‘The Descendants’: George Clooney on the first day of filming

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

What scares George Clooney?

It’s not necessarily the paparazzi stalking his every move, having a ‘Facts of Life’ flashback or watching Mitt Romney steal his best ‘Ides of March’ dialogue.

Rather, it’s being the guy — the very first one — who makes a bad Alexander Payne movie.

In this excerpt from our Envelope Screening Series, the ‘Syriana’ Oscar winner talks about why he was terrified showing up for the first day of Payne’s movie about a father trying to reconnect with his young daughters.



Telluride Film Festival: Movies get in touch with the land

Critic’s Notebook: Antiheroes rule the screen at Toronto

Telluride Film Festival: George Clooney’s ‘The Descendants’ makes waves

— John Horn