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George Clooney: Constant Sorrow
Having won the role of an addled but articulate escaped convict in the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, George Clooney spent three months rehearsing vocals for "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," the film's haunting bluegrass ballad."I thought, 'Hey, my aunt's Rosemary Clooney—you'd figure I could do something,'" he later remarked. He was wrong. "When I finished [after his first session in the recording studio], no one was looking me in the eye," he recalled. "I said, 'Go and get your guy,' and the Coens already had Dan Tyminski in the booth, ready to go! I was just humiliated."[Clooney's recordings later disappeared: "I was like Nixon secretary Rosemary Woods," he explained, "erasing tapes everywhere!" How did Clooney ...