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George Clooney masks up to greet fans gets on the Boston set of his upcoming drama The Tender Bar

George Clooney masks up to greet fans as he gets behind the camera on the Boston set of his upcoming drama The Tender Bar with Ben Affleck

George Clooney has taken some time out to celebrate his fans.

The 59-year-old star greeted a waiting crowd on the Boston set of his new drama The Tender Bar on Thursday. 

The actor and director was smiling as he sported a white face mask to meet the excited congregation, who all had their phones out to catch a snap of the A-lister.

Fan service: George Clooney greeted a waiting crowd on the Boston set of his new drama The Tender Bar on Thursday

Clooney, who turns 60 in May, sported a navy jacket and light blue jeans for his day on the outdoor set.

His grey hair was on full display as he sprinted back to his spot behind the camera in a pair of sneakers.

The Gravity star’s face covering was in accordance with strict rules concerning the coronavirus pandemic on all major film and television productions. 

The Tender Jar is the Academy Award winner’s latest project as a director, and stars Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe.

Safety: The 59-year-old Gravity star's face covering was in accordance with strict rules concerning the coronavirus pandemic on all major film and television productions

Safety: The 59-year-old Gravity star’s face covering was in accordance with strict rules concerning the coronavirus pandemic on all major film and television productions

Latest project: The Tender Jar is the Academy Award winner's latest project as a director, and stars Ben Affleck in the period pictur based on the acclaimed 2005 memoir by author J. R. Moehringer

Latest project: The Tender Jar is the Academy Award winner’s latest project as a director, and stars Ben Affleck in the period pictur based on the acclaimed 2005 memoir by author J. R. Moehringer

The upcoming film marks his eighth directorial effort, most recently completing the 2020 Netflix space epic The Midnight Sky. 

He first helmed the drama Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2002, and went on to oversee projects like Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), The Ides of March (2011), The Monuments Men (2014) and Suburbicon (2017).

Affleck and Clooney shared a major victory at the 2013 Oscars as producers on the Best Picture winner Argo.  

Past victories: Affleck and Clooney shared a major victory at the 2013 Oscars as producers on the Best Picture winner Argo.

Past victories: Affleck and Clooney shared a major victory at the 2013 Oscars as producers on the Best Picture winner Argo.

The Tender Bar is a coming-of-age film based on the acclaimed 2005 memoir of the same name by author J. R. Moehringer.

The story follows a young boy in Long Island who seeks out a replacement for his father, who disappeared shortly after his birth, and bonds with his uncle and the patrons at a bar. 

Sheridan will play the lead, while Affleck will portray his uncle Charlie.

Film star: The Tender Bar is a coming-of-age film featuring actor Tye Sheridan in the lead role of a young boy in Long Island who seeks out a replacement for his father

Big screen move: American Horror Story star Lily Rabe co-stars in the film, which sees Sheridan's character bonding with his uncle and the patrons at a bar

Film stars: The Tender Bar is a coming-of-age film featuring actor Tye Sheridan in the lead role of a young boy in Long Island who seeks out a replacement for his father, as well as actress Lily Rabe

Production on the picture has been taking place near where Affleck grew up alongside brother Casey Affleck and best friend Matt Damon.

‘Ben is excited to be in Boston,’ a source recently told People. ‘He and George are happy to be reunited and working together again.’

A production source also said that ‘Affleck comes prepared and ready to film. He and George are great to work with.’

Hometown return: Production on the picture has been taking place near where Affleck (here in 2020) grew up alongside brother Casey Affleck and best friend Matt Damon

Hometown return: Production on the picture has been taking place near where Affleck (here in 2020) grew up alongside brother Casey Affleck and best friend Matt Damon

Both stars are two-time Academy Award winners, with George previously winning the Best Supporting Actor trophy for 2005’s Syriana.

Ben famously clinched the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Good Will Hunting in 1998 alongside his BFF Damon. 

It was announced earlier this month that Clooney’s next endeavor will be headlining the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise alongside his Ocean’s Eleven co-star Julia Roberts

Reunited: Clooney's next endeavor will be headlining the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise alongside his Ocean's Eleven co-star Julia Roberts

Reunited: Clooney’s next endeavor will be headlining the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise alongside his Ocean’s Eleven co-star Julia Roberts

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