George Clooney On His Batman Being Bad

George Clooney was talking to Total Film, promoting his new movie, The Ides Of March. He was asked about his role in the Batman and Robin film. It’s interesting to say that even though he thought it was bad, it was still his “big break.”

“It was a difficult film to be good in. With hindsight it’s easy to look back at this and go ‘Woah, that was really shit and I was really bad in it.’”

The movie is bad, but I still enjoy watching the campy performances. Who can forget Batman’s first introduction to Mr. Freeze with, “Hi Freeze, I’m Batman,” after crashing through the glass ceiling?

“The truth is, my phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said ‘Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film’ and I said ‘Yeah!’ I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn’t believe it! I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie.”

Who knew Joel Schumacher would muck things up? Batman Forever was still entertaining for me, but Batman and Robin felt like diarrhea after eating nachos at Denny’s. sure you enjoy it for a little bit, but be prepared for the consequences.

“In a weird way I was. Batman is still the biggest break I ever had and it completely changed my career, even if it was weak and I was weak in it. It was a difficult film to be good in. I don’t know what I could have done differently.

“But if I am going to be Batman in the film Batman & Robin, I can’t say it didn’t work and then not take some of the blame for that.”

Even though Joel Schumacher ruined the Batman franchise during his reign, thank goodness we have Christopher Nolan at the helm to help bring light to these dark times.

Source: Total Film

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