FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2011 photo, George Clooney stands outside a polling station on the first day of voting in the southern Sudanese capital city of Juba Clooney has recovered from the malaria he contracted earlier this month during a visit to Sudan. Publicist Stan Rosenfield says this was the actor's second bout with the disease. Clooney is set to discuss the condition and his work in Africa on Piers Morgan's CNN show Friday, Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)
October 2, 2011 1:30:22 PM PDT
CINCINNATI (AP) - October 2, 2011 --
George Clooney says his Ohio-Kentucky roots and his father's failed bid for political office influenced his upcoming film, "The Ides of March."