Steve Shaman: Skywatch-Media
Feb 25, 2007
Los Angeles - Al Gore, the presidential hopeful of 2001, has made quite a name for himself recently with the release of "An Inconvenient Truth", the 100 minute movie in which Al Gore, known as "The Goracle" to his fans, discusses global warming. The documentary has grossed about $45 million since its release, placing it alongside other high earners such as "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "March of the Penguins". More recently, the movie, directed by Davis Guggenheim, has been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar.What does all this mean for Gore himself? In the year's time since the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was later shown at the Cannes Film Festival, then premiered at cities like Tokyo, Zurich, Oslo, Stockholm, and Berlin, Gore's star has been rising to unprecedented heights. No longer viewed only as the president who could've been, Gore has been treated more like a rock star of late. For example, when presenting the Grammy Awards alongside Queen Latifah, he received one of the biggest welcomes of the night. At the Cannes Film Festival, Al Gore was almost mobbed by fans. When the University of Toronto announced that Gore was doing a slide show presentation about global warming (the basis for the movie), tickets sold out so fast that the Web site's ticket master crashed. At Boise State University, the same announcement of Gore's slide show again sold out all seats "faster than Elton John."
By Brent Budowsky
Feb 25, 2007
For a lifetime of achievement and great deeds yet to come, let's say: Thank you, Al Gore.
OSLO, Norway (AP) - Former vice president and environmental advocate Al Gore is believed to be among 181 nominees for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.