Gosling, Clooney go head-to-head in Spirit Award noms
November 29th, 2011
03:42 PM ET

Gosling, Clooney go head-to-head in Spirit Award noms

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.

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Clooney contemplated suicide after 'Syriana' injury
November 11th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Clooney contemplated suicide after 'Syriana' injury

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."

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October 3rd, 2011
01:50 PM ET

'Ides of March' brings debate of ideals

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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George Clooney talks turning 50
September 22nd, 2011
12:06 PM ET

George Clooney talks turning 50

We think George Clooney's only getting better with age, but the actor says turning 50 has come with a few adjustments.

"I look at myself on-screen and go, 'I don't look like I did when I was 40–I know that,'" Clooney tells Parade.  "The people I've respected most in the industry over the years — Paul Newman, for instance. I just loved the way he handled growing old on-screen. It's understanding that you're now basically a character actor."

See photos of George Clooney through the years

"I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general. By the time you get a subscription to AARP, which I just got, you have some idea of who your friends are, at least. [Getting the AARP subscription] shocked me–'Are you kidding?' [laughs] I told them they should do 'The Sexiest Man Still Alive.'"

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Welcome to the club, Elisabetta Canalis...
June 22nd, 2011
05:51 PM ET

Gallery: George Clooney's former flames

Earlier today, a rep for George Clooney confirmed that he and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis had called it quits. Look on the bright side, Elisabetta... At least you're in good company now.

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis split
June 22nd, 2011
01:56 PM ET

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis split

Famed bachelor George Clooney is single once again.

A rep for the 50-year-old actor confirmed to CNN that he’s split from his girlfriend of two years, 32-year-old Italian actress and personality Elisabetta Canalis.

The couple says in a statement, “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”

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