Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Gravity

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George Clooney is setting the record straight. And by the way...


Seriously, though, if you intend on knowing nothing beyond what you've seen in the trailer before you go see Gravity, stop reading.

Are we good? OK.

"I didn't write any scene," Clooney told The Wrap, clarifying comments that director Alfonso Cuarón recently made about his leading man's contribution to the film that were apparently blown a bit out of proportion.

"That scene was there from the minute I was handed the script," he added. "The problem they were having was afterward."

The pivotal scene Clooney is referring to is the one in which Sandra Bullock's astronaut dreams that she's having a conversation about her daughter with Clooney's character (who—spoiler alert again—is dead by then) as she prepares to head back to earth.

"There was one scene we were doing over and over and over, and George overheard that we were dealing with that," Cuarón told Vulture this week. "And then one night I receive an email from him, saying, 'I heard you were struggling with this. I took a shot with the scene, Read it. Throw it out.' And we ended up using it. This was exactly what we needed."

Cue the reports that Clooney wrote a scene for Gravity, which was No. 1 at the box office last weekend and is getting rave reviews and Oscar buzz for Bullock and the 3-D special effects.

Gravity, George Clooney

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But Clooney instead credits the hype to Cuarón's generosity.

"Alfonso's such a sweet guy. He hands out credit to everyone all the time," the Oscar winner further explained to The Wrap. "I said, ‘You guys are struggling, here's an idea.' So I wrote out a scene, and there's a portion of it in the movie about Sandy wanting to live. They were struggling with how to tell people she wants to live, and I said, ‘Maybe you say she talks to her little girl and says Mommy loves her.'

"I sent him the scene as I was leaving out of London," Clooney recalled. "I said, ‘Maybe this helps. Maybe this will fix the problem.' Alfonso said they shot a version of it."

The ever-humble movie star added: "I would never write myself a scene to come back in."

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