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Clooney spotted in Northside

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - George Clooney was spotted in Northside Thursday, filming scenes for his new movie, 'The Ides of March.'

FOX19 reporter Emily Wood snapped a photo of Clooney on Hamilton Avenue around 9:45 a.m., in front of Ace Hardware and Electric.

Clooney's parents Nick and Nina Clooney also made an appearance on set in Northside. Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, a longtime news anchor in Cincinnati, gave his son a hug but says he stays out of the filming process.

"I never talk to George about his business and he doesn't talk to me about mine, when we get together, we just talk about family stuff," says Nick Clooney.

Along with his family, Clooney fans weren't in short supply. Northside native Lavinia Stevenson says she showed up at 4 a.m. to wait for a glimpse of the Oscar winner.

"We waited a long time but it was truly worth the wait," says Stevenson.  "For him to take the time out to come to Cincinnati, come back home, that's why we took the time to make the signs and just let him know we love him always and really appreciate him coming back home."

After filming a few scenes with extras, Clooney and crew headed to Florida Ave. less than a mile from Hamilton Avenue in Northside. A residential street, many homeowners had a front row seat to watch the actor-director at work.

George Clooney is expected to stay in Cincinnati through March, his family hopes they will be able to see him more often than not.

"We'll be having plenty of family plans but the problem is George is working 12 hours a day when he is doing this both directing and being in the film so we don't have many opportunities but we take advantage of the ones we have," says Nick Clooney.

Almost 30 locations are expected to be used during filming. On Wednesday, Clooney was spotted in Northern Kentucky.

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