Gravity star George Clooney is reportedly eyeing up a political career.

It looks like the 53-year-old actor could be following in the footsteps of his actor pal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, by joining the 2018 race with the Democratic Party.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "George is hugely popular with Democrats and where better to be than Governor of California, home of Hollywood?

"It has always been a huge stronghold for the party and one that has a proven record for getting politicians into the Oval office."

The newspaper further reports that Clooney will put his career change in place after he ties the knot with Briton Amal Alamuddin in September.