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Advertising Men: Watch This Nespresso Ad Starring George Clooney & Matt Damon, Directed By Grant Heslov

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 5:33 PM
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So why do celebrities like endorsing products? Well, Page Six's recent report is fairly instructive, as they reveal that Matt Damon got paid $150,000/second, or $3 million, for twenty seconds of work to feature in a new Nespresso spot with his good pal George Clooney.

Watch: 50-Minute Writers Roundtable Talk With George Clooney, Julie Delpy, Jonas Cuaron & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 3:05 PM
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We're in the thick of the awards season, which means long gone are the conversations about how long it took to set up a big VFX shot or what it was like playing [insert superhero]. Instead, movie lovers can now actually have substantive talks about, well, movies, and more importantly, so to can filmmakers. Which means for the next little while, as we get closer to the Oscars, we're going to be getting some fascinating talks with some great talent, and here's one of them.

Is The Oscar Best Picture Next? Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Takes Top Prize At Producers' Guild Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2013 8:05 AM
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After a bit of a breather from awards season due to the Sundance Film Festival (in recent years, Oscar noms are announced during the festival, but the Academy moved it up this year), barely minutes elapsed between the Sundance awards ceremony and the first of a coming wave of precursors awards ceremonies.

George Clooney To Direct & Produce 'The Yankee Commandante'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 7, 2012 9:21 AM
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Last year, alongside Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, George Clooney picked up a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination for his work on "The Ides of March." It was the single nomination received for Clooney’s solid but pedestrian fourth directorial effort. Since 2002, Clooney’s ventured behind the camera once every three years, and he’s wasting no time in lining up potential projects, with another one now being added to his slate.

George Clooney To Write, Direct & Star In Adaptation Of WWII-Set Heist Film 'Monuments Men'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 8, 2012 11:05 AM
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Even though "The Ides Of March" is on the awards season comeback trail, it didn't make the initial waves we anticipated. Another strong directorial effort from George Clooney after the misstep that was "Leatherheads," the return to form looks to have revitalized the filmmaking bug in Clooney, as the actor/director is now attached to co-write, direct and star in an adaptation of WWII-set heist film "The Monuments Men."

George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures Plotting Film About '60's Comedians The Smothers Brothers

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 10, 2011 9:46 AM
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Through their production shingle Smokehouse Pictures, George Clooney and Grant Heslov have been developing and producing interesting, intelligent fare over the last five years.

The Amazing Race: Which Writers Could Adapt & Survive Their Way To An Oscar Nod?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 21, 2011 7:04 AM
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Considering they spend the rest of their time ignored, humiliated, rewritten and robbed of credit, it's only fair that screenwriters get two categories at the Academy Awards, effectively doubling their chances of being nominated. It's also their best chance of gaining real cachet; witness the careers of recent winners Diablo Cody and Aaron Sorkin, both celebrities in their own right now, and both planning directorial debuts.

George Clooney Brought A Nerf Gun To The Set Of 'The Ides Of March'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • October 6, 2011 6:05 AM
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Grant Heslov & Evan Rachel Wood Discuss Bringing The Political Tale To The Big ScreenGeorge Clooney’s new political thriller, “The Ides of March,” which he directs and stars in as fictional political candidate Governor Mike Morris, is a cautionary tale from the perspective of a hopeful political campaign worker Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling). He really believes in Morris and what he stands for. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it seems, especially when it comes to politics. Soon Myers finds himself in the middle of double crosses from both the media and colleagues, involving a scandal that could unravel everything.

George Clooney’s Smoke House Partner Grant Heslov Says 'Our Brand Is Crisis' Is Likely Next

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • October 3, 2011 4:22 AM
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Director For The Film Being SoughtWith “Ides of March” hitting theaters this Friday, writer/producer Grant Heslov is nearing the home stretch of a lengthy press tour that began in late August with its Venice Film Festival premiere. Directed by George Clooney, the political thriller is based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon, and follows the exploits of a twenty-something presidential campaign spinmeister/wunderkind named Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) and the dirty pool he plays to get his candidate (Clooney) the nomination against a rival senator. Paul Giamatti , Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood round out the solid supporting cast of the starry project, and Heslov's next producing effort is not wanting in star power either.

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