George Clooney Goes Shirtless For 'The American' (PHOTOS)

08/14/2010 09:41 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

George Clooney plays an assassin in Anton Corbijn's upcoming thriller 'The American,' and stills from the Italian set are featured in the September issue of W.

"The apartment we used was perfect in size and we made it look amazing. It had what estate agents call 'lots of character,'" Corbijn told W of the setting for the shirtless Clooney pic, below. "The metal bar George is holding is the one he uses for workouts, stuck in the doorway between rooms."

Here are a couple of photos, see the rest here.