Aiken man in new Clooney movie

By: Tom Campbell
By: Tom Campbell

April 2, 2008--
Aiken, SC

People in Aiken will be watching closely when the new George Clooney movie "Leatherheads" opens nationwide April 4.

Whitney "Whit" Corley has a featured extra role in the film as one of Clooney's teammates on an old-time pro football team. He told News 12 the movie star handpicked him from about 1500 people who tried out for a casting call in Greenville, SC.

Corley has been a cook at City Billiards in downtown Aiken for the past four years. He says he spent about three months filming the movie and is in about ten scenes. Much of the movie was filmed in Greenville.

The comedy-love story also stars actress Renee Zellweger.

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  • by Me Location: North Augusta on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    If it is the Whit Corley I know, no wonder he was handpicked by clooney himself.
  • by Teresa Location: Martinez on Apr 3, 2008 at 01:55 PM
    I thinks that cool. My cousin was supposed to be in Sweet Home Alabama, but alas, they cut his part out of the movie, but i had a blast watching them filming. Wish Tom Campbell had put a picture up of Mr. Corley
  • by Debbie on Apr 2, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    It is amazing, but there was another aiken resident, Kenny Cole was also picked to be in several scenes.
  • by Tiffany on Apr 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    I think that's amazing for clooney pick at least somebody from down this way.
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