Fantastically Awkward Celebrity Prom Photos

George Clooney Flashed His Trademark Side Smile

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Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library
Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library

George Clooney is looking dapper in that massive bow tie and shimmering seventies-style lapels at his senior prom at Augusta High School in 1978. He gives the camera a sexy grin at the dance with his date Laurie Laycock Bach (look at her baby bangs!).

There’s actually a medical reason for Clooney’s sexy side smile: at age 13, Clooney developed Bell’s palsy, a temporary form of facial paralysis. Though his face returned to normal over time, his smile tended to look crooked from the paralysis.