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Great Performance: George Clooney

George Clooney discusses the best performance ever and the importance of Hawaiian shirts.

George Clooney discusses the best performance ever and the importance of Hawaiian shirts.

2011 performances: The Descendants and The Ides of March

Nominated: Best Actor for The Descendants

THE PERFORMERS SPEAK:

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