"The American" (2010)
Movie Synopsis: Alone among assassins, Jack (George Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
"The American" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the dramatic movie "The American" starring George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, and Irina Bjorklund.
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"The American" Poster
George Clooney looks like Bond, James Bond on the poster for "The American" - which has nothing to do with Bond.
George Clooney is an "American"
(Sep 2009) George Clooney is a very, very busy man. In addition to promoting two films that are generating huge buzz - "Up in the Air" and "The Men Who Stare at Goats" - Clooney's just begun work on "The American" for director Anton Corbijn ("Control").
Go Behind the Scenes of "The American"
Focus Features released a look behind the scenes of "The American."
"The American" Blog
Director Anton Corbijn's blog about his experiences helming "The American."