Clooney through the decades
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By Susan King, Whitney Friedlander and Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
George Clooney is a good, old-fashioned movie star. One of Hollywood's major movers and shakers -- and let's not forget his two People magazine "sexiest man alive" honors and the supporting actor Oscar for "Syriana" -- he has that undefinable "star quality" on the big screen. In fact, he's often compared to Clark Gable -- minus Gable's big ears and mustache.
And Clooney has embraced the past in his movies. Just look at the films he's directed -- his debut, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," spanned the 1950s through the early '80s. "Good Night, and Good Luck" explored the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. And his latest film, "Leatherheads," which opens Friday, is a screwball football comedy set in the Roaring Twenties.
Here's a look at Clooney -- a man for all decades: