Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Clooney will always be Clooney

He is dashing, and charming; his hair glistens; his dark, soupy, saloon-singer eyes shine. He is thinking and saying just the right thing at just the right moment. He is against the war and for the people and stands up to the bullies.

It’s not just his looks, or fabulous gift for bullshit, but his political stands, evident in the movies he makes. He was at the awards for Syriana, a Stephen Gaghan picture in which Clooney played (get this) a conscience-ridden C.I.A. agent lost in a hall of mirrors. He got fat to play the role, and acted up a storm, and cast down his eyes, and let himself be tortured. He got the award for that one—best supporting. That's the sparkling actor we see on screen.


It can and has been argued that Clooney is the last of the old-time movie stars, a throwback to Jimmy Stewart or Gregory Peck, or the master himself, Cary Grant, the only American actor who radiates a calming sense of adulthood, the only grown-up in the room. It’s this persona—the decent man in a cockeyed world gone wrong—that he carries from role to role and that makes you cheer him the way the studio audience used to cheer every time Fonzie came on the set. Maybe he’s a doctor, maybe he’s a convict, but Clooney is always Clooney the way Gable was always Gable.


Off screen, Gorge Clooney lives in Studio City, just over the ridge from Beverly Hills. To get there, you drive on big roads and small, and, for a time, hug the rocks along Mulholland, the world spread below, all those neighborhoods and fields glowing beneath a chemical fog. It feels as if you are ascending, higher and higher, up to a Shangri-la, where the master, sits cross-legged and drinks herbal tea...

Pictures via Vanity Fair

38 comments:

knk said...

great clooney pics
nice post

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I so agree with you Fe! He is a classic! Throwback to the old days. I love him :)

April said...

I love him!

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AH said...

wow, great editorial! he's such an amazing actor!

Missy M said...

i adore him!

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Ping said...

ohh he is very dashing and handsome and everything else in between!!

he's so classic and he gets better with age.

julianne. said...

he's too handsome.
i hope my husband looks like him when hes old.<3

Lara said...

thanks for following :), and I love those pictures they are truly beautiful, sigh Clooney, already a classic xxx

مى said...

He's too handsome for words! (The Walrus because I'm a huge beyond huge Beatles fan) :-)

Laci Jordan said...

I absolutely LOVE this great work and blog = )))

Helen [In Elegance] said...

It's so strange I never liked George Clooney in ER, but as he's aged I now like him. Now I love the twinkle in his eyes and his smile.

thingsIlove said...

He is so charming!

Yelena said...

oh i adore him.
he is definetely an amazing actor and has that persona about him that's so fascinating! :)
this photo shoot is so glamourous. perfect :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fe,

Many thanks for sharing the wonderful post of the fabulous and handsome George.

Hugs
Carolyn

La Jodi3 & La Couture said...

i like George Clooney.... he is very good at his acting skills!

NANCYXO said...

Thanks hun!

XO NANCY

ps:
I really like all the dresses in this post.

Indie.Tea said...

Isn't that just the most elegant photoshoot? He certainly does look very Cary Grant-ish.

CHANTELLE said...

i'm swooning over gemma ward more than clooney! i really wish she would come back to modelling <3

margg. said...

there is something just sexy about george clooney.

yum.
xo

ChristineMarie said...

That's it -- I'm in love!!

Amica said...

very nice photoshoot, Classic Clooney!

and flowers pick themselves said...

this is such a great way to start the day. gah. thank you!

xo Alison

Eleanor said...

words cannot describe how much i love this! george cooney is amazing.
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tywo said...

He had always been one of my favorites. I love how classy he is.



LOVE!

B . said...

Goodness...
George is awesome here, awesome as always.
Great!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

great class and great style
whats not to love

libys11 said...

he's so dreamy!!! i love that he ages so gracefully!! perfect gentleman! :D

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Melissa said...

great photos!!
xx

ryder said...

GEMMA WARD and george?

what a pair!

great editorial. is that an old one?

Ebony said...

I love George Clooney, great post x

rebecca said...

Gotta love Clooney, just wish he was a bit younger!

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Sarah Klassen said...

He is so classic and handsome... *sigh* great photos, I must say :)

Her name was Lola said...

Well, it's settled: I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous blog of yours. Right up my alley i.e. I could spend the rest of the weekend combing the archives! Anyway, thanks for your sweet post on mine. So happy you found me!

J. said...

Great pics!

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous editorial, no doubt!

Fé... said...

Oh, Julianne dearie, I'm pretty sure he will :) You've such a cute BF. Lucky you, girl!

Me too, Helen. I feel exactly the same way. But pssst, don't tell my mom, she's such a huge ER fan. She can't never have enough of George.

You are such a fashionista, Chantelle darling. Hahahaha. But I absolutely agree with you, Gemma is super gorgeous, especially in this editorial. I'm missing her quite much flipping through this. I hope she would come back to the catwalk soon... The fashion world would not be the same without her dolly face.

Yes, it is an old one. As you might also know, Gemma's retired modelling already. So this editorial comes from a few years ago. I cannot recall the date though, sorry Ryder.

That's one of the sweetest thing one has ever told me, Lola. Thanks a lot for saying it, it means a lot to me :) I heart you girl.

ironmaiden said...

she's amazing....