A classic tux. A sleek motorboat. That end-of-summer tan. Ah yes, George Clooney
's appearance at the Venice Film Festival was, as always, molto perfetto. In town to promote his political thriller The Ides of March
, Clooney, 50, arrived in style on Sept. 1 with pals Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber in tow-fresh from a weekend spent boating and celebrating at his Lake Como villa with friends and the movie's cast. Nowhere in sight: Dancing with the Stars
alum Stacy Keibler, with whom Clooney was linked earlier this summer. Despite Keibler's Sept. 3 Twitter post-"Ladies, if he doesn't make you a priority, then explore your options"-their romance is still on, says a source. Joking with reporters in Venice, the bellissimo bachelor came up with a new title for himself: "AARP's Sexiest Man Still Alive."
Paltrow (in Prada) said it'll be a while before she lets her children see Contagion
, about a killer virus. "My kids can't even watch Babe
A costar in Contagion
, Fishburne took in the ancient palazzi lining the Venetian lagoon before joining his wife, actress Gina Torres, at the movie's premiere.
(in Vionnet) directed W.E.
, about Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. Asked if she'd abdicate a throne for a man-or woman-she replied, "I think I can have both. Or all three!"
Winslet, star of three films at the festival-Carnage
, Mildred Pierce
-earned some of the red carpet's biggest wows in an optical illusion dress by Stella McCartney.
Bald for his next movie, Elysium
, Matt Damon
poses with wife Luciana at the Contagion
The actress, alongside husband Francois-Henri Pinault, wore Gucci Premiere to the label's Women in Cinema awards gala.
Knightley (in Valentino Couture) won raves for her work as a troubled woman in A Dangerous Method