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George Clooney

Actor George Clooney, www.greatamericanthings.net

I like George Clooney and I admire him, though I don't often agree with him. Uploaded by wallpaper.wallpedia.org.

It’s hard not to like George Clooney. He could be making a good living as an actor who gets by on his charm and good looks, but he wants more. He wants to be considered a serious actor.

He cares about suffering in the world – no one has done more to make the world aware of the horrors in Darfur than Clooney. I’m not a fan of his political worldview, but I can’t help it. I like the guy.

Actor George Clooney, www.greatamericanthings.net

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Honestly, it goes back to one of my favorite movies: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Clooney was so good in that Coen Brothers film that I became a fan. I’ve enjoyed many of his other movies as well, and he’s made quite a few. Here’s a sampling of the better ones:

  • Batman and Robin (1997)
  • Out of Sight (1998)
  • Three Kings (1999)
  • The Perfect Storm (2000)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
  • Syriana (2005 – Best Supporting Actor)
  • Michael Clayton (2007 – Nomination)
  • Up in the Air (2009 – Nomination)
  • The Descendants (2011 – Nomination)

I’m also a big fan of Out of Sight, which was based on the novel of the same name by the great Elmore Leonard. No doubt, there are a lot more great films and Academy Awards in Clooney’s future. I hope he realizes that he has a gift for comedy, and doesn’t feel compelled to overcome the “stigma” of being handsome by making only important movies.

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