George Clooney: Life Is Too Good to Run for President
updated 09/01/2011 AT 10:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/01/2011 AT 08:55 AM EDT
Downplaying any interest in running for higher office, the Ides of March director said at the Venice Film Festival: "If I make a mistake it's not going to cost 100,000 people their lives. I'm very happy telling stories. Films don't hurt people. They just get badly reviewed sometimes."
Clooney, 50, added: "I have a very nice life. I get to hang out with various seductive people, so I've no interest in [running for office]."
– Peter Mikelbank