The actor and activist gets arrested while protesting the Sudanese government

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Apparently George Clooney, 50, didn’t learn much about being politically correct during his imaginary presidential campaign in The Ides of March. The Oscar winner, his father, Nick, and several others were arrested in Washington, D.C., on March 16 while protesting the Sudanese government’s attacks on its southern regions. Clooney — who’d met with President Barack Obama a day earlier to speak about his concerns for Sudan — was charged with crossing a police line, a misdemeanor. (He paid a $100 fine and will not have to appear in court.) ”It is my first arrest,” he told reporters shortly after the incident, while urging the Sudanese government to allow humanitarian aid into the area and calling on the regime, led by President Omar al-Bashir, to ”stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women, and children.” Despite his willingness to get political, Clooney isn’t looking to get elected anytime soon. ”No Super PAC has given me money…. I can actually have an opinion,” he told Meet the Press on March 18. When it comes to being an A-list activist, he added, ”I think it’s a lot easier than running for office.”

The Ides of March

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  • R
  • 101 minutes
  • George Clooney