Long-time Democratic Party supporter George Clooney announced on Tuesday (April 10) that he will be hosting a fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign at his home in Los Angeles, California on May 10.
The Oscar-winning actor will co-host the event with Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was originally slated to hold the dinner but his new home will not be finished in time.
“The Descendants” star will spearhead the 150 seat, $40,000-a-person dinner with all proceeds going to the Obama Victory fund, the committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and other state Democratic parties.
Clooney joked to ET by saying, “I’m proud to do whatever I can to support the President, as long as no one asks me to sing.”
This is, of course, in reference to the President’s rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” which he belted out at a fundraiser held in New York City back in January.
The handsome actor was invited to a recent White House State Dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron and sat just a few seats away from the President. He has also attended two Hollywood fundraisers for Obama in Los Angeles this year.
On top of hosting the dinner, he also supplied a bit of publicity advice for the President’s re-election campaign.
"If I was a Republican, and Obama was a Republican, I would be selling all of the, you know, he saved the auto industry and he got Osama bin Laden. He passed a health care bill that no one could pass -- if that was a Republican issue,” Clooney said in an interview with David Gregory, host of “Meet the Press”. “I would be able to sell his presidency as a very successful one. But Democrats are bad at that, we like to pick each other apart."