【明報專訊】Jevon: Did you see that Harry Danby died this week?
Lesley: Yes I did. There have been obituaries in all the papers and on radio and TV.
Jevon: Well I'm not surprised. I reckon he was our greatest actor.
Lesley: I wouldn't argue with that. He became a star with the first film he made, Broken Dreams. Do you remember that?
Jevon: I do and I remember he made my mother cry when she saw him in it.
Lesley: Yes, he was amazing. And what I really admire about him was that when he'd become an established star and had a lot of clout in the industry, he used his money and connections to help others.
Jevon: I know. He used his clout to help Thelma Durdon get a start in films and look where she is now.
Lesley: A top director. Her latest film has got two Oscar nominations.
Jevon: And it was Harry Danby who helped her on her way.
Lesley: I wish everybody was like that。
Clout 指「影響力」或「權力」，是口頭用語，例如：(1) He carried immense political clout because of his military background（他有軍事背景，所以政治上很有影響力）。(2) As the owner of a prestigious newspaper, he has some clout with the government（他是一家有聲譽報社的老闆，對政府有些影響力）。