George Clooney and Cate Blanchett reunite after 7 years since their last film, in the virtually held G’Day USA American Australian Association Arts Gala.
George Clooney smothered Cate Blanchett with compliments, as he presented the 2-time Academy Award-winning actress with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Arts Gala.
George Clooney joked about Brad Pitt’s 2020 oscar win, as he stated “Hi, I’m Brad Pitt. I know I don’t look so good. After I won the Oscar I just said, ‘To hell with it!’ I stopped taking care of myself.”
After which, George went on to address the upcoming Borderlands star, Cate Blanchett.
“I’ve been asked to say a few words about Cate who is winning a Lifetime Achievement award,” he said. “I have to tell you what an honour it is to talk about someone of her calibre.”
George Clooney and Cate Blanchett have acted alongside in two films, “Good German” in 2006 and in the Clooney directed film “The Monuments Men” in 2014.
“I’ve worked with her as a director, I’ve worked with her as an actor, and when I say calibre I’m not just talking about her obvious talent as an actress,” he said.
Then finally, George Clooney gave the biggest compliment that a star can ever get as he declared Cate Blanchett’s acting talent to be the best of this era.
“She’s easily the best actor of her generation. She is a consummate professional. She solves problem on a set all the time. And more than that, is how she solves problems in the rest of the world. It’s what she does in trying to bring justice and hope to all the people who don’t have justice and don’t have hope.”
When Cate Blanchett finally appeared to accept the award, she thanked all the talented Australian actors by saying that “all the trailblazers who paved the way for actors like myself” and listed a series of well-known Aussies including George Miller, Phil Noyce and Rachel Perkins.
“Australia is such an extraordinary country with a plethora of talent both in front and behind the camera and I do hope that as the cultural connection between Australia and America enters yet another exciting chapter, that we do find genuine and concrete ways to honour and to value the contribution of crews, creatives and casts on the ground in Australia,” said Blanchett praising her home country.
“My career would not be anything without the extraordinary connection between these countries, so thank you.”
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