October 3rd, 2011
01:50 PM ET

'Ides of March' brings debate of ideals

George Clooney told Parade magazine that "Ides of March" was held off until "people were cynical" about politics once again, and he could not have picked a better time.

Clooney plays Democratic presidential candidate Mike Morris in the film, which is based off Beau Willimon’s 2008 play "Farragut North." The movie revolves around Morris, his idealistic campaign press secretary Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), and the more realistic campaign manager Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

In the clip above, the trio debate conceding a loss in Ohio and blaming it "on the Republicans playing games." Hoffman's character keeps his eye on the prize, telling Clooney's candidate that he either takes an endorsement or anticipates losing out.

Morris, however, says he's already sworn he wasn't going to make those kind of deals. But as we all know, the game of politics can make one change his mind, although in the clip it doesn't look like Clooney's Morris will bend.

"Ides of March" opens Friday.

Filed under: George Clooney • movies

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  1. The Måd Råp3r

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    October 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hungry Man

    you'r king of $h!t bro! what did you want her 2 do? she was nice 2 both sides. she did a lilt shout out here n there but thts it. your a f*u*ing litt $h!t cuz you kn she was cool w ever1 b!t*h! there's no reason 4 you 2 be a b!tch 2 her

    October 4, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bs@hungry man

    Vixen did her share of rambleing with cc and the other ho3s. When things get bad she hides or trys to take our side. Then she comes back saying nice things to us. She trys to hard not to have her name trolled. When she is not using a differant name. And so she laughed at u a couple times who cares. Like I said trying to change sides and I do not want her fugly a55 on my side so there And do not tell me what to do u gpt that ! Ur not the king I am !

    October 4, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hungry Man

    We told you to get rid of some people not all dumba55e5. you troll people 4 no reason. saw b.v. on another site @one of the trolls.that's your f*c*ing doing. you trolled her and she was cool. she never rambled on or cauzed any trouble. sometimes you MFs dont know when to stop. @keith i agree with you a few posting back that mad was trolling her as well. He called her out several times when she went under a different name

    October 4, 2011 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sara12

    I think this movie is going to depict political campaigns very well. I think that most of the time people will do whatever they have to in order to get what they want, and this movie is going to depict that in a realistic light.

    October 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MoonDancer is gone

    if you combine talent & influence you get "flatulence". I just ripped a stinky "George Clooney" wanna pull my finger again?

    October 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Keith

    STf-U!! Take your shout outs and stick them up you a$*! yall made this a fu(*ing war zone w/ur fu(*ing bull$h!t! it used to be fun coming on here. U and your fu(*ing clowns cant even ignore the trolls. MoonDancer said she is not coming back but we all know thats bull$h!t! she should take fix, heffer cow, cc with her. Elvis im guessing is C.C. since from the while you were working comment said he is going to take care of things..or what have you. @you mad are a troublemaker yourself! a big one!! @moondancer you are old!!! you came on here and stated you were the oldest and is married 35 yrs!!!! stop your fu(*ing lying b!t(h!

    October 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • one of the other trolls

      @Keith: Elvis IS NOT charlie crack! What a freaking insult! Elvis just told you to behave. The other commenter thought Elvis was there to clean house. That ain't his style.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @mad raper

    I left u a note at two thirteen on the while u were working blog. @observer-is that all u know what to say ? I will not miss that at all. @firsty above-it is only one pathetic person attempting to be a troll- to bad he fails-just like in life. I am done with this bs now.

    October 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Observer

    Clooney is a liberal stooge.

    October 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      And you're a conservative stooge, except without any of Clooney's money, fame, influence or talent.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Firsty

    Beat ya trolls!!

    October 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |

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