Will the real Michael Clayton please stand up? The WSJ Law Blog has discovered the “true” identity of the lawyer upon whom George Clooney based his character in the new legal thriller “Michael Clayton.” See Slate’s review of the movie.
And the real Michael Clayton lives right here in Washington. Though instead of being “the fixer” portrayed on the big screen, he actually heads Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ global trademark and copyright practice. Artistic license, no doubt.
Money quote from the Law Blog’s interview with Clayton: “Well I wonder how he would feel if I made a movie about a movie star named George Clooney and the trailers blared ... ‘Michael Clayton is George Clooney!’”