George Clooney

George Clooney for president?

Don't count on it. The actor and activist says he would never run for office because of his past excesses.

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"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you know," Clooney tells Newsweek. "I f---ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."

But if he were to enter the political arena, Clooney says he would be upfront with everything. Because a savvy politician would "start from the beginning by saying, 'I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let's talk about issues,'" says Clooney. "That's gonna be my campaign slogan: 'I drank the bong water'?"

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Clooney, 49, instead prefers to focus his time on such humanitarian issues as the war in Sudan, and he applauds his fellow actors who are lending their hands to causes.

"There is more attention on celebrity than ever before — and there is a use for that besides selling products," the Oscar winner says. "A lot of the young actors I see coming up in the industry are not just involved, but knowledgeable on a subject and then sharing that with fans."