What do ya know. The party that the ‘Ocean’s’ cast threw to help repair Darfur as part of the Not on Our Watch project raised $9.2 million Tuesday night. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and producer Jerry Weintraub appeared on “Good Morning America” to deliver the good news.
“We had a big night last night,” Clooney told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “We raised a lot of money. The big surprise for us was Steven Spielberg donated $1 million last night. That really kicked us over the top.”
Clooney and fellow “Oceans” star Cheadle have been heavily involved in projects to save Darfur. Clooney has gone before the United Nations to ask for more peacekeeping forces in the region; Cheadle has testified before subcommittees.
“The $9 million is for the refugee camps,” Clooney said. “And we want to immediately effect change and help people survive through the next months.”
Nice going guys!
More photos (George Clooney, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Ellen Barkin) from the “Ocean’s Thirteen” photocall in Cannes after the jump.