Clooney advised Ben to not take up Batman role

Los Angeles: George Clooney knows a thing or two about the perils of taking on a fan-favourite role, which is why he suggested his good friend Ben Affleck to turn down the offer to play Batman on screen.

The 58-year-old actor famously took up the role for 1997's Batman & Robin but he failed to deliver on the expectations of fans with the film proving to be a major critical and commercial failure.

"I was playing Batman and I wasn't good in it, and it wasn't a good film, but what I lear ned from that failure was, I had to rethink how I was working. Because now I wasn't just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself," he stated.

The actor said when he was working with Affleck on Argo, he advised him to decline the offer to play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

"I actually did talk to him about it. I said, 'Don't do it'. It was only from my experience, which is, you know..." Clooney said. However, he believes Affleck did a great job.

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