President Barack Obama talks about Sudan with actor George Clooney during a meeting outside the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

I love it when actors get involved in politics, because it gives them another reason to act.

Look at Clooney — he has no idea what the fuck Obama is talking about in this meeting that they had today regarding the situation in Sudan. But his years of professionally pretending allow him to assume the proper posture, the appropriate gaze, the correct head tilt, all accompanied by a knowing finger to the mouth that suggests that at any moment, he may let fly with his Professional Opinion about the situation — or perhaps that he has a better idea about what to do in Sudan than what Obama’s suggesting, and it might involve a little heist.

Wait. Wrong movie.

Do go on, Mr. President.

[Via The Daily]