George Clooney
has no intention of giving up his movie star status to become a politician, but he's not so much of a movie star that he won't allow you to photograph him. This morning, he asked the Telluride Film Fest to reverse its ban on taking photos of him while he's in town with his film 'The Descendants.'

Clooney plays a presidential candidate in his new film, 'The Ides of March,' but despite all his political activism, the actor has no interest in making that role a real one.

At the film's debut at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, Clooney said, "There's a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who's nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he's having an almost impossible time governing. Why would anybody volunteer for that job?

It is a pretty thankless job. Perhaps Matt Damon will step in? (Okay, we know he's not interested either.)