George Clooney is double dipping into the Oscar salsa again, just like he did in 2005. In 2005, he had two contenders in Syriana and Good Night And Good Luck.
With his new films The Ides Of March and The Descendants, he should be looking good this award season.
As good as ‘Ides Of March’ seems to be, the real winner could be ‘Decendants’. The early reviews are off the charts.
The buzz during the 38th Telluride Film Festival this past weekend has The Descendants moving from a Best Picture nomination contender, to giving J. Edgar a run for it’s money to win the whole thing.
Last Saturday, with co-star Shailene Woodley, Clooney chatted about the dramedy, which centers around a land baron who tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.
When asked how director Alexander Payne got him to cry for a critical scene, George replied, “He reminded me of how he didn’t cast me in Sideways.”
“So I let it all go. I also wet my pants at the same time,” he joked.