Michael Clayton “is the best it can be in that genre. But there’s a ceiling on that genre. If it has a shot at [winning] anything, it’s best supporting actress with Tilda Swinton.” — George Clooney speaking to Time profiler Joel Stein in the 2.20 issue.

Also: “I thought Daniel Day Lewis had the best performance of the year. Then I saw La Vie En Rose. Marion Cotillard does an old person trying to be young, instead of what everyone does — a young person trying to be old. It’s a stunning performance. But there is no way Daniel Day Lewis won’t win. For me, it’s like being Hillary Clinton. If it weren’t for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year [for her].”