The 49-year-old actor – who is a supporter of the Democrat party -doesn’t believe he has lived a clean enough life to be able to run for office.

He told Newsweek magazine: “I didn't live my life in the right way for politics. I slept with too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."

Despite his own apparent indiscretions, Clooney doesn’t think a colorful private life should stop people from getting involved in politics.

The Hollywood heartthrob – who is playing a politician in his next movie ‘The Ides of March’ - said: “Just start from the beginning by saying, 'I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let's talk about issues.’ ”

He jokingly added: “That's going to be my campaign slogan, ‘I drank the bong water.' "

A bong is a type of water-based smoking device usually used to inhale burnt cannabis.

Rather than restrict himself as a politician, George would much rather focus on his humanitarian work, which includes raising awareness of the war in Sudan.

The actor – who has funded a satellite overlooking a region of the North East African country to monitor military movements - said: “I'm not tied to the UN or the US government, and so I don't have the same constraints. I'm a guy with a camera from 480 miles up. I'm the anti-genocide paparazzi."