Most George Clooney fans are used to the Oscar winning actor’s killer smile and his brooding eyes but in his latest film his weapon of choice is a rifle. The first trailer has been released for The American where he plays a professional assassin who takes lives for money. Check out George and his deadly aim below…

In The American Clooney plays Jack, a master craftsman who takes on his last assignment before resigning for good. He holds up on the Italian countryside while awaiting the details of his new job but ends up falling in love with a native woman and forming an unconventional friendship with a priest.

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How much do you want to bet that Jack’s new lady will be the cause of his downfall? Isn’t that how these things always play out. A man with a heart of stone gets soft when a woman catches his eye and it opens him up to all kinds of strife. It’s the same sad song.

The American is directed by Anton Corbijn and scheduled for release on September 1, 2010.

What do you think of the first trailer for The American? What do you think of Clooney in the title role?