““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Closing in on the Open
From June 11 to 17, the Oakmont [Pa.] Country Club will host the U.S. Open, one of golf's premier events, for the eighth time.
The venue has a long and storied tradition in championship golf, and the sport's greatest players will once again contend with the course's 180 deep bunkers, hard and slick greens and tight fairways. (For more about the facility, visit www.oakmont-countryclub.org.)
The nearest place to land your business jet is Allegheny County Airport, which has a 6,500-foot runway and Jet-A fuel. Its 24-hour FBO, Corporate Air (888-429-5377), will be running shuttles to the U.S. Open.