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'The Descendants': George Clooney on the first day of filming

October 31, 2011 |  5:08 pm

George ClooneyWhat scares George Clooney?

It's not necessarily the paparazzi stalking his every move, having a "Facts of Life" flashback or watching Mitt Romney steal his best "Ides of March" dialogue.

Rather, it's being the guy — the very first one — who makes a bad Alexander Payne movie.

In this excerpt from our Envelope Screening Series, the "Syriana" Oscar winner talks about why he was terrified showing up for the first day of Payne's movie about a father trying to reconnect with his young daughters.


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Photo: George Clooney, left, and Shailene Woodley in "The Descendants." Credit: Fox Searchlight.