There were plenty of local mentions throughout the interview. Clooney briefly talked about his time at Augusta High School, where he played basketball (he claimed that the team was 1-25 his senior year) and was generally a great student. Just like myself growing up, every student who got As at his school received Reds tickets. Gotta love that Carl Lindner.
Clooney went on to offer humorous and interesting tidbits about his major films. He joked about his experience as Batman, saying the bodysuit's nipples were surprising.
According to Clooney, many themes in The Ides of March, shot locally last year, were based off things he learned from his father, who ran for congress in 2004. Though the film had a $12.5 million budget, Clooney humbly admitted that because he does commercials overseas he never has to worry about profiting off the movies he loves to make.
It wouldn't be Actor's Studio without Lipton's standard quick-fire questions. When asked what profession he'd like to attempt, Clooney said journalism. What job would he least want to learn? Proctology.