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George Clooney Attends President Obama $35k Fundraiser

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Apr. 22 2011, Updated 8:45 a.m. ET

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by Alexis Tereszcuk

Radar Staff Reporter

Move over Bill Clinton, this President's got star power too. 

A-list Hollywood star George Clooney broke bread with President Barack Obama Thursday night and it only cost him $35,000.

Clooney joined the President at a fundraising dinner at Tavern in Brentwood, Ca., and Obama even joked about him during his remarks. 

"There have been times, I’m sure, during the past two and half years where you read in the papers or you’re watching on TV and you’re saying ‘Ah, Obama, why did you compromise with the Republicans?’ Or ‘why did health care take so long? I want a single-payer plan anyway.’"

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“ ‘Golly if he was just as good a communicator as George Clooney,’” the president said looking at Clooney, “’I’m sure the American people would understand exactly what needs to be done.’”

Hollywood heavy weights Will Ferrell, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were among the 50 guests at the fundraiser.

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