NEW YORK (AP) -- George Clooney knows the country is going through a tough time with the government shutdown. But the actor is optimistic that "cooler heads will prevail" and let things get back to normal.
He applauded U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) as one of the "guys on the right," trying to get the government back up and running.
He added: "You just hope that it happens soon."
King has spoken out against Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Clooney made the comments at the New York premiere of his new film, "Gravity."
George Clooney Hoping 'Cooler Heads Prevail' In Washington
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