Oh he went there. Ryan Gosling has compared George Clooney to the King of Pop.
But it’s not a crazy comparison (like how I once compared Lady Gaga’s Telephone to Jackson’s Thriller… that’s crazy). It’s one that kind of makes sense. I’m sure this applies to other filmmakers that have been around a while, like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, etc.
But Gosling said it about The Clooney. And Clooney isn’t a bad director, he’s good, even if he’s a bit inconsistent. It’s interesting to see what Clooney is like a director. Especially since Gosling just finished Ides of March, which is directed by Clooney. Spoilers: That’s why he’s doing the interview. Take it away, Gosling:
It was amazing to watch him direct because it was like watching somebody try to explain a song in their head. I can only kind of compare it to seeing Michael Jackson in ‘This Is It,’ where he’s trying to explain to a keyboard player how to play a certain part and the keyboard player isn’t getting it right, and Mike Jackson just knows exactly how he wants this part played, even in the see of other parts being played, he can pick that out. That’s kind of what George is like. He’s like Michael Jackson, basically.