George Clooney Urges Britain to Return Stolen VFX Jobs to U.S.

Bob Lincoln February 10, 2014 11
George Clooney Urges Britain to Return Stolen VFX Jobs to U.S.

Actor and director George Clooney outside Friday press conference. Clooney claims the “effing wanker” British should return VFX jobs stolen from California as well as priceless art looted from all over the world.

Speaking at a Friday press conference for his new film The Monuments Men, director George Clooney urged Britain to return VFX jobs stolen from California, claiming Americans “have a legitimate case” in demanding their return.

Responding to a Greek journalist’s question about claims Britain should return “appropriated” historical art treasures, Clooney responded, “Britain has a long history of swiping far more important stuff from the U.S. than the ridiculous number of priceless historical artifacts they’ve looted from around the world. First, they took our Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Next, they took all the good movie villain roles.  Then, they stole The Office. But that wasn’t enough. So, they decided to steal our visual effects industry. Effing wankers.”

Clooney’s latest film, originally slated to hit theatres this past December 20th, was pushed to February 7th because of problems with the visual effects. When asked about the delay, Clooney didn’t mince words. “Brit vfx houses handle post-production change orders like they handle foreplay – 45 minutes of begging. Working with them was exhausting. Between the incessant whining, the constant breaks for tea and numerous editing bay fistfights over soccer jerseys, nothing got done. We had no choice but to push the film.”

In response to Clooney’s claims, an anonymous and extremely controversial British visual effects industry blogger, RuddyFacedVFXLimeyBastard, defended the shift in recent years of visual effects work from its historical home in California to places like London. “Unfortunately for them, California vfx artists’ growing anger and bitterness is inversely proportional to how much the rest of the world really cares.” The blogger went on to comment, “Missed Monuments Men this weekend. Damn. Hope to see it next weekend if it’s still playing.”

Image credit: Courtney | George Clooney – TIFF 09 | CC-BY-3.0

11 Comments »

  1. Joanie February 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    You are a lying piece of dog crap. He never said any of this. Merely suggested that Britain should return cultural art back to its former owners where the actual culture belongs.

    • Anonymous February 11, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

      “All content on this website is a work of fiction”

  2. Poodles February 11, 2014 at 4:57 am - Reply

    What in the name of poodles is ‘CULTURAL ART’?

  3. Anonymous February 11, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

    That’s f$£ing LOL.

  4. vfxvet February 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    So this is a joke website now? Unless you are a satire site you really shouldn’t post fake articles unless it’s April 1st and you’re trying to be cute. This is very lame.

  5. Tony February 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Only greedy American movie companies can fix this by giving their jobs to American vfx houses! Not Britain’s fault!

  6. TheKid February 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    All the articles on this website are a farce. Nothing on here is serious. vfxvet you are an idiot!!!

  7. oxoboxo February 12, 2014 at 3:35 am - Reply

    What about the stolen jobs moved over to Asia?

    Hypocrites…

  8. anonym February 12, 2014 at 7:27 am - Reply

    “Disclaimer

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  9. anon February 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Yes, you should take this article down. It’s rude and if it’s intention is to be humorous, it is far from it.

  10. BigBadBourbon February 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Don’t find it funny, don’t read it. It really is a simple world – please don’t make it complicated for those of us who like simple :)

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