George Clooney was, hands down, one of our favorite HMS guests. He was down to earth, insightful, self-deprecating and just a joy to sit down and talk with. He made his directorial debut with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” based on the “unauthorized autobiography” of game show producer Chuck Barris, who, in his book, claimed to be a secret CIA assassin using his role as a Dating Game” chaperone as a cover.
We talked about many things that evening. For one thing, George kept ragging on himself for “destroying the Batman franchise.” We also touched on his working experience with the Coen Brothers on “O Brother Where Art Thou,” a movie he loved making.
While George was not the star of Confessions, in order to get the movie made with him as the director, he had to take a role himself and played Barris’ CIA handler. In this clip, he talks about the challenges of directing himself.