George Clooney Said His Performance In "Batman & Robin" Ended His Career In Blockbuster Superhero Films: "They Won't Let Me Near The Set"

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"My work, wherever my breadstuff is buttered, is the benignant of films that I grew up successful the '60s and '70s."

There's nary denying George Clooney's strengths arsenic an actor. But alongside his grounds of critically-acclaimed performances — which, astir of america know, aren't successful abbreviated proviso connected the two-time Oscar winner's resume — are others that near an content connected audiences, arsenic good arsenic George himself, for little favorable reasons.

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One relation successful peculiar inactive stands retired to him. George starred successful Batman & Robin backmost successful 1997, wherever helium played the film's titular superhero other Alicia Silverstone, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Val Kilmer.

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Batman & Robin mostly received negative reviews and underperformed astatine the box office. And it sounds similar George feels astatine slightest partially liable for the movie's deficiency of success.

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"I did 1 superhero movie and I fucked it up truthful atrocious they won't fto maine adjacent the set," helium said successful a caller Q&A, which took spot during a screening of his caller drama, The Tender Bar.

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George's little crook arsenic Batman taught him that his talents are astir apt champion showcased extracurricular the realm of blockbuster superhero films. "My work, wherever my breadstuff is buttered, is the benignant of films that I grew up successful the '60s and '70s, which is benignant of the premier clip for American filmmaking, which were each story-based," helium explained astatine the screening.

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This isn't the archetypal clip George has criticized his Batman & Robin performance. Earlier this month, helium and Amal Clooney revealed its the lone movie that he'd truly similar his woman never, ever saw.

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"He won't fto maine ticker it," Amal said successful an interrogation with Variety.

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"There are definite films I conscionable go, 'I privation my woman to person immoderate respect for me,'" George added, explaining that he'd similar his children ne'er spot the movie either.

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"If your four-year-old kid goes, 'This sucks' that would beryllium truly painful," helium said.

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