It’s been a while since we’ve seen George Clooney on the big screen. He hasn’t appeared on the big screen in over five years. We lost saw him in HAIL, CAESAR back in 2016. Clooney is returning with THE TENDER BAR, but it’s as the director. So we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see him as an actor.
Clooney made a big splash with his directorial debut, GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK. That film earned six Oscar nominations, including one for Clooney for Best Director. Since then, his record behind the camera has been spotty. LEATHERHEADS, THE IDES OF MARCH, THE MONUMENTS MEN, and SUBURBICON didn’t exactly light the world on fire.
Still, whatever Clooney we can get, we will take. And in December, we will get THE TENDER BAR, which will have a theatrical release in December before going to Amazon in January. The film co-stars Ben Affleck, another actor turned auteur. The two mega-stars go way back. It was Clooney who produced – and won the Best Picture Oscar – for Affleck’s ARGO.
While we wait to see if these two can capture magic once again, we welcome THE TENDER BAR to The Quorum.