Both Clooney and Madonna seem to be charming the press to an extent that their movies The Ides of March and W.E. haven't quite been able to.
Here's the Queen at the premiere of W.E., her drama about the infamous love story of Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and at the cast photo op earlier in the day.
The cast from left to right: Oscar Isaac (Total up and comer. He's also in the sensational Ryan Gosling movie called Drive which opens soon — do not miss it.), Madonna (who needs no introduction), Andrea Riseborough (Likely to be a major actress in 3…2…1…), Abbie Cornish (who stars in the modern half of the picture), and James D'Arcy.
If only Madonna had walked the red carpet in a wedding dress with a lion at her side! This being Venice and all. More on Venice premieres and films here. Kate Winslet and Todd Haynes are also in town — she's starring in Roman Polanski's Carnage and he's on the competition jury — but their remake of Mildred Pierce happens to be showing at the festival as well.