George Clooney - George Clooney Urged To Run For President
George Clooney's father has revealed he wants his son to run for president of the US.
George Clooney's father thinks the Hollywood star would make a great US president.
Although 'The Ides of March' actor has previously ruled out running for the top job in American politics, his father Nick - who failed in his own attempt to be elected to Kentucky's 4th Congressional District in 2004 - wishes his son would change his mind because he thinks he would be a "great public servant".
Speaking on 'The John Murray Show' on Ireland's RTE Radio One, Nick said: "I don't know whether [George] will even run for president. I know he closely followed my race for the US House of Representatives in Kentucky but he didn't like what he saw. He understands compromise but I don't think he's comfortable with the level of compromise involved in politics. My guess is he will not run for elective office although I do hope I'm wrong as I think he would make a great public servant.
Nick - who has had a successful career as a journalist - also revealed he doesn't mind being referred to as George's father because he is used to having a famous sister, the singer Rosemary Clooney.
The 77 year old said: "I don't mind being referred to as George's Dad, I had plenty of training, I was known as Rosemary's brother for a long time before this."