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George Clooney: The actor who makes waves only by his looks

December 1, 2009 6:32:45 PM IST
Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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How does one define good looks? Well, if it were to be defined in the Indian context, it has to derive its sources from the Hindi film stars who dominate the landscape from all the vantage points. But in such a conglomeration, if the face of George Clooney with his dead pan looks beckons you from the facade of one of the most popular shopping malls in Mumbai, the Oberoi Malls, it indeed is a pointer to the fact that this man has a following, deriving from his looks.

Clooney's latest film THE MEN WHO STARES AT GOATS which has released in Hollywood and is going to be released in India shortly is a film that again delves into the realm of the paranormal more with reference to the Military affairs. It is a theme which all the Hollywood actors have tried to dabble with and Clooney is no exception. The film has been situated in Iraq, which is still an ongoing phenomenon in the USA with which people identify in one form or the other.

It was OCEAN's ELEVEN and its sequel OCEAN TWELVE that made Clooney a popular actor in India. It is also one of the apparent paradoxes that the popularity that Clooney enjoys in India is more on account of his various films that continue to be shown on the television at one point of the time or the other. He was also the man who enacted the role of BATMAN for the first time on the silver screen.

It is his hair style that has contributed to his iconic image and it also was a gift of providence. During the shooting of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN he gave it a cut, which is known as Roman Hair cut and it became his style statement.

Style indeed he has, as his career has been a journey that has more of misses than flops but he plodders on, as he has a charisma. No wonder, he has been nominated 'Sexiest Man alive' in 1997, but he still oozes that sexuality. As logical fallout in 2003 People magazine again rated him as standing at 3rd position in 10 top sexiest men alive.

He would be the only actor who has played role of a gangster in seven movies and as a soldier in 4 films so far, if THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS is excluded. No other actor would have flipped on both sides of law with such consummate ease as Clooney has done, and this could be the reason why inspite of not having given a big hit film so far Clooney still continues to enthrall the audience all over the world.

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