George Clooney Ad Taps Into Every Woman's Fantasy

Months after George Clooney made it clear he wasn't planning to marry his then-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis—or any of his endless series of hopeful lovers, for that matter—with the famous statement that he'd already given marriage a shot ("Yeah, so I've proven how good I was at it, and I just ... I'm allowed one."), the perennial bachelor seems to have had a change of mind. Oddly enough, his new bride isn't his current girlfriend, former WWE star Stacy Keibler, but rather another leggy blonde—one who managed to snag that elusive title of Mrs. Clooney after a whirlwind night of drunken debauchery and champagne-soaked vows.

At least, that's the premise of a commercial for Norwegian bank DnB NOR, which paints an amusing picture of every woman's George-related fantasy. As long as your fantasy includes waking up with a colossal hangover, unsure about who you married the night before.

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I can't say that's MY personal dream come true, but I guess if I was going to get hitched in the midst of an alcoholic blackout, I can think of worse outcomes than finding out the groom was George Clooney.

The tagline of the ad: "Some people are lucky in life. For the rest of us, saving up can be smart." Message being, of course, that our mystery blonde is the luckiest woman in the world, having awoken to a Volkswagen-sized rock on her ring finger and a rather dashing new husband, who moseys in the room and spots her holding up her wedding dress. "I like the dress," he says, suavely. "It looks better off than on."

Here, enjoy the magical moment:



I think my favorite part is when he stumbles over the pronunciation of the Norwegian city Lillestrom, while his new bride looks like she's been struck with a mallet.

It's a pretty cute ad, especially given Clooney's well-known views about marriage. I can't help wondering if any of his former (or current) girlfriends are watching it with a wince, though—in a way, it seems like he's teasing all those women who hoped they would be the one to change his mind.

At any rate, I'm pretty sure NOR bank has tapped into the exact scenario that's played out in many a badly written piece of fanfic. While I can't imagine many male actors who could successfully spoof their own reputation as a hot piece of ass (I'm looking at YOU, Greek-yogurt-pimping John Stamos), Clooney manages to pull it off with his signature charm. As mildly weird A-lister foreign ads go, this one's a win.

What did you think of the commercial?



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