Amal and George Clooney at the American Film Institute Honors, aka the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood 07.06.2018

Amal Clooney on Thursday paid unprecedented public tribute to her movie star husband George Clooney, calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life.

The human rights lawyer was addressing a star-studded lifetime achievement award ceremony in Hollywood for “Ocean’s Eleven” star Clooney.

But she said it was easier for her “to address a court on behalf of detainees than to speak publicly, as I am doing for the first time tonight, about my husband.”

First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated,” Amal said adding that George has never forgotten his Kentucky manners.

Amal Clooney cited examples of George’s gentlemanly conduct on his sets, including the time on the set of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in Montreal, he “refused to wear a warm winter jacket unless every actor got the same one even though it was 40 degrees below zero.”

The second thing about George that Amal raised was his generosity. “He is generous with his time. He finds out about people who have suffered the same health issues as him and he writes to give them advice. He helps young people pursue their passion for film. He’ll visit an elderly lady at our local nursing home as he thinks it will make her day,” she said.

Referencing the famous story of George giving his “boys” a huge cash present, Amal said: “He must surely be the only person in the world to invite his 13 closest friends to dinner one night and give them a suitcase filled with $1 million in cash. But it must be said, the 14th closest friend is still upset about it.”

Amal’s third thing was George’s commitment to “good fights.” She listed his work in Sudan, work with the UN and more recently some of the survivors of the Parkland school shooting in their efforts to achieve gun control.

To illustrate George’s “moral conscience,” Amal read out a letter from famed newsman Walter Cronkite who said that the actor had “character and “class” and also “a thoroughly admirable lunatic courage, diving off the high board without knowing if there’s any water in the pool.”

Amal ended the speech by revealing how before she had met George at the age of 35, she had “become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster.” She said that from those early days hiding from the press in her London flat she knew she “would never want to be with anyone else.”

She spoke of how George “is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time,” and with her teary-eyed husband looking on, she added, “My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed. And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life.”

On the subject of children, Amal said that George fills their home with laughter and happiness even “before the children have worked out that ‘da-da’ is actually Batman, a talking fox and friends with Mary Poppins.” She concluded that by reiterating her pride in his accomplishments that “when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too.”

A full transcript of Amal Clooney’s speech is below, followed by video from inside the event.

“Here are a few things you may not know about George. First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated. Everyone who knows him, even those who oppose him politically or who have quarrelled with him professionally, will tell you, he has not forgotten his Kentucky manners.

On every set I visit, I’m told by the crew that George sticks up for the most vulnerable. His security team told me that when shooting [Confessions of a Dangerous Mind] in Montreal, George refused to wear a warm winter jacket unless every actor got the same one even though it was 40 degrees below zero.

Now it’s true that George’s pranks, that we have heard about tonight, are an exception to his gentlemanly comportment. As Matt Damon found out when despite his rigorous workouts his trousers kept getting smaller, and tighter and tighter every time he appeared on George’s set.

But other than that, George is definitely a gentleman.

The second thing is that George is incredibly generous. He is generous with his time. He finds out about people who have suffered the same health issues as him and he writes to give them advice. He helps young people pursue their passion for film. He’ll visit an elderly lady at our local nursing home as he thinks it will make her day. He has a big heart and he puts it into everything he does, whether its making movies, hosting a fundraiser or often as quite often happens these days pranking our latest guest by using a nappy and a pot of Nutella. But George is generous in traditional ways too, by donating money to causes he believes in and spoiling loved ones. He must surely be the only person in the world to invite his 13 closest friends to dinner one night and give them a suitcase filled with $1 million in cash. But it must be said, the 14th closest friend is still upset about it.

Third, George picks good fights. Even before I knew him, I admired George’s commitment to taking up causes like exposing corruption in Sudan. And to taking moral stances like opposing the War in Iraq when it was far from popular to do so. Recently he worked with survivors of the Parkland school shooting on the campaign for gun control and he continues to mentor some of them today. He was even the UN’s messenger of peace, but the reality is he fights for what is right as a way of life. George shows us all what it is to have a moral conscience and how powerful it can be when combined with eloquence and courage. This aspect of George’s character was noted many years ago by Walter Cronkite, the famous newsman, who wrote George a letter that I found in our home. Here’s how it begins:

“Dear George, In the course of my chequered career I have encountered a fair number of movie stars. Most of them used their power badly, usually to prop up a frail ego. Some of them had style, not many had character, very few of them had any real class. You have character and you have class. You also have a thoroughly admirable lunatic courage, diving off the high board without knowing if there’s any water in the pool.

Walter was right and his words are all the more poignant at a time when many of us feel that character is lacking in some of the leaders we count on most.”

Although George modestly attributes much of the success we are celebrating here tonight to luck, I think it’s incredible talent and character that got him here. And these attributes also make him an amazing husband and father. I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster. Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else.

I couldn’t sleep when we were apart and I’m told that I would display a particular grin and head-tilt when reading his text messages or the letters he would hide in my bag. Five years later, none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time. My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed. And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life.

You fill our home with laughter and happiness and that’s even before the children have worked out that ‘da-da’ is actually Batman, a talking fox, and friends with Mary Poppins. I’m so proud of you, my love. Congratulations on this great honor that you’re receiving tonight. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too.

Despite being one of the most celebrated couples in Hollywood after their 2014 marriage and the birth of twins a year ago, Amal and George Clooney rarely speak of their private life.

On Thursday, Clooney was the center of attention as an American Film Institute lifetime honoree. Friends ranging from former U.S. President Barack Obama to Julia Roberts and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel spoke of his wit, charm, generosity and work for causes including refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan and victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

“He always looks better than me, does the whole gray hair thing better than me, may be more debonair than me,” joked Obama, appearing by video. “He is a good man, a good friend, a good citizen, and an outstanding maker of films.”

Via Hollywood Reporter


Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a beautiful bespoke silk dress by PRADA

Emily Blunt wore in the past a pink Prada dress with train. Amal and Emily are close friends.

with JIMMY CHOO Cate clutch

And AQUAZZURA First Kiss sandals

Available here

With kunzite and diamond earrings by STEPHEN RUSSEL

Hair and make-up by ROD ORTEGA with CHARLOTTE TILBURY products



All pictures via Getty

Amal and George Clooney with Education Minister of Lebanon Elias Bou Saab 27.09.2016

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Amal and George Clooney will fund the opening of schools for thousands of refugee and Lebanese students, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab announced earlier Tuesday. In a post on his Facebook page, Bou Saab said he met with the Clooneys to discuss the initiative during his visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly.

“Bou Saab accepted the invitation of Amal and George Clooney, who have launched a project to teach children in Lebanon through private schools that they will build in cooperation with SABIS – a global network of schools – and Lebanon’s Education Ministry,” the post read.

The A-listers told Bou Saab that the first of the several schools will open its doors next year. “The project aims at providing education for 15, 000 Lebanese and refugee children,” continued the minister’s Facebook post.

The Syrian conflict and resulting massive influx of refugees has put pressure on Lebanon’s school system and interrupted many refugee children’s education.

Roughly 250,000 Syrian children in Lebanon are out of school according to research from Human Rights Watch. Local and international organizations have implemented various initiatives aimed at getting more children into school.

Source Albawaba

A video about the event

 

 

Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a

HANEY

Short silk dress with fringed sleeves

this dress is available here on Net-à-Porter

€2,861

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and AKONG LONDON

Pearl & Tassel Earrings – Black

£180.00

available here

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Pictures source Elias Bou Saab Twitter feed

Amal Clooney is seen wearing Gucci in Uptown on September 21 2016

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Amal Clooney was spotted today in Uptown in New York today.

 

Style Files

Amal Clooney wore a

GUCCI crêpe de Chine dress

€2,101

available here on Net-à-Porter

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

Mirrored pumps

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DOLCE & GABBANA Last Minute bag

and finally (I have them:) )

GUCCI sunglasses

Etched Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Original: CAD 537.65 NOW: CAD 268.83

available here on sale

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Amal Clooney in Gucci for the first day in Egypt

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I decided to prepare another post about the style files of Amal in Egypt separated from the other post more intellectual. Amal Clooney wore a suit by Gucci with big thanks to Genie for the ID ! The bag could be also by Gucci.

The suit by Gucci 

Satin-trimmed crepe blazer $2,000

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/570799/Gucci/satin-trimmed-crepe-blazer

Gucci Satin-trimmed crepe flared pants $850

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/570804/Gucci/satin-trimmed-crepe-flared-pants

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Amal Clooney’s new bag is by Alena Akhmadullina and is part of the Resort collection 2016.

http://www.alenaakhmadullina.com/collections/resort-2016

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Here the sunglasses by Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James
Smith Sunglasses
CHF188.92 | $195.00

http://bit.ly/1Ez2pZM

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And the pumps by Ennio Mecozzi

EMMA

390.00€

http://www.enniomecozzi.com/shoes?product_id=391

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Amal Clooney (C), the human rights lawyer representing Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (unseen), talks to the press during the trial of Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, both accused of supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in their coverage for the Qatari-owned broadcaster, on August 29, 2015, in the capital Cairo. The court sentenced Fahmy and Mohamed, along with Australian journalist Peter Greste who was tried in absentia after his deportation early this year, to three years in prison in a shock ruling following global demands for their acquittal. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Amal Clooney, a member of the legal team representing Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy sits in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Amal and George Clooney’s Arrival in Tokyo 24.05.2015

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Amal and George Clooney arrive at Haneda airport in Tokyo. Amal Clooney wore a crochet dress by Missoni.

Amal Clooney’s Missoni dress is from the Pre Fall Missoni 2015 collection

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MISSONI
Robe en crochet métallisé
€889

http://www.net-a-porter.com/fr/fr/product/575387/missoni/robe-en-crochet-metallise

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The sandals are by Valentino

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Fringe-Trim Platform Wedge Sandals
http://www.barneys.com/valentino-fringe-trim-platform-wedge-sandals-503688205.html

$845

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Amal’s sunglasses are by Heidi London

24-7 CLASSIC CATEYE FRAME SUNGLASSES – £165

http://www.heidilondon.com/collections/classic-cateye-sunnies/products/i24-7-classic-cateye-frame-sunglasses

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The bag is by Lala Queen

Amal’s bag is a bespoke, here a similar style

DR. BAG
$807

http://lalaqueen.com/shop-product-detail.php?product=137&display=all&main_catg=0&sub_catg=0#

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