Actor-director George Clooney attacked Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, claiming he would be “licking my ass” to be successful in Hollywood.
“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.
Clooney did not offer any examples to support his claim that Breitbart News “wants his head,” as Breitbart itself points out.
Breitbart in the past, however, reported Clooney was considering moving him and his family to Los Angeles due to security concerns at his England estate, despite being a well-known open borders activist.
Clooney also slammed then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall proposal, claiming it didn’t represent “U.S. values.” He also attacked now-President Trump’s immigration policies overall, claiming they were “idiotic” and “intolerant.”
Ironically those words came from the same mouth that told The Hollywood Reporter he would sue a photographer that managed to sneak into his property in Italy to take pictures of his family.
“Every single day there’s some crazy sort of infringement,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And you go, ‘OK, we’ll eat it. That’s what we have to do.’ But when someone breaks the law, that’s beyond what we bargained for, beyond the pact I made: that when you’re famous, you’re going to be followed. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be furious.”
Bannon, who has produced 16 films and had a lucrative stake in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, is only “a failed f**king screenwriter,” in the eyes of Clooney.
“Steve Bannon is a failed f**king screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [his] screenplay, it’s unbelievable,” Clooney said. “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 has previously attacked Bannon by claiming he is a “failed film writer and director,” and one of the real “Hollywood elitists.”
“He wrote a Shakespearean rap musical about the L.A. riots that he couldn’t get made,” the actor said during the César Film Awards ceremony in Paris in February. “He made a lot of money off of Seinfeld. He’s elitist Hollywood. I mean, that’s the reality.”
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