Horrible Movie Celebrates Anniversary
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On June 20, 1997, "Batman and Robin" was released into theaters. George Clooney starred as Batman, with Uma Thurman, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone and Arnold Schwarzenegger filling out the cast. Despite the starpower, "Batman and Robin" was a major flop: The Joel Schumacher film received a mere 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed just over $107 million at the North American box office, a scant amount for a superhero movie starring Batman.
“With hindsight it's easy to look back at this and go, 'Woah, that was really shit and I was really bad in it,'" Clooney told Total Film in 2011. "The truth is, my phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film,' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn’t believe it!"
Clooney acknowledged that he wouldn't be "George Clooney" without "Batman and Robin" on his resume. "Batman is still the biggest break I ever
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