Is George Clooney Hollywood’s leading man?

Hollywood is constantly trying to find one actor that can sell a film just by putting their name and face on the poster. For a while it was Arnold Schwarzenegger and then at some point it moved onto Will Smith. Now I believe it is the turn of George Clooney, which I realised after watching the brilliant Up in the Air (2009). So where did this start and when will it end?

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Michael Clayton (2007)

Can Clooney’s face be seen on the posterYes, although it is blurry.

Can Clooney’s name be read on the poster? Yes, although there are quite a few other names there.

Is Clooney the film’s protagonist? Yes.

Does Clooney wear a suit throughout the film? Yes.

 

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Up in the Air (2009)

Can Clooney’s face be seen on the poster? No. We can only see the back of his head. But we all know it’s him.

Can Clooney’s name be read on the poster? Yes.

Is Clooney the film’s protagonist? Yes.

Does Clooney wear a suit throughout the film? He ain’t never seen without it.

 

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The American (2010)

Can Clooney’s face be seen on the posterYes.

Can Clooney’s name be read on the poster? Yes, it’s the second largest font on the poster.

Is Clooney the film’s protagonist? Yes.

Does Clooney wear a suit throughout the film? You know the score by now. Of course he does.

 

 

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The Descendants (2011)

Can Clooney’s face be seen on the posterYes, although we can only see one side.

Can Clooney’s name be read on the poster? Yes.

Is Clooney the film’s protagonist? Of course.

Does Clooney wear a suit throughout the film? No, but it would be cruel to make him wear a suit in Hawaii.

 

What have we discovered? That George Clooney doesn’t like to share the stage with nobody. Is this bad? Not at all. It seems when you make George Clooney the central character, you end up making a great film. This is a good trend. Let’s hope it continues. Although I can’t see it happening with any of the upcoming George Clooney films.

Matt.

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