Hey guys remember “bat nipples” and the awful portrayal of the caped crusader we got in Batman & Robin? Well let’s be honest here the film as a whole was awful. But George Clooney who donned the cape and cowl in the ill fated Joel Schumacher film has recently revealed that he had trued to convince his long time friend, Ben Affleck to not pick up the mantle of the dark knight.
Clooney worked as a producer on Argo with Affleck . While working with him, he cautioned him, telling THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it.’ It was only from my experience, which is, you know…”
Clooney was quick to add that, “He did great, though.” He went on to add:
“[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. 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.”
Clooney has had a great film career following his role as Batman and Affleck still has a promising one so the thought of it being a stifle is not possible at all.