George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in Venice

Posted on August 28, 2013

Goddamn. Some people just really know how to do the whole “movie star” thing to perfection, don’t they?


George Clooney and Sandra Bullock share a water taxi on the way to the premiere of their new film “Gravity” during the 70th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

It’s like you look at these two and, regardless of what you might think about their talent levels and professional history, find it undeniable that they absolutely deserve to be movie stars, like God himself decreed it. It’s the Divine Right of Movie Stars. Sometimes, a peasant needs to just bow down.

Their movie looks pretty fantastic, but we have to admit, we’re really looking forward to the two of them doing the poledance together. They’re both so fun and likeable on their own. We’ll be devastated if they don’t have crazy chemistry working the press together. If nothing else, they’re off to a hell of a start here.

And yes, her dress is pretty:




Alex Perry Resort 2014 Collection


It’s nice to see her wearing something colorful, for once. Let’s hope it’s a new trend for her.


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  • Ozski

    It’s a shame that these two have decided to put the kibosh on procreating, because their combined genes would make some amazing-looking human beings!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Right? For a minute there, I didn’t realize they were just pushing a movie. I thought they may have hooked up, and I swear to you, I squee’d.

    • Rand Ortega

      This is going to sound so tacky & provincial, but little Louis really could use a little brother or sister. Only Child Syndrome & all that. It’s really for the child’s benefit.

      • grouchywif

        Yep you nailed it. Tacky and provincial.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    What? Sandy and George poledancing for a new movie? The heavens just opened up and rained down sunshine – love them both SO MUCH! And they look fabulous! For god’s sake, he must be the only man on earth who could wear a full-on pin striped suit on power boat and still look crisp and fresh!

    • Kate Andrews

      You need to watch the trailer for Gravity. It’s just crazy.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        I was exhausted after watching the trailer in the theater… I don’t know if my heart can take 90 min of it! Which for me, is to say, it looks good 🙂

        • Rand Ortega

          A journalist friend who covers the Motion Picture Academy says “Gravity” might be the 1st Sci Fi film to win Best Picture. That’s how hot the buzz on it is.

          • Supernumerary

            The director in charge deserves it. His work on Children of Men was brilliant, so I’ve been excited but not shocked at how through-the-emotional-wringer Gravity already feels.

          • Rand Ortega

            Children Of Men: Probably the most underrated Sci Fi film since Blade Runner. Chills. Clive Owen’s best work. Alphonso Cuaron is 1 of the most creative auteurs on the scene right now. Everyone’s always talking about Neil Blomkamp being so good at allegorical speculative fiction, but Cuaron is so much more subtle & intelligent w/ his use of the genre. Elysium (though the production design was incredible thanks to my good friend Syd Mead) was so broad & 1 dimensional. Children of Men was so heartbreaking & curious how it explored environmental destruction & how it will impact us at the most important level.

          • Supernumerary

            I had high hopes for Elysium after District 9, but at the end of the day it felt like a typical summer action popcorn flick which wasted an otherwise great cast. (Jodie Foster? Alice Braga? Sharlto Copley? Come *on*, guys!) I wish good things for Blomkamp, but wow was that a letdown.

            Gravity, on the other hand. I’m in agreement with you on Cuaron. If Gravity falls short, I’ll be genuinely shocked.

          • Rand Ortega

            “Elysium” may have been a classic case of “too much $ thrown at the production”. If the film had been produced on a smaller scale, the themes & characters given more context & development, it might have been more successful presenting its case by way of story. Instead all the shoot ’em ups & chases w/ that whatever that was strapped to Matt Damon, just seemed tacked on because they had the $ to do so.

          • Supernumerary

            If we’d been given another District 9, essentially. The lack of real characterization, the reliance on tropes and the optimistic ending really felt as tired as they did heavy-handed. It made me wonder just how much of what we got was actually Blomkamp, and how much was the studio.

          • Rand Ortega

            Exactly. What I would give to see the studio notes to Blomkamp. I’m sure there are volumes.

          • mrsdalgliesh

            I just had to reply so I could emphasize your review. Fantastic film.

          • Qitkat

            It sounds like you really know your Sci Fi. I very much agree with you on Children of Men. But I’m from an older generation who likes movies with substance, not just special effects, which make me think, so I never even consider seeing things like Transformers, based on the trailers alone. And I don’t mean it that younger people don’t want intelligent films, clearly some do.

          • Rand Ortega

            I write for a living, my specialty being Science Fiction, & I’ve been a fan since I read my 1st “Star Trek: Log One” book when I was 10. The problem w/ science fiction in film, among other elements, has been the studios need to make it as accessible to all audiences because of the enormous cost & their need to make at least 3x’s the amount of the budget. What they don’t want to acknowledge is you can make a tentpole for half of what a Transformers cost, all you have to do is believe/respect/trust in the vision of the creators. They instinctively can’t do that because they are so entrenched in their own bottom line (which includes keeping their jobs) they won’t allow anything out of the gate w/out their stamp on it. Which means their notes, their writers, their idea of what the shot composition must encompass to be successful. Ironic since District 9 was such a blockbuster even though it only cost $30M, but thanks to Executive Producer Peter Jackson, Blomkamp was given carte blanche to stick to his original concept. Whereas Elysium failed because the studio obviously, as we writers euphemistically identify it, “put their dicks in the punch”. There are many other aspects why sci fi is so hackneyed & superficial these days, but that’s the core complaint.

          • Qitkat

            May I shamelessly ask you something? My son has a degree from a lesser film school, University of Colorado at Denver, doesn’t want to go Hollywood, and has stayed here in Denver. Despite there being several film production companies in the area, he has never been able to get in the door at any of them. He currently works for a video production company, mostly in the room where they make sure none of the machines go down overnight, while streaming soft-core. Yeah, I know, not very creative, and barely in the business. Sorry I don’t know exactly what to call what he does. He has also once worked for a company, doing color timing. He loved directing, and editing, and writing back in his student film days, several years ago. He’s 33. He has written at least 2 screenplays on his own. He’s very creative, loves movies and can discuss them with knowledge, does photography, is rather shy, and doesn’t seem to be born with the drive that it probably takes to succeed on any scale in this business. But he wants and needs to get a better job. He’s talking about taking some professional test that will get him certified, to perhaps work for a traditional tv station. Any advice you might be willing to give?

          • Rand Ortega

            1 of the most amazing aspects of media today is its accessibility. Depending on what your son’s long term goals are, whether he wants be a technical director for a station or write copy for news or station advertising, what I would suggest, if he hasn’t already, is to put together a comprehensive reel of his visual work & send it out to everyone. Not just in Denver, from what I understand the smaller markets are even more ‘who you know oriented’ than NY or LA. Put in on YouTube. Someone will see it. Also, if he loves creating his own content, he should keep doing it. Don’t forget GC got his start in a local San Diego film made for peanuts called “Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes”. Though it’s very labor/paperwork intensive, there’s also the possibility of your son starting his own production company producing local commercials or series that fit the needs of Denver’s populace, even government sponsored contracts producing seminars for teaching specific skillsets. The SBA is very open to film & tv production companies for small business loans. & if he wants to break into 1 of the more creative fields w/ already established companies, he might have to start at the bottom. I started as a PA at a music video production house & through friends I met there, worked my way up & through the ranks. W/in 4 years of 12-15 hour work days, kissing everyone’s ass I could find & being indispensable, I was writing for NBC. The 1 tip I think is most invaluable is what Sonny Bono lived by: Don’t go away. You have to be persistent in showing people you’re not about to give up. They may be sick of seeing you, but they never forget you. It’s sometimes humiliating to call that company for the 50th time, but trust me, if you want the job enough, you wear them down before they wear you down. Hope that helps. Let me know if I can help further. I love new talent &, though I promise nothing, will do my best to assist. Good luck to your young man.

          • Qitkat

            Rand, what an awesome, caring reply. Thank you so very very much. I will pass your post on to him directly. Great advice from someone in the business. I hope something you have said will touch him in just the right place in his head and heart for a jump start.

          • Rand Ortega

            My absolute pleasure. Your son is very lucky to have such an awesome mom. Keep me posted as to his progress.

          • anotherkate

            Thanks so much for this interesting and informed take on Sci-Fi, movies, and Elysium in particular. I thought I was the only person who found Elysium underwhelming. I mean, I wasn’t mad at it, but I found it so trite and neatly wrapped up in the end. Basically, everything you said is what I felt and hadn’t yet been able to articulate. Thanks again!

          • Rand Ortega

            Easy as pie considering the intelligence of the audience.

          • anotherkate

            I suppose so! Then again, I was convinced to go by the argument, “It’s by the guy who did District 9!” I feel like a lot of fellow smarties got suckered in with that one…

          • Rand Ortega

            We all did. Matt Damon + Neil Blomkamp + Jody Foster+ Sharlto Copley = Nothing But Net. Who knew we’d get such an air ball?

          • marlie

            I’m with you 100%, but one day in college or grad school, I actually realized that *sometimes,* something like Transformers is actually entertaining because it’s mindless. I realized that movies don’t always have to make me “think.” Which isn’t to say that I’ll see anything and everything out there… I’m still a movie snob, but every once in a while, I don’t want to have to concentrate while I watch something.

          • Qitkat

            Oh, of course. I didn’t mean to sound morally superior. I have a few guilty pleasures myself, that I shall not even confess to here!

          • marlie

            Hey – I’m the one who used to be morally superior as well, so no need to apologize! 🙂

          • sojourneryouth

            It makes me so happy that you posted this endorsement of COM. I absolutely LOVED it and thought about it for days afterwards, but most people I know, even fellow sci-fi fans, have never seen it, or if they have, found it unremarkable.

          • littlemac8

            I was devastated by Children of Men and it has lingered longer than almost any movie I’ve seen in the last ten years. I don’t know if I have the guts for Gravity.

          • Rand Ortega

            I hear that! & I just saw “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” (another amazing work made for a buck ‘o five) for the 1st time since it was released (I was a wreck for DAYS when I saw it last year at a studio screening) & still cried for an hour afterward. But I have to support great filmmaking regardless of its emotional toll.

          • marlie

            And oddly enough, Children of Men was just on TV a few days ago and even though I’ve already seen it a couple of time, it was just as intense and thrilling as the first time I saw it.

          • Qitkat

            Now that makes me interested. I was just thinking how few SciFi films/tv shows live up to my ideals these days.

          • Rand Ortega

            Very sad how even the linchpin of allegorical sci fi, Star Trek, has been reduced to a Transformers mentality. Though, writer/directors like Neil Blomkamp (though Elysium just didn’t work for me) & the writer/director of Gravity, Alphonso Cuaron, give me hope. Oh, despite the fact “Pacific Rim” was short on theme or substance, it was a lot of fun.

          • fursa_saida

            I actually loved Pacific Rim to a nearly embarrassing degree, I think partly because I was dealing with reverse culture shock and its complete lack of insistence that everyone watching Love America! Be American! BE HAPPY AMERICA!!!! made me feel more at home than I’d been in days. But also, while the story itself wasn’t particularly dense, the world it built was. There may not have been a deep political allegory (though I think if you look at the background details–the elites moving inland, canceling the Jaeger program to build the wall, the only work on the coasts being working on the very wall that was enabling the elites to screw over the workers–there’s a lot to look at politically), but it did more in terms of creating a world than most of the spec fic entries I’ve seen in the last few years.

            Anybody seen The Cabin in the Woods? Because that movie’s allegorical play is delightful. It’s a deconstruction of horror tropes with, I think, a very clever and true message in the end. Also, it’s hilarious.

          • Angela_the_Librarian

            I loved Pacific Rim too, but it may be because I also love anime, Gundam Warriors, etc. The whole movie felt like an ode to anime. I’m sure there were deeper themes (world coalitions fighting for a common cause, etc.), but I though it was really fun even on a superficial level. Cabin in the Woods was awesome too!

          • fursa_saida

            Yeah, there was definitely a point where I suddenly had an explosion of Power Rangers nostalgia, but GDT also specifically stated that that was part of his goal–to get at the kids inside adult moviegoers who loved and love this sort of thing, and to make something that could be part of that same canon for kids. Somebody told me they heard a little boy coming out of the theater saying to his dad, “I want to be like Mako!” and I swear my heart grew three sizes. (A FEMALE HERO BOYS ASPIRE TO, BE STILL MY HEART)

          • kmk05

            I wanted to love Pacific Rim! On paper, it ticks all the right boxes, but I just thought the story had too many holes and most of the dialogue was too clunky. Also, those scientists were an embarrassment to scientists everywhere. ALTHOUGH RINKO KIKUCHI AND IDRISSSSSS. They were freaking marvelous.

            Cabin in the Woods is just phenomenal. I think I enjoyed every single moment in it, and I hate actual horror movies.

          • fursa_saida

            Yeah, see, the dialogue mostly didn’t bother me because of the whole expat-until-last-week thing–I’m very used to situations in which you have to speak simply, because you’re talking to someone whose native language isn’t English or because you’re talking to them in a language that isn’t native to you. I recognize this is about the situation I was in and not really the merits of the movie itself, though I also appreciate that the movie didn’t say “Look multicultural!” and then have everyone inexplicably speak perfect English, which would be gross.

            I have a kind of obsession with media that messes with the fourth wall, so Cabin in the Woods was like porn for me, basically.

          • kmk05

            I just wanted to thank you for that impromptu review of Elysium. You put into words what I just couldn’t, and your writing is so on point! Wonderful.

            I wanted to enjoy Pacific Rim, but most of the dialogue ruined it for me. Also, the scientists (seeing as I am one) who made my blood boil with their inaccuracies, haha.

      • Qitkat

        I just came back from the website. The trailer plus three more videos. I sat here with my hands over my mouth, feeling such chills.

        • Kate Andrews

          I know, right? It’s the only trailer this year that has really strongly affected me!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Holy crap, sounds like I have to check it out when I get home! Vids are blocked here on the work computer.

        • fursa_saida

          I’ve seen the trailer twice in theaters and I’m pretty sure I can’t go near this thing. I’m afraid of heights.

  • charlotte

    I heart Sandy!

    • Rand Ortega

      Yes! She’s a Pip!

  • I wish they were more than friends. I know that much.

  • OrigamiRose

    I’m not one to normally ‘hope’ celebrities get together, but if I were? It would be for these two.

  • teensmom99

    It’s nice to see resort wear that is resort wear (well, for celebrities, at least).

  • SuzBald

    Completely delicious in every respect.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    They look fantastic but I don’t like the neckline on that dress at all.

    • Spicytomato1

      I’m not a fan of that neckline either but damn if she isn’t pulling it off. She looks smashing.

  • alyce1213

    They make a nice looking couple, well matched. She got top billing.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    So gorgeous. And so relatively real. I mean, with amazing grooming and tailoring, many of us could look that good (maybe I have a too high opinion of myself!). They do have that star quality and presence that TLo talks about.

  • frannyprof

    I’m concerned that they’re not wearing life jackets. Also, now I know why Sandy never wears bright colors. She’s more of a subdued color gal, I’m thinking.

  • misstressofsylar

    there’s a picture floating somewhere in the net of Sandy and George with him carrying Baby Louis that made me wish so hard these 2 are actually together..and that movie just looks crazy awesome. Cuaron is a personal fave and I will definitely be lining up for this.

  • imspinningaround

    As great as these photos are and as great as they both look, Sandra and Keanu is my real life OTP.

  • ccinnc

    He’s piloting that boat, right, that is so f***ing cool I can’t stand it. They both look amazing. That is some movie star, James-Bondian realness right there.

  • GillianHolroyd

    That 3rd photo down should be posted in the Pap Hall of Fame for the Genetically Gifted.

    • ccinnc

      And #5? Who else could look so fabulously cool, dressed in a suit, arm casually draped over the windshield of a boat?

      • Linda LaPaz

        #5 gets all the likes. He looks like Cary Grant.

  • MilaXX

    That’s a great color on her

  • ashtangajunkie

    Their combined beauty is a lot to take in and I really love her sunglasses.

  • Rand Ortega

    These pictures are such the epitome of cool I got frostbite just looking at them. Suddenly all my attempts to be hip & fabulous seem so dork ridden & pointless.

    • filmcricket

      They are so cool you could keep a side of meat in them for a month. They are so hip they have difficulty seeing over their pelvises.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      But they wouldn’t judge you for it. Sandy and George don’t roll that way. And you ARE fabulous!

      • Rand Ortega

        Daw! Back ‘atcha!

  • So glamorous, but knowing how fun and funny they are both known to be, I just love the idea of them. Clearly she is not his type, but wouldn’t that be just delicious? It’s so 90s I love it!

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I don’t know, I’m all for Sandra mixing it up and wearing different colors, but those three particular ones together just remind me too much of either sherbert or Yikes Stripes Gum.

    Oh, I’ve wanted to ride on one of those boats since Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (minus all the gun fighting and getting chopped up by boat propellers, of course). So envious!

    • sagecreek

      I like the dress, but I haven’t thought of Stripes gum in YEARS, so thanks for that 🙂

  • AnneElliot

    If I didn’t love them both, I would hate them. That is just too much perfection together. In a boat. In Venice.

  • Tanya Wade

    Sandy wears colors! It’s like a Neopolitan Ice Cream Dress of Joy. She really does look pretty and soft in this.

    • AmeliaEve

      If you can’t wear a candy-colored sundress on a boat in Italy in August….

  • Sandra looks stunning in the last shot! I can already tell that the dress fits her to a t.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    LOVE the dress on her. Do I have to be Australian or a celebrity or a kazillionaire to get my hands on one for myself?

  • Qitkat

    This is more like it. I’ll pretend this started off my day ;-p

  • ballerinawithagun

    Wow, a few of My Favorite Things! Fabulous dress! George Clooney! Wooden Boats! Sandra, not my favorite but she looks fabulous!

  • These are two likable people, but these are the best pics of Clooney that I’ve seen in ages. He’s aging and he’s very okay. That’s about it. I like her dress.

  • decormaven

    Flove! Love every single detail. When you look that good in broad daylight, you’re star quality for sure!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Ahhhh, Intern George [with a nod to the Fug Girls]. Though I think a pinstripe jacket is a bit stuffy for a spin in a classic wood motorboat, but otherwise, a lovely sight, indeed.

    Ms. Bullock looks just spot-on for on-the-water activities. Summery, bright, breezy.

    • I also thought a pinstripe suit was stuffy for a boat ride until I read the caption. It’s actually a water taxi taking them to their premiere.

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  • Trisha26

    A clean-shaven George Clooney. Let’s hope that’s a trend that catches on.

  • Filmjen

    I don’t like to see Sandy in trouble.

  • MaggieMae

    Holy moly looking great in natural sun light. I’ll retreat and hide in the [dark] corner now.

  • Donna Tabor

    Sandra Bullock’s dress if fantastic, better than 95% of what she wears to most red carpet appearances. Love the summer sherbet colors on her.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Is it wrong that I’m now shipping those two crazy kids? She usually has terrible taste in men, but these two would certainly make a pretty pair.

  • Imasewsure

    Gawd they are gorgeous. Love this dress too! You go Megastars (we will follow)

  • Imasewsure

    Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn fabulousness

    • Qitkat

      Don’t know about Kate (she stands in her own universe for me), but yum to the Cary Grantness. And Gregory Peck and any of the old timers who were the real movie stars, in my book. Such is George.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      He totally reminds me of Cary Grant.

  • marlie

    They look gorgeous together. I can’t wait to see this movie, and for the poledance to really begin.

  • Danielle

    BRB, shipping these two.

    (aha, I see what I did there.)

  • majorbedhead

    God, that man makes me go all fluttery and stupid.

    That boat – it looks like a Chris Craft – is also gorgeous.

  • kimmeister

    Do they have handlers to control the weather too? I can’t even look at a boat without my hair looking like crap. Unbelievable!

  • LauraAgain

    While they both look great, I’d hate to see them as a couple. George can only go so long with a woman before he moves on, and she deserves much better than that.

  • formerlyAnon

    The photographer here earned his/her money. Some of those shots are almost too perfect.

  • Adriana_Paula

    I can completely understand ‘shipping these two, but the strike me as the Joan Harris/Don Draper of Hollywood: he’s charming but not really willing to do the real work, and she’s had some fucked-up experiences in her past and is a mother now and doesn’t have time for anyone’s bullshit. It’d be fun to watch them pretend-shop for a fancy car though.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Love them both, and they both have looked better and better with age. I used to think Sandra Bullock was a lightweight, but she has grown on me, and she looks amazing here. Gravity looks SCARY as hell, and it might be one I need to see in the theater. The preview gave me a mini panic attack–and that is a good thing, weirdly.

  • tonibaloney

    This is the absolute best I have seen her look. Love the fun colors, the wind in her hair, the semi-bitchy model posing. WERQ!

  • stephbellard

    Forget movie — they’re both so charming they need to do an entire FRANCHISE together. At least a five-parter.

  • surfergirl70

    Is George combing his hair differently or something? He looks fantastic (even more so than usual). And I love Sandra’s dress. Gorgeous pics.

  • The second picture, where they’re both *linemouth* is completely cracking me up.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Sandy, your life looks all sorts of awesome in these pics. Slap on a pretty smile with your pretty dress would ya please?

    • Lilak

      Added benefit: The more I get to see a smiling Sandy (yay!), the easier it is to keep Julia Roberts off my radar (dreading the August/Osage p.r. ~ ).

  • Clydette Wantland

    LOVE, love the dress! Want the dress.

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  • Jane Ire

    Finally, the remake of Speed 2 I’ve been waiting for!

  • valerie saenz

    Genetic superiority on display.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Never in my life have I wanted to be a man. But every time I see a picture of George Clooney I secretly wish I were him.

  • Cathy S

    They look fabulous. They should take pictures together all the time. No movies necessary.

  • Emily Smith

    This movie looks terrifying to me.

  • Kate4queen

    I just love George, I always have.

  • Eric Stott

    He really does the “Aging Cary Grant” thing better than Grant did.

  • TigerLaverada

    Good god he’s fabulous looking. He radiates star power. She’s looking mighty fine, too.

  • Pennymac

    OMG! Real movies stars! These pictures made me squee with fangirl joy.

  • Why don’t these two date? They’re the right age (yes, George, she is the right age for you) and she already has her baby so we don’t have to worry about that. It’s the star thing like you guys said. Can’t help think they look good together and I like them both. As much as you can like anyone you don’t actually know.
    But if I were on the boat Sandy would conveniently fall off the boat. Just saying.

  • mom2ajs5

    The two pics of George make me think things that are unthinkable and certainly unwritable here. Holy shit!!! And I love me some Sandy. Please, you two, get married and have babies.

  • HVM

    Yes movie stars – this is how we want you to look. We sure do pay you enough to put in the effort.

  • Be still my heart! Clooney gets better and better every year.