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Barack Obama Broke Presidential Phone Rules for a Selfie with Clive Owen

Barack Obama Broke Presidential Phone Rules for a Selfie with Clive Owen

-Thanks for coming back, buddy.
-Thank you. -We love it when you come by. How are your daughters and my friends,
Hannah and Eve? -Hannah, your number one fan?
-She is. -Yeah, she’s great, yeah.
She’s at film school having a great time, yeah.
-Oh, really? -Sends you her best.
-She’s awesome. How about Eve?
How is Eve doing? -Eve’s doing great, yeah. Eve has actually got an album
coming out next year and has been singing
with the band The National, which is very weird for me.
-Wow. -Because —
[ Cheers and applause ] -That’s great. -They’re my absolute
favorite band. -I love The National, yeah.
-So to see — to see my girl going up there singing with them
is pretty awesome. -Last time you came here,
Hannah gave me a gift. She gave me a jar of pickles
with my face all over it. [ Laughter ]
It was very nice. It was very nice of her
to do that. Did you bring me any gift today? -There’s a photograph, maybe.
-Oh. -Yes. Maybe.
-Oh, this is very nice. -This is — now, Hannah’s
at film school, but she spends, you know, all the time
using the things she learned by basically filming me
unawares or posting things on Instagram.
-Yeah. -And, this is, you know,
a lovely thing she posted on Father’s Day.
Can you believe this? -That’s so nice.
-Look at — look at this. -It says, “Happy Father’s Day.” And it’s a picture of me
and her. [ Laughter and applause ]
That’s so nice. -What the hell?
What the — [ Laughter and applause ] She did post that.
-Did she really? I love her, man.
That’s the best. Because she also did —
she posted some other thing that we found
on Instagram Stories. -Yes.
-It was a photo — it said — Because I guess it was your
birthday a couple of weeks ago? -Yeah. -And she put “Happy Birthday
to this wannabe Elvis,” and she put — oh, gosh,
this one of you. That’s you?
-That is me, yeah. -What is that?
What is that about? [ Cheers and applause ]
-You have to — You have to understand that
I haven’t got Instagram, so I get calls from my agent
over here who says, “Oh, that’s great.”
“What’s great, what’s great?” And that is me —
-She’s trolling you, yeah. -Yeah, in a school play in “Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat.” [ Light laughter ]
-So were you trying to be Elvis? -That’s the part.
-Yeah, I know. [ Laughter ]
You’re nailing it. I mean, you’re nailing it.
You got it down. I think you look pretty good.
We have another photo I want to talk about,
but I want to talk about how the photo was taken
first of all. This is a picture of you
and President Barack Obama. -It was, yeah.
-How did — [ Cheers and applause ]
Walk me through this. How did you end up with…
-Yeah. -…Barack Obama?
-It’s a little bit embarrassing, because I don’t want to big
myself up, but it was a pretty
extraordinary moment. I do this stuff with this
company SAP, and they were having this
big sort of — sort of convention
in New York. And I was doing something
in the morning. And then I heard he was speaking
in the afternoon. And I said, “Oh, I’d like to
come back and hear that.” So I went back. There were
people queuing up for a photo. And they said,
“Do you want your photo?” I said, “Yeah, I do actually.”
And I walked up. -Absolutely.
-And as I walked up, the man said, “I’m going to
break the rule of a lifetime,” and took his phone out
and took a selfie. And I said —
-He’s a fan of yours? -I think — well, I think him
and the family love “The Knick,” the show that I did
with Soderbergh. -Absolutely.
-And I said, “Well, if you are, I am.”
And I took out my phone and we both took selfies. -You took selfies
with the President? -Yeah.
-How rad is that? And have you posted it anywhere
or showed it? -No. No, no, no. -You don’t have a place
to post it. Can I show it?
[ Light laughter ] -When my kids saw this,
they said they can tell — “We can tell you don’t
take selfies, Dad, because you look terrible,
and he looks great.” -Here it is.
[ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] I think it’s awesome. That’s fantastic. He’s — he’s fantastic.
Isn’t he great to meet? -Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
No, it was incredible. -I had one opportunity
to get a photo with him. I went to the White House
for a Fourth of July event for veterans,
and I was performing there. And I got there so nervous
to meet him and the First Lady. And so I got dressed up
in a three-piece suit, like the best suit I had. And I went, and it was so hot.
It was the Fourth of July. -You started sweating.
-In Washington, D.C. I’m sweating all over the place. And I’m opening up
for the Foo Fighters, and they’re wearing shorts
and T-shirts. They’re like,
“Wow, you’re really — you look like a banker.”
Yeah, so I’m like — So anyways, I go up
to meet them. And I’m just sweating.
It’s just dripping off me. And Michelle Obama goes,
“Jimmy, you look so hot. Are you okay?”
And I go, “I’m fine.” And the President was laughing.
[ Laughter ] He had, like, his shirt
rolled up and he was wearing khakis. He goes, “Uh,
didn’t you get the memo? It’s a barbecue.”
[ Laughter and applause ] And then they pushed me away.
I got one photo, like, so sweaty and awful. But he’s great. I want to talk about
“Gemini Man.” Congratulations on this.
This is cool, Ang Lee. I love Ang Lee.
And — directed this. Will Smith. You basically acted
with two Will Smiths. -Yeah, it’s true, it’s true.
-Can you explain that? -Well, it’s — it’s a really —
it’s a film that they’ve been trying to make for
over 20 years, and I think Ang Lee finally
said, “I think we’re ready. I think the technology’s there.” And basically, Will Smith
plays an agent, and there’s a guy after him,
and he doesn’t understand why he’s so good, until he turns
and he sees a young Will Smith. And basically he’s been cloned and the guy’s been sent out
to get him. -So he’s trying —
-And so you have — and they’ve used this —
I think it’s the first time there’s a digitalized human,
like, fully digitalized. So I did most of my stuff
with the young Will. So basically he does it with
a whole camera rig, then a body double does it, and then they do
a special effects run-through. And then —
-So you basically act with a tennis ball
the whole time? -No, I —
To be fair to Will — -“Get over here.
Get over here, guy. I love you, man.
I’m going to save you.” -Yeah, selfies and —
-Exactly, yeah. With a stick.
A broomstick. [ Laughter ] -No, but he —
-You never met Will Smith once. -So Will —
[ Laughter ] Will did actually —
I mean, it’s digitalized, but he does all the performing,
so he acts everything. So he did a whole process
where he acted the younger version of himself,
and then they physically made him younger,
but not a de-aging, like — it was a different process.
-It’s amazing to look at. -But it’s — like, Ang Lee,
with this film is, like, at the forefront of some
new technology that he’s convinced
is going to be the future. It’s shot in 120 frames
a second. It has stunning action in it. -3-D.
-And it’s — 3-D. And it’s really extraordinary. And you have to — you have
to see it in the cinema the way it’s — and projected properly, because that’s, you know —
-Yeah. -…otherwise you won’t get
the full impact.

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    1. Earth's population of wild vertebrates — all mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish — experienced an overall decline of 60 percent from 1970 to 2014, the most recent year with available data. (By comparison, the 2016 and 2014 editions reported a 58 percent and 52 percent decline since 1970, respectively.)

    2. More than 50 researchers from around the world contributed to the 2018 report, analyzing a total of 16,704 animal populations from 4,005 species.

    3. The No. 1 cause of the decline is habitat loss and degradation, which accounts for nearly half of all threats within each taxonomic group, except fish (28 percent). Common threats to wildlife habitat include "unsustainable agriculture, logging, transportation, residential or commercial development, energy production and mining," the report notes, adding that "fragmentation of rivers and streams and abstraction of water" are also prevalent causes in freshwater ecosystems.

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    7. The fastest wildlife decline is in freshwater habitats, which lost 83 percent of their vertebrate populations between 1970 and 2014. The total number of freshwater vertebrates drops by about 4 percent each year.

    8. The planet's tropical regions are losing vertebrate species at an especially dramatic rate, with South and Central America suffering an 89 percent decline since 1970. That's the most pronounced decline of any "biogeographic realm," according to the report, followed by the Indo-Pacific (64 percent), Afrotropical (56 percent), Palearctic (31 percent) and Nearctic (23 percent).

    9. On top of tracking population declines, the 2018 report also looks at additional indicators related to species distribution, extinction risk and biodiversity. The Species Habitat Index (SHI), for example, offers "an aggregate measure of the extent of suitable habitat available for each species." Overall trends in the SHI for mammals fell by 22 percent since 1970, with the steepest regional decrease reported in the Caribbean at 60 percent. Other regions with declines greater than 25 percent were Central America, Northeast Asia and North Africa.

    10. The report also provides a Biodiversity Intactness Index (BII) that ranges from 100 to 0 percent, with 100 representing "an undisturbed or pristine natural environment with little to no human footprint." The most recent global estimates suggest the BII fell from 81.6 percent in 1970 to 78.6 percent in 2014.

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