VENICE, Italy – It’s one of the biggest years ever for Actor, Director George Clooney at this year’s 68th annual Venice International Film Festival which opens tonight, August 31, 2011 in Italy.
Two of Clooney’s films “The Ides of March” and “The Descendants” are up for awards in this year’s competition.
Click here to see trailer for “The Ides of March.”
Clooney directed and plays the leading man in the “The Ides of March” a political drama that features Ryan Gosling as a gung-ho press secretary swept into a sex scandal in the final days of a Democratic presidential primary in Ohio. In “The Descendants” Clooney plays a father trying to reconnect with his daughters when his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Click here to see trailer for “The Descendants.”
As in years past famous stars were photographed in Venice for the annual film festival. Clooney was seen around Venice on a motorboat prior to the festival. Clooney also threw an A-list party with U2 singer Bono, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber to spend time with him at his 30-room lakeside Italian holiday home in Lake Como.
However unlike last year when model Elisabetta Canalis, 30, was seen on his arm, this year Clooney, 50, was seen as a single man after his split with Elisabetta Canalis in June.
Canalis will appear on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Photos – 50 Photographs, George Clooney and movie stars from the past at the annual Venice International Film Festival.
Video – George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis will compete in new season of “Dancing with the Stars.”