George Clooney’s ‘The American’ Saw Him In Darkest Role Ever
George Clooney was lately seen in ‘The American’ and its director claimed it to be the darkest role ever played by the actor. Anton Corbijn has admitted that Clooney’s role in the flick was very different and his fans saw him in a ‘harsh, ‘unappealing’ character.
"George was into the role, which surprised me. Maybe it`s because he`s never played such a dark character. Perhaps in `Michael Clayton` or `Syriana` he was unsympathetic, but he`s never been this harsh or unappealing,” Corbijn was quoted as saying.
"It was fabulous for me that he was able to go that dark. He does so much with so little. He was ideal," Corbijn added.
‘The American’ is a thriller film directed by Anton Corbijn which stars George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund, and Paolo Bonacelli. It is an adaptation of the 1990 novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth. The film was released on September 1, 2010.
In the movie, Clooney plays the role of Jack/Edward, an assassin.