St. Louis Featured in a Film with George Clooney

On December 4, 2009, Up in the Air with George Clooney hits the big screen, with St. Louis as the backdrop. For several weeks, the only thing that people in St. Louis were talking about was where George Clooney was spotted that day. Much of the movie was shot in the area, and hundreds of locals were cast as extras. The movie was a massive hit, grossing nearly $170 million worldwide at the box office and receiving six Oscar nominations, including for “Best Picture”.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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