It’s been quite a year for George Clooney. He took his political thriller The Ides of March to multiple film festivals during the summer prior to its October bow which was met with good reviews. In his next film, The Descendants, Clooney plays a father who has to cope with raising a family once his wife falls into a coma.
Both films are getting Oscar buzz, and some are already penciling in Clooney as a lock to get a Best Actor nomination for his performance in The Descendants.
Recently he shared with L.A. Times’ The Envelope about two films he’s really enjoyed in 2011.
“Jean Dujardin [in The Artist]. Because it’s not just the style of the film, it’s that his performance was so elegant and fun. He just jumps off the screen, and he’s so good, and I thought that was a spectacular performance.
“You know what [else] I just saw that I really liked — I thought I’d like it anyway because they’re all friends of mine — but I really liked Moneyball. You know I’m still a baseball nut. It’s really good. Brad [Pitt] is one of those actors that I think is always sort of underestimated … and the truth is he’s really good in that movie.”
Seems that Clooney was bowled over like I was about The Artist, though it won’t become to topic of conversation publicly until Nov. 25 when it opens in theaters. As for Moneyball, Scott thought it was Oscar bait, while I wondered if audiences could commit to baseball movie without much on-field action.
Tags: George Clooney, Moneyball, The Artist, The Descendants, The Ides of March