Steven Spielberg has honoured George Clooney for his humanitarian work around the globe, especially in the Darfur region of Sudan.
fundraising gala in the vast Whale Room at New York’s Museum of Natural History, the director and his USC Shoah Foundation presented Clooney with its Ambassador for Humanity Award. Also on hand to praise Clooney were his co-star in the new movie Gravity, Sandra Bullock, and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show.
“George is the best kind of humanitarian,” Spielberg said. “The humble humanitarian.” The director called Clooney “an unparalleled example of action over apathy.”
Clooney told the crowd of donors: “Our job is to make it hard for the bad guys to do what they’re doing, and for the good guys to ignore it.”