George Clooney

 

Flight to the top

Peter Bradshaw

George Clooney's political drama The Ides of March is about a Democratic primary campaign unfolding in the key state of Ohio.

Flight to the top

Juno for grown-ups

Shaun De Waal

Up in the Air is a good follow-up for Juno director Ivan Reitman: it's like a grown-up version of that teen drama.

Film director Sydney Pollack dies

Steve Gorman

Hollywood filmmaker Sydney Pollack, who won a pair of Academy Awards for the epic romance Out of Africa and earned praise for his acting stints in films such as Tootsie and Michael Clayton, died on May 26 after a battle with cancer, his spokesperson said. He was 73.

Olympic protest movement turns sights on to sponsors

Staff Reporter

The linked rings on every Chinese Coke bottle and the leaping athletes on each McDonald's paper bag testify to the power the world's biggest corporations believe this summer's Olympics wields. But having spent huge sums, the companies sponsoring the Games are about to find themselves the targets of a new war on China's human rights record.

Hollywood boys who just don't want to grow up

Iain Blair

When to slow down and retire? For most people in their 60s the decision is a no-brainer -- the sooner the better. But in the rare air of movie stardom, where careers are fuelled by a mix of talent, ego, vanity and, sometimes, cosmetic surgery, it seems to be a far harder decision.

Berlusconi pleads for big election majority

John Hooper

Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday appealed to Italian voters to give him a huge majority at the general election on Sunday and Monday. He said that "to really govern" he needed a margin of at least 20 seats in the Senate, the Upper House of the Italian Parliament. That would allow him "to take, if necessary, difficult and unpopular decisions".

Daniel Day-Lewis scoops best actor Bafta

Paul Majendie

Daniel Day-Lewis gave his Oscar chances a welcome boost on Sunday by landing a best actor Bafta at the British Academy Film Awards for his searing portrayal of a driven oil prospector in There Will be Blood. French actress Marion Cotillard sprung the surprise of the night by scooping the best actress award for her role as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose.

Britain offers to host Darfur peace talks

Staff Reporter

Britain has offered to host peace talks on the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur under proposals put forward by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his office said on Sunday. Details of the offer were released as activists in 30 countries prepared to hold a global day of action on Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict.

[Slideshow] Golden Globes 2012

This year's Golden Globes, include George Clooney taking best actor, Michelle Williams winning best actress The Descendants awarded best motion picture.

Golden Globes 2012