Sandra Bullock squashes Clooney romance rumors
August 30th, 2013
11:37 AM ET

Sandra Bullock squashes Clooney romance rumors

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney make a ridiculously cute couple, but apparently they're nothing more than friends.

The two single "Gravity" co-stars have been in Italy promoting their new space thriller at the Venice International Film Festival, and photos from the event tell a noticeably cozy story. Witness:

With Clooney once again being one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors - the 52-year-old broke up with former girlfriend Stacy Keibler this summer - and Bullock being America's Sweetheart, an attraction would be only natural.

But Bullock, 49, told press that any perceived romantic overtures - Brit outlet The Sun swore it caught Clooney "making eyes" at his co-star - are unfounded.

"He was not making eyes," the star said. "Maybe cross-eyes, but that is about the extent of his goggle eyes."

To give Clooney the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was looking adoringly at his friend - as the actor's called Bullock - because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews their new movie has received.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" is a breathtaking - and terrifying - look at the aftermath of a space accident involving Clooney's trained astronaut and Bullock's scientist. The preview, which depicts Bullock's character fighting to stay alive, is practically a movie in itself, but critics out of Venice say the full package lives up to its hype.


The Atlantic took note of all the white knuckled in the audience at "Gravity's" screening, and called the picture a "visually astonishing, often terrifying thriller" that "will likely leap to the top of the list of titles aspiring to awards glory."

Time compares it to one of last year's critical darlings, "Life of Pi," as "both are thrilling 3-D dramas of survival in a hostile environment, testaments to human grit and groundbreaking technical ingenuity," and "both are the rare movies that need to be seen once for the 'Wow!' factor and a second time to try figuring out how Cuar‪ón and his technical savants managed to make the impossible seem so cinematically plausible."

Variety, too, could do nothing but gush about Cuaron's suspenseful epic after its Venice bow, predicting that the "nervy experiment in blockbuster minimalism and ... robust movie-movie thrills" should not only restore "a sense of wonder, terror and possibility to the big screen" but also "inspire awe among critics and audiences worldwide."

Clearly, Clooney has plenty of things to smile about.

"Gravity" opens in the U.S. on October 4.

Filed under: Celebrities • George Clooney • Sandra Bullock

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Feeniegal

    I would love to see them together. Who knows?.I did hope to see Mila and Ashton together for real and it happened.

    September 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. arch

    So, what's the big deal? They are both single and it wouldn't surprise me if they have hooked up and bang a little. Who cares!

    September 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. clooney

    he is better off the the 49 year old...not drama and she likes too do it.

    September 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the last one was not good for him

    and he had too beg for s-x....bullock is better suited for him and will make him happy and secure again

    September 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marlove50

    they are not you hon...she has class..\

    clooney and bullock have s-x and are good friends


    September 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Leon

    All of you idiots have an opinion how Clooney should live or behave. Look at your own lives- losers! The man looks happy. PERIOD. Who he dates is his decision not some random housewives who have no life and come here to comment what a bad bad man he is. Get a life you pathetic morons!

    September 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoYou44

      better off with toxic behavior and she's not controlling like the other one was.

      September 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Yes!

    at 52 years old George is hot and still having s-x ...he is not stuck with a bimbo the rest of his life that's for sure.

    September 8, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Geoge

    Good for Clooney he is hanging with a decent woman, she's older and better suited

    September 8, 2013 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. M.A.P.

    Clooney – the midlife crisis that just doesn't end!

    September 8, 2013 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sonia

    I'd have more respect for him if he did date someone like Sandra Bullock. Dating 20 year olds, when you're 50+ is sooooo 1980. 🙂

    September 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Skipper Sam

    When was this movie written 1995 ?

    The Space Shuttles were retired a few years back

    The Shuttle "Explorer" was a mock-up, in front of the Kennedy Space Center

    September 2, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. Skipper Sam

    Nice movie
    Set in what year ?
    All the space Shuttles are in museums

    September 2, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. rs1201

    Bullock is 49 and Clooney is 52....perfect couple

    August 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mymomo

    They do make a handsome couple. Age is irrelevant. Sandra is a good catch for any man who deserves her ..age is just a number .. If George is that shallow oh well. I think Sandra knows better.. A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman at any age...

    August 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs1201

      There are no age problems with them....Clooney is 52 and Bullock is 49.

      August 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. C. Heston

    Clooney may not be romantically interested, But there are those of us out here who definitely are.

    August 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sanah

    In the photos he looks like he is turning on the charm...very hard to resist.

    August 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. illusionsofmediocrity

    Clooney would never date anyone he could actually have a grown up relationship with. She is beautiful, brilliant, I adore her. I think Clooney would think she is too old for him. Clooney appears to be a humanitarian and is focused on his work. Emotionally he appears stunted. She could do a lot better than him anyway.

    August 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marty

      He may think she is too old for him but I'm sure that Sandra KNOWS "pops" is too old for her.

      August 31, 2013 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
    • judgenot...

      How nice that they can be friends, and are obviously mature enough to know what their friendship really is. They don't need unknowing people (press, google-eyed fans) to define that relationship for them.

      September 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jodi

    Sandra is too smart to get involved with Clooney! Clooney doesn't do serious relationships – he's more of a long term hookup kind of guy but he never gets too hooked! No woman with any self respect would get involved with Clooney! Sandra is smart, beautiful and has a son she doesn't need to expose to a guy who won't stick around!

    August 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • be quiet

      hopefully Sandy reads this and takes your advice, Jodi! I'm sure she will. In fact, MAYBE I'M HER.

      August 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen

      @Jod¡, exactly 🙂

      August 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs1201

      He's getting a bit too old for "hookups"....time to settle down. I can't think of someone nicer than Sandra Bullock

      August 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • kondordisqus

      Funny. I always thought Talia Balsam showed a remarkable amount of self-respect and achievement.

      Guess those sensationalized statements lumping everyone into one category still don't work.

      September 19, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. Val

    They DO make a "Beautiful" pair/couple. They compliment each other. Too bad there isn't that spark !

    August 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |

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