Don’t Bet The Rent On Michael Clayton
by Molly Lambert
“I know what pisses people off about fame. It’s when famous people whine about it.” – George Clooney
George Clooney swears he has never lost an Oscar pool. These are his picks for this year’s awards, stolen from professional nerd Joel Stein’s profile of the Cloon in Time. We’ll be sure to check with George to see how much he won when we see him at his annual after show bash at Dan Tana’s.
“You see him and you think, Wouldn’t that be a great life? He seems like a man’s man. He seems like you could meet him at a bar and have a chat with him and it would be easy. And all of that is true.” Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
George Clooney’s face constructed from jelly beans
Actress: Julie Christie
“Clooney is a kind of exception to the rule of celebrity aloofness. Gregory Peck was that way. Totally open. Unabashed. You’ve got to be not afraid.”
Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
“As they say in England, he is up for it,” says Michael Clayton co-star Tilda Swinton. “That means up for pretty much any fun you can think of. He has a way of daring you—which, for those of us who cannot resist a bit of a laugh, can be irresistible.”
Original Screenplay: Juno
Adapted Screenplay: No Country For Old Men
Clooney says, “Clark Gable wouldn’t have been Clark Gable if there was Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight.”
Director: Coen Brothers
Cinematography: Robert Elswit
Molly Lambert is the senior editor of This Recording
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