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Candid George: with his new Hulu series Catch-22 currently available for streaming, star-performing producer George Clooney opens up to bringing to life the iconic novel by Joseph Heller and the motorcycle crash that has almost ended his life

With his new Hulu series Catch-22 currently available for streaming, star-performing producer George Clooney opens up to bringing to life the iconic novel by Joseph Heller and the motorcycle crash that almost ended his life.

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The 58-year-old actor and producer sat down The Hollywood Reporter, where he opened about the crash that took place on the Italian island of Sardinia, while filming Catch-22.

& # 39; It was bad, & # 39; Clooney began, when asked if he really stopped driving. & # 39; I hit him at a speed of 70 miles per hour so & # 39 ;, when his producer partner Grant Heslov added that he made a deal with Clooney then and there.

Candid George: with his new Hulu series Catch-22 currently available for streaming, star-performing producer George Clooney opens up to bringing to life the iconic novel by Joseph Heller and the motorcycle crash that has almost ended his life

Candid George: with his new Hulu series Catch-22 currently available for streaming, star-performing producer George Clooney opens up to bringing to life the iconic novel by Joseph Heller and the motorcycle crash that has almost ended his life

& # 39; I made a deal, I said, because literally, while we were standing by while I was holding him, we waited for the ambulance. I said to myself: & # 39; If he lives, I never ride a motorcycle. again, "said Heslov.

& # 39; Split my helmet in half, knocked me off my shoes. I mean, it struck hard, & Clooney added, wearing a sharp black suit without a tie.

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& # 39; So, it was bad, and I just waited for the switch to turn off, because I broke his windshield with my head, and I thought: well, there is my neck, so if you get nine lives, I used them all up in one, so that I can let go of motorcycling for a while. & # 39;

Cast and crew: the original 1961 novel by Heller has been adapted in the past, in particular with the director Mike Nichols, who was played in 1970 by Adrian Nichols and Martin Balsam.

Cast and crew: the original 1961 novel by Heller has been adapted in the past, in particular with the director Mike Nichols, who was played in 1970 by Adrian Nichols and Martin Balsam.

Cast and crew: the original 1961 novel by Heller has been adapted in the past, in particular with the director Mike Nichols, who was played in 1970 by Adrian Nichols and Martin Balsam.

Heller & # 39; s original 1961 novel had been modified in the past, particularly with the adaptation by Richard Mollins in 1970 with Alan Arkin and Martin Balsam.

The novel is considered one of the hardest to adapt, with Clooney saying that they had originally expired until they read the scripts from the serial makers Luke Davies and David Michod.

& # 39; The process itself is difficult because you will always be captivated by a novel that is loved. So you always play defensively in a certain way. We thought, "Let's just take a big hit and let's see how badly we can screw it up." & # 39;

No motorcycles: & # 39; my helmet split in half, knocked me off my shoes. I mean, it struck hard, & Clooney added, wearing a sharp black suit without a tie

No motorcycles: & # 39; my helmet split in half, knocked me off my shoes. I mean, it struck hard, & Clooney added, wearing a sharp black suit without a tie

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No motorcycles: & # 39; my helmet split in half, knocked me off my shoes. I mean, it struck hard, & Clooney added, wearing a sharp black suit without a tie

Asked why Heller & # 39; s novel still applies later, Clooney said that & # 39; absurdity is the key & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Absurdity is really the key to this whole thing. The moment we think there is something normal about old men who usually make decisions and young people die, we have a problem. And it's so important to remember that, & he said.

Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump, because that would be almost superfluous.

No Trump: Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump because that would be almost superfluous

No Trump: Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump because that would be almost superfluous

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No Trump: Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump because that would be almost superfluous

Premiere: Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump because that would be almost unnecessary

Premiere: Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump because that would be almost unnecessary

Premiere: Although the show is absurd, Clooney said there are no references to President Donald Trump because that would be almost unnecessary

& # 39; There is enough absurdity in our lives now that we don't really have to refer to it. I think everyone understands that. Clooney added.

& # 39; It's not just here. You look at what just happened in Brazil, the Philippines, Hungary, Venezuela, go on the list, & he added.

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& # 39; Authoritarianism, it's crazy. It is always a sort of hovering state – the feeling of, such as: "Wow, we are in strange times." & # 39;

The entire six-part mini series Catch-22 is currently streaming on Hulu.

Absurdity: & # 39; There is now enough absurdity in our lives that we don't really have to refer to it. I think everyone understands that. Clooney added

Absurdity: & # 39; There is enough absurdity in our lives now that we don't have to refer to it. I think everyone understands that. Clooney added

Absurdity: & # 39; There is enough absurdity in our lives now that we don't have to refer to it. I think everyone understands that. Clooney added

New series: the entire six-part mini series Catch-22 is currently streaming on Hulu

New series: the entire six-part mini series Catch-22 is currently streaming on Hulu

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New series: the entire six-part mini series Catch-22 is currently streaming on Hulu

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