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Making the world a better place is an awesome responsibility. Having George Clooney in it makes me feel so much better.

Every generation needs a heartthrob.

A heartthrob quickens heartbeats without the necessity of riding exercise bikes or jogging. Any cardiologist will tell you the importance of raising your heartrate.

A heartthrob helps us forget reality, and reality isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be.

My grandmother’s generation had Rudy Valli, my mother’s generation had Gregory Peck, and ours has George Clooney.

The first time I became aware of George (how cozy to call him by his first name) was on the popular television sit-com, “Roseanne.” He played an opinionated, rigid boss, one who surely did not foreshadow his future status. Watching him in that role would never suggest the probability of his inducing hero worship, mad crushes or Clooney wannabees.

His character was demanding, aggressive and unfair. His looks were unappealing, unless you like wide sideburns reaching below the cheekbones and a wardrobe consisting of plaid shirts with striped pants. Never did he flash his alluring smile, wink his long lashed blue eyes or play any of his infamous practical jokes.

And he scowled a lot.

George made his employees’ lives on the job unpleasant. He looked more like an actor playing an angry John Travolta role than George Clooney in a George Clooney role. But a George Clooney role didn’t yet exist.

As mean spirited as the character was, the actor had a star quality: a charisma hard to define. I saw it, I knew it, and I waited for the rest of the world to recognize what was so obvious.

Now, with the academy awards approaching, and with his Golden Globe glory fresh, I am proud to take full responsibility for George Clooney’s success.

Even though he doesn’t thank me in his acceptance speech.

Comments on: "I DISCOVERED GEORGE CLOONEY" (17)

  1. Marlene said:

    Ronnie, I feel similar to you. A few years ago I had the opportunity to see George in person after my movie class. I brought my husband along. We arrived early so we could get a seat in the 5th row. After the hour was over, I said “oh, wasn’t he wonderful”. My husband replied “Oh, he’s anorexic”. I should have taken you along.

  2. Typical. They hit the big time and forget the people who put them there.

  3. I mean it`s beautiful story MY FRIEND and your character George Clooney is my favorite EX Batman character https://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/wp-admin/media.php?attachment_id=1610&action=edit

  4. My mom and I both love him. He’s so hot, he transcends age!

  5. Harper Faulkner said:

    Hey, George and I both put our pants on one leg at a time. Honestly, this kind of hero worship is not what I expected of you Ronnie. I expected you would love the intellectual; the great author; the somewhat nerdy, but still very handsome geek. Speaking as a man, which I am entitled to do, I prefer Sophia Loren over Jennifer Aniston and Raquel Welch over Brittany Spears. Older women are like fine wine–I can’t afford either of them.

  6. I remember seeing him in Roseanne (especially the sideburns!). He had a certain something even then. Forget Tom Cruise and the rest, George is the best 🙂

  7. Aww, George Clooney is the tops…my favourite. I watch all his films. Here’s wishing him well at the Oscars! …and, Ronnie, I shall be thinking of you..

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