As Oscars Near, George Keeps Mind on Different Race

The Oscar race may be on for George Clooney, but he's got another goal in mind: Super Tuesday.

As America heads to the polls, George is telling "Extra" exactly who he hopes scores a big win today.

"I've never been around anything like [Barack] Obama," George says of the Democratic candidate. "I've never seen anyone speak like that."

George, 46, just returned from a trip to Africa as part of his work with the United Nations. So even as Oscar talk for his role in "Michael Clayton" heats up, George says he keeps it all in perspective.

"I've spent the last two and a half weeks in the middle of hell," George said. "We were in Chad three days before the rebels overtook it."

Would George ever team up with fellow Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie?

"I don't know," he admitted. "I've never talked to her about it. She's been amazing. She and Brad both. They really do walk the walk."

He continued, "They live in New Orleans. Brad designs and builds buildings."

And humble George is even reluctant to say that he's making as big an impact as his famous friends, insisting that more work is to be done in Africa.

"I don't know if it's necessary walking the walk because we're haven't succeeded at anything yet," he said.

George is also modest about his race to Oscar gold.

"If you want my honest opinion, I think it's going to be Daniel Day-Lewis," George said of the "There Will Be Blood" star.

He joked, "He sort of irritates of all us because he's so good. I'll tell you right now I don't like him!"

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