screen icon George Clooney said he had received crucial insight into how idiots think – and it helped explain a lot about those who get into politics.
In the comments spotted by digg, Clooney recalled filming the classic 2000 comedy “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” with Joel and Ethan Coen.
“I play this huge idiot, you know and I play him like a huge idiot,” Clooney told BBC 1 Radio’s Ali Plumb.
But that wasn’t the right approach because that’s not how massive idiots see themselves.
“Joel says, ‘Man, you’re the smartest guy in every room you walk into,'” Clooney said. “And I was like, ‘Ohhh, that’s right.’ “Because, you know, as we’ve learned over the years in politics, idiots think they’re the smartest in the world.”
Watch the full interview, which includes his “Ticket To Paradise” co-star Julia Roberts, below: