Clooney and Soderbergh in 2006. (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

“If there were 500 of him, you could take over an entire country — but of course three weeks later you’d lose it again because of all the parties.”

Steven Soderbergh on the natural leadership qualities of his frequent muse and collaborator George Clooney, in an interview with New York magazine. In other news, the Oscar-winning director says he’s giving up film for TV and stage work.

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