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EntertainmentGeorge Clooney Advised Ben Affleck Not to Play Batman

02:50  14 may  2019
02:50  14 may  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Notably, Clooney and Affleck recently collaborated together on Argo; Clooney as producer and Affleck as producer, director and leading man. As star of the infamous Batman & Robin, Clooney is well aware of the downside to playing the Dark Knight, and declared

George Clooney Advised Ben Affleck Not to Play Batman© PA Images George Clooney and Ben Affleck (right) arriving for the 2013 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images) It’s almost impossible to get away from playing the world’s greatest detective without learning a thing or two.

Take George Clooney, for example. As the actor/producer/director explained on The Hollywood Reporter’s 'Awards Chatter' podcast, his experience on 1997’s Batman and Robin was one that changed his entire approach to his career, and taught him an important lesson about how the movie industry works.

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Clooney played Batman in 1997's lamentable " Batman & Robin," while Bale crusaded in Christopher Nolan's trilogy of films: " Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," and "The Dark Knight Rises." Aside from seeking wisdom from his predecessors, Affleck had a more difficult task in preparing to play Batman

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“[Arnold] Schwarzenegger was paid, I think, $25 million for that, which was like 20 times more than I was paid for it, and, you know, we never even worked together! We worked together one day. But I took all the heat,” Clooney said when remembering the critical drubbing the movie received. “Now, fair deal; I was playing Batman and I wasn’t good in it, and it wasn’t a good film, but what I learned from that failure was, I had to rethink how I was working. Because now I wasn’t just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself.”

Years later, Clooney had the opportunity to work with Ben Affleck on Argo, which Clooney was a producer on. The resulting relationship meant that the former Bruce Wayne had an opportunity to give some advice to the future Bruce Wayne before Affleck decided to play the Dark Knight in 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. As it turned out, his advice was very straightforward.

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Ben Affleck 's reign as Batman could be cut short, but at least he has good friend George Clooney to remind him not all is lost. Those plans could even involve a character besides Bruce Wayne taking on the role of Batman , which could theoretically leave open the possibility of two separate Batmen

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“I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it.’” Clooney remembered. “It was only from my experience, which is, you know.” Although Affleck didn’t take his advice, Clooney was gracious enough to add, “He did great, though.”

Read more of Clooney’s career retrospective here. And here is an in-depth look at Batman & Robin as Joel Schumacher and others try to explain what happened.

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