Skip to comments.George Clooney ARRESTED During Protest (PR stunt)
Posted on 03/16/2012 8:16:09 AM PDT by maggief
George Clooney has been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis.
Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.
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Charged with Impersonating an Actor for his last couple of movies...
The old fudge-packer must have been feeling ignored.
lol....he was at the state dinner the other night.
Hmmmm. He recently attended a state dinner at the White House. I beleive he had Moochelle’s ear the entire time. I read an article about him not having a date so Moochelle subbed.
This is good for Mr. Clooney, but won’t make a damned bit of difference for The Sudan.
“I’m famous, therefore, I’m smart!”
Guess they weren’t kidding when they said SS can arrest you anytime, anywhere.
What was he protesting? Is he not happy that there are still Christians in the Sudan or that the Muslims are not killing them fast enough? Does he want the US to go in and help prop up another Islamic state?
The Sudan crisis??? Where did I put my scorecard?
“Do - not - seek - the - treasure”.....
I’m wondering if that’s this new anti-public protest law.
Let’s see, George Clooney is willing to get arrested by the US government vs Christian Bale was willing to be arrested by the Chinese government.
Who would win in this contest of bravery?
Remember when people protesting at the Cuban Interest Section when the Elian Gonzelez debacle was going on? Castro’s goons came off the property and beat the bleep out of them. The Secret Service stood by and did nothing. But Clooney got plenty of Police Protection. Go protest in Darfur.
He really isn’t that great an actor. He’s just good-looking. I loved O Brother Where Art Thou, except for his wooden performance. Everyone else was great, especially John Turturro. When an olive-complected Italian can make you believe he is a redneck, that is great acting. Also Tim Blake Nelson, a Jewish guy, perfect in the role of country-boy Delmar; and another Italian, Michael Badalucco, as the manic-depressive Pretty Boy George — stunning. Not even to mention the astounding performances of Charles Durning and John Goodman. The fly in the ointment was Clooney.
Well he got what he wanted. Attention.
The photographer on the right looks like a pro; but the guy in the blue jacket on the left -- who had the best vantage point -- could be either a pro or an amateur. Look for his image capture in the grocery line next week!
Sounds like quite a few politicians were arrested, too.
Clooney was supposed to be wooden and stoic, thence the humor in the movie.
Having said that, he has no more range than Pacino.
Also arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy were Clooney’s father, Nick, a former newspaper columnist; Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr.; and Reps. James P. Moran (D-Va.) and James McGovern (D-Mass.)
Those are the shoulders of a linebacker or a power forward and one downright fugly ......”
Yep! John Turturro. See post 15.
Geez, right on the heels of dining with the Obamas. This Clooney character isn’t all there to begin with, so of course a few spare demons from the White Hut decided to venture off with him just for fun.
I agree with you 100%.
“Oh Brother” is the only movie he has been in that I liked....and he was the weakest thing about it.
Good point. If I like a movie he is in, it is generally despite his performance.
“May I suggest using your nightstick, Officers?”
I agree; however, others did the rigidity thing so much better, such as Ray McKinnon, who played Vernon T. Waldrip:
BRW, you are right on the money about Pacino, another one-note guy. Think how much better Scent of a Woman could have been if only the right guy had played the role -- Robert Duvall. A tragedy. Duvall even knows how to tango, having an Argentine wife. Wonder if he turned the role down, as too much like The Great Santini?
Clooney is just another uneducated Hollyweird actor who thinks he is an expert in foreign affairs and other things political.
It was his voice. He just wasn't the least convincing as a guy who would have grown up in the South, regardless of his character's pretensions to erudition. The right voice could have made the character really funny.
The secret to the Southern accent is the nasal twang and the wide pronunciation of vowels. Every time you hit a vowel, you pronounce all the vowels -- you just vary the order.
dislocated Texan....know what you mean
here is an example......adapter.....in Texas we call is an A dapter vs an adapter
“Go protest in Darfur.”
Are you kidding? Could Clooney go and look up TWO countries on a map, in one week??
It’s life and death if he could find ONE!!!
Yep. Umbrella = UM-brilla. Ambulance = AM-bih - laynce.
Pre-approved by the White Hut.
I see it as an affirmation of the recently passed law against protesting. “See, we don’t discriminate, we even arrested our hero, Clooney”.
COming to a Tea Party demonstration near you.
I want to see how many SEIU thugs protesting in front of CEO homes are thrown in jail before I pay any more attention to this stunt.
Loved that movie but you’re right..Duvall wuld have been perfect. And a world class tango dancer at that. :-)
That is exactly what I was thinking! Those are some pretty scary shoulders
Please don’t help promote Clooney by posting articles on him here.
Is that photoshopped? Look at her shoulders. Looks like a linebacker.
100 Sudanese were asked for comments about George Clooney’s arrest. 100 Sudanese said “George who”?
Nah, they said, "We loved him on 'Facts of Life'"
Agreed. I can’t stand Looney Clooney, but I loved that movie and still do.
If you were married to Holly Hunter you’d be stoic also, but not “wooden”.
Was this performance just a Fluke?
Yep. Maybe this is when we’re supposed to start chanting: “Free George Clooney! The whole world’s watching!” *rolls eyes*
Really? I didn't know that. I'll have to search it.
All I know is that Christian Bale IS Batman. None of the others, not even Michael Keaton (who was a great Batman) has anything on him.
*sigh* I'm such a romantic. I bet Michelle was thinking about Clooney, "He's a lot shorter that I thought he'd be!"
He actually didn’t get arrested, when he went to see a Chinese activist, but he did put himself in the position where he could have gotten arrested.
Him and his driver had to keep driving around, until they lost interest.