George Clooney married his wife, Amal, six years ago and he’s never looked back since.
Last week, in an interview with the Observer to promote his Netflix movie The Midnight Sky, Cloone opened up about how the conversations he had with Amal about the fate of the Parthenon Marbles when they were still dating helped forge a deep bond between them.
It’s no secret that actor George Clooney and his Lebanese-British lawyer wife Amal are very passionate about the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece.
Clooney remembered, speaking to the Observer, the outcry he got from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, then London mayor, when he pleaded for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
Johnson said Clooney “advocated nothing less than the Hitlerian agenda” for the theft of “the cultural treasures of London.”
This occurred in 2014, when a legal team, including human rights lawyer Amal, was employed by the Greek government at that time to advise it on its attempt to ensure the return of the marbles. He met Amal for dinner that night, who he waa wa wa, in the midst of the media attention caused by the incident.
For more than three decades, the 2,500-year-old parthenon marble sculptures have been the subject of controversy, with Greece and the international community calling repeatedly on the British Museum to return them to their place of origin.
On July 6, 1801, permission to take whatever priceless Greek marbles was given to Lord Elgin from the Turks that ruled Greece under the Ottoman Empire at the time.