President Clooney... got a nice ring to it. Worth mentioning.

The 53-year-old actor is aiming to follow in the footsteps of former Republican Governor/Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger by joining the 2018 race with the Democratic Party.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "George is hugely popular with Democrats and where better to be than Governor of California, home of Hollywood? It has always been a huge stronghold for the party and one that has a proven record for getting politicians into the Oval office."

George reportedly plans to launch his political career after tying the knot with 36-year-old British lawyer Amal Alamuddin in September, and has turned down a number of film projects so he can run for office.

Amal, who works as a human rights barrister in London, is said to be keen to continue her career in the city but would consider moving to America to support George.

The Gravity actor is apparently good mates with President Barack Obama and was recently his guest at a private screening for his latest movie The Monuments Men at the White House.

Not that we're getting ahead of ourselves, or anything, but If George went on to win the 2020 race for the Presidency, Amal could become the first British woman to be First Lady and George would follow in Ronald Reagan's footsteps, who went from being a movie idol to Governor to President (although the less said about the latter part the better).

Meanwhile, George and Amal are said to be looking at wedding venues and would lurve to marry in Venice in the autumn.

George Clooney is a serious cheesemonger - read the 'flirty' e-mails he sent Amal