out of touch. You want to call me a Hollywood liberal? Come at me. I sold ladies shoes, I sold insurance door to door, I worked at an all-night liquor store, I cut tobacco for a living. I can change the fan belt on my car. I grew up in that world in Kentucky.

“I know every bit of that world, and I know my friends and what they believe. And I know this is not a moment in our history that we’ll look back and be proud of. So if I’m not standing on the side I believe to be right, I’d be ashamed.”

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