Michael Clayton: There's no play here. There's no angle. There's no champagne room. I'm not a miracle worker, I'm a janitor. The math on this is simple. The smaller the mess the easier it is for me to clean up.
Mr. Greer: [points to the phone] That's the police isn't it?
Michael Clayton: No. They don't call.

You're so fucked. Here let me get a picture while I'm at it.

You're my meal ticket Marty. If you leave it's just me and Barry in a room and I'm trying to explain what the hell it is I do around here.

Marty Bach: We've got 600 attorney's here. We've got to find out who's an expert on psyciatric commitment statutes.
Michael Clayton: I can tell you who that is: Arthur.

I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy off! Are you so blind that you can't see that? I sold out Arthur for 80 grand. I'm your easiest problem and you try to kill me?

Michael Clayton: You are the senior litigating partner of one of the largest, most respected law firms in the world. You are a legend.
Arthur Edens: I'm an accomplice!
Michael Clayton: You're a manic-depressive!
Arthur Edens: I am Shiva, the god of death.

FREE Movie Newsletter

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton Photograph

Michael Clayton is the title character of the movie Michael Clayton. He's play brilliantly by George Clooney and has the difficult job of fixing difficult situation for a major New York law firm. Not always an ethical fella. Will he find his way before time runs out?

Played By
George Clooney
Full Name
Michael Clayton