George Clooney talks government shutdown
October 2nd, 2013
05:30 PM ET

George Clooney talks government shutdown

When he's not busy being a world-famous movie star, George Clooney is known to dabble in politics.

And when CNN caught up with the 52-year-old actor at the premiere of his new movie, "Gravity," on Tuesday, the star hopped in the national debate on the government shutdown.

"I do think that cooler heads, as you see them starting to move around, will prevail," Clooney said.

"You see (New York) Rep. Peter King, and people like that on the right who aren’t the 30 or so sort of Tea Party Group that have just come to shut down government – they don’t want to do it," he went on. "You know, I don’t think (Speaker John) Boehner wants to do this either, I really don’t. I think in general they’re pretty smart men and understand what’s at stake here, so I think they’re going to come to some terms soon, I hope."

But other celebs, like actresses Sarah Paulson and Kate Walsh, are losing patience:

And then there's Jesse Ventura, who thinks citizens should start fighting fire with fire:

"Every elected Democrat and Republican are the bad guys. They're not doing their job," he told TMZ. "I'll tell you what the answer should be: If they've shut down the government, then why do we have to pay taxes? For every day the government's shut down, it should be that we don't have to pay income tax that day because they're not workin'."

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