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Most cast members of "Ocean's Thirteen" brought their own pens and signed hundreds of items that day.
How great is that!
Andy Garcia makes his way down Hollywood Blvd along the bleacher section where he greets the fans and generously signs autographs.
Getting up close and personal with Hollywood's Royal couple, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Don't believe any of the gossip nonsense you hear about them splitting up. These two people are very much in love and they're not afraid to show it either.
Left: Matt Damon arriving
Cindy Crawford responds to fans
Two and a half years after my disastrous "photo shoot" on Hollywood Blvd at the Premiere of "Ocean's Twelve" (click) I now got another chance to make up for the loss.
Long hours in line finally got me a great seat in the bleacher section right across the entrance of the Mann's Chinese Theater. It was still daylight, although heavily overcast, and the chances of getting some shots this time seemed really good. Little did we know that the Ocean's cast members would spend more than an hour down at the very beginning of the red carpet talking to a few media outlet(s) and having fun while all the other press members along the red carpet were starting to wonder, if they'd ever get a chance to interview the guys before the screening started. But I also must say, that it was incredibly generous of George Clooney, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to come over to the bleacher section and sign autographs and pose for pictures. But by the time they officially reached the theater area on the red carpet, the light had dimmed and the small flash wouldn't really improve my pictures from that distance. But at least these shots turned out better than last time, agree?.
Left and Above:
While George Clooney and Brad Pitt joke around, Angelina Jolie responds to our calls and waves.
Left: Not sure, if it's Al Pacino from the back on the far left in the "crowd"
Once again George Clooney generously signs autographs for his fans. But one thing he won't do is walk behind fellow Ratpacker Brad Pitt on the fan and press line: "It's not fun," he says.."You walk behind him and they're like, 'Geor . . Ooooh! Brad Pitt!"
Another drawback to walking behind Brad, it turns out, is that he has a "thing" when it comes to signing autographs. As "Ocean's" co-star Don Cheadle points out, "Brad's really got a compulsion about autographs. He'll sign every piece of paper."
And, obviously, there's never a shortage of fans seeking Brad's signature. Matt Damon mentions: "Yeah, we were in Germany a few years ago. We sat there for 45 minutes. Brad signed absolutely everything."
After the screening, a parking lot was turned into an outdoor Vegas-like resort, complete with a band, fountain, Chinese dragons, Champagne-stocked cabanas, acrobats and a spectacular fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. that illuminated palm trees to the sounds of Frank Sinatra.
But George Clooney, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle used the premiere of "Ocean's Thirteen" to talk about atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region.Ticket sales from the gala went to "Not On Our Watch", an organization started by Clooney and others working the movie that is helping the International Rescue Committee raise funds for hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by the Darfur conflict. Tickets went for $2,000 each. "Not On Our Watch" has raised at least $9 million since its May 24 fundraising debut at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Above: Producer Jerry Weintraub jokes with Angelina Jolie
Left: George Clooney talks to Elliot Gould
This is not Brad Pitt,
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Photographer was not on assignment - All photos taken for private use with small compact camera
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