Oscars 2012: George Clooney's mom Nina 'wasn't aware he could give' that performance
"George went to L.A. when he was 20. He said I'm the best known unknown actor out here and I'm paying my bills and if that's all it ever is, that's OK," says Nina. "I wanted him to pursue what he wanted to do."
And she adds of his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Descendants," "It's a performance I wasn't aware he could give."
Aww. It was a much nicer sentiment than perhaps it sounds like here.