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Post by Doug Ross on Tue Sep 16 2014, 22:33

I've always thought that the Oscar for Syriana was gave to him because what happened to him on the set.
He deserved much more the Oscar for Best Director, that year.

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Post by LizzyNY on Tue Sep 16 2014, 23:50

I'm thinking he'd love actor and director awards equally - actor to shut everyone up who says he can't act and director to cement his place as a top director.
 A lot of the actors who have been in pictures he directed have high praise for his directing talents, but IMO that's not enough for him. I think he wants that little gold statue as proof he's heading in the right direction with his career.

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Post by kat19 on Wed Sep 17 2014, 00:36

This is sooo great! I can't wait to see the video package they put together for him of clips of his different performances that they play before his speech.

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Post by Sevens on Wed Sep 17 2014, 00:51

Lizzy, I think it's much easier for him to win the Best Actor. He's got three nominations for that after all. My bold guess is he'll nail it in his next nomination in this award. He is becoming one of the very few overdue American actors for this...

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Post by melbert on Wed Sep 17 2014, 01:51

Cece42 wrote:I want to know why everyone keeps referring to Amal as a "humanitarian" and a "human rights attorney," could someone please let me know, am I missing something?????


Cece, there's miles of information on Amal in any one of her gazillion threads.  Just start reading and then you can form your own opinion.

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed Sep 17 2014, 03:21

Sevens - A lot depends on the film he's nominated for and who the competition is. A lot of it is politics, too. I don't know what his chances are for either award because there are too many unknowns at this point, but I think they'd both make him equally happy.

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Post by ispy on Wed Sep 17 2014, 09:10

Now he has Amal by his side he is a man to be taken seriously. First time in his life!

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Post by jd68 on Wed Sep 17 2014, 09:55

ispy wrote:Now he has Amal by his side he is a man to be taken seriously. First time in his life!

An actor doesn't need a wife to be taken seriously. Jack Nicholson has won plenty of awards and his personal life is a disaster.

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Post by PigPen on Wed Sep 17 2014, 19:58

melbert wrote:
Cece42 wrote:I want to know why everyone keeps referring to Amal as a "humanitarian" and a "human rights attorney," could someone please let me know, am I missing something?????


Cece, there's miles of information on Amal in any one of her gazillion threads.  Just start reading and then you can form your own opinion.
melbert, George will either be divorced ( ooooooooh, I said the "D" word) or a grandfather by the time CeCe42 reads through all the threads.

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Post by Donnamarie on Thu Sep 18 2014, 17:43

There's a really nice article on George written by Elisabeth Sereda for HFPA in connection with his upcoming award. Since I'm still a nitwit when it comes to providing links you can find it on Clooney.US.

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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by Sevens on Thu Sep 18 2014, 18:03

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GEORGE CLOONEY TO GET CECIL B. DE MILLE AWARD

He has won four Golden Globes during his career and now George Clooney will be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Clooney, an actor, writer, director and producer, who is also known for his humanitarian deeds, will receive the award at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11.
“The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to those who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003) and Harrison Ford (2002).
Clooney last year appeared in Gravity and through his Smokehouse production company he most recently produced, directed and starred in The Monuments Men . He will soon be seen starring in the upcoming sci-fi film Tomorrowland for Disney.
Clooney’s achievements as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him four Golden Globes, two Academy Awards, four SAG Awards, one BAFTA award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, an Emmy and four National Board of Review Awards.
He is recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. In 2006, Clooney and his father, Nick, went to drought-stricken Darfur, Africa, to [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]film the documentary Journey to Darfur and the following year  Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub founded Not On Our Watch, an organization whose mission is to focus global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities in Darfur.  Among the many honors received as a result of his humanitarian efforts in Darfur, was the 2007 Peace Summit Award, given at the eighth World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.
In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace, one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its peacekeeping efforts. Two years later, Clooney, along with Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions, produced the Hope for Haiti Now! telethon, raising more than $66 million. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Clooney with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award and later that year, Clooney received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for his dedication to humanitarian efforts in Sudan and Haiti.
 
ELISABETH SEREDA LOOKS AT THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ‘THE SMARTEST MAN IN HOLLYWOOD.’
George Clooney’s life and career has always been defined by extreme contrasts. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, his first job was cutting tobacco.
But from the age of five he accompanied and watched his father Nick, a news anchor in the vein of Walter Cronkite, who moved the family back and forth between Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, where he had his show. Nick Clooney later inspired his son to write and direct Good Night, And Good Luck about Edward R. Murrow, another newsman who tried to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.
George was very active in baseball and basketball and tried out for the Cincinnati Reds but did not get a contract. Showbusiness was not first and foremost on his mind, if anything he saw himself following in his father’s footsteps. But there was the famous aunt, Rosemary, and her husband Jose Ferrer. Young George was an assistant on one of her tours. He also sold women’s shoes and developed a talent for drawing and caricatures. After his cousin Miguel got a small part in a feature film, he, too, pursued acting.
The first break in a major role came in 1984 with a sitcom called – funny enough – E/R. But it took ten years and a lot of cancelled TV-series and supporting parts such as his role as Booker on Roseanne until is big breakthrough in the drama series ER.
He likes to joke about his first feature film Return of the Killer Tomatoes! and while on ER he made Robert Rodriguez’ cult classic From Dusk Til Dawn, the romantic comedy One Fine Day and Batman & Robin.
„See that poster above my desk?“ he once asked during an interview in his production office while pointing at it: „That is there in case I ever get too big for my britches, to remind me how I ruined that franchise!“ he jokes.
It was the  trifecta of Steven Soderbergh’s Out Of Sight, Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and David O.Russell’s Three Kings that cemented his reputation as feature film actor. He won his first Golden Globe for the Coen Bros.’ O Brother, Where Art Though? and proved that he could sell blockbusters with The Perfect Storm and the Ocean’s trilogy.With his directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind he caught the directing/roducing bug and formed his own company with – at first – Soderbergh and then longtime friend Grant Heslov, whom he met in acting class. With, among others, Syriana, Good Night, And Good Luck, Michael Clayton,Burn After Reading, Up in the Air, The Descendants, The Ides of March and Argo he established himself as film industry powerhouse.
Many in the industry call him „the smartest man in Hollywood“. Unbegrudgingly so. When it comes to his Golden Globe nominations he sets a record that is unprecedented in the history of our awards: so far he has been nominated in nine (!) different categories, including producer, writer, director and every male actor category. At this point he could only top this if he were to write a song or have a sex change.
Along the way he also became famous. He is, in fact, the most famous star of his generation. Or any generation. His level of fame is such that if he never did another film again, he would not become less known. He is famous the world over. With one exception: „When I went to Darfur and at the border to Chad we were held up at gunpoint, no one recognized me. That was the only time where I wouldn’t have minded a little fame! “ he laughs. That was on his first trip to Africa with his father in April of 2006. He is now known for his admirable fight for human rights in Darfur and South Sudan. His Satellite Sentinel Project uses satellite imagery to document Omar al-Bashir’s and Ahmad Harun’s atrocities. He visits The region regularly and lobbies Western governments to provide aid. I remember once visiting him on a film set when he was in his trailer, late for our interview which is very unusual for him. His very good reason? He was on the phone with the French foreign minister, discussing sanctions against the Sudan.
He lobbied Congress and has the ear of President Obama. And when that is not enough, he goes further. In March of 2012 he got himself purposely arrested for civil disobedience while protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. The idea for the satellite came to him while watching paparazzi watch him at his villa on Lake Como: „I thought, why not turn this around? Why not turn the cameras on warlords and murderers and beam the footage to news organisations around the world?“
The International Criminal Court in The Hague has being using this imagery to collect evidence for trials. „Our main objective was to keep the attacks from happening in secret.“ Clooney says. „Now we’ve hired a team of forensic accountants to go after the banks that launder their money that helps them buy weapons.“
Besides the Satellite Sentinel Project Clooney also founded Not On Our Watch with colleagues Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Jerry Weintraub and is involved with the Enough Project and various other charities. He organised A Tribute To Heroes to raise money for the families of the victims of 9/11 and another telethon, Hope for Haiti,  after the earthquake.
He credits his parents and the era of his youth for his political and humanitarian involvement: „My mother was the mayor, my father ran for Congress. My parents were involved with the news and I think the news is very intricately tied to politics. There was a guy running for governor of Kentucky and I worked on his campaign when I was 13 or 14 years old. I grew up in an era where you had to be involved. There was the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war, the women’s rights movement. As a young person you had to be involved, there was no other option.“
His political interests inspire his work. Many of his film- and TV-endeavors have been fueled by that passion, from his live-TV-event Fail Safe that he spent a full year preparing, to The Ides Of March. As a writer he is particularly interested in subjects that deal with politics and the media.
And as a Hollywood star he has a better understanding of journalism than most. The HFPA has enjoyed a great relationship with him since we first interviewed him on the set of ER. Many other interviews followed. We have visited him in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on a boat braving The Perfect Storm and flew to the darkest forrests of Germany to see him direct  The Monuments Men.
And since the Cecil B.DeMille is a lifetime achievement award not a retirement award, we are looking forward to many more. He certainly has no plans of slowing down: Tomorrowland, Hail Caesar! and Money Monster are coming out in 2015 and there are more than ten projects in development including Hack Attack, an adaptation of Nick Davies’ book on the UK hacking scandal. Somewhere not so in between he will continue his humanitarian work that will include his new wife Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer.
In short: George Clooney goes effortlessly from the red carpet to war-torn Africa. He does not scare easily. He is one of the genuinely nicest people you will ever meet, famous or not. He is also one of the smartest, well educated and has by far the best sense of humor in Hollywood. He is a great host and a loyal friend.
And he knows how to enjoy the crazy ride that took him from the Kentucky tobacco fields to the Hollywood Hills and the shores of a lake in Italy: „If you get to the position I’m in in life, you’ve really got the brass ring. You got lucky. And I think people who aren’t quite as lucky as me would be very angry if they didn’t think I was enjoying it.“


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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by Cece42 on Thu Sep 18 2014, 18:12

PigPen wrote:
melbert wrote:
Cece42 wrote:I want to know why everyone keeps referring to Amal as a "humanitarian" and a "human rights attorney," could someone please let me know, am I missing something?????


Cece, there's miles of information on Amal in any one of her gazillion threads.  Just start reading and then you can form your own opinion.
melbert, George will either be divorced ( ooooooooh, I said the "D" word) or a grandfather by the time CeCe42 reads through all the threads.

I have read through most of them, she has written about human rights and she has spoken about human rights, but I still don't understand her being called a "Human Rights Attorney", the clients she represents show, in my opinion, just the opposite.

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Post by Missa on Thu Sep 18 2014, 18:46

Then don't refer to her as a human rights attorney. Feigning ignorance to passive-aggressively attack her character is ridiculous.

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Post by party animal - not! on Thu Sep 18 2014, 18:59

Great article. Thanks Donnamarie and Sevens.

Who knew he'd hired specialist accountants to track and go after the despots' sources of funds?

Realised he was trying to do something, but that's the first time I've seen it spelt out. Brilliant

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Post by Cece42 on Thu Sep 18 2014, 19:06

Missa wrote:Then don't refer to her as a human rights attorney. Feigning ignorance to passive-aggressively attack her character is ridiculous.

I am not the one referring to her as a human rights attorney and I am not feigning ignorance, that's why I'm asking.  Please don't accuse me of attacking her character, it's all there in black and white.

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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by LornaDoone on Thu Sep 18 2014, 19:26

Let's keep this thread on track - shall we?

You can argue her merits (or not) as an attorney or humanitarian (or not) in other threads.

Thanks.

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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by melbert on Thu Sep 18 2014, 20:16

Thank you Donnamarie and Sevens.  Brill article!

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Post by Katiedot on Thu Sep 18 2014, 21:31

Excellent article. I'm going to post it in our articles section as it's a good read.

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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by Joanna on Thu Sep 18 2014, 22:30

Yes it's an excellent article and one that all 
the "Clooney Cynics & Critics" should read IMO. 

It's obviously written by someone who knows the person that they're writing about, and that comes through.

A good find, thank you.   Thumbs up!

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Post by Sevens on Thu Dec 04 2014, 01:55

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here's the New link for the article on the hfpa official site. they just changed 9 to 10 in the link.

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Post by LornaDoone on Thu Dec 04 2014, 05:22

He has won four Golden Globes during his career and now George Clooney will be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
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Clooney, an actor, writer, director and producer, who is also known for his humanitarian deeds, will receive the award at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11.

“The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to those who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003) and Harrison Ford (2002).

Clooney last year appeared in Gravity and through his Smokehouse production company he most recently produced, directed and starred in The Monuments Men . He will soon be seen starring in the upcoming sci-fi film Tomorrowland for Disney.

Clooney’s achievements as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him four Golden Globes, two Academy Awards, four SAG Awards, one BAFTA award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, an Emmy and four National Board of Review Awards.

He is recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. In 2006,
Clooney and his father, Nick, went to drought-stricken Darfur, Africa, to


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film the documentary Journey to Darfur and the following year  Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub founded Not On Our Watch, an organization whose mission is to focus global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities in Darfur.  Among the many honors received as a result of his humanitarian efforts in Darfur, was the 2007 Peace Summit Award, given at the eighth World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace, one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its peacekeeping efforts. Two years later, Clooney, along with Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions, produced the Hope for Haiti Now! telethon, raising more than $66 million. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Clooney with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award and later that year, Clooney received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for his dedication to humanitarian efforts in Sudan and Haiti.
ELISABETH SEREDA LOOKS AT THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ‘THE SMARTEST MAN IN HOLLYWOOD.’
George Clooney’s life and career has always been defined by extreme contrasts. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, his first job was cutting tobacco.

But from the age of five he accompanied and watched his father Nick, a news anchor in the vein of Walter Cronkite, who moved the family back and forth between Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, where he had his show. Nick Clooney later inspired his son to write and direct Good Night, And Good Luck about Edward R. Murrow, another newsman who tried to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

George was very active in baseball and basketball and tried out for the Cincinnati Reds but did not get a contract. Showbusiness was not first and foremost on his mind, if anything he saw himself following in his father’s footsteps. But there was the famous aunt, Rosemary, and her husband Jose Ferrer. Young George was an assistant on one of her tours. He also sold women’s shoes and developed a talent for drawing and caricatures. After his cousin Miguel got a small part in a feature film, he, too, pursued acting.

The first break in a major role came in 1984 with a sitcom called – funny enough – E/R. But it took ten years and a lot of cancelled TV-series and supporting parts such as his role as Booker on Roseanne until is big breakthrough in the drama series ER.

He likes to joke about his first feature film Return of the Killer Tomatoes! and while on ER he made Robert Rodriguez’ cult classic From Dusk Til Dawn, the romantic comedy One Fine Day and Batman & Robin.

„See that poster above my desk?“ he once asked during an interview in his production office while pointing at it: „That is there in case I ever get too big for my britches, to remind me how I ruined that franchise!“ he jokes.

It was the  trifecta of Steven Soderbergh’s Out Of Sight, Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and David O.Russell’s Three Kings that cemented his reputation as feature film actor. He won his first Golden Globe for the Coen Bros.’ O Brother, Where Art Though? and proved that he could sell blockbusters with The Perfect Storm and the Ocean’s trilogy.With his directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind he caught the directing/roducing bug and formed his own company with – at first – Soderbergh and then longtime friend Grant Heslov, whom he met in acting class. With, among others, Syriana, Good Night, And Good Luck, Michael Clayton,Burn After Reading, Up in the Air, The Descendants, The Ides of March and Argo he established himself as film industry powerhouse.

Many in the industry call him „the smartest man in Hollywood“. Unbegrudgingly so. When it comes to his Golden Globe nominations he sets a record that is unprecedented in the history of our awards: so far he has been nominated in nine (!) different categories, including producer, writer, director and every male actor category. At this point he could only top this if he were to write a song or have a sex change.

Along the way he also became famous. He is, in fact, the most famous star of his generation. Or any generation. His level of fame is such that if he never did another film again, he would not become less known. He is famous the world over. With one exception: „When I went to Darfur and at the border to Chad we were held up at gunpoint, no one recognized me. That was the only time where I wouldn’t have minded a little fame! “ he laughs. That was on his first trip to Africa with his father in April of 2006. He is now known for his admirable fight for human rights in Darfur and South Sudan. His Satellite Sentinel Project uses satellite imagery to document Omar al-Bashir’s and Ahmad Harun’s atrocities. He visits The region regularly and lobbies Western governments to provide aid. I remember once visiting him on a film set when he was in his trailer, late for our interview which is very unusual for him. His very good reason? He was on the phone with the French foreign minister, discussing sanctions against the Sudan.

He lobbied Congress and has the ear of President Obama. And when that is not enough, he goes further. In March of 2012 he got himself purposely arrested for civil disobedience while protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. The idea for the satellite came to him while watching paparazzi watch him at his villa on Lake Como: „I thought, why not turn this around? Why not turn the cameras on warlords and murderers and beam the footage to news organisations around the world?“

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has being using this imagery to collect evidence for trials. „Our main objective was to keep the attacks from happening in secret.“ Clooney says. „Now we’ve hired a team of forensic accountants to go after the banks that launder their money that helps them buy weapons.“

Besides the Satellite Sentinel Project Clooney also founded Not On Our Watch with colleagues Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Jerry Weintraub and is involved with the Enough Project and various other charities. He organised A Tribute To Heroes to raise money for the families of the victims of 9/11 and another telethon, Hope for Haiti,  after the earthquake.

He credits his parents and the era of his youth for his political and humanitarian involvement: „My mother was the mayor, my father ran for Congress. My parents were involved with the news and I think the news is very intricately tied to politics. There was a guy running for governor of Kentucky and I worked on his campaign when I was 13 or 14 years old. I grew up in an era where you had to be involved. There was the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war, the women’s rights movement. As a young person you had to be involved, there was no other option.“

His political interests inspire his work. Many of his film- and TV-endeavors have been fueled by that passion, from his live-TV-event Fail Safe that he spent a full year preparing, to The Ides Of March. As a writer he is particularly interested in subjects that deal with politics and the media.
And as a Hollywood star he has a better understanding of journalism than most. The HFPA has enjoyed a great relationship with him since we first interviewed him on the set of ER. Many other interviews followed. We have visited him in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on a boat braving The Perfect Storm and flew to the darkest forrests of Germany to see him direct  The Monuments Men.

And since the Cecil B.DeMille is a lifetime achievement award not a retirement award, we are looking forward to many more. He certainly has no plans of slowing down: Tomorrowland, Hail Caesar! and Money Monster are coming out in 2015 and there are more than ten projects in development including Hack Attack, an adaptation of Nick Davies’ book on the UK hacking scandal. Somewhere not so in between he will continue his humanitarian work that will include his new wife Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer.

In short: George Clooney goes effortlessly from the red carpet to war-torn Africa. He does not scare easily. He is one of the genuinely nicest people you will ever meet, famous or not. He is also one of the smartest, well educated and has by far the best sense of humor in Hollywood. He is a great host and a loyal friend.

And he knows how to enjoy the crazy ride that took him from the Kentucky tobacco fields to the Hollywood Hills and the shores of a lake in Italy: „If you get to the position I’m in in life, you’ve really got the brass ring. You got lucky. And I think people who aren’t quite as lucky as me would be very angry if they didn’t think I was enjoying it.“

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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by Nicky80 on Wed Dec 24 2014, 11:33

Laineys take on this Award Show

Amal and George Clooney, along with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, were photographed with friends and family in Cabo yesterday. We know this by now, right? Summers in Como, winters in Cabo. Amal is the one in yellow.
After the holidays, we’ll be seeing George at the Golden Globes. It’s the first weekend back when business resumes, Sunday January 11. He’s receiving the Cecil B Demille and now the question is… who will present to him? I’ll go with a prediction right now: Grant Heslov, his writing and producing partner, which seems obvious but if it means something to him, he’ll want someone who means something to him.
And also…
Julianna Margulies. She’ll be there as she’s been nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series for The Good Wife. I wouldn’t mind a little Dr Ross and Nurse Hathaway at the Globes, would you?
In other Clooney news, his Downton Abbey cameo for charity aired in the UK this week. It’s good (the angel’s delivery of “seriously?” is perfect) but wayyyy tooooo lonngggggg.

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Post by What Would He Say on Wed Dec 24 2014, 12:03

Well done....what a way to start '15!

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Re: George to Receive Cecil B DeMille Award

Post by Joanna on Wed Dec 24 2014, 12:40

Yes it would be great if it was Julianna who
presents him with this well deserved Award.

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Post by melbert on Wed Dec 24 2014, 13:29

Wasn't it last year or the year before that she presented him with some award?  Or am I having a CRS/CRAFT moment?

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed Dec 24 2014, 18:16

You're right melbert but damned if I can remember what and when.

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Post by party animal - not! on Wed Dec 24 2014, 18:36

It was the Humanitarian Award at the Emmys in 2010............

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed Dec 24 2014, 19:26

PAN to the rescue. Thanks! I can't believe it was 4 years ago. No wonder I couldn't remember. My memory is challenged beyond 6 months.

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Post by melbert on Thu Dec 25 2014, 02:19

Thanks PA-N!

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Post by Sevens on Fri Dec 26 2014, 16:37

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what a great news! no worry about the low quality live stream on the Internet - now I will watch George get his award on TV! I love the HD live on a bigger screen rather than my laptop.
happy&lucky hope they're broadcasting the red carpet part too.

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Post by Nicky80 on Mon Jan 05 2015, 19:38

I moved the posts about the reception to a new thread

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George Clooney – from the red carpet to war torn Africa:
He has directed, produced, written and starred in almost 100 films and TV-series, but this year’s Cecil B. DeMille recipient George Clooney is also known for his admirable fight for human rights in Darfur and South Sudan. His Satellite Sentinel Project uses satellite imagery to document Omar al-Bashir’s atrocities. He visits the region regularly and lobbies Western governments to provide aid and sanctions, even getting himself arrested protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C.

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Post by Sevens on Tue Jan 06 2015, 05:05

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George Clooney: Cecil B. DeMille Recipient 2015
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The Cecil B. DeMille award is given each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press to an individual of demontstrated outstanding achievement in film and television entertainment. This year’s honoree is thirteen-time Golden Globe nominee George Clooney.

Actor, writer, producer, director, activist, practical joker and former Sexiest Man Alive, the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award recipient, George Clooney, is someone who cannot be pigeonholed.

After appearing in 15 unsold TV pilots and a stream of small recurring roles in TV series including: The Facts of Life (1985-87), Roseanne (1988-91) and Sisters (1993), the young Clooney was also someone who could not be discouraged from having the career of his dreams. So he was ready for his hard-earned leading man status when his big break came in the 1994 hit medical drama ER. This led to films including: Out of Sight (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000) and O Brother Where Art Thou?, which earned him his first Golden Globe in 2000 for Best Comedy Actor.

The charming, self-deprecating actor has been nominated for a staggering thirteen Golden Globe awards during his three-decade career. He won his second Golden Globe award (and first Academy Award) for his supporting role in the 2006 political drama Syriana and his third Golden Globe award for Best Drama Actor in The Descendants (2011). He was also Golden Globe award-nominated for his critically acclaimed performances in: Michael Clayton (2008) and Up in the Air (2010).

Equally talented behind the camera, the gifted filmmaker won a Golden Globe and Academy Award in 2013 as co-producer of the Best Picture winner, Argo and he has written and directed three films: Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), The Ides of March (2011) and The Monuments Men (2013) as well as directing two more; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) and Leatherheads (2008).

But what makes the Kentucky-born and raised son of TV news anchor and journalist Nick Clooney and nephew of famed singer and actress Rosemary Clooney really stand out is his determination to use his success to help others, including the fight to end the Darfur conflict. “I grew up in a family that was very socially conscious,” he told the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in one interview. “When you get to a place where you have too much attention, it’s great to be able to deflect it to the right places because otherwise that spotlight will really burn you up.”

Despite his commitment to making the world a better place, Clooney never takes himself too seriously, as many of his friends including Matt Damon and Sandra Bullock will testify as targets of his notorious practical jokes. “There are actors who live in their dark characters for a long period of time and they’re wonderful actors but I was never one of them,” Clooney admits unapologetically in our interview. “When we’d do ER, we would do desperately awful scenes about someone dying and as soon as they yelled cut, you’d sit down on a whoopee cushion and everyone would be laughing! So my tendency has always been to try and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves on set.”

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