George Clooney Ready to Take on Twilight
George Clooney is going head to head with vampires as his new film “The Descendants” takes on “Breaking Dawn,” the latest installment in the popular “Twilight” saga, at the box office this weekend. But the actor isn’t afraid of the competition, he told E! Online.
“There’s a lot of talk that we’re going to beat them,” he told the entertainment news site at the premiere of his film in Beverly Hills. “We are going against ‘Breaking Dawn,’ but the big headlines come Monday morning will be, ‘Descendants’ Kicks the Hell Out of ‘Breaking Dawn.’”
Talk of another Oscar nomination for Clooney is on the rise as the film prepares for its big screen release, E! Online said. The 50-year-old actor portrays a man who loses his wife in a boating accident and is forced to raise his two daughters on his own.
But awards don’t matter so much to Clooney, he said.
“You just want to make movies that you like, honestly,” he said, turning serious. “Does anyone really remember who won three years ago? You really don’t. But I remember ‘All the President’s Men’ and I remember ‘Network’ and I remember ‘Taxi Driver.’ I pay attention to the stuff I really love, which is making films. The rest of it, I don’t worry about so much.”
Both “The Descendants” and “Breaking Dawn” hit theaters this Friday.