14 Jan JUAN on George Clooney at the Golden Globes
JUAN SAYS: You’ve probably gasped as you watched him make his speech at the Golden Globes. You felt for Amal. You quoted him on facebook, twitter and reposted every goddam meme of his quotable quote on instagram. It’s ok. We understand. ‘Coz we did that too (well the girls of Juan at least). And we are guessing that the women in Business Insider were swooning too. Every girl now wants to have a ‘George Clooney’ wrapped around their waist. And we are hoping that every girl would strive to be like Amal (you know, that deadly combination of beauty and brains. She is in fact an international human rights lawyer, after all). We are more than faces and boobs. (Say that with me, again.) We are more than faces and boobs! We’ve got a brain and we are not ashamed of it. (Fist pump starts here!) That’s more like it. Amal is the epitome of ‘smart is the new sexy,’ thank God! With that said, we would like to believe that there is no excuse for the 30-something men (and that includes the 40-something and 50-somethings too. Even those with receding hairline. Honest.) to be afraid of that so-called commitment, because the perennial ‘eligible bachelor’ of Hollywood just said: “I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband!” Hear that? Honey, you hear that? The ‘bird’ is chirping. Where the hell is my shotgun!
George Clooney’s Thank-You Speech
To His Wife Made Women Everywhere Swoon
Source: The Business Insider
After George and Amal Clooney walked Sunday’s Golden Globes, their first red carpet as a married couple, the actor was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award during the show.
During Clooney’s acceptance speech, he made sure to thank his new bride, Amal, and it was swoon-worthy.
The camera panned to Amal, who was clearly a smitten kitten.
But America’s two-time “Sexiest Man Alive” didn’t stop there.
Clooney continued: “Amal, whatever alchemy brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”
With that, the lawyer-activist batted her long, perfectly mascaraed lashes yet again, and almost broke into a full smile this time.
Amal’s table of famous friends — including Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford, and Crawford’s husband, Rande Gerber — then applauded the couple for finally finding each other. Jake Gyllenhaal looked especially pleased in the outfield.
During the award show’s opening monologue, cohost Tina Fey teased the couple, saying:
George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules-of-war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.
Clooney and Alamuddin tied the knot in a lavish Venice ceremony in September.
During his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Clooney also discussed how lucky he felt to even be at the awards show.
“It’s always fun to come here to catch up with old friends,” he said. “For the record, if you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and get celebrated for it. And that ain’t losing.”
Clooney said it’s not the awards that matter.
“I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won … and I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home, but I sure remember ‘Carpe Diem’ and ‘Seize the day, boys, make your lives extraordinary,'” Clooney added, referencing “Dead Poets Society.” “I’ll never forget that. So congratulations to all of you for having a very good year.”
The vocal actor also addressed last week’s deadly attacks at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.
Clooney said of the worldwide marches in the wake of the situation in France:
Today was an extraordinary day. They were Christians and Jews and Muslims, they were world leaders, and they weren’t marching in protest, but in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it.
Clooney closed with “Je suis Charlie,” a popular phrase of support at the Golden Globes that means “I am Charlie.”