George Clooney Doesn't Care If You Think He's Gay
By Mack Rawden 2012-02-29 18:05:33
As an A-list actor, longtime bachelor and someone not apt to talk about his personal life, homosexual rumors have followed George Clooney for decades. A different man might be bothered by that, but the Ides Of March director couldnít care less about those whispers. They donít affect his life, and they donít affect anyone elseís life. In fact, heís kind of amused by the whole thing.
At least thatís what he told The Advocate in a fascinating new interview. Discussing everything from his role in Dustin Lance Blackís upcoming one night play 8 to his willingness to play a gay character if he finds the right script, the conversation, not surprisingly, eventually turned to the accusations about his personal life. Hereís what he had to sayÖ
I think itís funny, but the last thing youíll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ďThese are lies!Ē That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. Iím not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and Iím very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks Iím gay? Iíll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I donít give a shit.
That quote is a good indication of why Clooney has been beloved for so many years. Heís just an affable, laid back guy with his own take on things. In this case, heís absolutely right too. Fifty years from now, someone will probably write a book about how he and Brad Pitt were secretly bedding each other, and Iím sure both of them, if theyíre extremely old and still alive, will think itís hilarious.