Clooney, whose latest movie “The Monuments Men“ involves Sony Pictures, said he’s been reading a lot about Loeb lately and accused the investor of trying to spread “a climate of fear” in which studios only make movies that will bring in lots of money. Clooney believes such a climate would mean an independent film like “O, Brother Where Art Thou?”, which he starred in, wouldn’t have been made.
“If you look at those guys, there is no conscience at work,” Clooney told Deadline.com. “It is a business that is only about creating wealth, where when they fail, they get bailed out and where nobody gets fired. A guy from a hedge fund entity is the single least qualified person to be making these kinds of judgments, and he is dangerous to our industry.”
At that point our host’s wife came in with a tray of ice cream, and that put us both in a difficult position. Abu Mahjin wasn’t prepared to remove his face covering to eat his, and so he had to leave it to melt in front of him—much to the dismay of the host’s wife. I was torn between offending a very nice lady who’d agreed to let me interview a jihadist in her front room by also leaving mine to melt, or eating it and rubbing it in the face of a man with a gun and some pretty extreme views about women, the West and sedition. My love of desserts won out: I ate mine while he looked at his with hungry eyes. I’m not sure if that annoyed him more than my insistence on asking about the Islamic women’s dress code.
(Source: Vice Magazine)
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Dinner was tight. The lobster tail was like $49.99. I couldn’t believe something so little could cost so much. The steak didn’t even have a price. The menu said something about market value. I was kind of embarrassed so I didn’t order a lot. But then I saw what the other guys were ordering, I was like, ‘Forget this.’ I called the waiter back and told him to bring me four lobster tails, two steaks and a shrimp scampi.
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