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Where’s George? Clooney Opts Out of Attending TIFF 13

Post by Mazy on Fri Sep 06 2013, 07:11

Where’s George? Clooney Opts Out of Attending TIFF 13
By Thelma Adams | Yahoo! TIFF Blog – Wed, 4 Sep, 2013 4:03 PM EDT

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Clooney in Toronto 2011

For the past few years, George Clooney has been an ubiquitous fixture at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2009, he greeted the crowd at an elegant seated dinner for Jason Reitman's Oscar-bound "Up in the Air" like the groom at the wedding reception, dispatching charm bombs at whomever approached, a big-name star or someone’s blushing aunt from Duluth.

In 2011, Clooney was everywhere when Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" debuted with George in a role that screamed Oscar (he didn’t get it) while his baby, the political drama "The Ides of March," which he produced, directed, wrote and co-starred in with Ryan Gosling, played to more mixed reviews.

And last fall, Clooney manned the "Argo" red carpet with Ben Affleck as one of the film’s producers, a carpet that ran all the way to an Oscar win.

This year, Clooney stars in the space thriller "Gravity" with Sandra Bullock, which last week opened the prestigious Venice Film Festival (just a coach bus ride away from to his Lake Como villa). And in his producer hat, Clooney brings the biting Meryl Streep-Julia Roberts dysfunctional family drama "August Osage County" for its Toronto debut.

But where's George? Any other year, Clooney would have been a cornerstone of the scene in downtown Toronto. Not 2013. Call it red carpet fatigue, but with another overstuffed season of awards bait – he also produced, co-wrote, directed and stars in the star-studded WWII thriller "The Monuments Men" out in December – the experienced Oscar hunter is wisely pacing himself. While the schmoozing can be fun, answering all those junket interview questions and anchoring press conferences gets very old very fast. And in the Oscar race, momentum is everything. Let the press see too much of you in September, by Christmas they'll be looking for a new flavor of the month. As it was in 2011, when Clooney ultimately lost out to the new boy on the block, Jean Dujardin of "The Artist."

So where is George? He's keeping his eye on the real prize: making another movie. He's starring in Brad Bird's Disney mystery "Tomorrowland" opposite Hugh Laurie, currently filming on the other side of Canada in Vancouver and anticipated to be ready in time for next year's Awards Season, December 2014.

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Post by Carla97 on Fri Sep 06 2013, 07:20

Well it´s long way to December
if you know what I mean.

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Post by Nicky80 on Fri Sep 06 2013, 08:43

Thanks Mazy, I really thought he would go.

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Post by it's me on Fri Sep 06 2013, 09:34

Great
Now we know

Anyway: where is him??

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Post by What Would He Say on Fri Sep 06 2013, 09:56



Hopefully on road trip, wind in his hair, dog in basket on the front of his bike, in ITALY yaaaaa !

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Post by it's me on Fri Sep 06 2013, 10:03

Stop with red vine baby ....

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Post by What Would He Say on Fri Sep 06 2013, 10:05



Too late or too early !

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Post by it's me on Fri Sep 06 2013, 10:11

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Post by Nicky80 on Fri Sep 06 2013, 10:23

OMG what a smily. So BIG It's me Very Happy 

But are we sure that this artical is knowing it for 100% that G is not coming. Maybe they are guessing? I'm still hoping Wink 

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Post by it's me on Fri Sep 06 2013, 10:25

U! Please..... Neutral 

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Post by chiki on Fri Sep 06 2013, 12:02

Thanks for the link

Who knows? I'm reading different things each day

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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri Sep 06 2013, 13:55

If he's going to make a push for anything, it should be The Monuments Men. I think August: Osage County will be handled much like Argo. Gravity is Sandra Bullock's (and director Cuaron's) movie. No need for George to be at every festival for it.

If he's not at TIFF, I think it's a good decision. Gravity already has the buzz; they don't need him. Every reason to think he'd cannibalize his chances to win with his pet project if he saturated the festival circuit with appearances.


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Post by Mazy on Fri Sep 06 2013, 22:55

chiki wrote:Thanks for the link

Who knows? I'm reading different things each day
Always, I think that the media hears of these events and sometimes put their own spin on it. To jump the gun of the others. That's why we get so many conflicting stories. It really looks like George has a rather busy schedule for this time of the year. Plus in his spare time he has to make a movie. God Bless him Needs to keep his energy level high.

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Post by it's me on Sat Sep 07 2013, 00:27

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Post by LornaDoone on Sat Sep 07 2013, 03:04

Way2Old4Dis wrote:If he's going to make a push for anything, it should be The Monuments Men. I think August: Osage County will be handled much like Argo. Gravity is Sandra Bullock's (and director Cuaron's) movie. No need for George to be at every festival for it.

If he's not at TIFF, I think it's a good decision. Gravity already has the buzz; they don't need him. Every reason to think he'd cannibalize his chances to win with his pet project if he saturated the festival circuit with appearances.

Good point and probably a good strategy too - saving his appearances for Monuments. Gravity has gotten so many awesome reviews there's no need for him to do the press circuit to drum up interest. I'm dying to see the film now when before I was so so.

But I also think he may be getting ready for another film based on postings in another thread. Perhaps the Smothers Brothers film?

Who knows but he's got a lot of stuff optioned and maybe he's decided to get started on that work.


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Post by it's me on Sat Sep 07 2013, 08:59

Bravo G
Don't go there


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Post by very vera on Sat Sep 07 2013, 23:28

Melissa Paradis ‏@Paparadis 3h
George Clooney won't be stopping at the TIFF this year. 100% confirm #TIFF13

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Post by it's me on Sun Sep 08 2013, 00:51

Thanks!



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