George Clooney is thinking about running for governor. Of California.

An actor becoming governor of California?

It could never happen.

Yet multiple media outlets are reporting the 53-year-old Oscar winner is seriously thinking about it.

"George has been talking to politicians about running for years," an insider told Us Weekly. This person also reportedly says the "The Monuments Men" star ultimately wants to be a senator.

Some nerve. The guy hasn't even taken over as governor, and he already wants a senate seat.

"George has said his ultimate goal is to become a US senator, but he knows he would have to hold a position like governor first," the source said.

George Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air."
George Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air." ( Dale Robinette)

Us Weekly reports that a friend of Clooney's -- who may or may not be the "source" -- predicts a 2018 run, saying, "He has good ideas that he wants to implement."

I don't know about his ideas. But he's pretty dreamy for an old guy.

Clooney reportedly once claimed he couldn't run for office because, "I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs and I've been to too many parties."

But enough about the Clinton Administration ...

Clooney is engaged to British attorney Amal Alamuddin and is reportedly looking for a home in London. Which is a ways away from California.


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