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Icons of Beauty George Clooney & Abruzzo in The American

by Sam Dunham

the-americanFancy a chance to watch two legendary hunks of rugged gorgeousness, George Clooney & Abruzzo,  in action together three times?? You can now, via the trailers for The American, George Clooney’s most recent film in which he plays an assassin, largely filmed on location in Abruzzo, from the city of up to the magical town of Santo Stefano  de Sessanio.  One of our friends who recently came to stay had a luxury break at Sextantio Albergo Diffuso was ecstatic to be told she had slept in the same bed George’s – mad but true as they say!

The film highlights ’s most beautiful untouched , and Abruzzo was chosen not just for its good looks but as a means of helping to profile a stunning area that had suffered and continues to suffer from the earthquake in 2009.  These trailers are courtesy of our friend Eleonora, Continuity Editor for the film, but also famous separately for her blog, ‘Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino ‘.  The trailers include footage featuring a little more info about Director Anton Corbijn, who so kindly helped us on our campaign “no oil in Abruzzo”, watch out for the photographs he took on set.

Backstage featurette incl George Clooney & Anton Corbijn &  cast

The American – Trailer 1

The American – Trailer 2

Read more on the campaign on the English language site

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Carolyn Marrone
Carolyn Marrone

Watched "The American" last night, can't say I liked it much, except for the views of Abruzzo! By the way, the town was Castel del Monte, not Santo Stefano.


Great views aren't they and I did like the cinematography. We were only mentioning Santo Stefano not saying it was all filmed there, simply more people have heard of it rather than Castel del Monte. Earlier to this we published the guest post by the film's Continuity Editor who sent us all the locations which we published here


Thank you Sammy for this. Another little bit of Abruzzo trivia: many of the interviews in the featurette were filmed at the Sextantio restaurant.

.-= Eleonora´s latest blog ..Melanzane alla Parmigiana =-.