On Thursday, the American Film Institute honored George Clooney with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and included a performance by Miley Cyrus singing “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow”. This song holds special meaning to Clooney as he lip-synced it in the Coen brothers film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in 2000. Despite being 17 years older than his wife Amal, Clooney, who is now 57, continues to be a legendary figure in the industry.
George Clooney received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, and an elaborate ceremony was held on Thursday to celebrate this occasion. The event included a musical performance by Miley Cyrus, who was accompanied by a group of male musicians dressed in a rustic fashion. Miley looked gorgeous in high-waisted black and white pinstripe pants and a stylishly crumpled white shirt that was tucked in. She left a few buttons open to display her necklaces and pulled back her blonde hair, except for the front sections which framed her face. The outfit was completed by a pageboy cap.
According to a tweet from the American Film Institute, Miley Cyrus recently sang “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
George, who is currently 57 years old, shares a significant age gap of 17 years with his beautiful lawyer wife Amal. He delighted his followers by miming along to the track featured in his Coen brothers film from the year 2000, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Miley stepped onto the stage accompanied by a band of male musicians, donning a western-inspired ensemble. Her outfit featured a chic pair of high-waisted pants with a black and white pinstripe pattern.
The fashionable young woman donned a chic white shirt that had a casually unkempt appearance, tucked in and with a couple of buttons left undone to showcase her collection of necklaces. Behind the scenes, she was caught socializing with the renowned Bill Murray, who had acted alongside George in three blockbuster films – The Monuments Men, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and A Very Murray Christmas. While sitting near a table that held a bottle of Belvedere vodka, Miley and Bill were spotted sipping on refreshing lemon iced drinks. Photos also captured them mingling with Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, two beloved TV icons who starred in the hugely popular 90s sitcom Friends.
She opted for a stylish look that exuded sophistication by partially pulling back her blonde hair and leaving the rest loose on her face. Adding a pageboy cap completed the trendy appearance effortlessly.
During the backstage conversation, Swank was seen talking to Bill Murray, who had worked with George in three films such as The Monuments Men, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and A Very Murray Christmas.
Back in 2015, Sofia Coppola directed A Very Murray Christmas, a musical movie co-written by Bill. Sofia, who is the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola and an Academy Award winner, took on the directorial role for the project. Interestingly, George shares a friendship with Brad Pitt, who famously left Jennifer to marry Angelina Jolie after their five-year marriage. It’s worth noting that both Jennifer and George appeared as themselves in the 1998 film Waiting For Woody, which was directed by George’s frequent collaborator Grant Heslov. Although Brad and George have shared the screen in several movies like the Ocean’s trilogy, Brad was not present at the AFI tribute held in honor of George on Thursday evening.
Miley and Bill were seen enjoying their drinks, which were infused with lemon, while sitting next to a table with a bottle of Belvedere vodka. Here’s to good times!
A snapshot of four people hanging out with Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox has surfaced. The duo was part of the legendary TV show, Friends, that aired in the 90s and captured the hearts of millions.
During the AFI tribute event that honored George, his former co-star Brad Pitt was notably absent. In 2009, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox brought Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book to life in a remarkable animated adaptation. George co-wrote and directed The Monuments Men, a 2014 World War II drama film based on the nonfiction book of the same name that chronicled the Allied mission to recover Nazi-seized artifacts in Europe. Bill Murray collaborated on the screenplay for A Very Murray Christmas, a 2015 movie musical directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola and an Oscar-winning screenwriter. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, a classic American folk song originally published by a blind travelling fiddler named Dick Burnett in 1913, has been recorded by various artists over the years, including The Stanley Brothers, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez.
The timeless folk melody of “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” has roots that can be traced back to 1913 when it was first published by a fiddler named Dick Burnett who was blind and travelled frequently. Since then, numerous artists have recorded their own unique interpretations of the song.
How about we have a chat about Miley Cyrus and her tunes? There’s this particular song called “It” which has been performed by various artists, including but not limited to The Stanley Brothers, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez.
The movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” features George’s character who joins forces with two other prison escapees to form a musical group called The Soggy Bottom Boys. Their rendition of a song quickly gains immense popularity and success. Interestingly, the trio did not actually provide the vocals for the song in real life, as it was performed by a different group comprising Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen, and Pat Enwright. Despite this, the song, which dates back over a century, was awarded a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. While Miley Cyrus has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Vocal Album category for her 2013 album Bangerz, she is yet to win the prestigious award, unlike the talented musicians behind The Soggy Bottom Boys.
Here’s a fun fact: The actors George, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson didn’t actually sing in that scene. It was actually Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen, and Pat Enwright who provided the voices.
Hats off to Dan, Harley, and Pat for their outstanding rendition of the classic song that has been popular for a hundred years. Their performance was so exceptional that they were honored with the highly coveted Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals.