George Clooney Talks About Being Robbed In Africa

Feb 5, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Clooney Talks Monuments, Men, And Time In Africa

In an interview with “Variety”, George Clooney talked about how he was robbed at gunpoint in Africa back in 2007, by a LITTLE KID. 
He said, quote, “We got stopped in the middle of nowhere, where we shouldn’t have been . . . a little 10-year-old kid came over with a Kalashnikov assault rifle to my head, basically wanted to get us out of the truck.”  This was back when Clooney was working on his documentary on Darfur which Clooney and co. escaped unscathed, and has made repeated trips to the region and continues to advocate on its behalf.
He got involved with Darfur in 2006 while promoting his film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and wanting to do something meaningful in the world. He read a New York Times column about Darfur, and promptly called his television journalist father, asking him to shoot some footage in the region that they could then broadcast back in the States. He’s been involved with the cause ever since.
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