In 2014, the Prime Minister famously ‘compared’ Clooney to Nazi Germany leader Hitler in a row over the Parthenon marbles.
Lord Elgin ordered the marbles be returned to their native Greece after the British Museum’s ownership of them was contested. Clooney agreed that they should be returned to Greece while Johnson argued they belonged in the UK.
Johnson, who was then the Mayor of London, told The Telegraph at the time: ‘Someone urgently needs to restore George Clooney’s marbles.
‘This Clooney is advocating nothing less than the Hitlerian agenda for London’s cultural treasures.’
Naturally, the comments made headline news but couldn’t have been timed better as Clooney was heading on a date with human rights lawyer Amal that evening.
However, their new romance wasn’t public knowledge.
Recalling the controversy, Clooney, 59, told The Guardian: ‘It was kind of great…