Thursday, December 14, 2006
George Clooney: 21st Century Movie Star
George Clooney maintains the image of a Rat Pack-type movie star who knows how to have a good time. Meanwhile, without seeming pompous or idiotic, Clooney has given a speech at the UN and is now on a political mission first to Sudan and then China and now Egypt to try and light a fire under the world while horrific genocide continues unabated in Darfur and slowly spreads around the region. Between his clever attempts to frustrate the gossip-mongers to his canny mix of commercial and serious fare to well-considered forays into public policy, Clooney is the absolute model for a modern movie star.