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George Clooney agrees with the criticism about his role as The Caped Crusader in the 1997 film Batman & Robin.
The actor spoke in a Q&A after a screening of The Tender Bar, which he directed, and was asked about acting in blockbuster movies, according to People.
Reflecting on her failure in the late ’90s, the star joked, “I made a superhero movie and screwed it up so much that they wouldn’t let me get anywhere near the set.”
Despite following in the famous footsteps of Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer, Batman & Robin was a critical and commercial failure and put the franchise on hold for several years.
One of the biggest criticisms of the movie was the costume, but Clooney declined to discuss “all the bat nipples,” a talking point of the outfit, during the appearance.
“My job, where my bread is buttered, is the kind of movies I grew up in in the 60s and 70s, which is a kind of prime time for American cinema, which was based on stories,” he insisted. .
Clooney recently revealed that he won’t even allow his children, four-year-old twins Alexander and Ella, or his wife Amal, to watch Batman and Robin, but it did help inform how he should move forward with his career.
“He wasn’t good at it, it wasn’t a good movie. What I learned from that failure was that I had to relearn how I was working, ”he said.
“Now, I wasn’t just an actor who got a role, I was being held responsible for the movie itself.”