One thing this past year confirmed was that these handsome, movie-idol personalities can really act. Too often Pitt and Clooney have been constrained by their leading man status to playing cool protagonists who save the day and get the girl. And they appear to be playing themselves.
Have people forgotten Cary Grant? He's been gone a quarter of a century now, and his last movie was made forty-five years ago. Personally, I don't believe so. He was too good, too much of an original to fade away from our collective consciousness.