George Clooney admits he's no De Niro, plus more from Gwyneth, Tyra and other stars

By People Staff
Updated September 05, 2005 06:00 AM

• “Acting, as I’ve proved time and time again, is not my greatest forte.”
George Clooney, at the Venice Film Festival, suggesting he was happier in the role of director for his new film Good Night, and Good Luck

• “I find there’s not a lot of mystery left in stories between guys and girls; its all been seen or done before.”
Heath Ledger, in production notes for his gay cowboy film with Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain

• “I never talk about Naomi (Campbell) publicly. I talk about a model who was difficult to me and the press put (her name) in my mouth.”
Tyra Banks, to Entertainment Weekly, on rumors that Campbell had Banks thrown off fashion shows

• “That motherf– came into the studio and out-partied people like Slash. (Nick’s) a f–ing maniac. And that’s coming from me.
Tommy Lee, to Rolling Stone, on Backstreet Boy Nick Carter

• “Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great, fair city. And to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable.”
– New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr., on the destruction of his hometown to Today

• “Whether you have family there or not, it’s a devastating situation.”
Ellen DeGeneres, who grew up in Lousiana, on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

[IMAGE “1” “right” “std” ]• “Everything I wanted to achieve, I achieved. I’m not one of those people who keeps raising the bar. Am I supposed to say I’m going to become the biggest movie star that ever lived? I don’t want to.”
Gwyneth Paltrow, to Time

• “Al Pacino said, ‘When that moose popped up in the back seat, I laughed my ass off.’ I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was a deer.”
David Spade, on the best reaction he has heard to his 1995 comedy Tommy Boy

• “I prayed to God that if the hair thing doesn’t work out for me, please make me bald. And God heard my prayers and totally balded me up.”
Arrested Development’s David Cross