George Clooney may not be running for president, but celebrities came out in full force to see him play a presidential candidate in his latest film “The Ides of March” at its New York premiere. Clooney arrived at the Ziegfeld Theater Wednesday night with his parents for the big event.
The film’s co-stars Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Paul Giamatti also attended the premier. Other notable guests included supermodel Christie Brinkley, actress Ellen Barkin, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, newsman Dan Rather and Clooney’s former “ER” co-star Eirq La Salle.
Clooney, who also directed and co-wrote the movie, plays a presidential candidate that’s confronted by a scandal during his bid to win the Democratic Primary.
Did you know….
George Clooney is a co-founder of the organization Not on Our Watch, which is dedicated to ending mass atrocities around the world. Over the years, this Hollywood A-Lister has used his mega star power to draw attention to the suffering of the Sudanese people. Clooney was designated a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2008 and continues to ensure this humanitarian crisis is not forgotten.