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George Clooney: Oscar Campaign Made Me 'Feel Unclean'

George Clooney: Oscar Campaign Made Me 'Feel Unclean'

George Clooney makes his way through LAX Airport to catch a departing flight on Monday (July 25) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old actor recently told Marie Claire magazine why he was drawn to charity work in Sudan in 2005.

“I had just come out of Oscar season, and you really do campaign, like kissing babies,” he said (via L.A. Times). “By the time it’s over, you sort of feel unclean. You want to do something that makes you feel better.”

“There is more attention on celebrity than ever – and there is a use for that besides selling products,” he added. “We can’t make policy, but we can ‘encourage’ politicians more than ever before.”

FYI: George is wearing Levi’s 501 Jeans.

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  • boston61

    Aunt Rosemary made his last name famous for him. I know this jerk thinks he did it all on his own. JMHO

  • Madhatter

    His face has been pulled too tightly.
    I’m not against actors getting facelifts-
    but, they should be careful that they are done subtly.

  • Saph

    Clearly he has lost weight not had work done. I think he looks happy and relaxed. Not an accident that we are seeing pictures of him leaving LA when his new ex girlfriend Elisabetta shows up in LA. How come the paps never get pictures of her. Her legs must be getting tired walking up and down the street all the time waiting for them to arrive. Hear she has a big project in LA I’m just wondering who is stupid enough to hire her? Things must be bad if George has to get out of town.

  • mary

    boston61@ 07/26/2011 at 7:52 pm

    i would really love to know what your problem is with those who have successful careers as actors and actresses. if i didn’t know any better i would think that you are a would be actress or actor who has never made it in the business. and you are angry as a result.

    however, now pay attention here, George did not his Aunt Rosemary to make his name famous. George did it all by himself on his own merits. having a famous aunt would have only gotten George so far. if he didn’t have the ability to be actor no one would have hired the man in the first place. now please, stop with the jealous rants.

  • silverscreen

    That interview excerpt was originally published in Newsweek in February of this year:
    Clooney read Kristof’s Darfur columns in 2005. “I had just come out of Oscar season—I had two movies up—and you really do campaign, like kissing babies,” he says. “So by the time it’s over, you sort of feel unclean. You want to do something that makes you feel better.”
    He only had two movies up during that season, and campaigning left him feeling dirty then. If having two movies up and kissing babies to campaign for them left him feeling unclean, one can only imagine how unclean he must have felt after appearing with a publicity contract cokewhore at photo ops and red carpets to campaign for three movies he had out in 2009/10, not to mention allowing her presence to disgrace and dishonor various events including charity events. It’s obvious that he had this particular excerpt from the interview recirculated as a reference to the miserable time he spent with the publicity contract cokewhore who was supposed to help him with promoting his movies and campaigning for Oscars but instead had the opposite effect.

  • silverscreen

    Oh yeah, and George looks very handsome in these pics. :-D

  • poo

    sorry to read some idiots words here but i have to tell you that his words weren’t like what those gossip sites made them to be… George said his first visit to darfur was like compaining for his movies in 2006 so he felt bad about it… so he devoted himself to the case there to feel better and help the people who need the help. that’s all, read first people.

  • poo

    hhh if George looks gay then who is the man?? i think u are hoping he is..but every SANE person knows that George is one of the few manly celebs. maybe zack is your tybe??

  • silverscreen

    @poo: Yes, he wanted to do something to make him feel better, so he went to Darfur to purify his soul. I think he’s also decided to be more authentic when it comes to promoting his films.

  • laverdadduele

    Such an egomaniac, arrogant d o u c h e bag. He has bought into the persona that his fanatics has projected upon him. To see him mugging for the camera makes me want to throw up. He thinks the world doesn’t deserve him but i think we would be better off. The worst Batman in history, enough said.

  • poo

    why?? cuz you wants me to?? boyish means gay then?? cuz he is having fun and doesn’t care what people like you would say about him then he is boyish?? cuz he is the same guy from his start till now he is boyish? or cuz he is not married?? if he got married and failed would you help him?? ha?? would those people who never stop talking about him help??no, then he has the right to do what he think is right and he has to do what suits him.

  • Shp

    He did it to make himself feel better? Lame.

  • boston61


    Mary honey. You must be very young. You will work your butt off for the next 20 years and not have what these people had after working for 1 year. They have it because they were born with family connections. Born with the doors already half open. Best of luck waiting on those tables. Sucker.

  • Two men =jlo

    When are we going to seeBen Affleck and George colony together. They are making a movie Argo together

  • Two men =jlo

    QQQQ guess you have poo breath from all the ass wiping you do?
    He is a great actor no he did not use his loser aunt to start his career
    His dad was a famous newscaster

  • Two men =jlo

    QQQQ guess you have poo breath from all the ass wiping you do?
    He is a great actor no he did not use his loser aunt to start his career
    His dad was a famous newscaster

  • mary

    boston61@ 07/26/2011 at 10:26 pm

    f you seem to think that “family connections” is all that’s necessary in order to get the acting parts. in that, you are really an idiot. yes, being related to some one famous can get you through the door. however, and here’s what you don’t seem to understand, that’s all a famous relation can do. being related to someone famous does not guarantee that you have the talent. or the acting ability needed.

    i don’t wait on tables; never have. here’s a hint; i cannot tell you the number of relatives of famous people who have come through our office door who have zero talent. if the person has no talent he or she is not considered for the part; end of story. now, i’m really sorry that you, or your family member, has not made it in the business but did you not stop to consider that maybe it’s because of a lack of acting ability?

  • We R who we think

    @Madhatter: Some should do brainlift, coz they pull too tightly the brains so they have their hat flies down. But there is a positive moment – hat doesn’t no get hard.
    And yeah, George made something but not what you saying – BrainExtensions. And this changes face very greatly, and as you have noticed, for the better :-))

  • boston61


    Hollywood is the capital of unAmerican, unfair, in your face nepotism.

  • Saxy Damn

    @laverdadduele: Yeah for the gays probably he is the worst Batman, and I will tell you why.. vecause there is clearly seen his MANLY STRONG CHIN! Look at this, it will kill yaaaaa!!!

  • Cleo

    @mary: I thought he got his fame from the superb acting he did on the Golden Girls. Anyway, at least he doesn’t look like Justinia Bieber. Poor sole.

  • Skuzzi

    But you had to agree that at Clooney’s Family everybody is geniuses. And George is not the first!.. and definitely not the last!!

  • TC

    @boston61 – You make it sound like Clooney was guaranteed a show business career which is hardly the case. The man paid his dues just like any other working actor. His last name may be Clooney, but that didn’t guarantee him automatic success. The guy worked in TV on crap sh*tcoms like The Facts of Life in the 80s, so he certainly doesn’t have to answer to you. Talent is what has gotten him where he is today, and his industry recognition is proof of it.

  • HotLink

    @boston61: Aunt Rosemary? How so?! George has come a long way working hard before he became a star. He starred in all kinds of Tomatoes Murders, before he started to receive good roles. He acts, writes scenarios, directs movies…….. he is comprehensively talented person. And this is succession of generations, here I mean Nick Clooney. They have a family of all very talented people. I even saw Nina Clooney’s some works on design and really enjoyed it, she is also very talented and unique. I think all these people have invested a piece of themselves into the man who we know now as George Timothy Clooney!

  • mary

    boston61@ 07/27/2011 at 1:46 am

    it is not in your face nepotism. what part ” if you don’t have the talent you don’t get the part no matter who you are related to” do you not understand? look, do you honestly think that someone like Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, David Fincher, Martin Scorcese, and so are going to cast a complete unknown in a major role in one of their films.

    out of curiosity, how long have you been trying to be an actor or actress. has it not entered your limited mind to get involved in local theatre where you live where you can make a name for yourself. this is assuming that you’re serious about being an actor. you would be surprised at who likes to go to local productions of plays in the cities and/or towns where they are making films. trust me, if you had talent you’d be noticed by one of them.

  • Ah…Bite Me!

    Nepotism certainly doesn’t work in Hollywood. Talent, determination, and luck is what helps to succeed.
    Take the children of so many Hollywood legends or powerful moguls. How many made it? It’s not a given birth right to elevate someone automatically to movie star status without slaving away for years in small roles, often starting out as an extra. Competing, auditioning, working hard.
    Many are given opportunities, but without talent, will never make it. The most they can get is some open doors.
    And being linked to a famous relative can even work against some for the very fact that people make comparisons.
    Tori Spelling or Jamie Lee Curtis as random examples.


    @Madhatter: @boston61: @laverdadduele: @poo:

  • Pari

    God gives us a face, but we must provide the expression :)
    And so George like everyone else received his bunch of talents, gifts (if you’d like to include his family name here, so be it:)… but he used every part of those talents and gifts to their fullest… and still does. That I believe is the “inspiration quotient” that puts him higher than most others… The man works tirelessly, and does not rest happy with his last success…
    Time to review where we forgot to improve… time to cleanse and change ourselves… time to forget what we lost and just take that as gain… before the next inspiration waits to put the right expression on our face :)

  • Super cute

    George has got sexy jeans! :-) and cute new boots! :-) I know he also has nice beige pants that are especially good for summer (not stuffy I am sure) .. We would like to see him also in them + these new boots. Would be super!

  • rachel

    He doesn’t feel ‘unclean’ when he is dating and parading trann*es, tr*mps, famewh*res, strippers, p*rnstars, call girls, showgirls…Clooney is an assh*le, no doubt.

  • poo

    did u read my post?? am with George not against him!!

  • Playful Kitty
  • Show off

    @rachel: George does not date them, this is only for press. On background he always is with other gal.

  • Donna Karan

    Have you noticed how stylish was picked out his T-shirt to his shoes? And in general he looks extra stylish! He is in very good shape!!! :-))

  • Stray Cat

    @Playful Kitty: yes, he does, doesn’t he?
    He’s so sexy and so many women want him. Want to tame him…
    I’d devour him alive….


    @poo: Indeed you are. Great. Apologies extended to you.
    Just kicking ass when the jealous hateful trolls rock up. Adrenalin skyrocketed.
    Gotta put ‘em in place.
    Talentless skank crones.

  • Undercover

    @Stray Cat: George is accused in not being modest… like it is impossible with such doggie to walk around and show off! So he has a special person who covers that doggie … while his gal is not around ;-)

  • Libertine Lucy

    @Undercover: Oh how I understand you!! Looking at George I have also my adrenaline raising… but only on another matter….

  • Stray Cat

    and when his gal is around? I bet she must overwork it ;-) If that’s possible. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors. Maybe she’s shy and then turns insatiable and pounces on him. Or maybe they’re both kinky.

    Immodest??!!! Why, it’s not like he’s teasing the ladies in his speedos.
    Next they’ll be saying he shoved paraphernalia down there.
    But they scrutinize its every movement, by looks of things.
    Even tried to get glimpses with their magnifying glasses during Solaris.
    Maybe it hasn’t occurred to them that it just goes with the flow. Dances along with the bouncing……LOL

    might watch Intolerable Cruelty again tonight. They have a theory on the way he dresses there too.

  • Undercover

    @Stray Cat: How can we know this…. what’s going on over there…. when she pounces on him he breaks through at least three patterns up / / /
    And yes, he teases ladies very very! They even already have their own thread… It is impossible to endure it anymore, so provocative it is! Everybody wants to have what Sex President has, it is seen as a fact that he has it all! ))
    At that time and again that he has always correct flux, because it is as an indicator of reality. Therefore all this is possible to determine. Who knows, maybe very soon on the basis of these data soon will be made even political predictions. All institutions now conducting research on objective data, wondering how Mother Nature created such a beauty! :-D

  • Strong Coordinator

    @Stray Cat: he shoved paraphernalia down there – this Republicans say. They cannot forgive him that considerable support he provided to President Obama. But this also happened due to the flow of events that led him to Sudan. Some things George just obliged to do and this does not dependent on his will, because the coordinator indicates whether to the left or right… so he moves in harmony with the flow.

  • Wild Angel

    Winky, get back to work! And stop teasing the dog!

  • Winky

    @Wild Angel: We have problem with PETA! They are very considered that dog being held in those stuffy jeans!

  • mary

    Ah…Bite Me! @ 07/27/2011 at 3:58 am
    or should i say Boston61

    you do realize i work for a casting agent in LA. i’ve just finished showing your posts to the other people in my office. they’re still having a good laugh at your stupidity. it’s no wonder you haven’t had any success as an actor.

  • Winky

    But we cannot tolerate the frontal openness below the belt! “=)

  • Ah…Bite Me!

    @mary: direct the message to the right person as I’m stating the exact opposite to what boston61 wrote.
    Btw, I’m not an actor. Never aspired to be one.
    My point is: being the child of or related to an powerful celebrity or big gun in Hollywood does NOT necessarily guarantee success in the industry..
    Bottom line, without talent, you don’t get far.

  • In Jeans on Olympus

    @Ah…Bite Me!: This in fact clearly seen on your writing style.
    The most important is a talent! And George Clooney is a manifestation of this truth. Genius, he finds his way! And I think that George Clooney now is at the apogee, will pass quite some time and we will see the deepest content of this man, and then no one will be doubting anymore!

  • Stray Cat

    @Undercover: yes, yes… He has it all. Well endowed enough to hypnotize millions of women the world over, charm, intelligence, good looks, humor, and unequivocal raw sex appeal. And to top it all off, he’s so humble and modest.
    Just a down to earth guy. No airs of pretense.
    And he smells divine…. Musky pheromones, mixed with testosterone laced manly sweat, and a touch of moss (which he adds to his natural scent)…. Can they bottle such an intoxicating odor??
    God’s gift indeed…
    As for his gal, maybe he keeps her locked up because she’s worn out from the err… workout he gives her.

  • Undercover

    @Stray Cat: Oh raw sex appeal…moist…..warm….lasting….organic smell…. touch of cats….rough tongue….
    Yes, he keeps his gal in a cage. His dog just breaks loose each time when sees her…. So now he need to solve only two problems – either he must wear a muzzle or to show his gal along with the cage.
    Of course there is also such idea that she can arrive to VFF in a cage, holding a banner “Corruption – the best contraceptive!”

  • Wild Angel

    Winky, everyone on the 2nd floor has noticed your unusual fondness for the dog. Let the dog rest. Maybe tonight you can take it for a walk.