By Kate Ward
Updated May 06, 2011 at 02:42 PM EDT
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Oh, George Clooney, only you could pull this off looking better today — at 50 years old! — than you did in your 30s. (Then again, The Caesar didn’t help matters. Neither did this.) But, yes, you read that right: Today, the Ocean’s Eleven star and People‘s 2097 Sexiest Man Alive (I’m just speculating here, but, still, a good bet), turns a half century old. We’d love to celebrate his birthday by asking Clooney where he’s discovered the fountain of youth, but we’re guessing he’s busy pranking Brad Pitt while picking out roses for his Italian girlfriend in his Lake Como villa while riding a unicorn and saving 10 newborn kittens. (Yes, in my head, he’s the Old Spice guy.) So, instead, we’ll celebrate his 50 years on Earth by asking you, PopWatchers: When did you first fall in love with Clooney?

More specifically, what role first attracted you to the handsome funnylad? Personally, even though he heated up the small screen right in front of me in ER in the ’90s, I first became infatuated learning that he had voiced Sparky the Dog on South Park‘s “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride.” Nothing is more attractive than a man who can laugh at a TV show that regularly skewers his movie star kind. Of course, if I had to choose a human role, I’d have to go with Jack Taylor in One Fine Day. Who can resist that Caesar?!

What say you, PopWatchers? What role made you first fall for Clooney? Vote below!

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