George Clooney's political aspirations

George Clooney. Photo / AP
George Clooney. Photo / AP

George Clooney wants to launch a career in politics after marrying Amal Alamuddin.

The 53-year-old actor, who is rumoured to be preparing to tie the knot with the British lawyer in September after getting engaged last month, is reportedly gearing up to take part in the next US election.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He has big ambitions and aims to get into politics imminently. He wants to do more humanitarian work and hopes to join the Democrats' 2016 election campaign."

The Oscar-winning producer and actor, who rallied for President Barack Obama ahead of the 2012 election and co-founded humanitarian aid organisation Not On Our Watch with several friends, including Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, six years ago, believes Amal, 36, will help boost his chances of securing an official role in the next government.

The insider said: "George is thinking of how he can get more involved. Now he has Amal by his side it will give him more credibility to run for office."

The Gravity star previously insisted that while he felt very strongly about highlighting certain issues, such as the genocide in Darfur, he had no political aspirations.

In February, he said: "I like the ability to shine light and make it loud. But boy, the idea of administrating and legislating. What a nightmare."

-BANG! Showbiz

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