He spoke to Sky at the premiere of Hail, Caesar! at the Berlin film festival on Thursday, before meeting Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, to discuss what more can be done by both the US and Hollywood.

“The US needs to do more as we know, taking 10,000 refugees a year is not enough, that’s clear,” he said.

Clooney, and his wife Amal, met Ms Merkel on Friday morning where their discussions focused on “refugee policies and their involvement in the” aid group International Rescue Committee.

Former British foreign secretary David Miliband, who now heads the IRC, said afterwards that they had discussed what countries around the world could do to solve “what is a global problem, not just a Syrian problem or a German issue”.

America has committed to accepting 10,000 Syrians this year and 85,000 refugees in total.

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