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George Clooney Says He Almost Starred in 'The Notebook' With Paul Newman

George Clooney Says He Almost Starred in 'The Notebook' With Paul Newman

Ryan Gosling and James Garner were perfect as Noah Calhoun in The Notebook, but it turns out that the iconic movie could’ve starred George Clooney and Paul Newman instead.

During an interview with Deadline, George revealed that he and Paul had eyed the project together so they would work together in something.

“We were going to do The Notebook together,” he shared. “Basically, I was going to play him as a young man, and it was funny. We met and said, ‘This is it. It’s going to be great.’”

But it never came to be after George realized he didn’t look anything like a younger Paul.

“He’s one of the handsomest guys you’ve ever seen. We met up [again] and I said, ‘I can’t play you. I don’t look anything like you. This is insane,’” George added. “We just wanted to do it because we wanted to work together, [but] it ended up being not the right thing for us to do.”

Paul died in 2008 after a long battle with cancer.

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