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Julia Roberts presented BAFTA to great friend George Clooney

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MUMBAI: It was great moment for the Hollywood fraternity to see two of their best actors — Julia Roberts and George Clooney — come together on stage and appreciate each other.

At the 2013 BAFTA LA Awards on Saturday night, Roberts, who co-starred with Clooney in Ocean's Eleven presented the 52-year-old with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film.

Reportedly, Julia was in a very jolly mood when she came on stage. She joked: “There are two obvious reasons why I was chosen to do this: one, Brad Pitt was out of town. Two, Matt Damon, he’s in town, but he was unavailable.”

However, the actor took a serious turn to praise Clooney, who has been her co-actor, director and producer too. “All of which he is immeasurably gifted at,” she said.

How could Clooney not have reciprocated? He equally appreciated the Pretty Woman actor. “It has been such a pleasure to watch the woman you have become. It’s very hard for me to be just straight nice because she’ll get me later. But just an amazing mother, an amazing wife and a great, great friend. It’s really an honour to have her here.”

And they had a nice evening even after they stepped down from the stage. They sat next to each other and were seen laughing and chatting.

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