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Post by silly girl on Tue Jan 28 2014, 18:37

Apparently he is doing a reddit q&a as I type this....

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by silly girl on Tue Jan 28 2014, 19:56

Some of his answers:

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What do you believe is the largest challenge facing the UN today?
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 8 points 1 minute ago
There’s an awful lot of them right now. I think that the UN always has the same issue which is that the UN doesn’t have its own army. They’re of course people who are committed by each country, but it’s very hard to actually enforce anything and it’s very hard to make mandates strong enough to actually get anything done. For instance, when you’re in Sudan, there’s a mandate that’s been voted on that these guys will protect you but only to a certain extent. So what happens is that the people they’re protecting start to dislike them because they feel they’re not actually being protected. They have a Security Council designed to combat these issues, but the problem is there are interests in these other countries and each has veto power.

Mr Clooney thank you for doing this AMA. My question is: do you keep any props from your movies and if yes, which is your favorite?
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 20 points 8 minutes ago
Yeah every once in a while I get some fun ones. I remember I got this insane looking prop from this movie Solaris. It was the size of a lunchbox and it had all these intricate lights and tubes and I snuck it into Richard Kind’s carry-on bag. They ran it through the machine and pulled it off and asked, “What is this? Did you pack your own bag?” He had no idea what to say. Of course this was pre-911. If you did that now it would be a very horrible thing, but it was very funny at the time. Anyway, don’t do that at home.

I'm feeling hungry Mr. Clooney. What, in your eyes, is the perfect sandwich?
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 28 points 12 minutes ago
Oh the perfect sandwich. Well, good question. The perfect sandwich would be... I want to come up with two gorgeous actresses but I won't do that. Name your two. I don't know you know I'd have to think about it. I do like ham and avocado and a little tomato and a little mustard. Just a simple deli sandwich is great. You know, put some coleslaw in there.

A couple questions:
You seem like a well-read man. Do you have a favorite book, or one you've always wanted to read, but haven't had a chance to?
What's your drink of choice?
I always greatly enjoy your work, whether acting, directing, or producing. Thanks so much!
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 119 points 24 minutes ago
I’ve been spending the last year trying to get through the Cat in the Hat series. But, I'm still not there - I'm a slow reader. You know I do read but I don’t read as much as I’d like to. And why read when there’s such good television? I have been going back to some classics lately. You know, for a period of time in your career you tend to read books just to see if you want to adapt them or make them into a film then all of a sudden you realize you’re just reading that. I’m reading some classics I haven’t read in 30 years, I’ve got an original copy of To Kill A Mockingbird, a signed original copy, and I pulled that out 2 months ago. You tend to forget how great the great writers are.

how do you begin your writing process is there immense planning or do you just dive straight in?
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 175 points 56 minutes ago
It depends. I've adapted books, I've adapted a play and I've written an original and its different every time. With the original I had something to write about so we kind of just dug right in. I write by hand and Grant, who I co-write with, has "skill on the computer." I'm probably the least computer literate writer there is, that's why I have my friend typing my answers here. Literally when I cut and paste, I cut pages and tape them together. But somehow we make it work!

I'm a huge fan of both your and Brad Bird's work. Can you tell us anything about Tomorrowland?
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 410 points 57 minutes ago
I literally have a harness on and I’ve been hanging from 30 ft from 4 different blue screens and literally as we are talking they are all staring at me because I had to get down to do this. I have all these wire hanging off of me.
Brad is a really good guy with a wild imagination. If I don’t screw it up it will be a great film. You have to be careful what you say because everything is top secret, so I don't want to ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end.

KY PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[–]GeorgeClooneyHere[S] 674 points 48 minutes ago
Well, I hope you mean KY the state, and not KY jelly. Because, you know, I don’t know how proud you should be about that.
But we do have a very good basketball team this year, we’re about 14th in the nation and I think the University of Kentucky will do very well in this year's March Madness.

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by amuserato on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:06

Funny! Very quick on the uptake, this guy...
Making his way through the Cat in the Hat series...  Very Happy 

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Maggy on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:14

Thanks, Silly!

That was fun to read!

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by party animal - not! on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:17

Thank you so much, SG

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by ktsue2002 on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:22

That man is just too damn witty!! He makes me sick with how easy some things come to him.

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by theminis on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:55

Thanks Silly Girl - seems everyone is doing these AMA's Ask Me Anything on Reddit - great idea too

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by hathaross on Tue Jan 28 2014, 21:57

I didn´t know he was doing this!!!!  Sad  I would have ask something.....
Well.. I have a couple of hours to read all the answers Smile

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Mazy on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:11

George Clooney's Mullet-Wearing Awkward Phase: The Video Evidence
BY JULIE MILLER

JANUARY 28, 2014 3:30 PM



Today, George Clooney made a rare exception to his no-Internet-presence policy to participate in a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) to promote the upcoming dream date that the Oscar winner is offering to complete strangers in support of his Satellite Sentinel Project. During the Q&A, Clooney proved that his omnipresent charm does translate to the Web—he joked about his hobbies (“I’m a cobbler, I like to make shoes”), his Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock (“Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it’s just hard to keep her upright”), and Justin Bieber (“That’s how we have artists like Justin Bieber,” Clooney wrote, explaining how anyone can launch their own career on YouTube these days. “The world is better for it.”). Clooney’s charm was so pervasive that one Internet user went so far as to directly address it in a question: “Were you always awesome and charismatic, or did you go through an awkward stage like the rest of us?” the user asked.

It was at this point that Clooney’s wise-cracking façade faded ever so subtly, and he responded with this sincere explanation:

[E]veryone goes through awkward phases a lot of the time and sometimes it’s very public which is always bad. Somebody was talking to me on set and said remember Merv Grif[f]in? I was on in 1985 which is pretty odd, and they youtubed it and I come out in this horrible yellow shirt and yellow socks and a mullet. And the whole set is howling. This stuff lives on forever. So everyone has awkward phases, just hope they’re not recorded for everyone to see for the rest of time.

To realize this incomprehensible visual of an awkward George Clooney, we’ve dug up the incriminating YouTube video. The clip shows the future heartthrob promoting The Facts of Life while wearing a pale yellow Bermuda shirt, baggy gray pants, and, gentle readers, a hairstyle that we can only possibly describe as a mullet-bouffant hybrid. Fortunately for Clooney, that awkward phase did not last long.

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by theminis on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:19

Here are more questions/answers (some we've seen before)

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GEORGE Clooney may be the master prankster, but that doesn't mean he's immune from getting tricked himself.  
 
During a reddit AMA, the 52-year-old answered questions from the public and revealed that he once fell victim to a Brad Pitt prank.

Here are Clooney's best responses from the Q+A:

The best prank that's been played on him: It was Brad, we were shooting Oceans 12 in my hometown in Lake Cuomo and he had a flyer sent around saying George only wants to be called by his character's name Danny Ocean, don't look him in the eyes, and it got into the local paper. As you know, jokes don't translate at all, and they called me il divo, and said that I was treating the crew like s***. When it got into the paper I came downstairs and Brad had the paper in his hand, and I said "You're mine from here on out." Brad just said, "Please don't harm my children." Yeah, he's done some pretty rotten things.

The movie role he's most embarrassed about: Well I wasn't thrilled with the nipples on the batsuit. You know that's not something you really think about when you're putting it on. You figure all batsuits have nipples and then you realise yours was really the first. Batman was just constantly cold I guess.

Did he really kick Leonardo DiCaprio's a** on the basketball court once: It's true. That was a fun day. It's always fun when you play people younger than you and win. We're playing a bunch of six year olds tomorrow.

What's it like to work with Sandra Bullock:
It's tricky cause Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it's just hard to keep her upright. No, you know, Sandy and I have known each other for over 20 years and we both were struggling actors when we first met. She was dating a friend of mine at the time who's still a good friend of ours. Every time we're together it's funny. She's somebody I adore, really, she's just fun to be in a room with. I'm sure people will assume people aren't quite who they appear to be on screen - they're shorter or taller or meaner or dumber - but Sandy is exactly what she appears on screen, an incredibly charming woman who's really just fun to hang out with. Very smart and centred, even though she does drink a lot.

How does he feel about the Golden Globes jokes where Tina Fey and Amy Poehler said, "Gravity … It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age":
You know I got really good by Tina and Amy the other day and I'm working on getting them back in a big way. But for the most part most of the time when it's bad it's actually funny. You actually feel bad for the comedians up on stage cause you know if you've ever gone to a comedy club and you see somebody bomb it makes you cringe. Shows like that are designed to have fun with you without being devastatingly unkind. I've been the target of a couple of stupid jokes that didn't work, but in general I've only seen a couple that were really vicious toward people, and they didn't work. When they don't work you feel badly for the person doing it.

What would he be doing if he wasn't a movie star: I'd be unemployed probably. I have no idea, I'd probably have gone back to Kentucky if I hadn't succeeded and found a job there like everyone else. The funny thing about my career is that, I'm the first one to be very well aware of how lucky I am to be where I am. I appreciate it all. But I would have made a living, fed myself, housed myself.

A hobby of his that people don't know about: I'm a cobbler, I like to make shoes.


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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by hathaross on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:35

Anyone has decided to collect all the Q & A´s of George? I´m thinking about doing it to have them but I can´t right now..... Neutral 

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by it's me on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:40

thanks
nice to read
but are they all from right TODAY???

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by hathaross on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:42

Yes. You can see the hour ago that was posted.

I think he is getting bored in Valencia?? Chiki and I should be there with him  Laughing Laughing (by proximity, of course)

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by it's me on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:44

how much time did it last ?

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by hathaross on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:45

No idea... I did not know nothing about it and when I arrived at home I saw it.!!!
I wanted to ask somethin...g  Laughing 

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Joanna on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:46

Great interviews.....thanks for posting. flower 


I like this.....

"You figure all batsuits have nipples and then you realise yours was really the first.
Batman was just constantly cold I guess."

 Sofa bounce 

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by it's me on Tue Jan 28 2014, 22:48

looool !!!

but tell me
at the link I see answers only
not the questions  scratch  confused 
it is insane!!!

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by silly girl on Tue Jan 28 2014, 23:54

Here are more answers....if you click on "context" under the answer it will bring you to the question asked...

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by it's me on Tue Jan 28 2014, 23:58

thanks
I saw


plus than 8000 comments ? fuff

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by hathaross on Wed Jan 29 2014, 00:35

I have collect all the Q & A.

I think there are all of them.

What is a hobby of yours that most people don't know about?

I'm a cobbler, I like to make shoes.


Who's a better cobbler, you or Daniel Day-Lewis?


Let me just tell you this. When Daniel Day-Lewis was spending all his time playing Lincoln, I was just fixing shoes. He's spending all the time focused on the hat, and the pipe, and getting into character, and I remained focused - with the overalls and the hammer.

Have you hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio? I heard a story about how you kicked his ass at basketball.

It's true. That was a fun day. It's always fun when you play people younger than you and win. We're playing a bunch of six year olds tomorrow.

From Dusk Til Dawn is one of my favorite movies of yours. How did you end up involved with Tarantino and Rodriguez?

Quentin directed an episode of ER and Rob and he were working on this project at the time and Quentin came over and said ‘You wanna come in and meet on this project?’ Yeah, are you kidding? I’d get to work with Juliette Lewis and Harvey Keitel and Rob and Salma and Quentin. I was playing a pediatrician on a hospital show and all of a sudden I get to murder people? I thought that was pretty great. I got to spend 8 weeks or so in the Titty Twister, what was the downside

why do you have such lonely eyes?

I actually have only one lonely eye. The other eye’s got nothin’ but friends.


Hey Mr. Clooney, glad to see you here. What was your reaction to being offered the role of Stan's dog in South Park? Did you accept right away or did you take some time to think about it?

Sparky the gay dog? It was sort of a surprise for me, I mean, here’s something odd, I had never played a dog before. To finally play Sparky the dog was something that I think pretty much completed my career.


Describe your basketball game in 1 sentence.

Sneaky. I'm sneaky fast. I'm faster than you think I am. And I have a good bank shot that people hate.


So how did your roommate react when he found out it was you that shit in the litter box?


It took him a long time to figure it out. At first he figured out that I'd done it and then he found I spent the whole week planning it out. And if you know Richard Kind's work from Spin City or other things he's a big, loud guy. Once he fully realized what was going on, he just yelled, "I understand humor, defecation doesn't make me laugh." Which I suppose should go on someone's tombstone.


Mr. Clooney - What is the best prank that a costar/crew has played on you on set?


It was Brad, we were shooting Oceans 12 in my hometown in Lake Como and he had a flier sent around saying George only wants to be called by his character’s name Danny Ocean, don't look him in the eyes, and it got into the local paper. As you know, jokes don’t translate at all, and they called me il divo, and said that I was treating the crew like shit. When it got into the paper I came downstairs and Brad had the paper in his hand, and I said “You’re mine from here on out.”

Brad just said, “Please don't harm my children.” Yeah, he’s done some pretty rotten things.


What was it like filming Up In the Air? Amazing movie by the way. Also, in general, how do celebrities feel when they get poked fun of at certain award ceremonies?

Usually it’s pretty funny. You know I got really good by Tina and Amy the other day and I’m working on getting them back in a big way. But for the most part most of the time when it’s bad it’s actually funny. You actually feel bad for the comedians up on stage cause you know if you’ve ever gone to a comedy club and you see somebody bomb it makes you cringe. Shows like that are designed to have fun with you without being devastatingly unkind. I’ve been the target of a couple of stupid jokes that didn’t work, but in general I’ve only seen a couple that were really vicious toward people, and they didn't work. When they don’t work you feel badly for the person doing it.


Hi George,

Were you always awesome and charismatic, or did you go through an awkward stage like the rest of us?

Also, what would you be doing if you weren't acting?


Um. I’d be unemployed probably. I have no idea, I’d probably have gone back to Kentucky if I hadn’t succeeded and found a job there like everyone else. The funny thing about my career is that, I’m the first one to be very well aware of how lucky I am to be where I am. I appreciate it all. But I would have made a living, fed myself, housed myself. And everyone goes through awkward phases a lot of the time and sometimes it's very public which is always bad. Somebody was talking to me on set and said remember Merv Grifin? I was on in 1985 which is pretty odd, and they youtubed it and I come out in this horrible yellow shirt and yellow socks and a mullet. And the whole set is howling. This stuff lives on forever. So everyone has awkward phases, just hope they're not recorded for everyone to see for the rest of time.


Who are some of the actors you have enjoyed working with the most?

Let me think about this in the best possible way that doesn't get me murdered by all other actors I've worked with. I don't know...

I've done 6 films with Damon now, so I guess I do enjoy working with him, though you wouldn't know it. I've been really lucky to work with people who enjoy what they do. I've worked with a couple of turkeys, but I've mostly been really lucky.


Do you ever regret playing Batman?

Haha I get that question a lot. It’s a funny thing, you’ve got to remember that when you’re doing a movie, a lot of times you’re spending 4 or 5 months on set and sometimes you’re making really good friends and sometimes not. Some of the best films have been the least fun experiences and some of the worst, I’ve made lifelong friends out of it. It’s the kind of thing where the memory of the film is very different than how it was reviewed, because it’s months out of your life and you end up making close friends or having great experience on films that don’t necessarily work. And that’s a tricky thing to come to terms with.


Mr. Clooney, Do you frequently ride motorcycles and if so, do you have any other celebrity friends you ride with often?

I love riding motorcycles. Every year my buddy Randy and I try to take a trip just try to see the world on a motorcycle. It’s a hobby and a head clearing thing. And I do that, believe it or not, while I’m actually cobbling.


O' Brother Where Art Thou is one of my favorite movies of all time. Do you have any interesting behind-the-scenes stories that would make me enjoy the film that much more?

I mean, there were tons of embarrassing things about that. I remember the Coen brothers assumed I could sing, I kind of assumed I could too. I went into the studio with T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers and sang my version of Man of Constant Sorrow and they were all looking down at the ground and kind of shaking their heads and they play it back and it’s just terrible, and I think great, they’re going to have to tell me they're going to have to bring in another guy to sing. We were in Mississippi in the summer, even though it was all golden brown. It was the first time they really tried to digitally change the color of a film like that. It was really fun. The first day, I’m shooting a scene with John Goodman where he hits me in the head with a stick, and I was playing it like an idiot because these are the stupidest guys in America and Joel and Ethan walked over and said ‘Listen, you’re the smartest guy in the room in every single scene,’ and I said ‘Oh, okay’ and once I knew he was the smartest guy in the room the character really made sense.


Hi George,

I'm fascinated by what Satellite Sentinel could mean for large-scale conflicts and governments oppressing the innocent, such as in Sudan, where the project's already made a highly publicized impact. Could you tell us a little more about the full objective of the organization, and what you've concretely achieved so far with them?


I was putting time in the Sudan, with all the conflict in Sudan, and now as they work through trying to make the newest country in the world work, I became very involved with John Pendergast. We were sitting in the desert on a satellite phone and someone was talking about what to wear to the Oscars, and I was sitting among people dying in the desert. It made me wonder how come you can google earth my home but not set up satellites to monitor what is happening here? And John said let’s make it happen. Basically we fund ourselves and we are able to track the true movements and see a lot of the atrocities in real time. We will have images up in a few days, in the hope to try to slow down or make it prohibitive. We’ll give them to the Hague and the images will be used against them. We’ve already given tons of actual atrocities, true movements, bombs being dropped on villages but they would claim it was tribal infighting when of course no tribe has these weapons.


Hey George, Welcome to Reddit!

I loved the movie Gravity. You and Sandra have great chemistry together. Were there any funny moments that happened during shooting?


It’s tricky cause Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it’s just hard to keep her upright. No, you know, Sandy and I have known each other for over 20 years and we both were struggling actors when we first met. She was dating a friend of mine at the time who’s still a good friend of ours. Every time we’re together it’s funny. She’s somebody I adore, really, she’s just fun to be in a room with. I’m sure people will assume people aren’t quite who they appear to be on screen--they’re shorter or taller or meaner or dumber--but Sandy is exactly what she appears on screen, an incredibly charming woman who’s really just fun to hang out with. Very smart and centered, even though she does drink a lot.


Hey George!!! Can I go on a date with you?

I think I might be the cheapest date ever, $10. I’m literally the cheapest date anyone has ever been on. Check out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It’s gonna be fun though, we are gonna get out of the car together, walk the Monuments Men red carpet, the paparazzi will take a bunch of pictures, we’ll go backstage at Letterman. You’ll get to see the other side of it all, which is unusual and fun.


Can you give examples as to what kind of crimes against humanity were documented thanks to the Satellite Sentinel Project?

So we found 100,000 troops built-up on borders where they said there were no troops. We found burned villages that they said they hadn't burned, tons of refugees in displaced camps. And we've found evidence of mass graves that everyone was denying. Satellites are really expensive to get pictures with, and we’re doing it everyday, and it works best when we have people on the ground also pointing us in the right direction. We know that it’s been effective though because a lot of the violence is now happening only at night or under cloud cover. President al-Bashir has actually complained that I’m spying on him. And I’m fine with that, I feel good about that.


I'm a huge fan of both your and Brad Bird's work. Can you tell us anything about Tomorrowland?

I literally have a harness on and I’ve been hanging from 30 ft from 4 different blue screens and literally as we are talking they are all staring at me because I had to get down to do this. I have all these wire hanging off of me.

Brad is a really good guy with a wild imagination. If I don’t screw it up it will be a great film. You have to be careful what you say because everything is top secret, so I don't want to ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end

I'm on set and literally have a harness on right now. I was late, because right before I was hanging from about 30 feet over four different blue screens. So as we’re talking now there are all these wires and contraptions hanging off of me. It’s really, really, really good and Brad’s a wonderful director, and a wonderful guy with a wild imagination. And if I don’t screw it up it’ll be a terrific film. Everybody’s really good in it. Anyway, you always have to be careful what you say about these films so I don’t want to sort of ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end. Oops, I've said too much.


Mr Clooney thank you for doing this AMA. My question is: do you keep any props from your movies and if yes, which is your favorite?


Yeah every once in a while I get some fun ones. I remember I got this insane looking prop from this movie Solaris. It was the size of a lunchbox and it had all these intricate lights and tubes and I snuck it into Richard Kind’s carry-on bag. They ran it through the machine and pulled it off and asked, “What is this? Did you pack your own bag?” He had no idea what to say. Of course this was pre-911. If you did that now it would be a very horrible thing, but it was very funny at the time. Anyway, don’t do that at home.


What inspired you to make monuments men?

Grant and I finished shooting The Ides of March and looked back at the films we’d been doing, and it was nothing but cynical films. We’re really not cynical people, so we thought we should do one with a positive view of the world. Grant had read the book and said maybe this is a film. We took it to Sony and they loved the idea. It was less about art in what we were looking for and more about looking for a new interesting story. I didn’t know the story before.


I'm feeling hungry Mr. Clooney. What, in your eyes, is the perfect sandwich?

Oh the perfect sandwich. Well, good question. The perfect sandwich would be... I want to come up with two gorgeous actresses but I won't do that. Name your two. I don't know you know I'd have to think about it. I do like ham and avocado and a little tomato and a little mustard. Just a simple deli sandwich is great. You know, put some coleslaw in there.


Hey George, What advice can you give a young FilmMaker for their Writing/Directing Process? Much Appreciated!

First of all, have a point of view and have a story to tell, and go shoot it. In the last 10 years things have changed. You can shoot your own film at a cost you can afford, get it up and get it seen. Don’t wait for the establishment to tell you you can do it, just go to work. It used to be that you couldn’t get a job until you were in the Screen Actors Guild, which you couldn’t do if you weren't in the union, and its not like that anymore. That’s how we have artists like Justin Bieber. The world is better for it now.

What do you believe is the largest challenge facing the UN today?

There’s an awful lot of them right now. I think that the UN always has the same issue which is that the UN doesn’t have its own army. They’re of course people who are committed by each country, but it’s very hard to actually enforce anything and it’s very hard to make mandates strong enough to actually get anything done. For instance, when you’re in Sudan, there’s a mandate that’s been voted on that these guys will protect you but only to a certain extent. So what happens is that the people they’re protecting start to dislike them because they feel they’re not actually being protected. They have a Security Council designed to combat these issues, but the problem is there are interests in these other countries and each has veto power.


What's the one movie role you're most embarrassed / ashamed about, that you don't mind sharing? Surely the coolest man on earth has something to share?


Well I wasn’t thrilled with the nipples on the batsuit. You know that’s not something you really think about when you’re putting it on. You figure all batsuits have nipples and then you realize yours was really the first. Batman was just constantly cold I guess. But I have plenty of other things that I’m really obviously embarrassed about too. Oftentimes it’ll be stumbling out of a bar drunk or something dumb like that but as you get older a major goal in life is try to do less and less embarrassing things. You know, try not to face plant publicly as often as possible.


how do you begin your writing process is there immense planning or do you just dive straight in?

It depends. I've adapted books, I've adapted a play and I've written an original and its different every time. With the original I had something to write about so we kind of just dug right in. I write by hand and Grant, who I co-write with, has "skill on the computer." I'm probably the least computer literate writer there is, that's why I have my friend typing my answers here. Literally when I cut and paste, I cut pages and tape them together. But somehow we make it work!


KY PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I hope you mean KY the state, and not KY jelly. Because, you know, I don’t know how proud you should be about that.

But we do have a very good basketball team this year, we’re about 14th in the nation and I think the University of Kentucky will do very well in this year's March Madness.


Clooney...Clooney...nope. Doesn't ring a bell.

A couple questions:

1. You seem like a well-read man. Do you have a favorite book, or one you've always wanted to read, but haven't had a chance to?

2. What's your drink of choice?

I always greatly enjoy your work, whether acting, directing, or producing. Thanks so much!


I’ve been spending the last year trying to get through the Cat in the Hat series. But, I'm still not there - I'm a slow reader. You know I do read but I don’t read as much as I’d like to. And why read when there’s such good television? I have been going back to some classics lately. You know, for a period of time in your career you tend to read books just to see if you want to adapt them or make them into a film then all of a sudden you realize you’re just reading that. I’m reading some classics I haven’t read in 30 years, I’ve got an original copy of To Kill A Mockingbird, a signed original copy, and I pulled that out 2 months ago. You tend to forget how great the great writers are.



What's one film you've done which you think more people should see?

Well, I’ve done a bunch a films that people think of now as hits or classics but were actually bombs. Out of Sight bombed. It didn’t make money at all and Out of Sight was a really really good film. And it still holds up. There were films that we always thought would be more successful than they were. I thought Three Kings was probably going to be more successful than it was. It’s a really good film too. We had a run of a few of those that we thought were going to be big hits but they actually weren’t.

Who'd win in a fight? Danny Ocean or your Batman?

I don’t think my Batman could have even walked across the stage. If Batman actually had to wear the suit that I wore, which was like 40 pounds of rubber, he literally physically wouldn’t be able to lift his arms. They put you on a flat board, lie you on the ground and bolt you into this thing, and then they just pull the board out and leave you standing. Joel Schumacher goes action, I say ‘I’m Batman’ and then, cut, they drop me back down on the board and leave me on my back. Everitt McGill could kick Batman’s ass.


Quit downvoting everyone else people! Give everyone a fair chance at getting heard!
Edit: Last I checked my serious comment was sitting pretty at -4. Thanks a lot guys... -2 now. Making progress...


I just ask, why can’t we all get along? Tonight you’ve got the State of the Union and we know how harmonious Congress is. Can’t we be like Congress and just get along?


Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses?

Can’t I do both? No, I want the duck-sized horses, I could take them. The saddles on them are so cute.

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Post by Katiedot on Wed Jan 29 2014, 05:06

"I want the duck-sized horses [ . . . ] The saddles on them are so cute."
Hahahahaahhaahaaaaa!  I'm laughing so hard it hurts!!

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Post by it's me on Wed Jan 29 2014, 06:02

Oftentimes it’ll be stumbling out of a bar drunk


 Evil or Very Mad no

no no no

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Post by it's me on Wed Jan 29 2014, 06:18

forget to say thanks for your job Hataross!!

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Carla97 on Wed Jan 29 2014, 07:40

"Describe your basketball game in 1 sentence.

Sneaky. I'm sneaky fast. I'm faster than you think I am. And I have a good bank shot that people hate."

Right. We should see about that...he should play against Muhammed Ali then, he said "I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark."  Smile 





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Post by chiki on Wed Jan 29 2014, 07:47

Wow, thanks everyone!  Thumbs up! 
I wish I had time to read all this now, homework for weekend

hathaross wrote:I think he is getting bored in Valencia?? Chiki and I should be there with him  Laughing Laughing (by proximity, of course)

No doubt! His time in Valencia would have been much funny with us  Drink 3

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Post by it's me on Wed Jan 29 2014, 09:46

fast he said

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Post by hathaross on Wed Jan 29 2014, 11:01

You´re welcome, it´s me  Thumbs up! 

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Way2Old4Dis on Wed Jan 29 2014, 16:11

He does not have "lonely eyes."
Q: Why do you have such lonely eyes?
A: I actually have only one lonely eye. The other eye's got nothin' but friends.

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Post by ... on Wed Jan 29 2014, 18:08

Very interesting AMA.
Amusing.
 Like a Star @ heaven 


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Post by LornaDoone on Thu Jan 30 2014, 00:39

Hey George, What advice can you give a young FilmMaker for their Writing/Directing Process? Much Appreciated!

First of all, have a point of view and have a story to tell, and go shoot it. In the last 10 years things have changed. You can shoot your own film at a cost you can afford, get it up and get it seen. Don’t wait for the establishment to tell you you can do it, just go to work.

It used to be that you couldn’t get a job until you were in the Screen Actors Guild, which you couldn’t do if you weren't in the union, and its not like that anymore. That’s how we have artists like Justin Bieber. The world is better for it now.


This is the answer that had me laughing out loud.

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Post by it's me on Thu Jan 30 2014, 10:16

you both lil devil  Laughing

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Nicky80 on Sat Feb 01 2014, 21:45

Way2Old4Dis wrote:
He does not have "lonely eyes."
Q: Why do you have such lonely eyes?
A: I actually have only one lonely eye. The other eye's got nothin' but friends.

 Laughing Laughing Laughing  Literally laugh out loud funny.


I don't know what that means. I know what the words mean but not the meaning behind it. I don't think it is about his eyes look lonely right? Is this a saying? Can somebody explain please   Give Flowers2

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by melbert on Sat Feb 01 2014, 21:47

He's making one of his George jokes Nicky. Like the "gay gay gay" thing when he said the 3rd gay was just too much. No meaning behind it. Just George being George.

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Post by Nicky80 on Sat Feb 01 2014, 21:57

Ok thanks for explaining, some of his jokes I don't like because I don't get them. This man is a challenge  LOL!

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Post by Nicky80 on Sat Feb 01 2014, 22:03

By the way, thanks everyone for posting the questions and answers   Give Flowers 

( I thought I have posted that before but maybe I did that by mistake in a different  thread and can't find it anymore to delete that  Embarassed  )

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Post by Katiedot on Sun Feb 02 2014, 06:42

I wondered if that was a typo and the questioner meant to ask 'why do you have lovely eyes?'.

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Post by Nicky80 on Sun Feb 02 2014, 10:49

That's what I read the first time, It would make more sense for me   Thumbs up!   Razz

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Joanna on Sun Feb 02 2014, 11:26

But then it wouldn't explain his reply of
he has one lonely eye and one eye with nothing
but friends.
That doesn't make sense to me if it was lovely eyes.

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Post by Nicky80 on Sun Feb 02 2014, 15:25

I don't understand his reply even if it's meant to be "Lonely eyes" . Must be a language barrier

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Post by party animal - not! on Sun Feb 02 2014, 15:34

It's a joke, isn't it? Somebody remarked that he has lonely eyes, and he said one of them was lonely, but the other eye had loads of friends!

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Post by Joanna on Sun Feb 02 2014, 15:40

It's a typical George response to an interviewer's
stupid question. Period.

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Way2Old4Dis on Sun Feb 02 2014, 17:34

It's the only way to answer a ridiculous question like that. What do you say when someone asks you that? "Oh, because my soul suffers for want of a kindred mate?" No. You graciously highlight the ridiculous by painting a graphic and funny picture of one lonely eye and one well-friended one.

I think it was a perfect comeback.

I wonder if he rolled his gregarious eye when he read the question.

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by melbert on Sun Feb 02 2014, 18:29

Some have said he has puppy dog eyes, bedroom eyes, etc., why not lonely eyes?

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Re: George Clooney Reddit Q&A

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 03 2014, 02:31

Yes, I get the joke and George's reply.

What I was wondering was whether the OP had meant to type 'lovely eyes' instead of what he/she did type which was 'lonely eyes'.

Either way, George's response made me giggle.

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