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George Clooney Just Destroyed Steve Bannon—And We Are Living For It
8 months ago

At the Toronto International Film Festival this past week, George Clooney opened up to reporters about his true feelings for former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who has since returned to Breitbart News

While it may come as a bit of a shock, Clooney doesn't care for Bannon:

[Bannon's] a schmuck who literally tried everything he could to sell scripts in Hollywood.


While working in Hollywood, Bannon penned a rap musical update of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” titled “The Thing I Am.” No, really.

Clooney said of the script:

It’s like a rap Shakespearean thing about the LA riots. It’s the worst script you’ve ever read. But he was trying to get it made in Hollywood. And had he, he would still be in Hollywood making movies and kissing my ass to make one of his films. That’s who he is.

In case you're wondering, Now This actually produced a full table reading starring Rob Corddry, plus some other familiar faces:

*Warning: Graphic Language*

Just a day before Clooney commented on Bannon's rap musical, he told a different group of reporters:

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]. Steve Bannon is a failed fucking screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [his] screenplay, it’s unbelievable.

This isn't the first time Clooney has not-so-fondly remembered Bannon's time in Hollywood. 

In February, following Meryl Streep's powerful anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes, Clooney said:

Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director. That’s the truth. That’s what he’s done. He made a lot of money off of ‘Seinfeld.’ …He’s elitist Hollywood, I mean, that’s the reality.

Clooney has described President Trump as "in over his head and incapable." But the star hasn't lost hope.

Clooney told Vanity Fair:

Particularly with our country, we work things out. Winston Churchill’s statement on America was, ‘You can always count on America to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted every other possibility.’ And I feel like that’s us a lot.