Clooney to the Rescue: Offers Germany Help with Refugees

Hail, Caesar!

While in Germany promoting his new Coen brothers' film Hail, Caesar! at the Berlin Film Festival, George Clooney is making time in his Friday schedule to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and offer Hollywood's help in the refugee crisis.

“I’m having a meeting with Angela Merkel tomorrow to talk about and ask what messages and what things we can do,” Clooney said to the press.

German media is also reporting that the actor intends on meeting individually with refugees while he is there. Germany has invited refugees to attend screenings at no charge as their plight has become a central theme of the film festival.

As Breitbart noted, Clooney turned testy when his activism was brought into question by a reporter who asked what he plans on doing to help "aside from making films":

I spend a lot of time working on these things, and it’s an odd thing to have someone stand up and say, "What do you do?" That’s fine, knock yourself out. I have gone to places that are very dangerous and I work a lot on these things.

I’d like to know what you are doing to help the situation?

So, there! Never question the good deeds of a compassionate star with millions of dollars and nothing but time and opportunity at his disposal.