Throughout his remarkable career, George Clooney has developed certain friendships that will last a lifetime.
In order to promote his most recent movie, Ticket To Paradise, which also stars his longtime friend Julia Roberts, the actor, 61, appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday. They play a divorced couple who go to Bali to try to stop their daughter from getting married too quickly.
Drew brought up ER while talking about other things, and George acknowledged that it "changed my career."
The Oscar winner responded thoughtfully when asked what made the Emmy-winning drama so special: "I believe it was the friendship I had with all of them and that I continue to have."
"A couple of weeks ago, I had (Anthony) Tony Edwards (and wife Mare Winningham) at the house in Italy."
George played Dr. Doug Ross for five years in the medical drama.
I still get along well with Eriq, Noah, and Julianna Margulies (La Salle.) They are really close friends, so I believe that was a once-in-a-lifetime assignment.
Drew also brought up a humiliating incident that occurred while she and George were filming George's debut feature film, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, in 2002.
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George recalled his concern for the young actress: "We were in Montreal and we were all stuck up there together, and you had just gone through a divorce, remember, you had come up there and it was an emotional period for you," he recalled. Because of this, it seemed like our responsibility to ensure your safety and enjoyment was incredibly high.
The director of Good Night and Good Luck is renowned for his generosity; in 2013, he gave $1 million in cash to 14 of his pals. His intention was to express his gratitude for their assistance when he was a struggling actor.
In a 2020 interview with GQ, George clarified why he intended to give his buddies the money after one of his friends disclosed the information.
When I was poor, I slept on their couches. They gave me a loan when I needed money. Over the years, they have assisted me when I needed it. And I've assisted them through time. We're all close pals. I realised that I wouldn't have any of this without them.
On Friday, October 21, Ticket to Paradise made its theatrical debut.