Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 4 October 2015

Look George Clooney, beards will always win by a whisker

By Robert McNeil

Published 15/03/2013

Taken in the round, looked at from all angles, and weighing up the pros and cons, I'd rather look like George Clooney than me.

That said, I doff my sombrero to the man for all he's done for grey hair and beards.

He seems a grounded fellow, and chaps admire him further for repeatedly escaping the snares of marriage.

True, he was taken prisoner between 1989 and 1993.

But he's remained free ever since and has vowed this state of non-marital bliss will continue.

How sad, then, to see him branded a "has-bean" after being dropped as the face of coffee brand Nespresso.

The Sun reports that he could be replaced by Spanish star Penelope Cruz – a female, according to my researchers – who already fronts the ads in yonder United States.

I dare say it's in the nature of these things to freshen them up every so often. And George is 51 now, so he could pop off at any minute.

In the meantime, he's still living life to the full, and was seen recently walking about like a normal person on a night out in Berlin with Matt Damon, John Goodman and Bill Murray.

However, his facial adornment that evening consisted merely of a moustache – an affectation condemned by all right-thinking men.

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