Now you know they’re going to make a movie about him.
Hero airline pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger
– “Sully” to his friends and the enraptured masses – was flyinging high as he and wife Lorrie graced the Vanity Fair
Oscar dinner and after-party that wrapped up the Academy Awards on Sunday night. In fact, he was the “toast” of the shindig, according to the New York Post’s Page Six
"Even the stars were starstuck by Sully -- seriously EVERYONE wanted to meet him -- and he had his own 'walker' at the party to escort him around," according to an insider.
The bash, thrown by magazine publisher Graydon Carter
at the Sunset Tower Hotel, was uber-exclusive and drew the cream of the Hollywood
crop, including award winners Penelope Cruz
, and Kate Winslet, Dennis Hopper, Mickey Rourke, Gwen Stefani, Sidney Poitier, Michael Douglas
, and one unidentified couple who paid $60,000 for tickets at a charity auction held by Sir Elton John, Page Six
If any of the Hollywood celebs, their agents, producers or screenwriters want to get a head start on the treatment for the Sully movie (which would be awesome), they can check out the essay he wrote about his miraculous Jan. 15 landing of a AirbusA320 on the Hudson River in the current issue of Newsweek magazine.
Published at 5:16 PM EST on Feb 23, 2009