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People in Film | George Clooney
Posted July 21, 2010 to photo album "People in Film | George Clooney"
From early TV spots to anchoring feature films, George Clooney has slowly emerged as one of the world’s most determined––and desired––movie stars.
George Clooney, Comic Talent
It is a truth universally acknowledged that George Clooney is good-looking. Indeed it has been scientifically proved. As Princeton University geneticist Dr. Janet Hargrove explained to the Onion’s AV Club, “The subject's masculine yet disarmingly friendly features, from what we have been able to determine, do not appear to be constricted by the laws of physics.” But Clooney’s talent for turning women (and men) weak in the knees has not taken away from his skill in getting them to roll over with laughter. As the Coen brothers quickly discovered, all that attractiveness could easily be used in the pursuit of comedy. Showing off his goofy side in the siblings’ O Brother Where Art Thou, Clooney continued to demonstrate his comic prowess in works like the 2003 courtroom farce Intolerable Cruelty, the 2008 spy send-up Burn After Reading (out from Focus Features), and his recent feature Up in the Air.