Which Clooney is Better: The Actor or the Director?

by Ethan Alter October 5, 2011 10:42 am
Which Clooney is Better: The Actor or the Director?

In the next two months, George Clooney will release his fourth movie as a director (The Ides of March, out in theaters this Friday) and twenty-sixth as a featured actor (The Descendants, set for release on November 18). That got us thinking about which version of Clooney we've been most impressed with in recent years, the one in front of the camera or the one behind it. Here's the way George Clooney, Actor and George Clooney, Director match up against each other in five key areas.

Forbidden Kingdom Kicks Butt at the Box Office

by DeAnn Welker April 21, 2008 3:08 pm
<I>Forbidden Kingdom</I> Kicks Butt at the Box Office

Judd Apatow and friends (and the studio promotional vehicle) tried as hard as they could, but they couldn't hold back the martial arts tandem of Jackie Chan and Jet Li (who could, really?) as The Forbidden Kingdom fought its way to the top of the weekend box office, taking in $20.9 million on 3,200 screens, compared to $17.3 million on 2,800 screens for Forgetting Sarah Marshall. That's about $6,500 a screen for Jet Li and Jackie Chan; but the $6,200 take per screen for Jason Segel and Kristen Bell is nothing to sneeze at, either.

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