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When did George Clooney legitamize his film career?

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View Poll Results: What movie helped legitamized Clooney's career?
Out of Sight
77
45.03%
Three Kings
35
20.47%
Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?
27
15.79%
The Perfect Storm
11
6.43%
Solaris
3
1.75%
Ocean's Eleven
4
2.34%
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
3
1.75%
Good Night and Good Luck
3
1.75%
Syriana
2
1.17%
Other
6
3.51%
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When did George Clooney legitamize his film career?

Old 10-05-07, 12:22 PM
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When did George Clooney legitamize his film career?

I don't think there's any doubt that Clooney is a pretty big power player in Hollywood right now, being recognized for a lot of great acting performances. But what made the turn from his early efforts? It certainly wasn't Batman and Robin or The Peacemaker. Was it Out of Sight or Three Kings? Was it Ocean's Eleven or Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Not many make this transition from TV to Film. So which film do you think he really made the impact that forged his career today?
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I'll say Three Kings, why not.
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It was Three Kings for me, I sort of dismissed him for no good reason before that.
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For me it was Out of Sight--still my favorite movie he's in (and the reason I still don't totally dismiss Jennifer Lopez). For most people it was probably Three Kings. I think last year with Syriana and Good Night and Good Luck he moved it up another notch, critically at least.
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Honestly Dusk till Dawn made me notice him, Three Kings was a great follow up, and O Brother finished it for me.
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I liked him since From Dusk Till Dawn, but the film that really made him a big star was The Perfect Storm. Before that he hadn't had a single big hit at the box office and after this one he started to play with the big boys. Everyone knew he could be a major player but it took a huge hit like that to solidify it for everyone.
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I voted Out of Sight, but I wish I could go back and change it to Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I love Out of Sight, and Three Kings, but for me he legitimized himself with OBWAT.
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I actually thought ER legitimized him. The problem was he made stuff like Peacemarker. I think Out of Sight is the most important movie of his career because it started his relationship with Soderbergh.
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Originally Posted by Toad
I voted Out of Sight, but I wish I could go back and change it to Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I love Out of Sight, and Three Kings, but for me he legitimized himself with OBWAT.
Yep, that's why I voted for O Brother. With those other films he started the turn but it really changed when the Coens got a hold of him. I remember that film being a huge deal at the time.
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I think Out of Sight is the most important movie of his career because it started his relationship with Soderbergh.
That is exactly what I was thinking.
This relationship helped form Section Eight which is the production company they co-own.
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ER is what made Hollywood realize that he could be a bankable star, but I think The Perfect Storm was his first really big hit.
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Other: From Dusk Till Dawn - it takes legitimate talent to be that "cool" onscreen.
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I voted on the assumption that "other" encompasses "never."
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I went with Oh, Brother Where Art Thou? For me personally that was when I realized that he could actually show some range and was more than just another pretty face.
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J/k of course.I liked him on ER but you still hafta "become" a movie star as opposed to that "guy who was on the TV".I would say Three Kings.
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Never. I've seen him in a few good films but he wasn't exceptional in any of them. Its still a mystery why he is so famous to this day.
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O Brother. He was certainly in some forgettable movies after ER, but it was around then that he started being recognized as a capable actor and leading man able to carry a movie.
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Never. I've seen him in a few good films but he wasn't exceptional in any of them. Its still a mystery why he is so famous to this day.
He's good looking and charismatic. Mystery solved!
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I went with Syriana since that's the one that garnered him an Oscar.
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I believe it was when he helped gather all the stars for the 9/11 telethon and then got into it with Bill O'Reilly's . And that's why the Hollywood Left gave him the Oscar.
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I picked O Brother only because it's the only performance he's given to date where he doesn't play George Clooney.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
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Which reminds me....

On the (Rather good) documentary on From Dusk 'til Dawn (Full Tilt Boogie) There's a segment included from Hard Copy with the voice-over saying that Clooney is making his "film debut" in a vampire movie.

Obviously, IMDB wasn't around back then.

I still remember George from his Red Surf days along with the Jason Patric-Lost Boys hairdo!

Back to topic, I voted for 3 Kings.
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I believe it was when he helped gather all the stars for the 9/11 telethon and then got into it with Bill O'Reilly's . And that's why the Hollywood Left gave him the Oscar.
Do you ever have a single thought that doesn't involve your hatred of "The Left"?

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