Few actors possess as much talent and charisma as George Clooney. From playing Seth Gecko to Danny Ocean, the actor has brought endless amounts of charm to the big screen. But as of late, Clooney has been notable by his absence from cinemas – and the reason why may leave his biggest fans in tears.
Though he was born 2,000 miles from the lure of Tinseltown, Kentucky native Clooney was always linked to showbiz. To wit, his aunt Rosemary had been a huge star of the 1950s. Perhaps best known for starring alongside Bing Crosby in 1954’s White Christmas, Rosemary left a towering legacy for the fledgling actor to follow.
However, it wouldn’t be Rosemary herself who convinced Clooney to become an actor, but rather her son, Miguel Ferrer. After toying with the idea of pursuing a pro-baseball career, Clooney was invited to hang out on the set of a movie Ferrer was shooting in the early 1980s. And the experience inspired the future star to drop everything and move to LA.