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Clooney and Cheadle to be Honored by Nobel Laureates

Two of Ocean's Thirteen, George Clooney and Don Cheadle, are set to be honored at the 8th World Summit of Nobel Laureates, Dec. 13–15 in Rome. This year, George, Don, and some of their other Ocean's castmates launched Not on Our Watch to raise awareness and money for Darfur during their festival movie premieres. After the circuit was over, they expected the charity would be, too, but instead found that they wanted to commit to the project. Now, luminaries such as President Carter and the Dalai Lama want to honor their efforts. Archbishop Desmond Tutu had this to say:

"I am always moved when I see artists such as George and Don use their positions to speak up for the most vulnerable of our fellow human beings. They have brought the suffering in Sudan into the awareness of millions, and have raised tens of millions of dollars to assist the victims of violence there. They inspire us all and show that every person, in every walk of life, can do something to help make the world a better place."

These days Hollywood is spending more time, energy, and money in its charity and awareness projects, but this time it's about some of the most important figures in the world honoring two movie stars. Both George and Don have been given awards all over the spectrum, but something tells me that this may be one of the most important of all.


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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Great for Don!!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Sorry, forgot how to do the smiley, lol
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
:woo hoo:
SUMMER285 SUMMER285 9 years
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
yay Clooney! :D
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
Love Cheadle in just about everything he has done. George Clooney is a surly *uck though.
holysnap holysnap 9 years
Hmmmmm...I smell something fishey going on here.
Candice80 Candice80 9 years
I admire & respect both Don Cheadle and George Clooney for their efforts in bringing awareness to the crisis in Darfur.I watched some of their interviews on CNN and they struck me as not just knowledgeable about the issue but insightful as well. Great to see that their efforts are appreciated by the International Community!!
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
good for them... even better for those in Darfur. (it would seem gray-stubbled chins are the perfect fashion accessory for these guys)
laura19 laura19 9 years
I love that the pictures line up perfectly and it looks like Don Cheadle's shoulder continues into George's picture, hahahaha
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
aaw how nice :)
Jillness Jillness 9 years
That is quite an honor!
sofi sofi 9 years
aww- I am all verklemped over my Georgie Boy! Way to go.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Good for them :) Makes me smile!
t-and-co t-and-co 9 years
That's so awesome! Their organization is amazing, and Don's book that he co-wrote with John Prendergast is outstanding. I'm so glad they're getting some recognition.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
Congrats :)
LolaDub LolaDub 9 years
thats good :)
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