Jan 9, 2010

Why Robert Pattinson is no George Clooney (ok this is obnxious)

This article I came across just totally pi$$ed me off. If anyone heard (which I'm sure you have) Anna Kendrick was being interviewed on Ellen regarding her move Up in the Air. She stars with George Clooney in that film. During the interview she jokes about how George Clooney would give her a hard time for doing Twilight. So she had Rob sign a magazine that he was on the cover of to George which was funny - and George did the same thing back. Basically just razzing each other. Cute story Anna told.

Well.. this Irish Central something or other online website wrote this - I'm going to post the whole thing just because it's so obnxious. I'll make comments throughout the article.

Why Robert Pattinson is no George Clooney
(who was comparing them?)

Comparing George Clooney and Robert Pattinson is like comparing Miley Cyrus and Meryl Streep. One is this year's fad, the other is a great star in a business where few can match them.
(Isn't that a lovely way to welcome an upcoming star to Hollywood. Rob who is an actor, trying to make it .. yes succeeding.. like any of us other poor slobs trying to make it. And he has, so the very same media that takes pictures of him opening a car door, starts to tear him down and compare him to George Clooney all because of a sweet story that Anna Kendrick told... Which Rob had nothing to do with, yet he is being torn to shreds)

Yet the comparisons are being made. Actress Anna Kendrick has worked with both leading men, Robert Pattinson and George Clooney, in the past year. She set off a minor rivalry between the two when she discovered, she says, that they were a little jealous of each other.
(Which she is CLEARLY a joking if you watch the interview)

"George gave me such a hard time about shooting ‘Twilight.’ Whenever I came back, it was like, 'Oh, sorry, this isn't the ‘Twilight’ set. You're not working with Mr. Handsome,” she told Ellen De Generes.

When Pattinson heard George seemed a little jealous, he autographed his GQ cover for George and wrote "To George: Best of Luck. Hang in there. Love, Rob."

But let's be honest. There is no comparison. Irish American Clooney is a leading man straight from the Hollywood playbook. He is our modern era Clarke Gable, handsome, suave, debonair and – yes he can act.

Pattinson, on the other hand, plays at vampires, making the same movie over and over, or he is a leading man in silly romantic comedies like “Remember Me” which is coming out shortly.
(Rob is only 23 and hasn't made very many movies. So yes, lump him into a 'vampire actor' or make fun of a movie that hasn't even come out yet. He hasn't made enough movies for anyone to determine if he will be around for the long hall or not. AND BY THE WAY.. George Clooney was on an episode of the Golden Girls (with Bea Arthur & Betty White) - and was on the "Facts of Life" when he first started out. We all gotta start somewhere.
(George Clooney on the Golden Girls Season 2 - character Bobby Hopkins)
Have you seen Clooney in “Good night and Good Luck,” the story of ace reporter Edward Murrow who brought down the great witch hunter Joe McCarthy? Clooney was sublime, caught Murrow to a T and you actually forgot how good looking he is.
(And when he was young he played a cop on the Golden Girls sitcom; good looking yes - award winning performance no. But it was the beginning of his career.)

In his latest movie “Up in the Air” Clooney is again magnificent, and by all accounts, definite Oscar material.

As for Pattinson? Well, the buzz is he will get a Razzie for worst actor in “Twilight” this year. His Oscar prospects are probably confined to his acting skills in pretending he was nearly run down by a taxi in New York last year.
(I love how the media splashed the story across the airwaves - internet waves whatever, that a girl forces Rob to run for his life and is hit by a cab... to where it is now he is pretending. He himself said it wasn't a big deal)

I can't imagine George Clooney is in the least jealous of Robert Pattinson. Why would the king fear the court jester? Why indeed

You know this article just really annoyed me. I am not the protector of Rob or defender... I am merely just here to point out the craziness that surrounds him.. and this article is just disrespectful and rude. And from seeing interviews with George Clooney, my gut tells me he'd agree.