Sep. 12 - George Clooney premieres two films at Toronto Film Festival, but focus was on his supposed new girlfriend. Cindy Martin reports.
George Clooney brought no less than two films to the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend. But it seems all eyes were on his purported new love interest Stacey Keibler. The former professional wrestler took her time posing for pictures on the red carpet for the first of his films "The Ides of March". It had its North American premiere after showing to good reviews for the first time at Venice. Clooney directed and wrote the political thriller which also stars Ryan Gosling, whom Clooney joked he wasn't a fan of. SOUNDBITE: George Clooney, saying (English): "Can I tell you this, I don't like him. He's tall, he's smart, he's talented. I can't stand him, you understand that don't you." REPORTER ASKS, IS YOUR VIEW OF POLITICS DARK? "My view personally, no, I'm an optimist." REPORTER ASKS CLOONEY IF HE HAS POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS: "That's a good idea, seems like it'd be a fun job, doesn't it." But one of his co-stars Jeffrey Wright advised against heading to Washington. SOUNDBITE: Jeffrey Wright, saying (English): "No actor, including any actor who has been or is now a politician should be a politician." In his second film, "The Descendents", Clooney teams up with "Sideways" director Alexander Payne. In it, Clooney plays a middle-aged father of two whose wife is in a coma. Upon trying to reconnect with his daughters, he discovers his wife is having an affair. Early Oscar buzz is being generating for his performance but Clooney, already an Academy Award winner himself, is looking for staying power in films. SOUNDBITE: George Clooney, saying (English): "Tthe truth is that I want to make things that people remember." And apart from his films, it seems that's not the only thing people will keep in their minds. Cindy Martin, Reuters