Reporter Stumps George Clooney with Stupid Question

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock arrived in Italy on Thursday for the 70th Annual Venice Film Festival where they’re promoting their latest sci-fi thriller film Gravity. They were immediately greeted by a roar of cheers and applause from excited fans as they docked.

All eyes were on Bullock, 49, who stole the show in a neon print block pattered dress, while Clooney, 52, looked calm and collected in his trim blazer and buttoned down shirt.

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The co-stars then hit the red carpet and happily signed autographs and posed for candid photos before attending a press conference and screening of the deep-space drama.

During the conference, Clooney was caught off guard by one reporter’s question, especially considering it had absolutely nothing to do with the film. It seems the brutal civil war conflicts taking place in Syria prompted her to inquire the human rights advocate and UN Ambassador about his opinions.

“Do you think President Obama should send troops to Syria?” the reporter asks.

“I actually thought you were going to ask me about Ben Affleck playing Batman, but no it’s Syria,” replies Clooney sarcastically. “I don’t think I have much of an answer for that, obviously,” Clooney laughs.

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Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban), Gravity follows two astronauts—a veteran spacewalker played by Clooney and Bullock as a rookie medical engineer—who are forced to work together to survive after their shuttle is obliterated by debris.

The director recently opened up about the use of technological computer animation in the 3-D movie for extreme realism.

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