There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.— George Clooney
The most almighty George Clooney quotes that are free to learn and impress others
At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.
I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl's leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can't even play Chopsticks. But I've got a nice piano at my house!
After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids.
I'm going to have a vasectomy.
Peace is a fulltime job. It's protecting civilians, overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants. Peace, like war, must be waged.
I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
The truth of the matter is the real story are the people who rise above all of this incredible cruelty. Otherwise that cruelty wins.
If you don't drink coffee, I am suspicious of your character and will not invite you to my Italian lake home.
It is astonishing that gay and lesbian Americans are still treated as second-class citizens. I am confident that, very soon, the laws of this nation will reflect the basic truth that gay and lesbian people - like all human beings - are born equal in dignity and rights.
I'm really white trash.
I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film.
As you get older and ease your way into being a character actor you have to be comfortable with where you are in life and career, and I'm very comfortable with what I'm doing - working on projects I'm proud of.
I'm not out trying to prove anything.
I'm sort of finished with that, so I get to play in other sandboxes and try and figure out what I like and I'm interested in.
The only failure is not to try.
The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman.
And things were different then. There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them.
I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.
I've worked with Woody Allen twice and he was like, "Whatever you want to change, it's up to you. If you want to change the words, make them your own."
The first question is something immediate -- and immediately, we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise.
But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.
I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.
I don't believe in heaven and hell. I don't know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won't allow this life - the only thing I know to exist - to be wasted.
Most of the time, I'm working in places I'm not familiar with.
Sometimes it's Slovakia, and sometimes it's Hawaii. Not to bash on Slovakia, but I really did enjoy Hawaii.
Things hurt me now. My knees hurt, my back hurts. But your head still thinks it's twenty-three.
If you want to protect yourself as an actor, always work with good people
The best lesson my mom taught me was how to be scrappy.
There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq.
The Patriot Act is certainly a concern;
all of those things are dangerous. I think more important than me preaching is that we as a nation have to have the debate. I don't know what the answers are. I just know that if the idea is to say talking about it makes you unpatriotic, I've got to call your bluff on that.
Both of my grandparents died of lung cancer.
So I got quite a lesson in the payback later in life of smoking, and if you keep it up how bad it can be.
The best advice I got from my aunt, the great singer Rosemary Clooney, and from my dad, who was a game show host and news anchor, was: don't wake up at seventy years old sighing over what you should have tried. Just do it, be willing to fail, and at least you gave it a shot. That's echoed for me all through the last few years.
The script for this film was written 52 years ago by Edward R.
Murrow, who taught us many valuable lessons about responsibility and always, always questioned authority, because without it authority often goes unchecked.
The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, 'I'm going do this: France, you're getting the pipelines.'
Oceans is about glamour. I can't go looking like a slob can I?
I find that it's a very odd thing to think of competition when you're talking about what I still think of as art. I don't think of competing with actors or filmmakers at all. You do compete, in a way, at the box office, but we're far enough apart when both films are coming out that I'm not concerned with that either.
I love children and I get along with them great.
It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.
I'm a liberal. I'm confused when that became a bad word...
I'm the flavor of the month.
Never get behind old people. Their bodies are littered with hidden metal and they never seem to appreciate how little time they have left
I don't believe in happy endings but I believe in happy journeys.
The rehearsal process in general is about trusting one another.
Look, it's very easy to sit here right now with some films in the bank that I like and think I have a shot and feel pretty cocky. But, you know, three years from now, I could very easily be saying, 'Paper or plastic?'
I was watching 'Up In The Air' and I thought, 'Jesus, who's the old gray-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show.
I didn't have time. I was too busy breaking up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's marriage. (on rumours he was responsible for Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt's break-up)
Even other movies I wasn't involved with, I'd watch them edit 'cause I really enjoy watching them go through their process. It's a very economical, educational process.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
We must not walk in fear of one another. We must not be driven by fear into an age of unreason.
It's incredibly unfair. You don't see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.
I know love at first sight can work. It happened to my parents.
You learn from the mistakes you make and from the mistakes other people make.
The truth is, you don't learn from success; you learn from failure.
It's not that your back hurts, .. You get these horrible, ice cream brain-freeze headaches. So I would go in on the weekends and get these things called blood patches, where they'd shoot blood into your spine. It was like running a marathon to get it done.
I know what my limitations are as an actor, but my strength is putting myself into a well-written part. When I get in trouble is when I have to fix it, or when I have to carry it on personality.