George Clooney is humanitarian royalty (see: Darfur, Sudan efforts) and a champion of celebrity privacy, but now he's officially earned another title: defender of women.
In a red carpet interview at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild awards, the actor, who was up for nominations for his film The Descendants, defended Demi Moore and slammed the idea of releasing 911 calls to the public.
Always very troubling when people you know and people who you care about end up going through a difficult time, he told The Insider.
We've sort of opened up the discussion about privacy and whether 911 calls should be allowed to be listened to, he said. He added that it's a stupid thing for such calls to be made available for entertainment purporses. I think it's stupid for anyone, whether they're celebrated or not. I don't believe their 911 calls should be broadcast around the world, he said.
This isn't Clooney's first time defending celebrity women.
He gallantly came to the defense of pop singer Britney Spears in 2007 when she was famously going through personal and professional turmoil and being hounded relentlessly by the paparazzi.
It's getting to a point where people that are not involved are getting hurt, he told Entertainment Tonight.
He defended his ex-girlfriend, Italian beauty Elisabetta Canalis, when Us Weekly reported that she had been sending nasty messages to Clooney and his new flame, Stacy Keibler.
The story running in the current issue of Us Weekly about Eli and Stacy was completely fabricated in order to sell magazines, he said in a statement, according to a CelebTV.com report.
Clooney took an even bigger stance earlier this month in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, for which he graced the cover alongside The Help actress Viola Davis.
There's this strange thing that's happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there's this decision being made that women aren't able to carry the box office, he said. When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women it doesn't happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue.
See, ladies? Chivalry is not dead.