HOLLYWOOD -- stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, and producer Jerry Weintraub, will make a strong “impression” at one of the town’s most famous landmarks. Surrounded by cheering fans and friends, the four will have their hand and footprints immortalized in cement in the famed forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The Hand & Footprint Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m. If any of you really are in love with these guys you might want to plan a vacation around the event.
This event will also mark Hollywood history. While it has become a rare honor for any Hollywood luminary to have his hand and footprints cemented for posterity at Grauman’s, the “Ocean’s” films’ producer and 50-year Hollywood veteran, Jerry Weintraub, has the distinction of being the first producer ever to be accorded that privilege.
Later that same evening, “Ocean’s Thirteen” will be presented in its North American premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, beginning with the screening at 7:00 p.m. Attending the screening will be the film’s star-studded cast, including Clooney, Pitt and Damon, in addition to Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner and Elliott Gould. Director Steven Soderbergh, screenwriters Brian Koppelman & David Levien, and producer Jerry Weintraub will also be on hand to meet and greet the celebrity guests and industry VIPs in attendance.
Combining film and philanthropy, proceeds from the events will be used to benefit the aid group the International Rescue Committee for Not On Our Watch. Co-founded by producer Jerry Weintraub, and “Ocean’s Thirteen” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, Not On Our Watch is a humanitarian organization whose initiative is to support existing Darfur relief efforts and to ensure the protection of civilians in that region.
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