Ocean's Eleven stars, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, will travel to Turkey just hours after the Los Angeles premiere for a special screening of the new film.
Their guests of honor? American and British troops.
"We wanted them to know how we are behind them...how we care," producer Jerry Weintraub, who arranged the visit with the help of former President George Bush, told ABCNews.com on Thursday.
All the movie's top stars, which also include Andy Garcia, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, as well as director Steven Soderbergh, will head to an undisclosed location in Turkey on Dec. 5.
"We're going to give them a hug from everybody in America because they're out on the front lines fighting this war for us...and we want them to know how we're behind them and how we care," Weintraub told ABCNews.com.
The stars of the movie also talked with Barbara Walters about how the events of Sept. 11 changed their lives.
"I was in New York when it happened," Matt Damon said. " It certainly affects everything, affects my thinking more than my actions probably. Everybody that I knew survived it. They got out."
"This catastrophic event is really--certainly for me, and I feel like our culture--made us appreciate again what we have. It's basically reminded us of these freedoms," said Brad Pitt. "I want to see those buildings rebuilt. It's important to America to get our symbol back."
The Ocean's Eleven entourage will send copies the film to 11 U.S. warships during their stay in Turkey. From there, the stars will travel to London and Paris for media interviews.
Ocean's Eleven hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 7.
Forget the stuffed shirts, the tuxedos, the Hollywood insiders, and the race for a small statue of a gold man. The MTV Movie Awards are about the people, and the stars pay homage to their crowd by acting and dressing like one of them. The stars come out to look cool and act cool.
So laid-back! So irreverent! So Gen-X! (Oh, wait, no, what is it now, Gen-Y?) Anyway, they spoof big movies! They mock big awards shows! They give out weird-looking trophies in cute categories like best kiss and best villain and best fight!
So taped in advance! So you haven't missed it!
With performances by music superstars such as Christina Aguilera, Li'l Kim, Mya, and Pink and The Dave Matthews Band, we know you'll watch the show on MTV at 9 p.m. on Thursday no matter what. But you should know that the ceremonies were actually filmed last night in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Fallon (TV's Saturday Night Live) and Kirsten Dunst (Bring It On) hosted the show, and began the festivities with an off-kilter look at the blockbuster flick The Mummy Returns.
The Mummy Returns wasn't the only big name to feel the satirical screws. Madonna, Adam Sandler, Gladiator and Cast Away all felt the comedic roasting of Fallon, Dunst and comedian Andy Dick, among others.
But for all the parody of the movies, it's still a movie awards show, and there were winners and losers.
The big winner of the evening was Gladiator, which snagged the silver bucket of popcorn for best film, besting X-Men, Hannibal, Erin Brockovich and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Gladiator won an Academy Award for best film earlier this year.
Joining Gladiator with a double dip was Julia Roberts, who reprised her Academy Award win for Best Actress with a win for best female performance in Erin Brockovich.
Mission: Impossible 2's Tom Cruise won the bucket for best male performance, denying Russell Crowe among others.
Sean Patrick Thomas won a pair of awards. One for best kiss with Julia Stiles in Save the Last Dance and one for breakthrough performance by a male for the same movie. Erika Christensen took home the female breakthrough performance award for her show-stopping work in Traffic.
Newcomers weren't the only ones to have a day in the sun.
Charlie's Angels' Cameron Diaz also doubled her pleasure, winning for best on-screen team with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, and for best dance sequence. MTV viewers are certainly not the only ones to remember Diaz opening Charlie's Angels by dancing in her underwear.
Best villain went to veteran comedic actor Jim Carrey (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas) who dove into a row of seats, a la a rocker diving into a mosh pit, on his way to the stage.
John Woo won best action sequence for the motorcycle chase in Mission: Impossible 2 and Zhang Ziyi took home the best fight award for Crouching Tiger.
The nominees for the MTV Movie Awards are chosen through a national poll of MTV viewers. Winners were determined by MTV viewers who cast their votes by phone or online.
According to MTV, the 2001 awards will be seen in 140 countries on 29 channels, in over 17 languages in 336 million households.
Who’s the fairest of them all? According to Industry analyst James Ulmer, it’s the Pretty Woman with the (sometimes) long, curly red locks. A Georgia peach by the name of Julia Fiona Roberts tops Ulmer’s Y2K list of the 200 hottest actors and actresses in show business. His roster is due out in book form, titled "James Ulmer’s Hollywood Hot List: The Complete Guide to Star Power," in the fall.
The only other woman to crack the Top 20 is the recently single Meg Ryan, who clocks in at No. 8.
Occupying the No. 2 through No. 7 spots between Roberts and Ryan are Hollywood heavy-hitters Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Brad Pitt. Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith round out the Top 10.
Among Ulmer’s criteria in determining the Hot List are bankability, professionalism, willingness to travel and promote, acting talent, acting range and career management.
And who’s at the bottom of Ulmer’s list?
Helena Bonham Carter is No. 191, followed by Halle Berry, Jean Reno, Vince Vaughan, Andy Garcia, Elisabeth Shue, Greg Kinnear, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McKellen and Steven Seagal.
Hot, hot, hot, indeed.
Do kids still like dinosaurs? Is Woody Allen still funny? Was Andy Dick ever funny? And will "Battlefield Earth" implode?
This weekend, all these questions will be answered.
"Dinosaur," Disney's computer-animated, kiddie-themed take on the "Jurassic Park" phenomenon, makes its long anticipated debut this week, posing the first serious threat to knock "Gladiator" (which, as of Tuesday, had raked in $79 million and counting) from the No. 1 position at the box office. It's got everything kids (especially little boys) want: dinosaurs, dinosaurs, more dinosaurs and even a few lemurs.
Meanwhile, Allen releases his latest, "Small Time Crooks," which actually promises to be funny -- unlike his past few movies. Then there's "Road Trip," this year's first candidate for a raunchy teen comedy hit a la "American Pie."
Here's a rundown of this weekend's new releases:
"DINOSAUR" (See the trailer) The skinny: It's "Tarzan," but with a twist. An orphaned Iguanadon is raised by lemurs (a monkey-like primate), and he's treated by all the other dinosaurs as an outcast. The upside: The dinosaurs are cute 'n' cuddly, unlike those carnivorous critters in "Jurassic Park." The downside: Kids can't be fooled: Everyone knows there were no lemurs during the Age of Dinosaurs!
"ROAD TRIP" (See the trailer) The skinny: One of those wacky comedies about college students. In this one, some guy (Breckin Meyer) drags his buddies along on a 2,000 mile trek from upstate New York to Austin, where he's reunited with his girlfriend (Amy Smart). Of course, hijinx ensue along the way. Also stars up-and-coming funnymen Tom Green and Andy Dick. The upside: There's nothing quite like a good road movie. The downside: Then again, there's "Kalifornia."
"SMALL TIME CROOKS" (See the trailer) The skinny: Woody Allen revisits his roots (e.g. his directorial debut, "Take the Money and Run") in this screwball comedy about a bumbling bank robber. The upside: If it's anywhere near as funny as "Take the Money …" this could be Allen's best film in years. The downside: "Manhattan Murder Mystery" aside, Allen hasn't made a funny movie in a long time. Fact is, we sort of think he forgot what's funny (hint: Movies where 60-something Woody romances Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Elizabeth Shue are generally not funny). Elsewhere, "U-571," "Where the Heart Is," "Frequency," "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas," "Screwed," "Center Stage" and "Keeping the Faith" all will try to avoid being bumped out of the Top 10.