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The Descendants: Can George Clooney Play A Dad?

Submitted by on November 8, 2011 – 3:27 pmNo Comment

George Clooney, by most accounts, has it all. He’s a Hollywood A-lister, perennially featured on various “World’s Sexiest Men” lists, and seemingly the smoothest womanizer in Hollywood. That being said, we know that actors are supposed to be versatile, but given Clooney’s lifestyle, can he really play a regular guy?

That seems to be his assignment in the upcoming film, The Descendants. In the movie, Clooney plays Matt King, a married father of two. He is also the trustee of his family’s ancestral land in Hawaii, and reunites with his children after his wife suffers a serious injury from a boating accident.

His eldest daughter, Alexandra (played by Shailene Woodley of The Secret Life of The American Teenager fame, seems to be the biggest challenge for Matt. She also puts her dad up on game by delivering a big time secret which the author won’t spoil for you, the trailer will do it later. Woodley doesn’t seem to deviate very much from her television persona, as the major subjects of controversy between her and her dad are boys and sex hint: Clooney don’t play that.

From all accounts so far, Clooney very believably plays the understated husband and father. The movie seems to be a favorite for awards season which no longer seems to have much of an ending and has wowed audiences at festivals and screenings leading up to its release.

If you’d like to see George Clooney believably play an average schmuck who has little control over his life and the things that happen in it, The Descendants hits theaters November 18.

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