George Clooney receives messages from Julianna Margulies, Bradley Cooper, and others while he is being honored by MoMA
George Clooney gets some love from his famous friends! The 59-year-old actor was honored and benefited at the Museum of Modern Art’s 2020 Film Benefit in a virtual ceremony presented by Chanel on Monday Artist aid. In recognition of Clooney’s humanitarian and creative achievements, including stars like Julianna Margulies and Bradley Cooper sent video messages that gushed over the actor.
“[Clooney] was someone from afar that I used as inspiration to get me to pursue things that I am afraid of. I watch how he led his own career and what decisions he made, ”said Cooper. “I think he was an inspiration to so many young actors and people in this business who might later want to write and direct films than Gut.”
While Cooper said Clooney was someone he “had looked up to and admired since the beginning of his career,” Margulies credited it Catch-22 Actress with her career.
“People on the street stop me and say, ‘How was it working with George Clooney?’ And I know they are looking for something negative, but there is nothing negative. There is just fun and great memories … You are responsible for my career, “said Margulies, who starred alongside Clooney HEsaid. “What can I say? He’s the guy people want to be with because he makes you feel good.
Julianna Margulies and George Clooney on ‘ER’.
Chris Haston / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images
Clooneys Hail, Caesar! Co-star, Tilda SwintonShe talked about her love for the actor.
“I’m sending all of my illegal kisses to you, your glorious girl and babies, and everyone around you.” She said. “… We know how great you are. We know you are one of the best and greatest of all time. We know what an inspired actor you are. We know what a great director you are. We know what a great, great citizen of the planet you are. And I’m here to say that, you’re just a good one. “
“You are a good man. You have a big heart. You are super nice man. And I really love you, ”she added.
David Letterman Weighed in too and shared a favorite word of wisdom Clooney had given him years ago.
“George once told me something I have with me today about his humanitarian efforts in Darfur and how they didn’t go as well as he’d hoped. He said, ‘It doesn’t matter. What matters is. .. You just keep trying. If it doesn’t work the first time, try something else. If that doesn’t work, just keep trying, ‘”recalled Letterman. “And I thought, ‘This is such a simple, eloquent way of expressing the importance of helping others.’ I never forgot and I never will. ”
George Clooney and David Letterman
Jeffrey R. Staab / CBS via Getty Images
In the meantime, David Oyelowo praised his Midnight sky Co-star for his “outward-looking approach”.
“He’s really a citizen of the planet. He doesn’t just think of the movie industry,” said Oyelowo. “He thinks of the planet, he thinks of politics, he thinks of civil rights, he thinks of human rights, he thinks of gender rights.”
“He’s someone very involved with the perils of modern human life, which is why I think he was drawn to this movie,” he continued of her Netflix movie. “It’s a really, really wonderful thing to be with someone who is so caring, not just for what they do, but also for the world they do it in. We can’t say enough good things about George so grateful to be in your orbit and so proud to know you. “
fellow Midnight sky actor Felicity Jones called Clooney “one of the most extraordinary people I have worked with,” adding that he is “so fearless in the way he works”.
Kyle Chandlerwho played with Clooney in both The midnight sky and Catch-22He praised the philanthropist for how he “cares about people and sets a good example”.
“That’s pretty impressive,” said Chandler. “I’ve been on set with him twice and as we all know it’s a good set. It’s a fun movie to work with.
Kyle Chandler and George Clooney
Nathan Congleton / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images
Clooney also gave a speech during the virtual ceremony and even gave some hope in this “unprecedented year”.
“We are facing an overwhelming threat that affects people all over the world. But what I want to tell you all is that we will get through this, ”he said. “This scourge that destroyed so many lives, it terrified us, it ruined our economy, made us feel like there is no hope, well, now we see that there is. There is more than just hope There is a bright light at the end of that “tunnel.” We will soon say goodbye to the dark age, the fear of goodbye, the doubt and the fear of goodbye. “
“When that’s over and Trump is out of office, we should probably do something about COVID as well,” Clooney joked. “That would be important. To 2021. We’ll see you personally then.”