If there's one thing Daniel Craig isn't a fan of, it's hobnobbing with politicians.
In a sit-down with Men's Journal, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star discussed his distaste for celebrities who get political without having the knowledge to back them up. But he did express admiration for a certain Hollywood star whom he feels has the right stuff for higher office.
So who's got the 43-year-old Craig's endorsement?
How about George Clooney?!
"George has his finger on the political pulse," Craig tells the magazine via the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "He's one of those guys who can get up and talk, and I don't have that. If someone shoves a microphone in your face and says, 'Explain yourself,' you have to have a 100 percent understanding of why you're doing it, and, unless you're 100 percent, don't do it, let your work speak for itself."
Clooney, of course, is no stranger to the political realm. A liberal who campaigned for President Obama in the 2008 election, he's spent the past decade lobbying Congress on issues close to his heart—from his early opposition to the Iraq War to bringing an end to the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The Oscar winner also supported his TV anchorman father Nick Clooney's unsuccessful run for a Kentucky congressional seat in 2004 and has translated his passion for politics to the big screen with such films as Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana and his most recent directorial effort, the political thriller The Ides of March, in which he plays a Pennsylvania governor running for president.
For Craig, it's a rough and tumble world he'd just as soon stay away from.
"Politicians are s--theads. That's how they become politicians, even the good ones," James Bond's alter ego added. "We're actors, we're artists, we're very nice to each other. They [politicians] will turn around and stab you in the back."
Better to remain On Her Majesty's Secret Service then.
So what say you, George? Any interest in following the likes of President Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger and hitting the campaign trail for himself?
"I'm not good at the compromises you have to make to get elected," he said from the red carpet at Ides' New York premiere in October. "My father ran for Congress. I watched that happen. I watched how frustrating that was for him and I didn't enjoy it."
So there you have it, folks.