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The Ides of March a powerful political thriller 

George Clooney directs a stellar cast, but Ryan Gosling shines

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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.
The Ides of March
Rated R (MPAA) · 102 min. · 2011
Official Site: www.idesofmarch-movie.com
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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