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Many well-known British and American stars turned out last night for the White House State Dinner given in honor of visiting U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. Though there were several A-list celebrities in attendance, it was George Clooney who was given a place of honor at first lady Michelle Obama's side.
The Descendants actor was in town to testify to the Senate about human rights violations going on in Sudan, but he decided to throw on a tux and attend the dinner later that night. He was placed at the VIP table, where he was able to chat with the first lady, as well as Cameron and President Obama.
Also at the VIP table were the Prime Minister's wife, Samantha Cameron, and Homeland star Damian Lewis. Turns out Homeland is one of Obama's favorite shows (according to The Hollywood Reporter), so he invited the Brit and his wife, Harry Potter star Helen McRory, to join the festivities.
Other stars in attendance included film producer Harvey Weinstein, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, British actor Idris Elba, The Wire's Wendell Pierce, PBS anchor Gwen Iffil, Warren Buffet and British billionaire Richard Branson.
And as expected, the guests were treated to some high-class entertainment. Obama invited John Legend to perform, and -- at the request of Cameron -- British folk band Mumford & Sons played some songs, as well. And because he was part of the entertainment, frontman Marcus Mumford was lucky enough to have his fiancee, Drive star Carey Mulligan, join him for the dinner.
But at least one guest still has some work to do in Washington D.C. now that the swanky soiree is over. Weinstein plans on presenting a screening of the documentary Bully to educational advocates, principles and teachers Thursday night to help raise awareness for the current petition to convince the MPAA to lower its R rating to PG-13.