George Clooney is not a fan of Steve Bannon.
Clooney opened up about his hatred for the former White House chief strategist during an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote his new movie “Suburbicon” at the Toronto Film Festival.
“Steve Bannon is a failed fucking screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [his] screenplay, it’s unbelievable. Now, if he’d somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my ass to get me to do one of his stupid-ass screenplays.”
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Clooney said it wasn’t that long ago that Bannon tried to get the Academy Award winning actor to be part of a screenplay he wrote called “The Thing I Am,” a hip-hop musical set during the 1992 L.A. riots.
“Steve Bannon is a little wannabe writer who would do anything in the world to have had a script made in Hollywood. He wrote one of the worst scripts I’ve ever read — and I’ve read it. His fake Shakespeare-rap script about the L.A. riots. Oh, you’ve gotta read it!”
According to the Washington Post the script made frequent use of the n-word.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Bannon responded to left leaning critics by saying, “I don’t need to be lectured by a bunch of, by a bunch of limousine liberals, okay, from the Upper East Side of New York and from the Hamptons.”