George Clooney Reveals His Biggest Career Mistake: ‘I Told Him Not to Do It Too’

George Clooney recently revealed what he considers the biggest mistake of his career in an interview.

Famous for playing Batman, Clooney admitted that accepting this role was his biggest career blunder.

He told Entertainment Tonight, “There’s not enough drugs in the world to make him want to play Batman again.”

He first appeared as Batman in 1997 alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman, but only years later did he express regret about the film.

Ben Affleck took over the role after him, despite Clooney’s advice against it.

“I actually talked to him about it. I told him not to do it, based on my experience,” Clooney said, adding that Affleck still performed well in the role.

Despite its star-studded cast which included Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman, “Batman & Robin” was not as successful as its predecessors, grossing $238.2 million​​ only.

Before Clooney, the Batman role was portrayed by Val Kilmer in “Batman Forever” (1995), following Michael Keaton’s portrayal in “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992)​​. After Clooney, the character of Batman saw a significant shift in portrayal.

In Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy, Christian Bale took on the role, bringing a darker and more intense version of Batman to the big screen in “Batman Begins” (2005), “The Dark Knight” (2008), and “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012).

Later, Ben Affleck continued the legacy in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), appearing in films like “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”.

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