George Clooney , Julia Roberts - Actors and celebrities attends the premiere for "Money Monster" at the Palais de Festival for the 69th Cannes Film Festival. at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016
George Clooney , Amal Clooney - Red Carpet arrivals for the Money Monster screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016
George Clooney - George Clooney and his wife Amal arriving at Tegel airport to leave town after attending the 66th annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale). - Berlin, Germany - Saturday 13th February 2016
'Tomorrowland' is a flop, though Disney has Ant-Man, Inside-Out and Star Wars: A Force Awakens to come.
Disney will lose between $120-140 million on Brad Bird's big-budget fantasy adventure Tomorrowland, according to sources. It represents the studio's biggest financial misfire since The Lone Ranger prompted a $190 million write down and raises serious questions about the quality of the script and effectiveness of the marketing.
Tomorrowland was a major disappoinment for Disney
Tomorrowland is also the third big-budget bomb of 2015, with Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son suffering similar fates. Meanwhile, low-budget hits such as Spy and Pitch Perfect 2 are thriving.
Continue reading: Disney Haemorrhaging Hundreds Of Millions Over 'Tomorrowland' Flop
The new movie marks a change in cinema's obsession with dystopia.
It seems George Clooney's happiness in his personal life, following his fairytale-like marriage to Amal Clooney, has been reflected in his work with him taking on a positive and uplifting story in Disney's 'Tomorrowland'. The actor is clearly glad for some respite amidst the barrage of Hollywood dystopias.
George Clooney stars in Disney utopia 'Tomorrowland'
With films like 'The Hunger Games', 'World War Z' and 'Divergent', it's clear that the idea of a dystopian future is a popular one in cinema, but sometimes it's necessary to take a break from the misery and hopelessness with a little Disney utopia. Of course, that's what Disneyland is all about - and that's where 'Tomorrowland' was born.
Tomorrowland isn't quite as ahead of its time as the name suggests.
Tomorrowland, Brad Bird’s tentpole action adventure, premiered this weekend to disappointing earnings, but still managed to come ahead of the previous week’s winner, Pitch Perfect 2. Tomorrowland checked in at $32,3 million at the end of the three-day weekend, meaning its overall four-day debut, counting the early release, comes out to $40,7 million. It’s a disappointing figure for Disney, whose profits from Tomorrowland were predicted to reach and pass the $44 million mark (according to Box Office Mojo) – it’s a miss, but not by much.
Tomorrowland offers a glimpse of a futuristic world.
Tomorrowland came in behind expectations in North America, and will need strong word of mouth to end up in the black, considering the live-action fantasy adventure cost $180 million to produce. The worst impact was overseas, where the movie opened to $26.7 million from 65 market .
The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.
Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...
Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December
With his recent appearance in 'Tomorrowland', George Clooney has spoken about his optimism about a new intellectual property in cinemas, instead of a sequel or comic-book adaptation.
'Tomorrowland' is one of the only original blockbusters we'll see in cinemas this summer. "I think it's a really bold thing for Disney to be willing to do a film that isn't a sequel and isn't a comic book," says the movie's star George Clooney, who adds with a smile, "and putting me in a summer movie is a very bold thought."
George Clooney at the premiere of 'Tomorrowland'
At 54, Clooney is feeling his age. "I'm getting too old for this," he says, laughing. "The script said, '55-year-old, angry, bitter has-been, formerly handsome.' And I thought, 'Brilliant, you wrote that for me?' Then on the set I had to fight another old TV doctor [Hugh Laurie, aka House]. I was just getting beaten with a cane the whole time!"
Continue reading: 'Tomorrowland' Gives George Clooney Hope
So, did Disney do it again?
We've heard about Disney's Tomorrowland for years now. Brad Bird's mystery adventure had George Clooney attached from the outset and the story of a former boy genius jaded by dilussionment who teams up with an optmisitic teen to unearth the secrets of a hidden land certainly sounds like classic Disney fare. But how has it fared with the critics?
George Clooney stars in Tomorrowland, which has received mixed reviews from critics
The people behind Tomorrowland have a strong pedigree - the screenplay is a joint effort between Lost writer Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird.
Continue reading: Did Disney Bring The Magic In 'Tommorowland'?
Big summer blockbusters are so rarely optimistic that it's tricky to know how to take this movie, its utopian view of the future is a refreshing antidote to both dystopic-nightmare thrillers and those blood-boiling, doom-and-gloom documentaries about how the end of the world is nigh. Even more interesting is the idea that this movie is essentially based on Walt Disney himself, who believed creativity and invention were the key to a happy tomorrow. So it's a bit of a shame that everything feels so childish.
The story centres on the restless Casey (Britt Robertson), an almost frighteningly brainy teenager who's trying to keep Nasa from closing down the launch pad where her dad (Tim McGraw) works. Unknown to her, the eerily ageless young Athena (Raffey Cassidy) is watching, leaving a pin that's a key to a magical glimpse of a parallel space-age future. Investigating this, Casey travels to Houston, where she gets in trouble at a sci-fi collectible shop. Rescued by Athena, they travel to New York to meet Frank (George Clooney), a grumpy old man who was once a wide-eyed inventor like Casey and has known Athena since 1964. Together they work out a way to get back to Tomorrowland to confront its pessimistic leader Nix (Hugh Laurie), who seems to have accepted the fact that the world is falling apart.
The script briefly grazes against big ideas like global poverty and climate change, which gives the film a hint of weight to balance out a plot that is clearly aimed at a 10-year-old. It's all rather simplistic, which means it doesn't quite speak to grown-ups, although the positive approach can't help but catch the interest. Director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) keeps the imagery whizzy, with fabulous gadgets and thrilling effects work that beautifully imagines a city of the future. Plus a pretty cool Eiffel Tower revelation. He also makes sure that the characters' intelligence shines through, which allows Robertson and Clooney to inject a sparky sense of rivalry.
Continue reading: Tomorrowland Review
The ‘Tomorrowland’ actor has revealed how he popped the question to his human rights lawyer wife, Amal Alamuddin.
There was a time not so long ago when no story about George Clooney was complete without reference being made to the actor’s bachelor status. Yes for years Gorgeous George was the most famous bachelor in all of Hollywood, but then in 2014 he shocked the world by announcing his engagement to lawyer Amal Alamuddin. But when he finally did meet ‘the one’, how did George pop the question?
George and Amal married in September 2014.
Speaking to CBS news on Tuesday, May 19, George opened up about his relationship with Amal, saying he knew fairly quickly that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with the human rights lawyer.
Cast and guests arrive at the opening of new Disney sci-fi adventure.
The 'Tomorrowland' premiere turned out a lot of stars on the red carpet this weekend, with George Clooney bringing along his wife (predictably - this couple seems joined at the hip!) Amal Clooney as well as her angel-faced teenage daughter Mia Alamuddin.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney united again at Tomorrowland premiere
Mr. Clooney was his usual dashing self as he hit the premiere of his latest movie, Disney fantasy 'Tomorrowland', suavely dressed in a black suit and chest-bearing black shirt, while wife Amal took chic to a new level with a youthful black and pink number - complete with shades to block out those rays, of course.
Clooney married the human rights lawyer in September of last year.
They may have been married for eight months now, but the honeymoon period certainly doesn't sound like it’s over for George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin. While promoting his latest movie Tomorrowland, former bachelor George has been gushing about his beautiful wife, who he deserves as, ‘one of the smartest people I've ever met’.
George Clooney and his wife Amal attending the Met Gala last week.
"She's an amazing human being,” the actor told Entertainment Tonight. "And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met. And she's got a great sense of humor."
'The Good Wife' star Julianna Margulies has been honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It's a good day for 'The Good Wife', as the face of the hit TV series, Julianna Margulies, has been honoured for her work both on and off camera with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
'Good' things come to those who wait: Julianna Margulies at the Walk of Fame
The 48-year-old actress is a supporter of the charity Project ALS, which aims to help find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
George Clooney will run the London Marathon in 2016.
George Clooney will run the 2016 London Marathon after losing a bet with his friend, the former model Christy Turlington Burns, who completed the 26.2 mile course in under four hours on Sunday (April 26, 2015).
George Clooney will run the London Marathon in 2016
Clooney had said he would compete in the event should the former Calvin Klein model finish in under four hours, and Burns clocked in at three hours 45 minutes, leaving the Oscar winning actor with no option but to put his name down for the 2016 edition.
Continue reading: George Clooney To Run London Marathon 2015 After Losing Bet
Avengers holds its world premiere in London, as CinemaCon brings out the big names in Vegas. Arnie premieres his new movie in New York, while Jodie Foster films Money Monster on the city's streets. And big new teasers arrive for Star Wars, Fantastic Four and Batman v Superman...
Marvel's Avengers were out in force in London this week for the world premiere of the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Walking the black carpet were stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and writer-director Joss Whedon.
More: View the full set of pictures from The Avengers: Age of Ultron - UK film premiere here
Downey also gave a video interview, and later made the news when he walked out of a chat with a Channel 4 journalist who blatantly ignored instructions not to grill the actors about their personal lives. Click here to watch a rather more positive interview with Robert Downey Jr.
Actors George Clooney and Jack O'Connell, and director Jodie Foster can be seen shooting a scene on the New York set of their new movie 'Money Monster'. Clooney is wearing a grey vest over his shirt which appears to be connected to a set explosive devices.
The plot for the Brad Bird directed movie is still under wraps.
It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually stunning movies of the year as the first full trailer for George Clooney's 'Tomorrowland' arrives, bringing with it adventure, danger, fantasy, and a whole lotta mystery.
George Clooney is a scientist again in 'Tomorrowland'
There's not a lot of information being revealed out this upcoming magical, sci-fi journey, but from what we gather we can expect a shedload of futuristic gadgets, an object of extreme power, a mystical land beyond reach and angst-ridden teenaged hero. Standard fantasy stuff then - but we wouldn't have it any other way.
Casey Newton loves inventing and all things scientific, but she's definitely got a problem with authority. After a run in with the cops, she discovers an unusual artifact - a coin sized pin with a large letter 'T' on the front that, when handled, seems to take her to a sun-drenched wheatfield in a strange land. Unfortunately, nobody else believes her newfound phenomenon so she is forced to explore the mystery behind it herself. She eventually stumbles across a old scientist named Frank Walker who informs her that the futuristic land she has seen is Tomorrowland, a place full of the smartest individuals set on changing the world for the better. And now he has his eye on Casey as his latest recruit. But it's a dangerous journey for a young girl and she has to be ready for a fight.
Continue: Tomorrowland Trailer
Clooney's wife Amal Clooney visited the New York set of the film.
Snaps from the set of George Clooney's upcoming thriller 'Money Monster' in New York gave a startling sneak peak into the movie's plot as we see the Academy Award winning actor strapped up in a most unusual (and terrifying) ensemble. We're too excited.
George Clooney stars in 'Money Monster'
Newly emerged images from the film set of the drama showed Clooney wearing what can only be described as a suicide vest over his shirt and tie. The costume featured pockets containing what are clearly meant to be explosive devices, while a shifty looking Jack O'Connell clutches the deadly remote switch.
The actor has previously complained about celeb spotters invading his privacy at his holiday villas in Italy.
Celebrity self-importance time! George Clooney seems to have filed a restraining order against the rest of the world, with the news that the mayor of the Italian town where the actor owns two luxury villas has drastically raised the fine that can be imposed on members of the public getting too close to the properties.
According to the Telegraph, Roberto Pozzi, the mayor of the picturesque town of Laglio on the shores of Lake Como, confirmed that those who create “problems of public order” when gathering near either of his properties will be liable to a fine of 500 euros (or $550), nearly five times what it was before.
Clooney's properties in Laglio, Italy are the subject of two land ordinances
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks with producers of the upcoming film 'Nocturnal Animals'. The film, directed by designer Tom Ford, is based on Austin Wright's 1993 novel, 'Tony and Susan'.
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming film, Nocturnal Animals. Fashion designer Tom Ford is set to direct the film, his second following 2009's A Single Man. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are also on board to produce, through their Smokehouse Pictures production company.
Amy Adams is reportedly in talks for Nocturnal Animals.
Fancy a dinner date with George Clooney? It's all for a good cause..
Hollywood A-lister George Clooney will be touching down in Scotland this November, to visit a cafe which helps feed the homeless. The actor will also be offering one lucky person the chance to join him for a private dinner, to help raise funds for the Scottish chartiable enterprise.
George Clooney is headed to Scotland
SocialBite is a chain of charitable cafes in Scotland founded by couple Josh Littlejohn and Alice Thompson. The cafes, which are located in Glasgow and Edinburgh, employ local homeless people and donate all its profits to fighting the problem at home and abroad.
Continue reading: George Clooney To Visit Scotland To Help Charity Cafe
The 53-year-old actor is calling on the international community to help prevent the atrocities that are still taking place in Sudan, almost ten years after the genocide.
Nearly a decade after George Clooney his father travelled to Dafur to make 'Journey to Darfur,' a documentary about the drought there, the Hollywood actor is once again lobbying for change in another poverty-stricken African nation.
Clooney has called for action in Sudan
Clooney, who is known for his humanitarian work throughout the large continent, has written a New York Times op-ed, titled 'Sudan's Rape of Darfur,' in which he details the ongoing conflict in Darfur, as well as the lasting effects the genocide that occurred almost ten years ago has had.
Casey Newton is a gifted budding scientist, though has occasionally found herself in trouble with the authorities. On one such occasion, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a strange pin she has never seen before, after collecting her belongings at a police station. After picking it up, she is suddenly transported to another world, a futuristic looking world quite unlike her homeland. After the initial shock wears off, she meets a talented inventor named Frank Walker, who tells her of a place where it's literally possible to change the world, to create things that you would never before have believed possible. That place is called Tomorrowland, and Walker needs a companion for his exciting new journey there having been feeling disillusioned from the world around him. Together they must unveil the secrets of the land and uncover their limitless potential. This dazzling Disney adventure is named after the fantasy area of Disneyland which has never before seen screen action. At the movie's helm is double Oscar winning director Brad Bird ('Ratatouille', 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles') alongside Emmy winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof ('Lost', 'Prometheus', 'World War Z'). 'Tomorrowland' was originally set to be called '1952' and is set to be released on May 22nd 2015.
The Hollywood star couldn't help but gush about his wife Amal while accepting Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes.
Even though all eyes were on Amal Clooney as she and husband George arrived at the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday evening (Jan 11th), it was the Hollywood star who was been honoured during the show.
George gushed about his wife Amal while accepting Cecil B. DeMille Award
Clooney was awarded the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was presented to the Oscar winner by his close pals Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle, and during his acceptance speech the 53-year-old actor made sure he gave thanks to his beautiful wife.
In a recent interview George Clooney has expressed his horror at the control of content and censorship resulting from the hacks and subsequent violence threatened by the hacker group Guardians of Peace. Clooney created a petition in the hopes of uniting the film industry against further threats but his attempts so far have been in vain - no one will sign his letter.
George Clooney's attempt at creating a petition in which members of the film industry could show their support for Sony and determination not to give in to violent threats in the face of freedom of speech did not gain the support he had expected.
George Clooney has created a petition hoping to encourage the studios to make a stand against cyber terrorism.
Continue reading: George Clooney Created Pro Sony Petition But "Nobody Stood Up"
'The Monuments Men' was a critical disaster and George Clooney got very, very worried.
George Clooney lost sleep and sent a flurry of early morning emails to Sony boss Amy Pascal after critics ripped into his World War II movie The Monuments Men. In the latest Sony email leak, it is revealed that Clooney was worried about how Sony head honchos would react given the hugely anticipated movie appear to be taking a critical mauling.
George Clooney headed up the cast in The Monuments Men
On January 29, Clooney emailed Amy Pascal with the subject line "it's getting worse," and requesting "protection from all the reviews."
"Let's just make it a hit. I haven't slept in 30 hours. And it's 7am," Clooney added.
Continue reading: George Clooney's 3am Emails Over Terrible 'Monuments Men' Reviews
Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney's wedding has been the most talked about of the year and Alamuddin's relatives apparently can't believe their luck at having one of the world's most handsome men join the family!
Amal Alamuddin's family appear to be more than happy to welcome George Clooney to their family. Sources, speaking after the couple's second wedding celebrations, claim Alamuddin's aunts spent a great deal of time gushing over the Monuments Men actor. And really, who can blame them?
The human rights lawyer reportedly ranked so highly on the Evening Standard's annual list due to her work in Greece's case of the Parthenon Marbles, and not because of her recent high-profile wedding.
Amal Clooney's transformation from a successful human rights lawyer to a high-profile figure is practically complete as she has just been named the most powerful woman in London only weeks after tying the knot with George Clooney.
Amal Clooney was named the most powerful woman in London
The 36 year-old Brit recently placed fourth on the Evening Standard's list for its annual power ranking, only finishing behind the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Deep Mind Technologies founder Demis Hassabis.
Continue reading: Amal Clooney Named Most Powerful Female In London, Finishes 4th Overall
George Clooney surprised fans by turning out for the 'Tomorrowland' panel at New York Comic Con.
George Clooney injected New York Comic-Con with a little A-list power this week, surprising fans at the panel for Disney's Tomorrowland. Clooney drew thousands at the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side, where he appeared with director Brad Bird, screenwriter Damon Lindelof and co-star Hugh Laurie, despite not being scheduled to do so.
George Clooney wrapped up warm for his apperance at New York's Comic Con
The group introduced the first footage from the May 22, 2015 release which - much like Interstellar - has thus far been shrouded in mystery.
Continue reading: George Clooney Hits Comic-Con Touting Impressive 'Tomorrowland'
Guess how much Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding cost. No really. Guess.
Let’s talk about George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Yes, again. The pair are now happily married and not generating too much news, but the latest bit of tabloid fodder is centered around their wedding. Specifically, the price tag of their wedding, which is reportedly somewhere around $1,6 million.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin started their married life on the right foot - but they kept the tab low.
In case you haven’t heard (how?) the couple tied the knot in Italy on on September 27 in a private ceremony attended by 100 of their nearest and dearest, including Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso. People magazine reported in detail about the wedding and the guest list.
Continue reading: Amal Alamuddin And George Clooney Kept The Wedding Tab Low
George Clooney will join the likes of Jodie Foster, Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney as recipients of the Cecil B DeMille award.
George Clooney, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at next year's Golden Globes. Clooney will pick up the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 72nd annual edition of the ceremony on January 1 in Los Angeles, according to Variety.
George Clooney will be honored at the Golden Globes
Clooney is a big favourite of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He has won four Golden Globes and has been nominated 13 times. He also won best supporting actor at the Oscars in 2006 for oil thriller Syriana and was producer on the Best Picture winner, Argo, 2013. His previous Globes wins came for O'Brother Where Art Thou?, Syriana, Argo and Alexander Payne's The Descendants. He also received critical acclaim for Michael Clayton, Up in the Air and Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, as well as directing five movies including Good Night and Good Luck, The Ides of March and The Monuments Men.
The 53 year-old actor will be bestowed with the lifetime achievement award on January 11th, 2015.
At the moment George Clooney’s personal and professional life couldn’t be going any better! As well as preparing to marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy, the 53 year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at next year’s Golden Globes.
Clooney will receive the lifetime honour at next year's Golden Globes
Theo Kingma, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), announced on Monday (Spet 15th), “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.”
George Clooney is headed to Highclere Castle!
George Clooney, the Oscar-winning American actor, has signed on to star in a special episode of ITV's 'Downton Abbey'. Clooney will play a visiting guest from the U.S who attends a wedding at the country estate.
George Clooney [L] and Hugh Bonneville [R] will appear together in 'Downton Abbey'
The show will be broadcast in the UK at Christmas and was written as part of the charity fundraiser Text Santa, for ITV. A spokesman for the channel confirmed that Clooney had already filmed his scenes for the sketch but said he would not appear in a full episode. The spokesperson refused to give away any further details but it is believed that the actor will appear alongside Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery.
Continue reading: George Clooney To Star In Special Episode Of 'Downton Abbey'
George Clooney - who was recently involved in a dispute with the Daily Mail - is to direct a movie about the phone-hacking scandal.
Oscar-winner George Clooney is ready to put the disappointment of The Monuments Men behind him and dive straight back into directing, helming a film about the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of British tabloid News of the World.
George Clooney is to make a movie about the hacking scandal [Getty/Feng Li]
Clooney will adapt Nick Davies' book Hack Attack, which documents the Guardian journalist's six year investigation into Rupert Murdoch's empire.
Continue reading: George Clooney Going After News Corp With Phone Hacking Movie
George Clooney is to direct a film based around the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Uh-oh, bad day to be a journalist involved in the phone hacking scandal; George Clooney is coming for you. The actor-turned-director has chosen the events that rocked Britain as the subject for his next film.
Clooney at the London premiere of The Monuments Men
Whilst many know him best for his turns in films including Oceans Eleven and The Descendents, Clooney has made headway as a serious Hollywood director since his first outing in 2002 with the critically-acclaimed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He has gone on to direct films including Good Night and Good Luck and The Ides of March, and his latest film, The Monuments Men, premeired at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Although his most recent film didn't perform well with critics, Good Night and Good Luck was nominated for six Academy Awards and holds an impressive 93% 'Fresh' rating on review agregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Continue reading: George Clooney To Take On Phone Hacking Scandal On Big Screen
Ten years later and the 53 year-old actor is still feeling the after-effects of the back injury he sustained while filming a torture scene.
Almost ten years have passed since George Clooney executive produced and starred in the Oscar-nominated thriller film 'Syriana,' and he is still suffering from the effects of a severe back injury he sustained while on-set.
Clooney suffered the back injury while filming a tortune scene in 'Syriana'
The 53 year-old actor was reportedly forced to travel to Duke University earlier this month, and then visit a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany, to seek treatment for the ongoing injury, according to E!News.
The Gravity star emerged as top of Hollywood's female earners, but just how did she reach this accolade?
The results of Forbes annual celebrity rich list are in and it is with a certain amount of surprise thatSandra Bullockwas the highest paid film star of the past year. Bullock raked in over $51 million (that just over £30 million) and it seems that the 50 year-old has made some very shrewd decisions over the past years over which films she attached her name to, and not all of them looked like sure-fire box-office smashes, on paper at least.
Sandra's box-office success has exerted a gravitational pull on all cash in her vicinity.
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron and also starring George Clooney, cost a whopping $100 million to produce thanks to its almost exclusive reliance on extensive special effects. Yet the film excelled with audiences and critics alike, scooping seven Oscars as well as a host of BAFTA’s. Bullock also duly received an Oscar nomination for her role as the astronaut caught in a potentially catastrophic disaster in Earth’s orbit. Gravity drew $716 million in global box-office takings, awarding Bullock and co-star Clooney a tidy sum for their efforts which included a gruelling shooting experience whereupon the leading duo were suspended from wires and trapped in claustrophobic space suits.
Continue reading: How Sandra Bullock Became The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood
George Clooney and fiancee Amal Alamuddin have filed notice of their intent to marry at a London registry office.
Looks like it won't be long at all before the man formerly known as Hollywood's most eligble bachelor walks down the aisle. George Clooney and fiancee Amal Alamuddin posted their wedding banns in Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office last month. Photos of the notice show Alamuddin's occupation as "barrister" and her status as "single". Clooney, listed under his full name of George Timothy Clooney, is described as "actor and director", with his marital status "previous marriage dissolved".
Clooney, pictured here at the premiere for his last film The Monuments Men
Clooney was previously married to actress Talia Balsam for four years, but after their 1993 divorce he vowed to never marry again. However, since he began dating Amal in September 2013, Clooney has changed his mind and the couple are set to marry in Italy later this year, reportedly at Clooney's villa near Lake Como.
Continue reading: George Clooney And Fiancee Amal Alamuddin Get Marriage License
It's not often Clooney will jump in to dispute a tabloid, but recently he was forced to.
Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has something else to celebrate as well – the apology he received from The Daily Mail might be a small triumph, but it is still something Clooney is proud of. Last month, the tabloid and its companion website MailOnline published an article about Clooney and Alamuddin, which claimed that the the mother of Clooney’s fiance objected to their upcoming marriage for religious reasons.
George Clooney has learned to pick his battles.
Clooney quickly fired back, objecting to every claim in the story and pointing out that to him, the article was a step too far, even by the tabloid standards he had learned to deal with throughout his career. The Daily Mail issued an apology soon after.
Continue reading: George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To
Ding ding! The gloves were off in the land of showbiz this week as squabbles broke out, feathers were ruffled and tensions arose.
Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.
George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.
The actor is furious after the Mail published a story that he claims is untrue.
George Clooney has been left reeling in fury in a spat with The Daily Mail. The actor admonished the British tabloid for printing what he described as a "lie" regarding his relations with his fiancée Amal Alamuddin's mother, his future mother-in-law.
The Mail alleged that Clooney's fiancée's mother, Baria, had told "half of Beirut" that she was opposed the forthcoming wedding on religious grounds because she is a member of Lebanon's Islamic Druze community.
Clooney lashed out at the Mail, denouncing the newspaper for fabricating a story that he ruled to be "false" and "irresponsible." The incensed 53 year-old wrote "None of the story is factually true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage."
Ocean's Eleven, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Eliott Gould, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle - Ocean's Eleven - Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Eliott Gould, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle Wednesday 17th October 2012 Hollywood Costume - press view held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
George Clooney, Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences and Academy Awards - George Clooney and Stacy Kiebler Sunday 26th February 2012 84th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) held at the Kodak Theatre - Arrivals
Shailene Woodley, George Clooney and Odeon West End - Shailene Woodley and George Clooney London, England - The BFI London Film Festival: Descendants - Photocall at Odeon West End. Thursday 20th October 2011
George Clooney, Celebration, Stacy Keibler, The Descendants and Vanity Fair Sunday 11th September 2011 George Clooney and Stacy Keibler after attending the Fox Searchlight Pictures, Belvedere Vodka and Vanity Fair Celebration of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' And 'The Descendants' at the Thompson Hotel during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Canada
Nick Clooney and George Clooney - Nick Clooney, Nina Bruce Clooney and their son New York City, USA - new UN Messenger of Peace, George Clooney, arrive at a news conference marking his designation for this special job by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters Thursday 31st January 2008
MOVIE HORROR SHOWS, Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Katherine Heigl, Matthew Mcconaughey, Nightmare On Elm Street, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund, Scary Movie and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Like in Bridget Jones, Renee does eventually come up trumps
Date of birth
6th May, 1961
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