09:19 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 01/26/2014 10:55AM
Sandra Bullock praised the imagination, kindness and inspiration of her Gravity director, Alfonso Cuarón, at the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.
She also teased the heck out of him.
Bullock, 49, joked that her son Louis, 3½, may need therapy for years to come after watching his mom rigged up on set with equipment that made it look like she was adrift in space.
As she spent hours in her astronaut's suit, locked down in a 9-by-9-ft. light box with only an earpiece to hear, Bullock said Cuarón would offer her a little break and comfort after shooting intense scenes by showing her son's face.
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Originally posted 12/31/2013 05:20PM
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Originally posted 12/02/2013 04:00PM
In the special-effects-heavy Gravity, most his scenes were shot solo, which George Clooney says suited him just fine.
"I actually like working by myself," he says with a laugh. But what about off-screen? Who is there to keep him warm?
And, on that subject, the often-reticent star is more forthcoming, but only slightly. When it comes to the greatest love of his life, "I haven't met her yet," Clooney, 52, matter-of-factly tells W magazine for its 8th annual Art Issue, on sale as of Dec. 2 (for the cover the Dream Man looks like an Op Art Nightmare in polka dots painted by Yayoi Kusama).
Originally posted 11/11/2013 07:30AM
Sometimes even when George Clooney is joking, he can be serious.
The Oscar winner was in a playful mood when PEOPLE caught up with him at the AFI Film Festival premiere of August: Osage County in Hollywood on Friday. Clooney produced the film, which stars his friends Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, and he spoke to PEOPLE about another pal, Sandra Bullock, who's getting Oscar buzz for her role in their film, Gravity.
"Isn't she great?" he smiled. "I've known Sandy for – she doesn't want me to say – over 25 years."
Originally posted 10/14/2013 03:15PM
It's not news that Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock can act, but she surprised fans on Saturday by showing them she can rap, too.
Bullock, 49, performed a bit of the 1979 hip hop classic "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang on The Jonathan Ross Show after explaining that she learned the lyrics as a teenager in order to impress a boy in school.
"I learned the words because I liked this guy in high school, and I was like, 'Next time I go to that dance, I'm going to know every word, and I'll make sure he sees me lip-syncing it, and I'm going to catch his eye, and I'm gonna say the words, and he's going to like me.' " Bullock said. "And sadly, it worked."
Bullock added that she and George Clooney practiced the song together during their downtime on the set of Gravity.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 01:00PM
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Originally posted 10/05/2013 01:15PM
George Clooney strikes again!
Hollywood's reigning prankster did not disappoint Thursday when he snuck up behind Steven Spielberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, for a funny photobomb at the USC Shoah Foundation gala at New York City's American Museum of Natural History.
Clooney, 52, peeks above the clueless trio, raising his hand and eyebrows in mock alarm.
Originally posted 10/05/2013 11:45AM
Without giving away any plot details, how did Sandra Bullock stomach all the weightless special effects she had to contend with while making Gravity – which, with an estimated $55.6 million box-office take this weekend, has set a record for the biggest October movie opening of all time?
Though Bullock had costar George Clooney often at her side, "I would feel sorry for her all the time," director Alfonso Cuarón told the Associated Press about his leading lady.
Lightening that burden, Bullock said, was the warm atmosphere Cuaró provided on the set, which was further enhanced by having her 3½-year-old son, Louis, with her.
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