George Clooney Arriving in Venice For Film Festival

George Clooney Gets the Venice Film Festival Fun Started on a Boat With Friends

George Clooney arrives for the Venice Film Festival.

George Clooney waved to fans as he arrived in Venice by boat this afternoon. He's just in time for the city's film festival, which features The Ides of March as the opening movie. George wrote, directed, and starred in the film alongside Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, and Marisa Tomei. Ryan is also expected to attend the world premiere tomorrow. George and Ryan have the support of George's pals, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, who were also along for the ride with George today. George hosted Rande, Cindy, Marisa, and Evan at his Lake Como home over the weekend, and even Bono put in a shirtless appearance. George is the first star to show up for the festivities, which will also hopefully bring out Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, and others.