OMEGA watches ambassador George Clooney can celebrate the success of his directorial feature ‘The Ides of March’, following its opening weekend in the UK.
Although the political thriller failed to place in the Top Five, due to competition from the new ‘Tin Tin’ movie and Halloween hit ‘Paranormal Activity 3’, it’s still scored a very respectable placing at number eight in the charts after taking more than £665,000 in ticket sales.
Clooney also stars in the film as US State Governor Mike Morris, a candidate for the US presidency. The film, which Clooney also co-wrote, boasts an all-star cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei and current Hollywood big-hitter Ryan Gosling.
It’s the latest testament to Clooney’s multiple talents as writer, director and star. Since becoming an OMEGA watches ambassador in 2007, former ‘ER’ star George Clooney has courted critical acclaim in ‘Michael Clayton’, ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’ and ‘Up in the Air’, for which he was Oscar-nominated.
He will next be seen in ‘The Descendants’, a ‘dramedy’ from director Alexander Payne (‘Sideways’) that casts Clooney as the spurned husband of a comatose wife, who must reconnect with his daughters while deciding whether to sell his family’s land in Hawaii.
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