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Michael Clayton poster

Aug. 15, 2007by: Ben Barna
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Whenever in doubt about your movie's title, the solution is simple: name it after your main character! I'm certain that's the reasoning behind the MICHAEL CLAYTON, the new George Clooney movie that really wants you to know who this story is about. Cinematical has gotten an exclusive look at the one-sheet for the film about a...wait, this synopsis is way to convoluted and corporate for me to properly summarize, so let me just rip it from Warners:

Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

Got all that? Anyway, the poster is pretty cool. Even with a blurry face, Clooney is still better looking than the universe, and the fact that the tagline is the main focus and not just a tiny sentence on the outskirts of the poster shows that the filmmakers are really confident in their project. Check out the whole thing by clicking on Clooney's stellar-yet-blurred nose.

Extra Tidbit: Once upon a time, Clooney dealt with THIS.
Source: Cinematical

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11:23AM on 08/15/2007
Clooney dealt with this. I thought you were going to show me a Killer Tomato. Wait--you did show me a Killer Tomato, speaking in the WWII vernacular. That lucky SOB.
Clooney dealt with this. I thought you were going to show me a Killer Tomato. Wait--you did show me a Killer Tomato, speaking in the WWII vernacular. That lucky SOB.
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9:52AM on 08/15/2007

Looking forward to this

The shot a scene for this about 15 minutes from my home. Exciting stuff.
The shot a scene for this about 15 minutes from my home. Exciting stuff.
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7:34AM on 08/15/2007

NICE...

Cool poster, should make for a great movie. I like stuff like this...quietly calm yet powerful movies.
Cool poster, should make for a great movie. I like stuff like this...quietly calm yet powerful movies.
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