George Clooney tackles the absurdity of war

George Clooney's Lieutenant Scheisskopf (far right) glaring at Clevinger, a soldier played by Pico Alexander (with bandage on nose), and Yossarian, played by Christopher Abbott.
George Clooney's Lieutenant Scheisskopf (right) glaring at Clevinger, a soldier played by Pico Alexander (with bandage on nose), and Yossarian, played by Christopher Abbott.PHOTO: HULU

The Oscar-winner directed and stars in Catch-22, an ambitious period drama about the insanity and meaninglessness of war

He could be raking it in making big dumb action movies, but George Clooney often sinks his star power into smaller, riskier projects.

This is why the Oscar-winner directed, produced and stars in Catch-22, an ambitious period drama about the insanity and meaninglessness of war.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'George Clooney tackles the absurdity of war'. Print Edition | Subscribe