Actor George Clooney isnt a betting man when it comes to the 2012 presidential election.

When the A-list actor appeared at the White House on Thursday and was asked about President Obamas reelection chances, Clooney — a staunch Obama supporter — said he didnt know.


I hope theyre very good, Clooney told a gaggle of (swooning) reporters at the White House. Im a Democrat and Im a supporter of the president, so I hope he has a successful election.

Clooney, who attended Wednesday nights state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron, told reporters he enjoyed the black-tie affair and the woman seated beside him — first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama'Car guy' Biden puts his spin on the presidency Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Son gives emotional tribute to Colin Powell at service MORE

I got to sit next to her, the Hollywood heartthrob said. It was really nice. I really enjoyed the evening. It was fun. I was very impressed with the prime minister and his wife as well.

Actor George Clooney at the White House, Getty ImagesWhite House reporters, in typical fashion, aimed to keep the questions serious, and Clooney was mostly asked questions on the topic du-jour: Sudan. But a few softballs were lobbed his way.

How long are you going to keep your Sudanese beard?” American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan asked Clooney, who flew in from Sudan two days ago. 

Fans of the beard might have to say goodbye.

I have to buy a new razor now, Clooney said with a laugh.