George Clooney tackles the absurdity of war

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

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.

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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