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Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

Post by Katiedot on Sat Oct 08 2011, 16:50

From Miami Herald

Posted on Friday, 10.07.11

Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

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This undated photo provided by artist Ben McCready shows a portrait of actor George Clooney painted by McCready of Whitewater, Wis. McCready and his family presented it to Clooney in March while he filmed "The Ides of March" in Michigan.
Courtesy of Ben McCready / AP Photo


WHITEWATER, Wis. -- A Wisconsin artist says he has to pinch himself after being commissioned to paint a portrait of actor George Clooney.

Some scenes from Clooney's new movie "The Ides of March" were filmed at the University of Michigan, where paintings by Ben McCready hang. He says the actor wanted some of them to hang in the background.

So while getting permission from McCready to use the images in the movie, university staff and Clooney's staff also arranged for McCready to paint Clooney as a surprise. McCready and his family presented it to him in March on the set.

McCready tells WMTV-TV (http://bit.ly/qZhF12) that Clooney was friendly and genuine. He says Clooney loved the portrait and told McCready he made him look young.

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Re: Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

Post by pattygirl on Sat Oct 08 2011, 17:38

Nice portrait. Ben McCready is a talented artist.

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Re: Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

Post by lelacorb on Sat Oct 08 2011, 17:38

I do not like seems to be a photo obituary!

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Re: Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

Post by Cinderella on Sat Oct 08 2011, 19:29

I thought they used "life" stills for obituaries, Lelacorb. Do they use portraits where you come from? That’s interesting…

Anyway, I think Ben McCready did an excellent job. I wonder which paintings they used in the film. When I see the movie the second time, I’ll make sure and look.

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Re: Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

Post by sarah ali on Sat Oct 08 2011, 23:39

woooow , looks very real!

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Re: Wisconsin artist paints George Clooney

Post by it's me on Sun Oct 09 2011, 09:49

no
not to me

and too dark

his grin went lost...

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