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The Odds of George Clooney Running for President Just Doubled

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A Clooney/Pitt ticket in 2016, perhaps?

The likelihood that George Clooney will run for President of the United States doubled after he married prominent international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to the British bookmakers William Hill.

The company announced Wednesday that it cut the price of a bet that Clooney will run in half, from 200/1 to 100/1, after “hints made by family members” that the actor has political ambitions.

On Sunday Clooney married prominent international jurist Amal Alamuddin in a high profile Venice wedding.

“George Clooney is not just one of the most recognisable faces in the USA, but in the world, and if he did decide to run for President he ticks a lot of boxes,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said.

Hill still doesn’t think Clooney can win, putting those odds at 500 to one.

And who would beat him? Probably Hillary Clinton, who they place as the five to one favorite on winning the White House in 2016.

From Goofy Teen to Dashing Groom: See George Clooney's Life in Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner 'gorgeous' George Clooney as a geeky-looking teenager
Nerds of the world take heart: This is how the future "Sexiest Man Alive" looked in middle school. Chris Bott—Splash News/Corbis
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Clooney played George Burnett on "The Facts of Life" from 1985-1987. Ron Tom—NBC/Getty Images
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Clooney married Talia Balsam in 1989. They divorced three years later.Ron Galella—WireImage
Clooney premiered in his breakout role as Dr. Doug Ross on ER in 1994.Sven Arnstein—NBC/Getty Images
In 1996 Clooney appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn, his first successful movie.
On the set of Batman & Robin
Clooney was voted People's Sexiest Man Alive for the first time in 1997 (he would win again in 2006).Sunset/Warner Bros.
Clooney tore his dura mater while filming Syriana in 2005, causing spinal fluid to leak out of his nose. He had to undergo two surgeries to repair it. Warner Brothers
In 2006 Clooney was the first person in Oscars history to be nominated for best director (Good Night and Good Luck) and best actor (Syriana) in different movies in the same year.Reed Saxon—AP
Clooney was on the cover of TIME Magazine in 2008.TIME
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Clooney won the Bob Hope Humanitarian Emmy in 2010 for his work for the victims of the Haitian earthquake.Kevin Winter—Getty Images
In 2014 Clooney proposed to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, despite claims that he would never marry again. Andres Solaro—AFP/Getty Images

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