George Clooney Brings Star Power to Oklahoma As He Films New Movie 'August: Osage County' (PHOTOS)
George Clooney is back to work — and giving a small town in Oklahoma a dazzling dose of Hollywood.
The 51-year-old — who spent much of the summer in Italy with girlfriend Stacy Keibler — is currently filming August: Osage County in Bartlesville (population: 36,000). Its all-star cast includes Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Juliette Lewis; Clooney serves as the film's producer.
What do locals have to say about Tinseltown's hottest leading man?
They're giving him rave rave reviews. In fact, fans have been sharing their Clooney sightings with Tulsa World newspaper, detailing each and every swoon-worthy moment -- and even sending in photos of him.
Katie Keleher was so in awe, she had to snap a photo for a lasting memory. "I could hear him talking, and his voice sounded just like it does on TV," she said. "It was amazing -- it was the highlight of my year."
Jerry Stahl, meanwhile, told Fox 23 Clooney "was really friendly, he seemed laid back and casual."
Other news sites have spotted Clooney dining at local eatery Frank & Lola’s: Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar, where an employee tells Celebuzz the diners and waiters are trying not to be too starstruck.
Said one: “We let him be and just hang out."
Others have run into Clooney at Bartlesville Wine & Spirits, while co-star Lewis has reportedly been spotted grocery shopping and hitting up a local karaoke bar with friends.
August: Osage County has been filming in Bartlesville since Sept. 24, and locals have plenty more time to bask in Clooney's glow: the film is schedule to shoot for eight weeks.
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