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people say things about you, you get over it and get up. >> right now we're focussing on 2018, getting democrats elected. and i've always, always said that joe would make a great president. and i haven't changed. i'm craig melvin, george clooney is the first and only person to be nominated in six different oscar categories and he's cofounded a billion dollar business, but his true passion may be his work as a global humanitarian, headliners takes a look at the life of the hollywood megastar and human rights activist. twice named the sexiest man
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alive. >> when george enters a room, everybody knows it. >> one of the country's most outspoken stars. >> we have a demagogue in the white house. >> he'll put himself in the line of fire because he believes strongly. he shows up in a big way. >> if we do nothing, there's a good chance that hundreds of thousands of people could die. >> some say he should just stick to acting. >> let me tell you about george clooney, he's stunningly misinformed. >> if people want to come out and say that's a bunch of liberal baloney, i have to take those hits. >> his power in hollywood is stronger than ever. >> if he wants to make a movie no one wants to make he says i'll star in it for free. >> what impact will he have on an increasingly partisan nation? >> the world's policy on sudan is failing. >> he'll be more motivated than ever before.
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>> are we going to be scared of the things that have made our country great? george clooney is an oscar winning, hollywood super star of more than two decades who can green light films with a nod. >> hollywood is a town that runs on power. and right now clooney is at the pin cal of his power. >> celebrities have long lent their star power to political and social causes. clooney, a global humanitarian who's worked to prevent genocide for more than a decade. today, finds himself at odds with president trump's nationalist agenda. >> from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. >> in an era when hollywood is
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oftenville fied by washington, could clooney's influence there be threatened? >> under president obama he could go to the white house. now that's lost. i don't know whether it's irredeemably lost. >> most people don't think of george clooney as being a patriot. but this man is a big believer in what it means to be an engaged citizen. >> do you work for fox? >> his wife amal clooney is an oxford educated international attorney who has addressed the united nations and works alongside her husband to solve human rights issues in trouble spots around the world, including refugee camps. >> we're thrilled to be here because we believe in the potential the public private partnership has to address the refugee crisis. >> i'm not sure there's any more powerful couple that could make
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a difference. >> together they are more than a hollywood global couple. they're a global force with an international agenda at odds with the trump administration's america first agenda. clooney has been outspoken against donald trump since the beginning of the candidacy. >> you have missed no words about trump. >> trump and cruz are making this a campaign of fear. we have to be afraid of everything, refugees, muslims, we have to be afraid of minorities. >> in the lead up to the election, clooney helped raise $15 million for hillary clinton, which the trump campaign used to cast the democrats of the party of hollywood elites. >> the only people enthusiastic about her campaign are hollywood
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celebrities, in many cases celebrities that aren't very hot anymore. >> trump rallying voters against celebrities who turned to politics, get involved in activism is too rich with irony to comprehend. >> we welcome to the hollywood walk of fame, donald trump. >> the election of the reality show host raised the that clooney's humanitarian issues may fall on deaf ears inside the white house. >> i don't know if donald trump could find sudan on a map. i don't know he knows what's happening in places like darfur. >> i think what george clooney is saying is hang on, there's all sorts of things that may be wrong with america, but if we want the benefits of globalization, you have to be willing to bear the burdens.
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while right wing pun dents have tried to cast him as an out of touch poster boy for the hollywood liberal elite. george clooney's roots are fi firmly planted in red state america. >> donald trump who has painted liberal elites as the enemy came from money. one interesting irony, probably a painful irony for george
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clooney he may be this big global elite jet setter, but he was born in heart land kentucky. >> born in lexington, kentucky, he's the child of a local homemaker and a news anchor. >> i had a card we would put up saying we're experiencing audio difficulties, please stand by. one day he was 2 years old, he woke up and he had larn jie tis and he never had it before. he grabbed nina's skirt and said, mama, mama, i'm having audio difficulties. >> his dad was one of the most famous men in kentucky. he was also the nephew of an extremely well known singer,
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rose mary clooney. so he was exposed to people who had a measure of flame. >> george clooney is a product of his parents. i think his father, nick clooney who was a journalist, was influential in how he saw the world. >> he raised me you have to look up for people who can't look out for themselves. >> we are here on earth to help those who have less power than we and to challenge those who have more. both of those are important things to do for a citizen. >> a star outfielder in high school, clooney unsuccessfully tries out for the cincinnati reds then completes two years in college but drops out in 1981. that's when he makes a move to los angeles, in pursuit of an acting career. even with his hollywood connections, he starts at the
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bottom and success eludes him for years. >> here's a guy from kentucky, sleeping on a friend's couch, trying to make his way in hollywood. he's a small town guy. >> he had been in a punch of pilots, all of which had failed. people talk about that as if clooney wasn't that good. if you keep getting pilot deals at a network it means they know you're a celebrity and they're waiting to the find the right thing for you. >> a decade after he moves there, the city erupts in violence. the lessons learned from his father in kentucky are not lost on clooney in l.a. >> i got my friends, i said, let's go buy some brooms and buckets and go down and help put out some fires. i think that was the first sort of real sense of where you can rally some troops together and get a lot of people and they'll show up. i thought that was important. >> after the riots subside,
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clooney shoots the pilot for a new medical drama called "er". >> i credit the show's early success to a speech george made in the trailer. he said i'm the veteran of 22 failed pilots, i know what makes the show not work, i don't know what makes one work but i have a theory, we're all going to be nice to each other and take our work seriously, there's not going to be any division between foreground and cast and crew. we're going to work hard and play hard. and we were all yung and naive enough to say, okay, george, whatever you say. >> at its peak more than 35 million people watch "er" each week and george clooney is its stand out straw. >> i drew the straw to write the special episode for george clooney. so i thought i'll put him in a tuxedo and have him save the kid
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and make him an action hero. he takes his tuxedo suit off, he's climbing fences. he has the suspenders, he's in the water. he was kind of like almost a james bond type hero, but with again a kid, saving that kid's life and it really sparked people's imagination about the range and the talent of george. >> but as clooney's success expands to include movies, his personal life becomes tabloid fodder. after the 1997 car crash that kills princess diana, he calls a press conference and lashes out at the national inquiry. >> you bought and paid for one of the greatest news stories of the year and for your success you should be held accountable. the princess of whales is dead and you have gone on television and washed your hands and placed
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blame and deflected responsibility, you should be ashamed. thank you. >> this is about a period of time where we've lost somebody who i really liked and really admired. but i look at the situation and think if i don't say it now and try to encapsulate what we're doing or where we are right now, then i'm maybe not doing the right thing my father thinks i should do it. my father called me up and said don't come back and look me in the eye if you don't. >> in response, paparazzi ref e refused to take his photo at the premier of his film "the peacemaker". clooney soon finds himself on the defensive. >> i got famous from doing a television show, not from being photographed by self-employed photographers. when you show up at a premier, i'm doing my job. people have to be responsible
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for what they do and say, that's what i do. that's what i was talking about at the press conference. now they're mad and they're saying i'm trying to make them all unemployed by getting rid of tabloids. when i'm going to the bathroom and a guy takes a picture of me going to the bathroom and i take the camera and take his film out and take his camera, i draw the line for my privacy at going to the bathroom. that's where i'm going to draw it. everybody has their limits. >> coming up. >> he looked like the kind of democrat who could pull off the wind, but he had this dark family secret, his son was george clooney. we come into this world needing others. ♪ then we are told it's braver to go it alone. ♪ but there is another way to live. ♪ a way that sees the only path to fulfillment-
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have you seen any previews of "batman" have you seen the film yet? >> no, i just don't want to screw it up. >> people magazine's sexiest man alive dons the cape in 1997. but the film "batman and robin" is a bomb.
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>> in hollywood you can make a movie, even if you don't have a sensible idea. here's a guy best known for his good looks and they put him in a mask. >> i think he learned more from the failure of "batman and robin" than any actor in a movie could learn. >> it was a really bad film. i'm really bad in it. it's hard to go out there and go there are things that are fascinating. >> i enjoyed the costume. >> famous for his practical jokes on the set of "er" he cements his reputation as a jokester. >> he told the story of making stationary with brad pitt's name on it he found a book acting in foreign language. he had the brad pitt stationary,
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he wrote to meryl streep, i found this to be helpful in my roll in troy, off to may recall strip. >> what was it like to work with mark wallberg? >> i don't care for him. >> he leaves "er" in 1999 and devotes himself to his film career full time. >> you might as well do it under your terms. pick the films you want to do. there's a limited time you get to do this, you might as well do the ones you like. so when i come out and talk about them i don't have to be embarrassed. >> by summer of 2001, clooney is a bone fied movie star. awaiting the release of one of his biggest hits "ocean 11" then the nation is devastated by the september 11th terrorist attacks.
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within weeks he has a star studded tell thon that raises $150 million for the united way. >> we're all still american citizens first and foremost and everybody wants to contribute, everyone wants to be part of it. >> it sparks a feud with bill ro rye lie, who accuses clooney of improperly distributing the funds. >> i'm not saying anyone is stealing it. it's sitting in the banks gaining interest and no one knows what's going on. let me tell you something about george clooney, he's stunningly misinformed. he has no clue what's going on, nor does he care. >> did he say i was stunning? >> no. he said you were stunningly misinformed. >> i take it back, i like that guy. >> clooney responds in a letter
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calling his accusations nothing short of a lie. >> the reason i had to say something was because he started to use facts that weren't true about the fund and lied. >> the two spar again. >> is tsunami in asia has produced an outpouring. but has also had a kindled a new battle. >> this time the actor r requests o riley to participate in the tell thon. he accepts. later he tries to clarify the impact of his attacks on fund-raising. >> he drives me nuts because it's irresponsible. it and hurt us because people cancelled their checks during
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the telethon and it hurt the credibility of the united way. >> clooney later raises $61 million in another telethon telethon for the victims of the haiti earthquake without attack from bill on riley. earlier when he speaks out against the iraq war he faces. >> i was put on a cover and called a traitor. however, if i'm going to demand the right of freedom of speech you can't say but don't say bad things about me. you have to take your hits. i'm a grown up. so if people want to come out and say, hey, that's just a bunch of liberal baloney that's thrown in there, i have to take
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those hits. i disagree because i'm saying let's have those questions asked. >> the personal attacks hit closer to home in 2004, that's when his father runs for congress in kentucky and is faulted for his son's political views. >> this is bible belt kentucky. in the town i saw him do a rally, you have people not just have a cross on the lawn but a fiber glass 10 commandments sculpture on the lawn. you couldn't find the person to say a bad word about him so he looked like he could pull off the win as a democrat. but he had this dark secret, his son was george clooney. >> i remember george clooney saying he was painted as a hollywood type, celebrity coming to kentucky. >> it must be tough watching your father being hammered for
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being your father. >> you said you couldn't campaign for your father in kentucky because you thought you would hurt his cause. >> it would have. he lost anyway. but he would have because at the time it was hollywood versus the heart land. >> coming up. >> there is no conservative or liberal point of view, there is only right and wrong. it is the first genocide in the country. in the 21st century. i don't have my th. (on intercom) all hands. we are looking for the captain's keys again. they are on a silver carabiner. oh, this is bad. as long as people misplace their keys, you can count on geico saving folks money. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. clubhouse, but we call it "the (matthwish house".was a (mom) and it just immediately brought something positive in our life. "oh, i gotta get up get matthew on his treatment." (matthew) it's not that bad, though.
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clooney. american troops are fighting on two fronts in 2004. as president bush wins a second term, george clooney faces continued attacks from conservatives for speaking out against the war in iraq. and challenging journalists to speak truth to power. >> they have a right to do so, but what we seem to hear from them is wining and crying. they want in the kitchen but can't stand the heat. >> clooney's response is "good night and good luck" he writes and stars and directs. >> my father is is an anchorman, i grew up with how great the fourth state is. >> he made the movie during the bush administration, he felt
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journalists were not as aggressive as they should be in covering the administration. >> we do this every 30 or 40 years we get a little scared, a little beat up by somebody or something and we start to worry if it's unpatriotic to ask the tough questions. >> it is his most critically acclaimed film nominated in 2006 for best director, and screen play at the oscars, but he wins in another category, best supporting actor for syria na. >> it was a tough look for geo political issues. he said to me, he made this film because he wanted to shine a light on what he saw as the untold story to open people's eyes as to what's going on in much of the world. >> what's going on in the sudan is genocide.
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>> despite recent publicity, very little is done to stop it. >> genocide has been committed in darfur and the government of sudan bare responsibility. >> i had just returned from darfur, and shortly thereafter i got invited to have dinner with george clooney, who, you know, i mean, i'm a human rights lawyer. i don't think i saw many of george's movies. >> i was late to the game. i thought my dad is a reporter, i called him up and said, you know, maybe we ought to get over there and see what's going on and take some cameras. >> clooney chronicles his efforts in a documentary "a journey to darfur". >> we started in south sudan. it took two days to get to the border of darfur. >> i didn't want to bring any security, and george was comfortable with that. >> on the border is a refugee
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camp, 29,000 survivors in the massacre of sudan. >> translator: the problem with the government they want to kill everybody for sudan to become arab country. >> it is the first of seven trips clooney will make to the region. >> there's no time. no business, no time. so now what you need is plastic and water. >> at this exact moment, the government of sudan is system cli trying to get rid of a race of people. >> have many of them come back since then? or have they stayed away? >> no. >> he'll sit down with folks and relate to them one on one as human beings. this is not something most people could do is go into a culture that's completely foreign to your own, with extreme danger and just treat someone equally one on one so
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that they feel heard. >> this little tiny waif of a girl, little elf of a young woman came over and said to me in arabic, when will you come back and when will you stop this? and i told the translator to tell her soon. we'll be there soon. then she laughed, she was holding my finger and she laughed and said that's what you always say. it wasn't even sad. that was just -- it was life for her. it's not a political issue. it there's no right or left or conservative or liberal point of view. there is only right or wrong. it is the first genocide of the 21st century. >> the more pain i think that he witnessed and internalized was just more energizing for him and us to go out and try and raise
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hell. >> there is hope. there is you. all of you here. all of you. church groups, students, all of you speaking with one voice, every one of you. >> he created an organization called not on our watch, which he has dug in to deep important social issues and put his life on the line to do it. >> this was america and ameri america's moral responsibility in the world. >> clooney and a nobel peace prize winner bring if plight of the sudan to the u.n. security council. >> i want to thank professor wiesel and mr. george clooney for their participation in our meeting today on the situation in darfur. i think they both made very
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powerful and important statements. >> i appreciate that ambassador bolton was willing to do this because it never really happened before. >> how can a hollywood star make a difference on the world stage? >> i don't know. hollywood has always been involved in some ways in bringing attention to a lot of issues. we used to sell war bonds. we've been doing it a long time. we're fairly good at getting cameras to show up so you try to be informed on some of the issues you take on. >> whatever john bolton may have taken for bringing an actor to the security council, if i think through meetings of the security council that have been carried live, i can think of a few things one of which is when george clooney and elie wesle
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went. >> we have to look at absolute cruelty and say that if there's something we can do about it, we have to stop it. are we going to stand back ten years from now and somehow try to convince ourselves that we didn't know? we do. >> clooney is named the united nations messenger of peace in 2008. the next year he brings his campaign to end the genocide in sudan to the obama white house. >> i just met with the president and vice president, and i urged them to make the tragedy in darfur one of their top priorities. >> they know the government, they know it because george clooney won't let them forget. >> when people ask you where did you stand i want to say i'm standing on the right side of history. et.
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clooney's five-year campaign to end genocide in sudan shows progress by 2011. the referendum for which he lobbied is held and south sudan votes overwhelming for its independence. >> people had never believed they would get the opportunity to vote on whether or not they would become a nation. there was just this palpable excitement in the air. you could just feel the birth of a nation, the will for it. >> people were dancing in the streets for weeks in south sudan because they had their own country. but history doesn't end. unfortunately. >> despite the successful referendum, violence continues. the border region between sudan and south sudan draws clooney
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back for another visit in 2012. >> it gets to you. it gets in your soul. you get to know those people. if you're lucky enough to have been born in the place and family and the world that i've been born in, you want to go and share whatever luck you can with people. >> this trip brings clooney closer to the active war than ever before. >> we showed up at one village and 150 people came out and then all of a sudden everyone started running. >> we're moving. we're going. that was a rocket. it sailed over here. this is everyone heading off to the caves to hide. >> it was close enough to feel it. it was close enough to make you -- to wake you up. >> in an attempt to rally congress, senator john kerry, then senate of the foreign relations committee calls on clooney in 2012 to testify about sudan. >> these people every day of their lives have to deal with
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fear, not just of the future in terms of starving to death but actually actively being killed. >> we wanted him to bring the focus on the issue. unfortunately there are hearings of consequence that take place every day in the halls of congress. it's like a tree falling in the forest. so george guaranteed if the tree fell it was going to be heard. and it was. >> still, violence in sudan continues, clooney and human rights activist john prendergast decide to use his celebrity to focus the attention on the issue. >> i remember getting a call from john prendergast saying i just talked to george clooney, he's willing to get arrest. >> clooney, his father and a group of congressman and activists all block the doors to the sudanese embassy and invite
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the bresz. >> we're here to invite the government to stop randomly killing their own men, women, and children, stop raping them and starving them. that's all we ask. >> blocking the embassy gets clooney arrested with news cameras rolling. >> at one moment in time when people ask where were you, where did you stand, i want to say i was standing on the right side of history. >> our hands our bound together behind our backs. he hops into the wagon and looks at all us says evening boys, back in can kentucky we call this friday night. >> i said i leave you alone for a few hours, look what happens. >> clooney pays $100 fine and a misdemeanor charge for crossing a police line is expunged.
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>> two years later, it was all too much to bear and they went to war with each other. >> after the collapse of the south sudanese government, clooney and prendergast shift gears and target war profiteers. >> we said let's create an entity that digs into the finances of the criminals, chases the money, the assets. wherever they hide it we're going to find it. >> i don't think it's mellow dramatic to say that george clooney has saved lives. he's drawn attention but also money and influence. there are people alive today who have george clooney to thank for it. >> coming up. >> no question george clooney was the catch but no question amal was a cash as well. h as we. . .
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. despite his humanitarian work overseas, in hollywood, george clooney is still a bona fide movie star. his films are not always box office bonanza's but he occupies a rare fied status. between 2007 and 2011 he receives oscar nominations for his roles in michael clay ton, up in the air and the descendents. two years later he wins best picture as a producer of "argo" and captures an oscar record. >> clooney is the only person who's been nominated in six different categories. nominated for supporting actor, actor, adapted screen play, original screen play, director and producer. >> with the collection of homes around the world, in 2009,
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clooney, long-time friend randy gerber build side by side mexican villas that are then features in architecture digest. the two then spend time in mexico, you drink a lot of tequila. and there came a point where george said, let's just make our own. cut to a few months later, we met with the distilleries and the massive distillers and told them exactly what we wanted. it took about two years to perfect. i think it was about 700 bottles later. they sent us one, it was absolutely perfect. >> they name their brand casamigos. house of friends. it becomes the fastest growing tequila company of its kind in the world. and then -- >> tequila fans listen up, if you like casamigos, it has been sold for upwards of $1 billion. >> in a statement sent to cnbc,
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clooney said, we're not going anywhere. we'll still be very much a part of casamigos, starting with a shot tonight, maybe two. >> his financial life, secure. there's a significant romantic shift in 2013 for the 52-year-old, george clooney. >> all of a sudden, he was just head over heels and smitten. it was really kind of cute to see. george as this giddy teenager. >> no question, george clooney was a catch, but no question, amal was a catch, as well. >> oxford educated, attorney, practiced 15 years at the highest level. this is a first-rate legal mind. >> i believe in international justice. i believe it's important that you don't just turn the page without people being held to account. >> partnership between amal and george is extraordinary, because they reinforce each other.
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amal asks really penetrating, interesting questions that make george and i think about the work we're doing. >> in venice, italy, tonight, the wedding that some thought would never happen. actor george clooney tying the knot with amal alumadin. he was 53, she is 36. >> it's something really special. just close family and friends of amal and george, but it was absolutely beautiful. >> clooney, for so long, one of the biggest pranksters in hollywood, suddenly finds himself the butt of trophy husband jokes at the 2015 golden globe awards. >> amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the enron case, was an adviser to kofi annan regarding syria and was selected for a three-person u.n. commission investigating rules of war violations in the gaza strip. so tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award. >> i just wanted to know, what did you think of tina and amy's
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jokes about all the achievements your wife has achieved and you're the one getting the award. >> i didn't even think that was a joke. >> reporter: two years after their wedding, the 2016 presidential campaign rose increasingly contentious, especially over issues of immigration. >> late today, donald trump called for a total ban on muslims entering the united states. >> in berberlin, the clooneys m with german chancellor, angela merkel, to discuss the refugee crisis. >> mrs. merkel has been leading the global response to the refugee crisis. it's important to give recognition and support for what she's done, but also important to take a message back to the u.s., which she wanted to do during election year. >> they also sit down with a group of syrian refugees. zp >> my own family is from lebanon and they also ran away from a war. i hope as you say, you will be able to go back from a safe and free syria. >> the clooneys later announce a
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partner shup to open public schools for 3,000 syrian refugee children. >> refugees are people who have fled war. and i think that one of the things that george and amal clooney are committed to doing is helping share those stories. so that people understand the stakes. >> clooney was vocally opposed to candidate donald trump and doesn't hold back his opinions about the president since the 2016 election. >> we have a demagogue in the white house. the one thing you look at as americans, and it is sort of one thing that i'm always very proud of, is that we tend to do a lot of dumb things over periods of time, but we're also pretty good at fixing them. you know, now we have donald trump, which is hard to imagine. it's -- it sort of catches in your throat. but we'll fix it. you know, we have to. >> clooney has good reason to be concerned about the future. >> finally tonight, the world's most anticipated newborns have
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arrived. george and amal clooney have welcomed twins. a daughter named ella and a son, alexander, born this morning. everyone is said to be happy, healthy, and doing fine, though the couple joked in a statement announcing the birth, george is sedated and should recover in a few days. >> now a father, clooney again takes a hard line against the paparazzi. >> george clooney, with going after photographers who clooney says snapped unauthorized pictures of his newborn twins, ella and alexander. the photos printed in the french magazine "voici," apparently taken at his home in italy. clooney and his wife furious, saying the paparazzi scaled our fence, climbed our tree, and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home. >> in october 2017, dozens of women accuse movie executive harvey weinstein of sexual misconduct, ranging from harassment to rape. weinstein denies any
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nonconsensual conduct. clooney's relationship with weinstein dates back to 1996, when the producer gave him his first starring film role. several years later, his first directorial effort was a weinstein film. as a result, the star comes in for his share of criticism for his relationship with the producer. in the "national review" and "evening standard," but clooney doesn't hold back his own condemnation of weinstein. >> i want to know what kind of ad dollars were spent from the weinstein company and from miramax, because we should have known this. this is violating women. this is assault. this is -- this is silencing women. >> are you angry then? >> i'm furious. yeah, he's mean to work, i knew that for a fact. but the idea that he's, you know, committed these kinds of atrocities, i want to know who
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knew. >> advocate. actor. husband. father. and friend. clooney continues to put his money where his heart is. in addition to providing public schooling for 3,000 syrian refugee children, in 2017, clooney and his wife donate $1 million to the southern poverty law center through the clooney foundation for justice. and to those who know him personally, george clooney has never forgotten where he came from and who helped him along the way. >> you know, i have a story that that has never been told before. and it pretty much sums up who george is. there's a group of guys that we call the boys. george had called me and the boys and said, hey, mark september 27th of 2013 on your calendar. everyone's going to come to my
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house for dinner. everyone has a seat. sitting in front of each of us on the table is a black, like, toomey back, you know, luggage. and george biegins 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. 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. and we open it up. and it's $1 million in $20 bills. every one of us, 14 of us got $1 million. every single one of us. we're in shock. we're like, what -- what is this? he goes, i know we've all been
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through some hard times, some of you are still going through it. you don't have to worry about your kids, you don't have to worry, about, you know, school, you don't have to worry about paying your mortgage. you know, one's working at a bar in texas at the airport, you know, trying to just support his family, rides a bicycle to work every day. these are guys that took care of george and now he's giving it all back. and george said, not only that, but i've paid everyone's taxes, so this $1 million is yours. i don't need $1 million. i pull him aside, and i said, i absolutely am not taking this $1 million. immediately george says, i'm just going to make one announcement. if randy doesn't take the $1 million nobody gets it. okay, i'm takinged te ine ing t and donate it. this is who george is. that was september 207, 2013.
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now, september 27, 2014, he mears amal. now, that's good karma, right there. >> we're all in this. all of it, together. we're only as good as,, you know -- we're only successful as humans as how we look out for the people who can't look out for themselves. we're drawn to heroic characters, whether they're more traditional or otherwise, because there's a fundamental appetite for a savior. >> he's part hero, he's part every man. >> he's definitely one of those people who believes if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. >> he is that, that american trope of, i will not take no for an answer, i will do what i think is justifiable. part righteous do-gooder. >> he always has a tendency to go


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