October 8, 2011 11:00 PM

‘Ides of March’ combines George Clooney’s professional and political interests

For better and often for worse, actors have dabbled in politics and causes, but few have shown the kind of sustained and informed interest and commitment — on- and off-screen — that George Clooney has. In “The Ides of March,” Clooney plays a liberal presidential candidate.

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