As a fan (and for a time, a serious student) of classic movies, I’d like to think that I knew, on some level, Humphrey Bogart. Spiritually speaking, Bogie was a friend of mine. And it’s safe to say–on, oh so many levels–that George Clooney is no Humphrey Bogart.
Update: This is a rather tenuous segue, but the payoff is worth it: Prior to Bogart’s death, Sinatra’s Rat Pack of the 1960s was originally Bogie’s Rat Pack of the 1950s. Sheila O’Malley looks back fondly at one of its key constituents.