George Clooney on ‘The Midnight Sky’

George Clooney’s end-of-the-world movie “The Midnight Sky” shot in Iceland’s Arctic. He found it difficult.

‘I’ve made physically rough films. “Perfect Storm” I was hit in the water. In this my character dies, so I had to lose weight. You become weak. Directing, you have to train first, get in shape, because as a general you carry all these people up the hill. Physically it was a lot.

“But listen, I once cut tobacco for $ 3 an hour. When actors say how difficult it is, I think, “Come and cut tobacco for a day.” I also sold women’s shoes and insurance door to door. To do our job, to still be kids, play out fantasies, we have to enjoy it. We are the lucky ones.

And if you do more to yourself than the other actors, you’re an asshole. You need to get your stuff done and done with it ASAP. “

“The Midnight Sky” starts streaming on Netflix on December 23.

I gotta love NYC

What planet lives on, who knows, but they’ve now discovered the joys of travel. This groundbreaking thing has just been named the ‘coolest city to visit in every state’. About Iowa, who cares? For New York, they said, “The obvious choice. Hard to overlook the glory of the Big Apple. Michelin star restaurants, helicopter tours, star-studded international events, the Met, Guggenheim, elite museums. New York City’s down-to-earth nature and charisma is where anything can and will happen and caters to those with money to spend. Don’t miss the Statue of Liberty, the iconic Central Park … colorful neighborhoods and creative street restaurants. “Creative street restaurants? Good idea. The closest I can think of is in Kenya.

Rocking out with Carter

Marching further, there’s the doc “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,” who for some reason is a Who’s What of music: Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Loretta Lynn, Bob Dylan. Interviews with Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffett, Rosanne Cash, Madeleine Albright – who, as I recall, was not a great singer. For many it was their first recording in the White House. Gregg Allman: “We had never seen finger bowls before. Cher picked up hers and drank it. “She probably followed the president.

Thanks ‘Mank’

Tired of clipping your nails and trying new recipes? Thanks “Limp.” A black and white big budget David Fincher film about Herman Mankiewicz. Who??? He co-wrote Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. Gary Oldman, who immortalizes him, admits you’ve probably never heard of him. Long ago, Mankiewicz even wrote for the Marx Brothers. I’ve played a lot of dead people. Even drunks. I was one myself once. Our banquet scene was filmed for five days – 13 just takes on me. In addition, we had to cover the others at the table. And I would do my character’s eight-minute speech every time. David doesn’t like pickups. It’s the whole scene every time. I must have done it 80 times. I finally threw up. “Hey, it’s going to be good for Welles to finish.

pay attention

What is the rest of humanity doing? Ted Hartley was in the Navy, was an actor, married Dina Merrill, directed RKO. Now 96, he paints and says, “Dinah drew birds. They had wings on their tails, but they were originals. “Right. She’s gone. His stuff is in Julie Keyes’ gallery in Sag Harbor… And from a friend in Stockholm:” No one wears a mask here. They believe in herd immunity. They just steam ahead and drop drops ”… Jeanna de Waal, once set to play Princess Diana on stage, has founded a theater camp for adults, Broadway Weekends, led by stage professionals. Classes virtually.

Today you call a friend around the corner. Question: “How are you feeling?” The answer: “Why? What have you heard?”

Only in New York, children, only in New York.