George Clooney flashed a smile at the Cancun Film Festival today during a photo call for his latest directorial project The Ides of March. The political thriller, which he also stars in, kept George and his costars Evan Rachel Wood and Ryan Gosling busy shooting in the Midwest for much of the Fall and Winter. Evan and Ryan didn't join George south of the border for this afternoon's festivities, and, of course, he was also without his ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. She was a frequent fixture by his side at red-carpet events for the past few years. It was his first public appearance since the end of their relationship made news in late June, and according to some reports, the reason George and Elisabetta broke up was that he doesn't want to get married or have children. Whatever the cause for the split, George has plenty on his professional plate to keep him occupied this Summer and Fall. The Ides of March hits theaters in October, The Descendants is out in December, and George has also signed on to produce his friend Ben Affleck's upcoming movie Argo.