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Actor/director George Clooney's role as "pudgy" CIA agent Bob Baer in Syriana inspired the real-life character to get in shape. Ocean's Eleven star Clooney, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Baer, packed on the weight for his performance in the film. He explains, "The gentleman that I was playing in the movie, Bob Baer, was sort of pudgy and out of shape. I thought that was a pretty good thing. Then he found out a Hollywood guy was playing him, and he got in shape. It sort of screwed everything up for me."


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