George Clooney was compared to Adolf Hitler by Boris Johnson in 2014, when the actor suggested that the UK return foreign art to Greece. In a recent interview, the world famous actor said this helped him in his relationship with Amal Clooney.
Clooney presented The Monuments Men in 2014, in which he also played a major role. The movie is about soldiers protecting European artworks from Nazi plunder during World War II. Then the actor said that the UK should return the marble statues from the Athenian Parthenon, which can be seen in London, to Greece, where they belong.
This is how Clooney, now 59, says:Boris Johnson literally compared me to Hitler. Somehow I still think it’s funny. It was far fetched, but he said my comments on the marble statues made me an art thief, just like Hitler.“.
“But it actually helped me a lot with thatThe actor continues. “Until then, I could still meet Hope in secret, but that made it a lot easier. There was a lot of hype about what I said.“
“Amal, a lawyer, has been hired to defend the return of the marble statues on behalf of Greece. She told me about the UNESCO statements and she had all kinds of different information for me. We also got to know each other better and better“.
“So yes, I must be grateful to the British Prime MinisterClooney jokes. “I will send him a thank you note. And maybe a comb, too“.