(askmen.com) - George Clooney is tempted to become a politician, but thinks it would be abusing his celebrity status.
The 'Ocean's Thirteen' star, who is a keen Democrat, has strong political opinions but doesn't want to use his fame to get votes.
Clooney said: "It is tempting to run for office, but just because people value my opinion doesn't mean you should be in a place of power.
"I think there are other ways you can have some effect and I think my job isn't to be a policy maker. Actors find they can get heard a lot, but getting heard a lot doesn't necessarily mean you should be."
During the build-up to the Iraq war Clooney was called a traitor for speaking out against the conflict, but insists he is prepared to take responsibility for the consequences of his fame.
He said: "If you're famous and you say something you have to be grown-up and take your hits." askmen.com