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Post by annemarie on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 01:42

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/10/22/george-clooney-on-trumps-hollywood-ties-steve-bannons-flop-screenplay-and-why-hes-not-an-out-of-touch-liberal


George Clooney on Trump's Hollywood ties, Steve Bannon's flop screenplay and why he's not an 'out of touch liberal'

Oscar-winner ready for the next stage of his filmmaking career with 'Suburbicon'




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George Clooney already knows he’s no longer a leading man in Hollywood.
And he’s OK with that.
In the last few years, the eternally handsome Oscar-winner has only appeared in a handful of movies. His last onscreen appearance was in 2016’s Money Monster.
“I’m 56 years old and I’ve lived my life,” he observes. “I’ve done the crappy films and I’ve done films with crappy people – and that’s the truth. Sometimes those movies ended up being good, but it wasn’t worth the life hell of doing it.”
Still, he hasn’t lost his thirst for moviemaking.
When he was in Toronto last month to talk up Suburbicon – his dark satire about a middle-class family man (Matt Damon) who hatches a plan to kill his wife (Julianne Moore), marry her twin sister (Moore, again) and collect the insurance money – he was enthusiastic about his second act as a venerable filmmaker – one that doesn’t have to be the main star.
“I still read scripts every once in awhile,” he tells Postmedia Network. “I used to read three or four a week, now I read one every two months. I’m waiting for another Michael Clayton or another Descendants,” he continues name-checking two of his Oscar-nominated roles. “But I’m waiting for one that makes sense for me to do.”
So he has switched his focus more to writing and directing. Suburbicon (which opens Friday, Oct. 27) was a natural fit because he was able to marry a real-life event in 1950s Levittown, Pa., when a black family moved into an all-white neighbourhood, with an unproduced screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Threaded through those dark comedic elements of the Coen brothers’ original blood-soaked script, were hints at a story that mirrors the racial tensions permeating contemporary American society.
“That whole idea of, ‘We’re not bigots, but don’t move in next door,’ seems to be fairly universal and we all felt those are themes that are going to keep on going,” Clooney said.

But despite its resonance – especially in light of recent protests in Charlottesville, Va. – Suburbicon is not a political film, he adds.
“We want it to be entertaining,” Clooney says, joking about a scene in which Damon’s character escapes a bloody confrontation on a kid’s bike. “We don’t want it to be Good Night, and Good Luck (his 2005 historical drama). We want people to laugh.”
During a nearly hour-long conversation with a small group of journalists at the Toronto International Film Festival, the new dad, who welcomed twins Alex and Ella with his wife Amal in July, reflected on his decades-long career, told us why he’ll never star in a Transformers film and gave a scathing assessment of former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s screenwriting career.
On the next stage of his acting career...
I was shooting (2010’s) The American in Italy and I was turning 50 and I was like, ‘OK, understanding your age and knowing what’s age appropriate, this is the last time I’m going to kiss the girl. This is the last time I’m going to be that guy.’ So I got in shape and did everything else and then I was done with that. The guys that I loved and the people I was friends with – Paul Newman, Gregory Peck – watching how their careers morphed into other things and how they became character actors (was important).
So if someone comes around with a good script I’m in, I’d love to do it. But I’m not going to do stuff just to be on camera anymore. ...I don’t want to come in and be a bad guy in a Transformers movie – it’s just not who I am and it’s not what I’m good at. I’d suck at it and they’d blame me for ruining another franchise. I just don’t want to destroy any more franchises in general. ... I don’t do these things for money anymore. I sold a f---ing tequila company, so I’ll be fine.
On what young George might think of the older George...
Young George would be shocked. I didn’t think I’d be successful at anything. I was Nick Clooney’s son and my father was a famous news anchor in Cincinnati, Ohio. I tried some broadcasting early, and that’s a bad thing to try and follow your father in... but if there was a 20-year-old version of me standing around looking I think he’d be very surprised at where I came out.
I remember my cousin Miguel (Ferrer), who just died, came to Kentucky to do this crappy movie with his father Jose Ferrer (1982’s And They’re Off). I didn’t know them. They were Hollywood and I was the hick. He came to Kentucky and I stayed in their hotel and he got me a job as an extra and I was like, ‘Movies are great.’ And Miguel said to me, ‘You should come out to Hollywood and become an actor.’ So I drove this beat up Monte Carlo with rust all over it. I remember when we did a screening of Good Night, and Good Luck, we did a screening for Miguel and he was sobbing and he said, ‘You were my hick cousin from Kentucky. I don’t know how this happened.’ I guess you keep plugging away and see where you land. I’ve been very lucky in life.
On picking fights...
I like picking fights. I like that Breitbart news wants to have my head. I’d be ashamed 10 years from now if those weasly little putzes whose voice is getting a lot higher every week as this presidency is starting to look worse and worse and worse weren’t still [after me.]
On Steve Bannon’s Hollywood aspirations...
Steve Bannon is a failed f---ing screenwriter. If you’ve ever read that bulls--- screenplay (referring to The Thing I Am, Bannon’s infamous rap musical), it’s unbelievable. Now, had he in some miraculous way got that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood making movies and licking my ass to come do one of his stupid-ass screenplays... That’s who Steve Bannon is.
On why you shouldn’t expect him to run for office...
The reality is: there are many more qualified people than me. I think the reason people talk about it is our bench doesn’t seem very good on the Democratic side right now. It doesn’t seem exciting. … Hillary (Clinton) did win the popular vote by nearly three million, so I wouldn’t start blowing up everything just yet. We should just start finding a candidate that excites us and it shouldn’t be me. That should be somebody who has spent a lot of time building consensus in government.
On claims that he’s an out of touch liberal...
People say, ‘You’re out of touch.’ Listen, I sold ladies shoes, I sold insurance door-to-door, I worked at an all-night liquor store, I cut tobacco for a living. I can change the fan belt in my car. I grew up in that world in Kentucky. I’m not separated from it in any shape or form. ... I don’t have to put the word ‘compassion’ in front of the word liberal to prove I give a s---. ... I didn’t move to Hollywood and become a liberal. I was raised as a liberal in Kentucky. You think I give a s--- about what someone says about me now? Try being a liberal in Kentucky.
On why Donald Trump is more Hollywood than him...
Donald Trump pays $100,000-a-year to the Screen Actors Guild and has a star on Hollywood Boulevard. I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but Donald Trump does. You go down the list of these people – (Secretary of the Treasury) Steven Mnuchin was a financier in Hollywood. I feel as if Hollywood is being quite well represented in the West Wing somehow.
On ‘fake news’...
When we’re in trouble, we go to the strong news services. All of a sudden, CNNisn’t ‘fake news.’ Suddenly we need them.
On regularly working with Matt Damon...
He’s eminently watchable. ... I got paid $50,000 to write, produce and direct this film. If I’m going to do this and spend two years of my life working on it, then it should be with people that feel the same way. I’ve been on sets with people that are miserable. One actress (who he won’t name) walked off of the set because her trailer wasn’t the same size as mine. I told her, ‘Take mine.’ I come from Kentucky. We don’t really brag about trailer size.
I just want to be around people that love doing it and Matt adores his work and he’s fun to be around.
On why you won’t see him lining up for a summer tentpole action film anytime soon...
If you look at the six films I’ve directed, none of them get made unless we take them up and do them. I get offered tons of movies to direct that are going to be made. If they’re going to be made anyway, what’s the point? I’ve got to try and push the envelope. They’ve given me this toy box to play in for a certain amount of time. Anyone who has any understanding of our profession knows that they take the toy box away eventually. I’ve been lucky enough to get away with it for a period of time. But while they let you do it, it’s incumbent on you to say, ‘Let’s go make movies that no one else will do.’ Who wants to see a black and white movie on Edward R. Murrow? Let’s go f—ing make it. Who wants to see a movie about winning a primary in Ohio? Let’s make it. Now, whether people love them or they don’t? That’s part of the game. I will win some and I will lose some and that’s OK. ... When it becomes, ‘Let’s go do an action movie,’ I shouldn’t be part of that. There are people who are much better suited to that and I don’t need the gig, I need the experience.

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Post by it's me on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 07:53

"On what young George might think of the older George...
Young George would be shocked. "








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Post by Lilia on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 11:12

George's interview about his famous neighbors & how he found out he was having twins https://youtu.be/uucY6D5jXkg

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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 12:51

Thank you Lilia.

Missed this in all the junket stuff........

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Post by fava on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 13:47

So he "married" a true story of black family moving to Levitttown and a Coen brothers screenplay?  Curious as to what the original screenplay was like and where the problems (if you are someone who thinks there are/could be problems) lie in the final film.

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Post by ladybugcngc on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 14:20

fava wrote:So he "married" a true story of black family moving to Levitttown and a Coen brothers screenplay?  Curious as to what the original screenplay was like and where the problems (if you are someone who thinks there are/could be problems) lie in the final film.

... where the problems lie  Razz

When you see the movie you will know how funny your statement is.


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Post by fava on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 14:38

Not rushing to see it as I was very disappointed in Monuments Men.....

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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 19:08

It's interesting how so many critics who don't think much of George's acting ability expect him to be a brilliant director. Why? For years they've credited him with more personality than talent as an actor - and he trained for acting and has been doing it for decades - yet they think he should be brilliant at writing and directing which he just sort of picked up on the fly. And then, when his movies aren't all award caliber they're disappointed. I don't get it. Who said they would be?

George is learning as he goes. He said he wants to challenge himself and make movies that interest him. If they aren't award winners, so be it. They do tend to generate conversation. I liked "Monuments Men". I even liked "Leatherheads". But I don't go in expecting brilliance. I just want to be entertained and in that respect he has never let me down.
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Post by amaretti on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 19:14

I liked " Monuments Men " too and  I liked "Leatherheads " .      Very Happy

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Post by fava on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 19:54

LizzyNY wrote:It's interesting how so many critics who don't think much of George's acting ability expect him to be a brilliant director. Why? For years they've credited him with more personality than talent as an actor - and he trained for acting and has been doing it for decades - yet they think he should be brilliant at writing and directing which he just sort of picked up on the fly. And then, when his movies aren't all award caliber they're disappointed. I don't get it. Who said they would be?

George is learning as he goes. He said he wants to challenge himself and make movies that interest him. If they aren't award winners, so be it. They do tend to generate conversation. I liked "Monuments Men". I even liked "Leatherheads". But I don't go in expecting brilliance. I just want to be entertained and in that respect he has never let me down.
Maybe expectations are high because unlike other newer directors he is starting with the opportunity that a lot of them don't have-- to use the best actors, craftspeople, composers, etc. Also because he has always been a little dismissive of movies for entertainment value only (he has stated he did certain movies for the money and others were passion projects.)  Most important of all, IMO, his first efforts stand up better than the most recent.  And he was nominated for  Academy awards for directing and writing on GNGL.  So he set that high standard at the beginning.  Sort of like a long "second album" syndrome going on.....

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Post by Donnamarie on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 20:59

I think George is a terrific actor .... a much better actor than a director.  He has won numerous awards and has an accomplished list of acting successes.  I do think critics have high expectations from director George.  He’s been around for a while.  He understands how it works in front and behind the camera.  He has always talked like a serious filmmaker. And he has been a notable star in Hollywood for quite a few years.  I do think critics expect him to know the ropes by now.  And he probably should be further along at directorial success than he is.  He should have been learning from the mistakes and shortsightedness of his past directorial projects.

I haven’t seen ‘Suburbicon’ yet so I don’t know what I will think of it.  But on the face of it between the audiences and the critics coming down hard on the movie it is probably mostly deserved criticism.  I also do feel that because it is a ‘George Clooney’ movie some critics are harsher in their opinions of his work just because ..
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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 23:10

Donnamarie - I think he's a terrific actor, too, and usually underrated. I also think he's a pretty good director - and a lot of critics have said they think so, too. I've said it before: I think his problem is in the writing. I think he overreaches and too often his plots are not tight enough and are too predictable.

Steven Mirrione said George is actively involved in the editing process and I assume Grant follows it pretty closely, so is it that they all have the same blind spots or are they afraid to tell George something doesn't work? I'm sure sometimes it's too late to fix things, but that can't be the case all of the times his films haven't worked as well as they should.
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Post by media savvy on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 23:38

Interesting his comment about turning 50 and that being the last time he would kiss a "girl" on screen because it was not appropriate.

How about kissing a woman on screen?  What is his disgust to sharing  a film with a female co-star his age.  People do have rich and fulfilling sex lives after 50 and these stories would work on screen - if Hollywood wasn't filled with Clooney's for whom the woman always has to be younger and hot.

Course he was always happy to kiss girls in real life - isn't Amal almost two decades younger?

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Post by What Would He Say on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 01:21

A serious change.... I’m not so terribly fond of this.....

Making big of being a breitbarf target demeans his talent....Boasting about not needing to work demeans the working man/woman.... That same guy/gal who buys the movie ticket....That same guy/gal expected to see a movie simply because it has the name Clooney attached.....

Conceited and arrogant....Yes, the young George would be shocked, but I feel more disappointed than shocked ....
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Post by LizzyNY on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 01:39

MS- I hardly think he's disgusted by sharing the screen with a woman his own age. ("Up In the Air", "The Descendants", the "Ocean's" trilogy. I think he was just facing the reality of Hollywood's desire to give the public what it wants-hot young things, male and female. That's what fills the theater seats. Points to him for knowing that a close-to-60 year old with a 20 something co-star is a little creepy.

As far as his personal life is concerned, I didn't see a gun pointed at Amal's head. She's not my favorite person but I do give her credit for not being a total air-headed fashionista. She does her share of that, but she also has a brain that she uses, at least occasionally, to do some serious work .IMO, a bit more mature than some of the other women he "dated".
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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 03:06

I think what George wants is that character role that doesn’t include the boy meets girl, falls in love, blah, blah, blah.  He mentions Newman and Peck and the roles they graduated into and it seems George is waiting for those parts to come his way and then he might take them on. But they are rare in the age of tent pole blockbusters.  For instance I keep thinking of the editor of The Boston Globe character in the movie ‘Spotlight’.  I always thought George would have been great in that part.  I wonder if he read that script. He’s seems very particular as to what he will take on ... a film role really has to resonate with him.  It may be quite a while before we see him on the big screen again.

Lizzy, I agree that George’s writing, and getting the tone right, can fall short at times.  I don’t think the people who work with him on a film feel inhibited or apprehensive about speaking out if they see something that’s just not right. He comes across to me as a collaborative director and open to constructive criticism. Maybe ‘Suburbicon’ turned out exactly the way he wanted it to and it’s everyone else who just didn’t get his intent.
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Post by LizzyNY on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 03:42

Donnamarie - You could be right about everyone else not getting his intent, but if that's the case he's not getting his message across. If people don't get what you're trying to say, what's the point? I just question why, if it is a collaborative effort (and I know it is), he keeps running into the same problems over and over and nobody on his team seems to notice,
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Post by fava on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 13:53

Donnamarie wrote:I think what George wants is that character role that doesn’t include the boy meets girl, falls in love, blah, blah, blah.  He mentions Newman and Peck and the roles they graduated into and it seems George is waiting for those parts to come his way and then he might take them on. But they are rare in the age of tent pole blockbusters.  For instance I keep thinking of the editor of The Boston Globe character in the movie ‘Spotlight’.  I always thought George would have been great in that part.  I wonder if he read that script. He’s seems very particular as to what he will take on ... a film role really has to resonate with him.  It may be quite a while before we see him on the big screen again.

Lizzy, I agree that George’s writing, and getting the tone right, can fall short at times.  I don’t think the people who work with him on a film feel inhibited or apprehensive about speaking out if they see something that’s just not right. He comes across to me as a collaborative director and open to constructive criticism.  Maybe ‘Suburbicon’ turned out exactly the way he wanted it to and it’s everyone else who just didn’t get his intent.  
Is is still the age of tent pole blockbusters?  Serious question, because I don't know the answer.  I see 10 films getting nominated for Oscars now, and very few of them are tent pole blockbusters, so someone is getting them financed and made.  Also thinking of some actors his age who have taken on some unusual and huge roles recently--Michael Keaton, for example.
I'm sure those roles are limited though, and maybe not offered to George or something that he's not interested in when his future focus is directing. Maybe especially after the failure of the Disney movie Tomorrowland.  Wasn't that intended to be a tent pole and flopped?

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Post by Donnamarie on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 14:04

Fava, those character driven movies are out there but like you said maybe George isn’t offered them or he just doesn’t feel they are right for him. Maybe he’s too picky. Maybe he limits himself because he doesn’t think he’s up to the challenge of tackling something outside what he considers his safety zone.

Has anyone read the audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes?  It’s worth a bit of time to check them out.  Most are negative but it’s the positives ones that are interesting.  Maybe they’re the ones who ‘got it’. scratch
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Post by NotAvailable on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 00:46

Suburbicon is the film that was written, with one addition. A stark, out there racist situation that stands out like a sore thumb in the type of film Suburbicon is. Because racism is so absurd as a factor in reality, that our society just nimbly sidesteps its ugly rise when it occurs like its not even real.

You see the racism of this suburb come unhealthily alive and get violent, the characters ignoring a bloodied man running around on a bicycle. Cops so involved in the riots that they clearly do not even register the bloody man. Yes, its a sore thumb setting but meant to be that way, to show exactly how ridiculous racism is.

World wide, its a ridiculous thing that we allow monsters to pretend to be law abiding citizens when they are hate filled dictators. Jack the jail up with them, I say. Or take them out, to preserve a country and its ppl before its too late.
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Post by Missa on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 02:45

Donnamarie - I agree, I think he would have been great in Spotlight, and with the journalistic angle it seems right up his alley.  I'd be curious to know if he turned it down or was just never offered it.

I think part of the problem is that recently he seems to make his acting choices based on a) working with friends (Hail Caesar!) or b) making an IMPORTANT movie. One of my favorite performances of his is in Out of Sight; it's just a great, fun movie and he's wonderful in it. And if a similar script came across his desk now I don't think he'd look twice at it, which is too bad.
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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:29

Thanks, Lilia. Lovely interview.
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Post by Lilia on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:40

"Isn't that what the nanny is for ?
No, It's my job, what's the point of being a parent if you don't get your hands dirty?" GEORGE
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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:54


Couldn't agree more. So true. Love the sentiment and utter commonsense,George

Thank you for the find, Lilia. Great interview

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Post by Xylo on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 02:07

Donnamarie wrote:I think what George wants is that character role that doesn’t include the boy meets girl, falls in love, blah, blah, blah.  He mentions Newman and Peck and the roles they graduated into and it seems George is waiting for those parts to come his way and then he might take them on. But they are rare in the age of tent pole blockbusters.  For instance I keep thinking of the editor of The Boston Globe character in the movie ‘Spotlight’.  I always thought George would have been great in that part.  I wonder if he read that script. He’s seems very particular as to what he will take on ... a film role really has to resonate with him.  It may be quite a while before we see him on the big screen again.

Lizzy, I agree that George’s writing, and getting the tone right, can fall short at times.  I don’t think the people who work with him on a film feel inhibited or apprehensive about speaking out if they see something that’s just not right. He comes across to me as a collaborative director and open to constructive criticism.  Maybe ‘Suburbicon’ turned out exactly the way he wanted it to and it’s everyone else who just didn’t get his intent. 

I don't post here much, but I read lots, and I have to say I agree with this wholeheartedly.  If George wants to play interesting character parts, he is going to be competing directly with Michael Keaton from now on.  Who is, ironically, another Batman.  Laughing Keaton will probably have the lead now, because he's hot now and he's immensely likeable.  He also doesn't come with any baggage, like wanting to be a director/writer/producer as well.

George makes very good looking films, and he has a good eye for what to put on screen. But he really needs to get a grip with the editing.  My understanding is that he does most of it, and he is terrible at it.  Leatherheads could have been a great screwball comedy, but Renee Zellweger was terribly miscast, and some of the scenes dragged on, including the ridiculous Keystones cop thing.  There was just too much going on in Monuments Men, too many sub-stories.

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Re: George’s Interview with Toronto Sun 10/22/2017

Post by annemarie on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 17:43

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5097011/George-Clooney-reveals-changes-twins-diapers.html

[size=34]'What's the point of being a parent if you don't get your hands dirty?': George Clooney opens up about being a hand-on dad to twins Ella and Alexander following reports actor and wife Amal refused to hire a full-time nanny[/size]
By DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 00:13 EST, 19 November 2017 | UPDATED: 23:42 EST, 19 November 2017

    

They welcomed twins Ella and Alexander in June.
And George Clooney has confirmed he and wife Amal are hands-on parents, even though it can be a 'total train wreck' when he changes the babies' diapers.
The 56-year-old spoke with Sunday Life this week about his responsibilities as a parent and getting his 'hands dirty' after it was reported the couple don't have a full-time nanny.
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Doting: George Clooney has confirmed he and wife Amal are hands-on parents, even though it can be a 'total train wreck' when he changes the babies' diapers

[size=10][size=18]George and Amal Clooney and her mom arrive at Suburbicon prem




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Dress to impress like Amal in vintage Bill Blass



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The Hollywood star joked changing their diapers was a 'total train wreck' now the twins have started to eat solid food, but refused to pass on the task to a nanny.



'It's my job. What's the point of being a parent if you don't get your hands dirty? That's what it's all about,' he said.
He expressed his amazement at how Ella and Alexander have already formed their personalities in five short months.


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'It's my job. What's the point of being a parent if you don't get your hands dirty? That's what it's all about,' he said
'He's this little thug, this out-there personality, and she's very sweet-natured and dainty,'' he described.
In May this year, E! Online reported George and Amal had decided to forego hiring a full-time nanny. 
The report claimed the high-profile pair would instead have a night nurse to help set an initial sleeping schedule for the babies.


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'He's this little thug, this out-there personality, and she's very sweet-natured and dainty,'' he described of their twins


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Hard at work: The 56-year-old spoke with Sunday Life about his responsibilities as a parent and getting his 'hands dirty' after it was reported the couple don't have a full-time nanny

Us magazine previously reported Amal, 39, would return to work as a human rights lawyer after her maternity leave period, with her mother Baria Alamuddin helping with the kids.
'They won't hire a nanny,' an alleged source claimed, back in February.
'I cannot imagine two people who would be better parents,' George's mother Nina Warren also told the publication.


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Leaning in: Us magazine reported Amal, 39, would return to work as a human rights lawyer after her maternity leave period, with her mother Baria Alamuddin helping with the kids

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Post by ladybugcngc on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 18:33

Amal has to be excited about articles like this one.  She will have lots of stories to tell her twins.

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Re: George’s Interview with Toronto Sun 10/22/2017

Post by Donnamarie on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 18:46

George has had a fairly optimistic outlook on life for many years and has not let the worse of times get the better of him. He doesn’t seem to take much for granted and it shows now more than ever. He says it publicly all the time. He really does think he is the luckiest man in the world. No doubt that Amal, Ella and Alexander have made his life complete.
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