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George Clooney dazzles hometown crowd

March 25, 2008

clooney2.jpgIt’s rare that anyone gets a hometown parade in their honor and even more rare that a person gets a hometown movie premiere — unless that person is George Clooney.

Monday night Clooney was in Maysville, Kentucky where his family hails from — his great grandfather was the mayor – for a special screening of his new football movie, “Leatherheads,” and Clooney told Reuters on Tuesday that he had a great time. He even saw the gal he took to his sophomore prom.

“You know you do a (Hollywood) premiere and everybody’s real cool. But these clooney3.jpgguys were all dressed up  and they were so excited. It was a real old-fashioned premiere. Everybody was lit up and having fun. I got onstage and introduced my dad and everyone cheered.”

That’s his dad, Nick, in the picture at the left, straightening George’s crooked tie.clooney5.jpg

Clooney said that in 1978 he pulled the ropes to draw back the curtains for his sister’s stage play at the town’s old Washington Opera House, where the “Leatherheads” premiere was held. “There’s something really great and full-circle about it,” Clooney said. 

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