Brad Pitt and George Clooney: Oceans Flow For Darfur
Ocean’s Thirteen debuted this week at the Cannes Film Festival. And according to Oceans’ star Brad Pitt, the film feels very natural. "We've known each other too long - we know each other's families - and it's just an instantaneous rhythm that sets in," said Pitt. "And, of course, the movies themselves have never been high drama ... (fun) is the point of it."
Even cooler though, the stars of the Ocean’s films have found a higher calling with their stardom. George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt and company came to the world’s largest film festival to raise money and awareness for the the Darfur refugees.
"We're not politicians. We're not able to make decisions. We're not able to do anything except bring attention to something, and that's the thing we can do," Clooney told press.
"Kids are dying from diarrhea ... that just shouldn't be in this day and age, and it's that kind of thing that needs to be changed. Enough is enough," added Pitt.
Four Ocean's Thirteen cast members - Clooney, Pitt, Cheadle and Damon – and producer Jerry Weintraub launched the Not On Our Watch Foundation to raise money and draw attention to the refugees.
Earlier this week, they raised $10 million at a Cannes party, and in June they head to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago for similar charity events. It’s all in hopes of using their celebrity for a greater cause than their own egos.
"At what point does anyone think anyone of us needs more publicity?" Clooney said. "I'm not going to defend what I think is doing the right thing ... we are doing it because we all think we would be criminal if we didn't take it a step further."
Enjoy the video of George Clooney raising $350,000 with a kiss - as well as pictures of the cast of Ocean's Thirteen at the Cannes premiere on May 24!