W Magazine: What are your favorite movie endings?
George Clooney: Watch the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Frank Capra film. You can’t end a movie that way anymore — today, Lionel Barrymore, the bad guy, would be hauled away in handcuffs. But Capra doesn’t do that. Barrymore just goes on home, and that’s it, the end. We forget about him and forgive him because Capra’s idea of a perfect ending was "living well is the best revenge."