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George Clooney pays for fellow diner's bill in Germany

George Clooney pays for a fellow restaurant patron's bill in Berlin. Apparently, Clooney pays because he's concerned that his dinner party is too loud, according to a waiter. George Clooney is in Germany preparing to film his movie 'The Monuments Men.'

By Staff Writer / January 29, 2013

George Clooney surprised a fellow diner by paying for the German man’s dinner while in Berlin, where he stopped on his way to film his new movie.

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The diner, Oliver Hermann, said in an interview with the newspaper Bild that when he tried to pay his check, the waiter told him Clooney had already taken care of his 100 Euros ($135) bill.

According to the waiter, said Hermann, Clooney had been afraid that he and his party had been too loud and paid for his fellow restaurant patron’s bill as a way to apologize.

But Hermann said that wasn’t the case at all.

“That's not true at all,” he said about Clooney and his party’s supposed loudness. “They had behaved in a very cultivated manner. I was stunned.” 

He said he left his business card at the restaurant in the hope that he could pick up the tab for the actor sometime in the future. But he hadn't recognized Clooney, said Hermann.

Clooney paid for the extra bill at the restaurant the Grill Royal. The actor is in Germany to film the movie “The Monuments Men,” which will be filmed in Potsdam, according to The Local, a German online news outlet. “Monuments” follows a group of people in the art world trying to save well-known works of art that were looted by the Nazis. Other actors that have been rumored to be involved with the project include Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, and Daniel Craig

Clooney is also involved in a movie titled “1952,” a film that will be directed by Brad Bird and written by “Lost” creator Damon Lindelof and writer Jeff Jensen. It’s a Disney project, which may explain the recent reveal of its other title: “Tomorrowland,” which is also the name of the futuristic section of the Magic Kingdom at the Disney parks. “1952” is slated for a 2014 release.


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