10/07/2011 – ‘Ides of March’ Director/Star George Clooney’s Awkward Years

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There's a certain amount of comfort to be had in knowing that even one of the coolest guys on the planet was a dweeb in middle school.

George Clooney -- Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer, activist, philanthropist, and dater of supermodels -- has been a major Hollywood star for almost two decades.  And while the 50-year-old possesses an impeccable flair for style now, there was a period in his development where he had a look his father Nick described to ABC News as "an experiment that did not work out."

Get a closer look at George Clooney's nerdy phase, and see our prediction for where his new political drama, "The Ides of March," will land in the top five at this weekend's box office.

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