MoneyballRyan Gosling plays a press secretary who discovers his candidate (George Clooney) has a few skeletons in his closet in the political thriller The Ides of March.  Both Clooney and Gosling have made the interview rounds, claiming the film is not just about Washington politics, as a story centering on the moral wages of compromise can be set in many type of backdrops.

Gosling relates to his character’s complex job in The Ides of March, as working in Hollywood isn’t just about saying your lines, collecting a paycheck, and giving stock answers to journalists.  Whether it’s Hollywood or Washington, sometimes it’s just a political thing.

Click on the media bar and listen to Gosling explain why it’s “difficult to be honest” in his job:

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The Ides of March, which is also directed by Clooney, opens Friday.

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