Actor George Clooney is always seen as a cool guy but this week, he lost his temper to a reporter in Berlin, Germany.
The reason – he was asked to detail what he was doing to help in Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis.
Aside from being an actor, Clooney is very well known for his humanitarian work and his wife, Amal Clooney, is also a human rights lawyer.
The Mexican reporter wanted to know what “concrete” things Clooney was doing to aid with the current refugee crisis in Europe, Deadline reported.
“I spend a lot of time working on these things, and it’s an odd thing to have someone stand up and say, ‘What do you do?’ That’s fine, knock yourself out,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted an irritated Clooney saying.
“I have gone to places that are very dangerous and I work a lot on these things,” the actor added.
Clooney then asked the Mexican journalist “I’d like to know what you are doing to help the situation? What is it specifically that you have done for the refugees?”
“Hail Caesar!” producer Joel Coen was also grilled with the same issue during the press conference.
“You’re right — it’s a very important issue,” he said when asked whether he’d ever direct a movie about how people become refugees.
“It’s something I’d be very interested to see movies address … but it’s absurd to say that anyone who happens to be in public life or in some creative endeavor, to point a finger at them, and say, ‘You should be telling this particular story,'” Coen added.
Clooney and wife, Amal, along with the cast of “Hail Caesar!,” including Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin and Tilda Swinton, are in Berlin to attend the Berlin Film Festival and to promote their latest movie.
George Clooney recently joined in to criticise the Academy Awards. “If you think back 10 years ago, the Academy was doing a better job. Think about how many more African Americans were nominated. I think around 2004, certainly there were black nominees — like Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman and all of a sudden, you feel like we’re moving in the wrong direction,” Clooney said in an interview with Variety.
“Hail Caesar!,” a mystery-comedy about a Hollywood fixer, premiered in the US last February 5.