George Clooney, not only the sexiest man in the world, but now America's global spokeman in ways that George Bush, the last and lesser, could only dream of being, said in an interview in Variety: "Sydney made the world a little better, movies a little better and even dinner a little better." Wow, tears did come quickly.
Because, once again, Clooney said the right thing and said it so well. Sydney Pollack, even when playing that most viperous of professionals, a lawyer, in "Michael Clayton," came across as a real person not an actor.
He was someone you know you'd like to schmooze with, trade ideas with, indeed, have dinner with.
But I never did. So why do I feel he was a friend?
I think beause he was so real, so genuine, so friendly-looking. Every photo of him, whether in films, in repose or in directing, makes him look smart, approachable and decent.
Clooney finished by saying - "A tip of the hat to a class act. He'll be missed terribly." Right on George!