Clooney was tapped to narrate the biographical video leading into President Barack Obama's keynote speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention—which, unlike Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention, made its way into the broadcast networks' prime-time coverage.
Not too shabby of an intro, eh?
But it was just that type of night, with Tom Hanks doing the honors for a video championing U.S. military veterans that led into Vice President Joe Biden's address earlier in the evening.
And those already all aflutter on Twitter about Obama's choice of narrator were not disappointed when it came to the main event—Obama's impassioned speech, in which he officially accepted his party's nomination for president of the United States.
"North Carolina!!! C'mon and raise up. Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo head. Spin it like a helicopter. Here We Go! BARACK OBAMA #DNC," raved Chris Rock as the speech got under way. He followed later with, "Mitt Romney is at home wondering how in the world he's going to debate Obama. No teleprompter there to save you Mitt. #Forward2012 #DNC."
"Dear future hubby you MUST look at me the way our president @BarackObama looks SO deep into his queen's @MichelleObama eyes. Yourz Truly!" tweeted a smitten Taraji P. Henson.
Many of Obama's celebrity supporters were content to quote lines from his speech, perhaps the most popular being, "I have changed. I'm no longer just a candidate— I'm the President!"
"Why don't you let that marinate for a minute, Mitt," Rock wrote in quoting the line.
"Watching @BarackObama love seeing black love ... Ain't it beautiful," tweeted Marlon Wayans. "@BarackObama got swag."
"'Ryan! Upload my oratory program and attach my buzz saw hand!' -- Romney, watching Obama right now #DNC," cracked Patton Oswalt, once of the many celebs weighing in tonight who also raved about the speech Bill Clinton gave last night.
In response to a Kat Denning tweet in which she admitted to crying during Obama's address, Oswalt deadpanned back, "@OfficialKat: So I'm crying watching Obama's speech SUE ME // Me too, but it's because I sat on my balls."
Also to Denning, Eric Balfour admitted: "I'm right there with you... What an incredible man and leader!"
Oswalt also tweeted: "Daaaamn. Obama just simultaneously Denzel'd, McQueen'd & Jagger'd. #imthepresident #DNC."
"Way to pander to heart transplant recipients, Obama! #dnc," Michael Ian Black tweeted, joking about Obama's defense of universal health care.
"Mopping the floor with the GOP! Mr. Obama tells us what we need to know!" tweeted Bette Midler.
"I can't help it I believe what Obama believes," tweeted Bob Balaban. "I don't think it's empty rhetoric. He may not b perfect but I think we need this man. Sue me."
"PREACH IT!" exclaimed Andy Cohen. And, "on another note I have that same tie. (Ralph Lauren Black Label) yet ANOTHER thing Obama and I have in common."
Of course, not everyone was a fan. (And Clint Eastwood isn't on Twitter.)
"Well in 2008 we voted for change & we got it. Higher unemployment +2%, highest debt & most new debt ever, higher gas prices. Keep it up!!!" opined Donald Trump Jr.
But what does it all mean?
"Summary of all our Tweets: Dems: 'Obama still rocks and tells the truth!' GOPers: 'Obama still sucks and he lies!' #statusquo," film critic Richard Roeper tweeted helpfully.