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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  • 11791

    George, your unhappiness gives me great joy.

    • sadsacklibturds

      He’s so angsty, isn’t he?

  • Pearlbuck

    So Clooney fantasizes about anilingus with Bannon. Weird.

    • Kimmy3

      I hate his politics but Georgie can lick my ass anytime.

    • sadsacklibturds

      Colbert, Maher, et al, they just can’t help themselves.

  • Eric Selin

    Most people and by that I mean a large majority of us are sick of hollywood types and their political idiocy. These people in the main make a living on their looks and have little to nothing else in the merit column. Wastes of space for the most part.

    • nancy

      He lives Overseas because he think people will find out he is from Northern Kentucky, and call him a hillbilly.

      • Quiet Desperation

        No we won’t because we’re not the bigoted progressive left.

        • alex

          i found ky actually quite beautiful.

          • thos1787

            If , like most states, you can avoid the cities it is very beautiful !!!!! Louisville and such places are sewers, again, as in most states!!!!

  • barbara88

    Clooney, the original Hollywood elitist, calling Bannon one of the “real Hollywood elitists”…as if it’s a bad thing, right George?

  • Clay James Belter

    Would be hard for him to lick your ass with your shoulders in the way

    • JuanCarlos


  • Sulisha

    Maybe twenty years ago.

  • diane

    So who, by God, did Clooney make this pack with and what were the terms of this pack? Did he get it in writing? If not, I would say he is screwed..

    • GTKRWN

      If he intends to keep working in Hollywood, that pact was with Jews. Clooney does not get a pass to do whatever he wants as he is not a member of the tribe, and badgoyim find themselves out of work very quickly.

  • Quiet Desperation

    Bannon was the chief strategist for the goddamn president of the United States. All Clooney has done is play make-believe. The f##king narcissism of these people is nuclear level.

    Has Clooless finished fleeing Europe and the consequences of his open border stance. Seriously someone hunt this guy down and punch him in the face.

  • Paul

    He sounds like he’s speaking from personal experience about screenwriters licking his ass.

    • Quiet Desperation

      My crotchety old dad always used to say everyone in Hollywood is gay. Who knew the old fart was right?

    • DaisyToo

      One wonders how many asses did he service on his way up?

    • LuBugg

      I would guess it’s the other way around.

  • Rusty Esq

    I didn’t consider Clooney even worth talking about. I have never seen or heard anything worthwhile (outside of films) that he’s said or done. Why should his opinion matter here?

    I don’t have an issue with a celebrity corner, but, can we focus on worthwhile ones? If you’re looking for celebrities who insult anyone “right of extreme left”, you’ve got a long list.

    I know what the article was trying to say and it doesn’t wash. Is he afraid of foreigners, or criminals and privacy invasion? Not all foreigners are criminals and not all citizens are good.

  • Robert A’Beuy
  • DaisyToo

    Anyone still harboring doubts about Clooney’s sexual preferences?

  • LuBugg

    Looney clooney..what makes you think Bannon would offer you anything, except letting you kiss his ass?Things getting dry for you in hollywood that you like moore and o’donal have to insult The President to get noticed?

  • DaisyToo

    Steve Bannon was an officer on a warship in the US Navy for 7 years from the late 70’s to the early 80’s. After that service, he served as a special assistant to the Chief of Navel Operations at the Pentagon (among other things, Bannon wrote status reports about our Navy fleet worldwide). While at the Pentagon, Bannon attended Georgetown University at night and obtained a Masters Degree in National Security Studies.

    In 1980, Bannon was deployed to the Persian Gulf to help deal w/the bumbling fool Carter’s Iran hostage crises. That failed mission marked a turning point in Bannon’s life: He saw the light and became a Reganite. Then became far more independent when he saw how much GW f’d things up.

    Has the puppet Clooney ever even pretended to be a soldier?

    • GTKRWN

      Batman > Naval Officer. Thems rules.
      A Batman can only be beaten by another Batman with even more erect Batnipples.

  • brainbyon

    For the past decade if we go to the movie theater in there’s nothing showing that we really want to see we go oh shit dont tell me the only thing left to watch is a second rate George Clooney movie and then we’re stuck watching that so we go home. We haven’t even been to one in more than five years so he’s a has-been especially when its sours your stomach when youre stuck watching his films and certainly have never purchased one. I cant even remember a title of one of his films. Yeah tell me, who the, REAL, men, are …of Hollywood. The leading men are dwindling George Gooney

    • Roxsan Cooper

      BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD NO THEATER TICKETS NO MOVIE TICKETS NO DVDS!! Let them know their treatment and disrespect of POTUS and his family will not be tolerated. HIT THEM IN THE POCKETBOOK SO THEY UNDERSTAND OUR MESSAGE!!

  • arena

    Waiting for news about Cloownie becoming a cuckold and being divorce raped hard…

    Will be wonderful…

    Look at Brad Pitt, going back to Angelina, the woman that accused him of child abusing… These guys have no bollocks, nor self esteem.

  • Hawkeyerightsmart

    Talk is cheap, especially from such a pretentious asshole, You would think he would be just a little more reserved after being so loud about Trumps zero chance of ever being elected and then being so wrong. What a self important dink.

  • happytortuga

    Wait, Clooney is gay?

  • Pablo Jay

    … if he were pit roasted to a tender 145 degrees maybe.

  • Monsieur de Comte Beaujangles

    Note that he ‘escaped’ GB (and also Lake Como, Italy) citing ‘security concerns’. Thanks George fucking Clooney. He’s knows better than the rest of us apparently.

  • Agent 99

    Why so prickly, George?

  • Roxsan Cooper

    BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD NO THEATER TICKETS NO MOVIE TICKETS NO DVDS!! Let them know their treatment and disrespect of POTUS and his family will not be tolerated. HIT THEM IN THE POCKETBOOK SO THEY UNDERSTAND OUR MESSAGE!!


  • Ralph Kern

    George, you played a badass in the movies. Doesn’t really make you one.

  • Roman Pesek

    Get lost idiot clooney

  • janelle

    Wonder who Clooney did to get to where he is. I guess he knows all about that kind of thing.

    • JuanCarlos

      Part of it was Aunt Rosemary’s connections. The rest was……?

  • Hairatic Rick

    George Clooney, play acted a bad ass military man … Stephen Bannon was a real officer in the United States Navy, serving on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific Fleet . Clooney, Bannon will kick your rusty ass! ????

  • claudiusxiii

    What a vile, disgusting person!

  • William Fuzi

    Guy needs to reevaluate his marriage, because when he get’s upset, he immediately thinks about sexual favors. Maybe he is not fulfilled in his own situation. Or maybe that’s just how Hollywood works, you only get A-list actors if your willing to lick their ass. I don’t know, but that just might make contract talks kind of rough.

  • Johnnnyboy

    The top rated stars are sought after by producers of every sort. Because they draw audience they make any production more successful. What Clooney in his vanity is confusing is his audience draw and success as an actor, with notions of personal virtue or intellectual correctness. It indicates only that he is a successful star, which is more than noting but it is not a universal badge of ability in other areas of life.

  • JuanCarlos

    Climbing the fence into Clooney’s estate = criminal trespassing.
    Climbing the fence into the United States = okay according to Clooney.
    Why can’t libiots see the hypocracy?

  • AaronT

    I imagine Clooney would like that …

  • ssgtnelson

    Poor Clooney… pointing out you’re a hypocrite doesn’t mean anyone is after you.

  • A legend in his own mind.

  • Timothy Kevin Ready

    He must be confusing Bannon w/ his fucking Muslim wife…

  • Timothy Kevin Ready

    Clooney has his own brand of tequila now. Its marketing slogan is “So good it should be Illegal…”

  • Epicification

    He might be a failed screenwriter, but like all great men, he eventually found what he was good at and used it.

    • Dante Alighieri ????


  • Dante Alighieri ????

    Screw Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

    I wanna see Bannon vs Clooney. mano a mano