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George Clooney talks about his lust for life and bad acting

Post by Katiedot on Sun Jan 29 2012, 16:14

This is an old, old, ooooooold quote from last century but always worth reviving for newer fans.

From Sunday Mercury

George Clooney's lust for life and bad acting

Jan 29 2012 by Roz Laws, Sunday Mercury

MAKING a film about mortality made George Clooney remember the moment when he vowed to live life to the fullest. It was while holding the hand of his great-uncle George, after whom he was named, as he died from lung cancer.

“He kept saying ‘What a waste, what a waste...’,” recalls George. “I think he was talking about smoking. But he had had a life.

“I remember thinking at that moment, I’m not gonna be 70 years old and be laying somewhere and saying, ‘What a waste’. It’s gonna be foot on the gas pedal all the way. As fast and as hard as I can. Death to me was an understanding that life must be lived. Do it all. Don’t ever wake up and say ‘I should have done this’.”

Director Alexander Payne says he always had George in mind for the role in The Descendants, though he asked him to put on weight and grow his hair.

George admits he gets a little exasperated when people are surprised that he doesn’t live up to his heart-throb image, where looks come before talent.

“I get people saying, ‘Surprisingly not bad in this film...’. When are you gonna stop being so surprised?

“I think there’s a certain assumption of things, due to earlier choices in my career that weren’t particularly great. I will always have those skeletons that people hark back to all the time.

“I was bad in Batman & Robin. It wasn’t a good film, but I was bad in it. I wasn’t particularly good in The Peacemaker. I didn’t really understand what I was trying to do.

“I made some decisions, but Batman & Robin made$250 million worldwide and I couldn’t have gotten Syriana made without it because that was part of my deal for doing Batman. It works out in strange ways. And I learned how to take hits on the chin – there were great lessons there.”

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Re: George Clooney talks about his lust for life and bad acting

Post by melbert on Sun Jan 29 2012, 19:26

OMFE Katie, saying from the last century makes me feel soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo old!!!! But, maybe Uncle George saying that to him gave him what he needed to become what he is today.

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Post by Joanna on Sun Jan 29 2012, 21:14

George said....

“I made some decisions, but Batman & Robin made$250 million worldwide and I couldn’t have gotten Syriana made without it because that was part of my deal for doing Batman. It works out in strange ways.
And I learned how to take hits on the chin – there were great lessons there.”

So pleased he did make Syriana, apart from the silly man getting injured. I've always admired his bravery in coping with that pain
so well.
And he's still taking hits on the chin from the critics of
his current girl friend.

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Post by Cinderella on Sun Jan 29 2012, 21:26

I cannot even watch that part of Syriana, Joanna. I fast forward over it. It's funny because I did that before I found out that he was really hurt during that scene... Funny, huh?

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Post by it's me on Sun Jan 29 2012, 23:46

I can't see those scenes too...

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