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    Local actor crowned Clooney lookalike

    David James Glendon who won the George Clooney Lookalike Contest in the Dylan Whiskey Bar, as part of the George Clooney Irish Roots Festival, also pictured are Robert Walsh and Gabriel Murray, Festival Director. (Photo: Eoin Hennessy/www.ehp.ie)


    Published on Thursday 19 January 2012 17:51


    A LOCAL actor beat off stiff competition to be crowned ‘lookalike’ to Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Oscars in Los Angeles in March.
    David Glendon will fly over to the prestigious event with Kilkenny-based filmmaker and historian Gabriel Murray, who organised the competition. “My company Olympia Films were allocated four tickets to the Oscars in March so we will be taking David with us. He will also be attending the Irish Film and TV Awards, which are held in Dublin next month. We took into consideration in deciding the winner that David is a local actor,” added Mr Murray, who is on the voting jury for the IFTAs.


    The competition was held in Dylan’s Whiskey Bar on John Street last Friday night. In the run up to the event entrants were asked to submit a photograph where they posed and dressed as the legendary actor, whose Kilkenny roots were confirmed late last year. Some 783 entries were received from all over the country and the organisers shortlisted it down to five before announcing the overall winner last Friday night.


    “I decided to do it for a bit of craic, for the fun of it,” said winner David Glendon. The 27-year-old, who is currently single, is no stranger to acting, having recently set up Firebird Theatre. “I have been involved in nearly amateur group in the city. Our next production is on in Cleere’s in March,” he said. “I am delighted to have won. To go to the Oscars, well that would be anyone’s dream come true,” he said.


    Mr Murray discovered last year that George’s antecedent was a Nicholas Clooney from Windgap. There was some previous investigation in 2008. The baptismal certificate of Nicholas Clooney, George’s sixth-generation ancestor, had not been found. A Fás community employment scheme recently computerised all the birth records in Ireland. When Gabriel discovered the relevant certificate last November, it revealed that Nicholas Clooney was baptised in Windgap church on 23 July 1829 and was from Knockeen, Tullahought.
    Local actor crowned Clooney lookalike - Local - Kilkenny People


    The resemblance is uncanny!
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    He looks more like Butterbean than Clooney.
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    Looking at that picture I honestly had no idea which one was supposed to look like Clooney until I read the caption.

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    Makes me want to see some of the "stiff competition".
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    Is this a body part lookalike contest? Because it sure isn't the face.
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    What the hell...!?!

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    So, will this be the beginning of a new saying "As blind as the Irish?"
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    Yep. Identical twins.
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    Thank God they don't perform circumcisions in Irish bars.

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    Not even after a night of pints.

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    Who was the judge? Stevie Wonder?

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