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The Kentucky native’s look a like son is one of the most notable actors on the planet. People pay attention. The headlines never stop. (“Ball ironing”? Seriously? Stop! We’re not even going to go there!) The Oscar winning actor’s body of work can be matched only by a select few in the Hollywood community. Nick was kind enough to sit down with The Huffington Post to share his memories of being a father for the past Canada Goose Online 52 years to that famous guy (whose sense of humor keeps him grounded) and perhaps spilled a cute little revelation about the teenage jester, George Clooney, that will bring a laugh or two. Who doesn’t like cute kid stories? (If we only had the photos!)
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In my research, I was looking at some photos, and I was just amazed at how much George looks like you when you were a young man. It’s uncanny. Has your son gotten around to thanking you for his good looks?
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When you were guiding George through those teen years from 13 to 18, how did that play out?
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