AceShowbiz - George Clooney was furious when a crowd of onlookers gathered around him after his near-fatal 2018 motorbike crash and shot video rather than helping the actor.
The "Michael Clayton" star flew over the handlebars of his bike when a car turned in front of him while he was riding in Sardinia, Italy, and as he lay in the street, convinced he was about to die, fans crowded him with their cell phones at the ready.
He told the Sunday Times Culture magazine, "If you're in the public eye, what you realise when you're on the ground thinking it's the last minute of your life is that, for some people, it's just going to be entertainment for their Facebook page."
"I'm a pretty positive guy, but that told me - clearly - that you really are here just for their entertainment... You want to take every one and shake them!"
Clooney constantly "fights against" the modern instinct to document everything that happens in someone's life.
Recalling a fundraiser for former U.S. leader Barack Obama, he said, "Everyone was filming. I said, 'They can't say they met the president - they filmed it.' People are living their lives this way... If my kids do something cute, I want to take a picture, but I have to say, 'Be in the moment, you don't have to record everything.' "
It's not the first time George Clooney criticized phone-loving generation. He previously said in a magazine interview, "We're living in this world where everybody is trying to make themselves fascinating or important or something. When the reality is: Put that phone down!"