Clooney was appearing on the CNN program as a prelude to the March 5 Academy Awards, at which he won a coveted Oscar for supporting actor in Syriana, a Clooney-produced film infused in the political intrigue of the global oil industry and the dogged pursuit of wealth and power.
(The story goes that an executive said, “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York.” “The Butter Shave” episode of “Seinfeld” was obviously just for him.) In the pilot, Mary moves into a studio apartment in a Victorian house.
In April 2006 after a 5-day visit to Darfur, Clooney spoke out against genocide in that country and urged greater US and NATO involvement.
In September 2006, Clooney testified before the UN Security Council, urging that UN peacekeepers enter Darfur.
I hate spunk,” Ed Asner famously told her in the first episode — a 30-year-old woman, newly arrived in Minneapolis, just out of a relationship, trying, in the words of the theme song, “to make it after all.”Mary Richards is the sort of head-screwed-on-straight woman who does not anchor sitcoms often anymore, now that profound flaws are the rage.
Stable, steady, smart, an aspirational every girl, warm and welcoming, an adorable hat tosser, the only question that could ever be raised about Mary’s likability is, did you like her a lot or tons?
Most Americans first noticed him as the handsome Dr.