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Clooney Snaps at Critic Who Called 'Solaris' Boring [CAP THIS PIC ]
http://story.news.yahoo.com ^ | Sun Feb 9,12:43 PM ET | By Erik Kirschbaum

Posted on 02/09/2003 2:35:54 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK

BERLIN (Reuters) - George Clooney (news) reacted with a stream of invective when a journalist called the American actor's latest film -- the box office flop "Solaris" -- "boring" after it was screened at the Berlin Film Festival.

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TOO MUCH CHEESE
1 posted on 02/09/2003 2:35:54 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
If I hold my breath long enough then the world will do as I say.

(if only he would)

2 posted on 02/09/2003 2:37:53 PM PST by EggsAckley (new public school motto: Aspire to Mediocrity)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Crazier'n Rosemary.
3 posted on 02/09/2003 2:38:05 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Solaris? Boring?

That is illogical.
4 posted on 02/09/2003 2:38:11 PM PST by Tealc
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Oohhh man after reading what Clooney said I can't believe what an idiot that guy is.
5 posted on 02/09/2003 2:39:47 PM PST by anobjectivist
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Mugging expression aside, that sure is an unflattering photo. He looks twenty pounds overweight and pushing fifty.

Actors depend on good photo angles and lots of makeup. We should never forget that they are just images, about as substantial as the little happy-face chatroom icons. Once they open their mouths unscripted, it's all over. No point in getting upset with they turn out to be idiots--it's the combined talents of many people, least of which are the actors, who create the stories we love (or not) to watch.

6 posted on 02/09/2003 2:40:15 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Tealc
Solaris is a great UNIX operating system. Very exciting to use for a UNIX expert. (If you're not an expert, use Apple's UNIX: Mac OS X).

It was also a boring movie that about 3 people went to see. Shame that Clooney's movie stole Sun's OS name.
7 posted on 02/09/2003 2:41:14 PM PST by Astronaut
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[Goony] happily answering questions at a news conference late on Saturday when a reporter rose to say the film was boring

"You crack me up, man. You just wanted to get up and be a rat, you know that? You just wanted to get up and say something rotten. What a jerk! I mean honestly, you know, what a (expletive) thing to say!" said Clooney

8 posted on 02/09/2003 2:42:43 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (An American Fellowship of Freedom loving Conservatives)
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To: Astronaut
I was one of the three that saw the movie.

The glow of the red light from the exit sign was more entertaining though I have to admit, the air conditioning in the theater sent chills up and down my spine.
9 posted on 02/09/2003 2:44:17 PM PST by new cruelty
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To: Astronaut
Solaris is a great UNIX operating system. Very exciting to use for a UNIX expert. (If you're not an expert, use Apple's UNIX: Mac OS X).

Agreed! I went to admin school at SUN for v.7 . I have heard that they're thinking of doing an Intel platform port of Solaris 9- I'd be keen to play with it.

10 posted on 02/09/2003 2:47:00 PM PST by Riley
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To: Astronaut
Solaris is a great UNIX operating system. Very exciting to use for a UNIX expert.

Except for CDE. I hate CDE.

11 posted on 02/09/2003 2:49:13 PM PST by general_re (ABSURDITY, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Clooney will go down in history with Alec Baldwin. Good for them. They deserve it.
12 posted on 02/09/2003 2:50:49 PM PST by rs79bm
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Me? Boring...This can't be true... All that therapy...Does not compute... does not compute... WARNING-WARNING-WARNING... LAME RETORT IN 5.4.3.2.1...

""I find you fascinating,... You crack me up, man. You just wanted to get up and be a rat, you know that? You just wanted to get up and say something rotten. What a jerk! I mean honestly, you know, what a (expletive) thing to say!"

13 posted on 02/09/2003 2:51:41 PM PST by new cruelty
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"You crack me up, man. You just wanted to get up and be a rat, you know that? You just wanted to get up and say something rotten. What a jerk! I mean honestly, you know, what a (expletive) thing to say!" said Clooney

Yes, George. I could say the same thing about you and what you said about Charlton Heston.

14 posted on 02/09/2003 2:52:38 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Clooney is an elite tool of the Elite Media and Hollywood.

Dr. Faustus resides in the 90210 zip code

15 posted on 02/09/2003 2:53:06 PM PST by Helms
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To: anobjectivist
Although I am not at all fond of his political views (and, frankly, do not care to hear them), I think he is a pretty good actor and I enjoy his movies.

We ALL can have a bad day, even an actor who feels challenged by a reporter. I am sure Clooney is defensive about the movie because it did poorly at the box office in America and he put a lot of himself into it.

Besides, doesn't a reporter lose his journalism cloak when he says "I found your movie boring", as opposed to sharing some other person's review of the movie and then inviting Clooney's comment?

When asked about the poor quality of one of HIS movies, I understand actor Michael Caine once smiled and said that he had a very high lifestyle that is well maintained by a low grade of movie. I prefer Clooney's honest (albeit overly defensive and emotional) reaction to Caine's smug quip, don't you?

Just my two cents.

16 posted on 02/09/2003 2:56:01 PM PST by PackerBoy
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To: Astronaut
Clooney wasn't even that clever. He stole the entire movie. It's a remake of an early 70's Soviet film.
17 posted on 02/09/2003 2:56:02 PM PST by LenS
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To: Helms
Clooney is an elite tool of the Elite Media and Hollywood.

There's no "elite" about it - he's just a tool.

18 posted on 02/09/2003 2:56:37 PM PST by strela (Magog Brothers Atlantis Carpet Reclaimers)
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To: BlessedBeGod
Yes, George. I could say the same thing about you and what you said about Charlton Heston.

Good point! That sound he hears is the sound of something that went around coming back around.

19 posted on 02/09/2003 2:57:39 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Let them eat cake.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
"Waddaya mean, my next movie is an animated feature, an unauthorized biography called LOONEY CLOONEY?"
20 posted on 02/09/2003 2:58:06 PM PST by arasina (DRY CLEAN ONLY)
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To: rs79bm
Clooney will go down in history with Alec Baldwin

Sad but true.
Pretty soon, at this rate, I won't be able to go to any movies.

Clooney usta be one of my favorites. Now I wouldn't watch him for free.

21 posted on 02/09/2003 2:59:06 PM PST by evad
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Clooney, I got two words for you. You Suck.
22 posted on 02/09/2003 2:59:37 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Yippee Kai Aye......")
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Rich Little imitating a Frog (Frenchie)
23 posted on 02/09/2003 3:00:02 PM PST by Diana Rose (All that Y2K prep. is now finally good for something)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
"(**URK...ACK**) MY MEDS! WHERE DID THEY PUT MY MEDS?!?!?! (**UGEEK!**)"
24 posted on 02/09/2003 3:00:28 PM PST by cake_crumb (Without dictators, what reason would we have to keep the UN?)
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To: PackerBoy
I prefer Caine's remark --- actually it seems more honest and not that smug --- Clooney on the other hand (whom I've never liked) is uber sensitive and seems to not be able to take criticism....



Hey Clooney, Solaris SUCKED!
25 posted on 02/09/2003 3:00:37 PM PST by oline
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Clooney is soon to be the next center square.
26 posted on 02/09/2003 3:01:54 PM PST by mystery-ak (Operation Snuggles Freedom: paid Snuggles ransom and they still won't release him...please help!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

AP - Clooney (pictured above) was caught in mid-fart when trying to think up outrageous wayts to connect President George W. Bush to oil in the mideast.
27 posted on 02/09/2003 3:02:36 PM PST by smith288 ("Don't worry about me. If something happens, I've just gone on higher.")
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Typical of a limo-lib to try and stomp out descenting opinions with rude, hate-filled remarks.

Baba would be proud.

28 posted on 02/09/2003 3:03:41 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
How big is that peach pit??
29 posted on 02/09/2003 3:03:50 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Away up here they've got a name for rain and wind and fire....)
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To: strela
You are right, but a $10-$15 million a picture tool.

Wanna know whose funding hard left causes- ticket goers.

30 posted on 02/09/2003 3:04:47 PM PST by Helms
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To: strela
You are right, but a $10-$15 million a picture tool.

Wanna know whose funding hard left causes- ticket goers.

31 posted on 02/09/2003 3:04:48 PM PST by Helms
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To: strela
Clooney is an elite tool of the Elite Media and Hollywood.

There's no "elite" about it - he's just a tool.

I would start that with an S.

32 posted on 02/09/2003 3:05:18 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
When I read the headline, I thought Cloony was defending a computer.
33 posted on 02/09/2003 3:05:23 PM PST by cake_crumb (Without dictators, what reason would we have to keep the UN?)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Clooney level "Rich Harvest" alert all sectors...

34 posted on 02/09/2003 3:06:37 PM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
Clooney has been afflicted with the O'Reilly Hex!!!!
35 posted on 02/09/2003 3:09:08 PM PST by Mears
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Awwww.
His widdle feelings got hurted.

36 posted on 02/09/2003 3:10:54 PM PST by and the horse you rode in on (Republican's for Sharpton)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Clooney: "I think a marmoset is trying to crawl up my @$$. But it's okay! I'll get used to it."

37 posted on 02/09/2003 3:12:50 PM PST by Jay D. Dyson (I have no sense of diplomacy. I consider that to be a character asset.)
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To: rs79bm
Clooney will go down in history with Alec Baldwin. Good for them. They deserve it.

I think so too.

38 posted on 02/09/2003 3:13:10 PM PST by DreamWeaver
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To: Riley
I have heard that they're thinking of doing an Intel platform port of Solaris 9- I'd be keen to play with it.

Well, what a coincidence! I just downloaded Solaris 9 for x86 and burned CDs yesterday. You'll want to check this out: $20 for Solaris 9 on x86.

Free SolarisSM Binary License Program.

Well, it's free for SPARC, but $20 for x86.

39 posted on 02/09/2003 3:14:31 PM PST by Meglos
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To: ChadGore
Rumor has it that Clooney's shirt collars are made out of elastic so he won't choke to death when he sees a pretty girl ...
40 posted on 02/09/2003 3:14:31 PM PST by strela (Magog Brothers Atlantis Carpet Reclaimers)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Looks like he is practicing playing Dan Rather in a future B-grade made for TV movie.....
41 posted on 02/09/2003 3:14:39 PM PST by antivenom (Time to bomb Saddam!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

George Clooney plays himself. Again.

42 posted on 02/09/2003 3:16:12 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
"Clooney, who had even exposed his bare bottom for the camera in one scene in a bid to boost the film's commercial appeal, reprises the shot here for reporters."


43 posted on 02/09/2003 3:16:51 PM PST by lorrainer ("Clooney starred in this movie. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.")
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To: Meglos
Well, what a coincidence! I just downloaded Solaris 9 for x86 and burned CDs yesterday. You'll want to check this out: $20 for Solaris 9 on x86.

w00t! w00t! :-)

If I hadn't just bought a brand new telescope, that'd have my undivided attention tonight! Thanks!

44 posted on 02/09/2003 3:17:31 PM PST by Riley
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To: PackerBoy
No, I prefer Caine's wry self-deprecatory humour.
45 posted on 02/09/2003 3:18:29 PM PST by SarahW
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To: PackerBoy
Given a choice of the two... I prefer Caine's response. It is witty and diffuses the argument- yes, to you, my movies may be of poor quality, but they most certainly afford me a high quality of life.

FWIW, I enjoy watching both actors.
46 posted on 02/09/2003 3:18:56 PM PST by new cruelty
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
"You make a lot of films, do you?" Clooney asked rhetorically. "You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk!"

Funny how this man who has never been POTUS or even minimally important, is keen on constantly cutting W down......
47 posted on 02/09/2003 3:21:41 PM PST by Herbivore
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To: lorrainer
***DING DING DING***

We have a winner!!!

48 posted on 02/09/2003 3:24:40 PM PST by mommybain
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
cLooney
49 posted on 02/09/2003 3:31:39 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: antivenom
Thank you. I looked at the photo and couldn't think who it reminded me of--yes, dan (I'd)rather (not)
50 posted on 02/09/2003 3:38:37 PM PST by Taffini (I like Tony Soprano even though he is a fat-boy)
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