For his support of independent film. See? He is such an honorable guy!
Here is the link and an excerpt of the article.
Hollywood Honors George Clooney's Role in the World of Independent Cinema
The Associated Press
Jun. 26, 2005 - Hollywood celebrated George Clooney with a career retrospective, shifting the spotlight from his swaggering superstar persona to his longtime support of emerging filmmakers and art-house cinema.
Among those cheering him at the Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday night were "Ocean's Eleven" costar Don Cheadle, Oscar nominees Virginia Madsen and Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Emmy winner Allison Janney.
Clooney said that literally lying low following recent back surgery has kept him out of the tabloids. But he popped up again earlier this week, with news that he and English model Lisa Snowdon had ended their on-again off-again relationship.
Clooney arrived at Saturday's event with actor Sam Rockwell.
"I've got to tell you something," Clooney joked to AP Television News. "He's one of the worst dates I've ever had."