January 29th, 2012
08:11 PM ET
Matthew Lillard made the transition from comedic actor to dramatic actor with his recent role in “The Descendants.”
But when he walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Lillard joked that he was more excited about making the transition from an “unemployed actor to a working actor.”
Lillard told E!’s Giuliana Rancic that a lot of things have changed since he became part of costar “George Clooney’s posse.”
“I’m with the Cloonster,” he said. “Nothing can go wrong when you roll with George Clooney.”
January 13th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
We had no idea we had so much in common with George Clooney.
"My favorite part is somebody always gets hammered and really screws up, which is good fun," Clooney told CNN of the Globes awards, at which he'll be on Sunday. His two films, "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," brought in nine nominations.
January 9th, 2012
12:38 PM ET
George Clooney turned in two lauded performances last year with "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," but he shows no signs of slowing down.
The actor announced at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday that he has another movie in the works called "The Monuments Men" that will have him pulling double duty as the co-star and the director, the L.A. Times reports.
"The Monuments Men" is adapted from the Robert Edsel's 2009 book of the same name, and focuses on the art historians who became heroes during World War II as they tracked down prized artwork taken by Hitler.
November 29th, 2011
03:42 PM ET
The nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced, and George Clooney and Ryan Gosling are facing off for the honor of best film.
Gosling's action vehicle “Drive” and Clooney’s family drama “The Descendants” have four nods each, including the "best feature" nomination.
But it's "Take Shelter," starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, and this month's acclaimed film “The Artist” that are in the lead with five nominations each.
November 11th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
In an interview with Rolling Stone, George Clooney reveals that he was injured attempting a stunt for “Syriana” in 2005. The actor says the resulting pain was so extreme that he considered taking his own life.
The botched stunt left Clooney with a spinal injury that caused excruciating headaches. “I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live,’" he says.
"I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this,'" the actor recalls. "You start to think in terms of, you don’t want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, start the engine."
October 3rd, 2011
01:50 PM ET
George Clooney told Parade magazine that "Ides of March" was held off until "people were cynical" about politics once again, and he could not have picked a better time.
Clooney plays Democratic presidential candidate Mike Morris in the film, which is based off Beau Willimon’s 2008 play "Farragut North." The movie revolves around Morris, his idealistic campaign press secretary Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), and the more realistic campaign manager Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
In the clip above, the trio debate conceding a loss in Ohio and blaming it "on the Republicans playing games." Hoffman's character keeps his eye on the prize, telling Clooney's candidate that he either takes an endorsement or anticipates losing out.
Morris, however, says he's already sworn he wasn't going to make those kind of deals. But as we all know, the game of politics can make one change his mind, although in the clip it doesn't look like Clooney's Morris will bend.
"Ides of March" opens Friday.
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