Sandra had tough years: George Clooney

Hollywood superstar George Clooney is happy with the Oscar buzz that his friend and Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock is garnerning for her performance in the film. The actor believes this year has been great for Sandra, who had a tough time following her 2010 divorce from husband Jesse James.

Speaking about his old friend, Clooney joked that Sandra did not want him to reveal that they are old friends. “Isn’t she great? I’ve known Sandy for — she doesn’t want me to say — over 25 years,” said Clooney, 52, at the AFI Film Festival premiere of August: Osage County in Los Angeles.

Apparently, Clooney bonded well with Bullock’s three-year-old son, Louis, when they were shooting the space disaster drama. Talking about his association with her, he says, “She’s a really dear friend. So watching how this year has gone for her — and she’s had tough years before — has been great.”