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The Ides of March a powerful political thriller

George Clooney directs a stellar cast, but Ryan Gosling shines


The Ides of March may be a political thriller co-written by, directed by and starring leading man George Clooney, but hot property Ryan Gosling steals the show in an award-worthy performance. He's Stephen Myers, an idealistic campaign staffer working on the presidential bid for democratic candidate governor Mike Morris (Clooney). As the campaign trail progresses, Myers uncovers a world of blackmail and deceit, and starts questioning if Morris is everything he's leading the public to believe. The film benefits from a powerful cast, including Paul Giamatti and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who bring stodgy political rhetoric to life. But even amongst the film’s heavy-hitting actors, Gosling shines as the leading man, becoming the primary candidate to follow in Clooney’s footsteps.

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The Ides of March

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Director: George Clooney

Writer: George Clooney

Producer: Grant Heslov, George Clooney and Brian Oliver

Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Max Minghella, Jeffrey Wright and Ewan Bourne


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