Standing in sharp opposition to President Trump, Clooney has been a vocal critic of some his more questionable policies. His philanthropic gestures and dedication to humanitarian causes show that he is a man of principle and empathy, something sadly lacking in the current administration.
People have been sharing some of Clooney's positive initiatives, as well as a perfect put down to Trump himself, and it's making us think. If Americans really do insist on a 'celebrity' President, they could do a lot worse than good ol' Gorgeous George! Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
#1 Here's How George Clooney Responded When Trump Accused Him Of Being A "Hollywood Elite"
#2 He Finances A Private Spy Satellite That Helps Find Mass Graves And Helps Capture Violence In Real Time To Deter Mass Atrocities. He Has Made The Satellites Public
#3 He Plans To Donate At Least $21 Million From The Sale Of His Casamigos Tequila Company (Which He Sold For 1 Billion Dollars) Towards Aiding The Settlement Of Refugees In The Us
#4 In January 2010, Clooney Organized The Telethon Hope For Haiti Now, Which Raised $61 Million For The 2010 Haiti Earthquake Victims. It Was The Most Widely Distributed Telethon In History
#5 George Clooney Is A Keen Supporter Of The Recognition Of The Armenian Genocide. Clooney Is One Of The Founders Of The Aurora Prize, Which Awards To Those Who Risk Their Lives To Prevent Genocides And Atrocities
#6 In 2018, Following The Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, The Clooneys Pledged $500,000 To The "March For Our Lives"
#7 He Gave 14 Of His Friends $1 Million Dollars Each In Briefcases, Just For Being Good Friends
George's close pal and Rande Gerber claimed the actor once gave 14 of his close friends - which he referred to as "The Boys" - $1 million each as a surprise gift in 2013. "George had called me and 'The Boys' and said, 'Hey, mark September 27th, 2013, on your calendar. Everyone’s going to come to my house for dinner. 'George begins to say, 'Listen, I want you guys to know how much you've meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life,'" Gerber recalled. "'I came to L.A., I slept on your couch. I'm so fortunate in my life to have all of you and I couldn't be where I am today without all of you. So, it was really important to me that while we’re still all here together, that I give back. So I want you all to open your suitcases. We're in shock'"
#8 He Pranked Brad Pitt By Slapping A Pot Leaf License Plate Frame And A Bumper Sticker That Said "F**k Cops" On The Back Of His Car
#9 Following The 9/11 Attacks, Clooney Was A Primary Organizer On A Telethon That Featured Dozens Of Hollywood Stars And Raised Us $129 Million For The United Way
#10 Clooney Has Advocated A Resolution Of The Darfur Conflict. In April 2006, He Spent Ten Days In Chad And Sudan With His Father To Make The TV Special "A Journey To Darfur" Reflecting The Issues With Genocide Taking Place Within Sudan
#11 Arnold Schwarzenegger Once Challenged Him To A Drinking Contest And Was Quick To Regret It
Clooney recalls, “He was bragging that he could outdrink any Irishman. You don’t do that. It’s not right. He had this bar and restaurant, I don’t know if he still has it, and he had a big dinner. James Caan was there and all these people were there and he was drinking peach schnapps. And it’s clear and horrible. I did a couple of shots of that and I was like, ‘I’m not gonna hang with this guy. He’s gonna kill me.’ So, I gave the waitress $500 to keep bringing me shots of water and bring him shots of peach schnapps. Every five minutes, he’d be sitting there talking to (his wife) Maria and I’d be like, ‘Hey, let’s go! Come on superstud, let’s go!’ I got him literally about 15 shots in and he was just sitting there slumped over the table.”
#12 In September 2012, Clooney Auctioned Himself And Offered To Take An Auction Winner Out To Lunch To Benefit The Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network (Glsen)
#13 In March 2012, Clooney Was Featured In A Performance Of Dustin Lance Black's Play, '8'—a Staged Reenactment Of The Federal Trial That Overturned California's Prop 8 Ban On Same-Sex Marriage. The Production Was Held At The Wilshire Ebell Theatre And Broadcast On Youtube To Raise Money For The American Foundation For Equal Rights
#14 In 2005 Clooney Donated $1 Million To The United Way Hurricane Katrina Response Fund
#15 "Ocean's Thirteen" Stars Including George Clooney Donated $1,000,000 To "Friends Of The United Nations" World Food Programme
#16 In March 2016, He And His Wife, Amal Clooney, Met With Syrian Refugees Living In Berlin To Mark The Fifth Anniversary Of The Conflict, Before Meeting With German Chancellor Angela Merkel To Thank Her For Her Germany's Open-Door Policy
#17 In 2017 Clooney Foundation For Justice Teamed Up With Unicef To Help Refugees And Announced A $2.25 Million Partnership To Help Open Seven Public Schools To Syrian Refugee Children
#18 George And Amal Clooney Have Donated $100,000 Via Their Clooney Foundation For Justice To The Young Center For Immigrant Children's Rights
#19 In The Aftermath Of The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Clooney Helped Organize NBC's "Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope," Which Aired In January 2005. It Raised $18.3 Million For The American Red Cross International Response Fund
#20 George Clooney Wowed Fans On Visit To Edinburgh Charity Café. He Also Donated £1,000 To The Charity For Pre-Paid Meals
#21 In 2014 Clooney Has Donated A Signed Pair Of Timberland Boots To The "Small Steps" Shoe Auction, The Organization Raises Money For Children And Their Families Scavenging On Rubbish Dumps
#22 He Once Scooped His Roommates Cat Box For Weeks So The Roommate Thought Something Was Wrong With The Cat Not Pooping And Took Him To The Vet. Clooney Took A Dump Into The Cat Box And Surprised The Hell Out Of His Roomate That Came Back With A Perfectly Healthy Cat
#23 Clooney Has Supported "Realizing The Dream", A Nonprofit Founded By Martin Luther King Iii, Which Aims To "Champion Freedom, Justice, And Equality By Working To Eliminate Poverty, Build Community And Foster Peace Through Nonviolence”
#24 George Clooney Is The Reason South Park Was Picked Up By Comedy Central
During the mid-1990s the junior executive at Fox, Brian Graden, asked his friends Matt Stone and Trey Parker to make an animated Christmas card based on a five-minute stop-motion movie they made at the University of Colorado. Graden made 35 VHS copies and sent them to his friends, that shared it with their friends. One copy ended up in George Clooney's hands. Executive producer Anne Garefino recalls "Before we even began working on the series, the fact that George Clooney had made hundreds of VHS copies of The Spirit of Christmas and sent them out to all his friends was already the stuff of Hollywood history. When he did the voice of Sparky, Stan's gay dog [for episode four], he did the voice remotely. We never met him until he finally came by the studio to do a voice for the South Park movie."