Low-Carb Weight Loss Success Auditions For Clooney Movie

Filed under: Celebrity — @ December 18, 2006

George Clooney and Renee Zellweger star in “Leatherheads”

On Saturday, I had the privilege of doing something that some would consider “once in a lifetime.” There was an audition being held about 30 minutes from my home in Greenville, South Carolina to appear in an upcoming Universal Pictures film featuring Academy Award-winning actors George Clooney and Renee Zellweger called “Leatherheads.”

“Leatherheads” is a period film that takes place in the early days of the birth of football in America in the 1920′s. Clooney is set to direct and star in the film as an aging football player named Jimmy “Dodge” Connelly who gets caught up in a love triangle when he attempts to recruit a talented college football star named Carter Rutherford (to be portrayed by “The Office” star John Krasinski).

It should be quite a star-studded film in 2007!

The producers of the movie were looking for Caucasian males 20-35 years old, between 5’9″ and 6’3″ tall, and weigh 160-250 pounds to fit the prototype of the 1920′s football players (African-Americans were not yet a part of professional football at that time). While playing football in high school or college was not required, the applicant must be considered athletic.

Since I am 34 years old (turning 35 on December 27th), 6’3″ tall, 217 pounds, and play organized volleyball, basketball, along with regular workouts at the gym, I felt I was qualified to at least put my name in the pool of applicants. It was quite an adventurous Saturday morning and I am hopeful for a chance to be in “Leatherheads.”

However, my lack of football experience in high school or college will probably disqualify me from being considered. Yet, considering my chances would have been ZERO if I hadn’t lost nearly 200 pounds on the Atkins diet in 2004, then I consider my tryout a BONUS in my life.

Losing weight is what gave me this “once in a lifetime” shot I needed to be a part of cinematic history. Okay, perhaps that’s a bit hyperbolic, but I think you get the picture. It’s all pretty cool if you ask me.

Read more of my experience trying out to be a part of George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” movie by clicking here.


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