George Clooney as you’ve never seen him before – tell us if you like it! 10



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The movie star that still makes many of us baby boomer women go weak at the knees has taken a break from his usual charming heartthrob persona, diving into a far more quirky and clownish role.

George Clooney plays the lead role in the movie Hail Caesar, a black comedy set in 1950s Hollywood.


Click here to view the trailer

The  all-star cast list also includes Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes and Jonah Hill.

Brolin plays fixer Eddie Mannix, who tries to keep the studio out of the gossip columns, which includes covering up the the kidnap of his studio’s leading man, matinee idol Baird Whitlock, played by Clooney.

Clooney looks hilarious as Whitlock. Decked out in Roman armour and scarlet cape, grey hair shows beneath the black die of his hair cut and he fluffs his lines with hysterical results.

Things take an even funnier turn after he is kidnapped and the studio receives a ransom demand. Studio fixer Mannix has to gather all the on and off-screen big names of the studio to help find out what happened to Whitlock, thwarting a determined gossip columnist along the way.

The film is scheduled for release on February 5. We can’t wait!

What did you think of the trailer? Do you prefer Clooney in serious roles or a comedy like this? Or do you just love him, full stop?


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  1. Well he can be who ever he wants to be as far as I’m concerned, I guess we will just have to see if he can pull it off though, he has my vote.

  2. Comedy isn’t new for George -The Coen brothers film “Brother Where Art Thou” springs to mind. I remember George was in a comedy with Catherine Zeta Jones.

  3. sorry but I won’t be seeing it not my kind of movie no matter how much I love George. Looks like rubbish, I dislike spoof type movies.


  5. He’s fantastic at comedy. As others have already mentioned, O Brother Where Art Thou. He was hilarious!

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