Georgecloo_devan_11583520_600_1Oscar-winning actor George Clooney is painfully absent (so far) from the 2007 Awards Season in Hollywood. 

But he’s already winning the popular vote for Best Commercial Actor in France for his starring role in a coffee TV ad. 

The commercial, shot in Los Angeles by acclaimed French director Michel (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) Gondry, features our George, wearing a black turtleneck and sportscoat, looking tres haute, in a coffee shop.

As he prepares his coffee, he smiles as he overhears two pretty girls describing someone or something as “mysterious, subtle, great body, balanced, rich.” 

As he passes by them, he stops and asks, “You’re talking about Nespresso, right?” and they both say yes. Then he replies, “Yeah, what else?” and walks away.

Yeah, I know. Doesn’t sound like much. But trust me, it’s all in the delivery. And the Parisian ladies are going crazee for George’s performance.

As Carolyn Pfaff, the elegant wife of award-winning Paris-based author/columnist Bill Pfaff explains, “Everytime I hear that Nespresso commercial come on, I run in and watch it again just to see him say, “What else?”

But don’t take my word for it. Check it out here.

What else? There’s a flagship Nespresso boutique opening on the Champs-Elysees in 2007. And George’s posing in a full-page Nespresso print ad in the European edition of Time’s person of the year issue. That’s what else.

Photo Credits: Oh, George, say it again, s’il vous plait. "What else?" Oh, mon Dieu, zat ees so sexee!
James Devaney/WireImage

Posted by:LATimes