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I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.

I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.

If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I'm having a love affair with her. Of course that's rubbish. I'm not a playboy! ---->>>

I enjoy going on motorcycle trips and stopping in small towns and enjoying drinks with the locals. ---->>>

You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk. ---->>>

After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy. ---->>>

I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl's leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can't even play Chopsticks. But I've got a nice piano at my house! ---->>>

I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general. ---->>>

It's possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can't make a good movie from a bad script. ---->>>

I love my grey hair and wrinkles. I love the fact that my face has more of an edge and more character than it did when I was in my twenties and thirties. No Botox for me. ---->>>

I love children and I get along with them great. It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.

I love children and I get along with them great. It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.

In the '60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn't just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time. ---->>>

Hosting is work. It means you don't get to go up to your room and disappear and take a nap. Like everybody else does after lunch. I'm talking about hosting, not hosting a dinner party, but hosting people staying in your home.

Hosting is work. It means you don't get to go up to your room and disappear and take a nap. Like everybody else does after lunch. I'm talking about hosting, not hosting a dinner party, but hosting people staying in your home.

I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I'd probably do the cremation bit. ---->>>

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.

There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on. ---->>>

The only failure is not to try.

The only failure is not to try.

Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.

Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.

But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older. ---->>>

Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties. ---->>>

I don't like to share my personal life... it wouldn't be personal if I shared it. ---->>>

I had to stop going to auditions thinking, 'Oh, I hope they like me.' I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.

I had to stop going to auditions thinking, 'Oh, I hope they like me.' I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.

Anyone would be lying if they said they didn't get lonely at times. ---->>>

It's incredibly unfair. You don't see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.

It's incredibly unfair. You don't see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.

It's not about an opening weekend. It's about a career, building a set of films you're proud of. Period. ---->>>

On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger's home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.

On Christmas morning, before we could open our Christmas presents, we would go to this stranger's home and bring them presents. I remember helping clean the house up and putting up a tree. My father believed that you have a responsibility to look after everyone else.

Directing is really exciting. In the end, it's more fun to be the painter than the paint. ---->>>

I don't tweet, I don't go on Facebook. I think there's too much information about all of us out there. I'm liking the idea of privacy more and more. ---->>>

I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up. ---->>>

I was in a bar and I said to a friend, 'You know, we've become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, 'Isn't it sad?'

I was in a bar and I said to a friend, 'You know, we've become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, 'Isn't it sad?'

'Ides of March' I did for scale - scale as a director, scale as an actor, scale as a writer. ---->>>

My father ran for Congress in 2004, and I got a sense that there is no way to achieve much success without a certain amount of compromise. ---->>>

I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.

I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.

I had a Tesla. I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. But I'm telling you, I've been on the side of the road a while in that thing. ---->>>

The problem is, we elected a manager and we need a leader. Let's face it: Bush is just dim. ---->>>

You have to remember that in the microcosm of Cincinnati, Ohio, through northern Kentucky, my father was a big star, still is. So that made my sister and me really visible. Everybody knew us, talked about us. ---->>>

Directing is much more satisfying to me than acting. ---->>>

For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who is willing to constantly question the government; that's what separates us from other countries. ---->>>

I watch 'Batman & Robin' from time to time. It's the worst movie I ever made, so it's a good lesson in humility. ---->>>

I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film. ---->>>

Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of the last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up. ---->>>

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I'm there now. ---->>>

I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It's an older country, and they've learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it. ---->>>

I've walked with very famous people down red carpets over to the crowd of thousands of people, and you'll reach out to shake their hand and they've got a camera in their hand. And they don't even get their hand out, because they're recording the whole time.

I've walked with very famous people down red carpets over to the crowd of thousands of people, and you'll reach out to shake their hand and they've got a camera in their hand. And they don't even get their hand out, because they're recording the whole time.

I do happen to have a good life... But I also like to work. I feel like I got the brass ring and I got very lucky in this. ---->>>

When you first start out, you are just happy to get a job, any job. And as time goes on, either you move forward or screech to a halt. ---->>>

Yes, I slouch. My mother tells me that. ---->>>

I know what my limitations are as an actor, but my strength is putting myself into a well-written part. When I get in trouble is when I have to fix it, or when I have to carry it on personality. ---->>>

I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I'm proud of. ---->>>

My grandparents back in Kentucky owned a tobacco farm. So, to make money in the summer, we could cut and chop and top and house and strip the tobacco. ---->>>

I'm the least metrosexual cat you've ever met. I've never had my fingernails or toenails done, and I've cut my own hair longer than other people have cut my hair. ---->>>

It's not that I lead this oblivious life where I think I've got such a great personality that people want to spend time with me. If someone has a poster of you or asks for your autograph, clearly you can't take them out on a date. It's not that interesting if someone is just interested in you. ---->>>

My life isn't focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I'm doing, from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work.

My life isn't focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I'm doing, from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work.

They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.

They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.

Fame can be very dangerous, because you can start to enjoy that part of it. And that's not the good part of what I do for a living. The good part is the making of films. The unpleasant part is the fame part, if you're not careful. ---->>>

I certainly direct with confidence even if I'm not confident. I learned early on as an actor that confidence can be faked, and it's not always a terrible thing to do. A lot of times if people feel you're confident, then they're confident. ---->>>

I enjoy living in a nice house and having a nice life. So I do two or three commercials overseas a year to sort of fill in, because they pay pretty well. ---->>>

I had my Aunt Rosie, who was famous and then not, so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it.

I had my Aunt Rosie, who was famous and then not, so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it.

I like owning dirt. You know, I spent a lot of time broke when I moved to California. So deep in my soul is still this idea of being unemployed. To me, owning land means you could sell it at some point and have money. ---->>>

I'd think, 'In a relationship, we should never have his kind of fight.' Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn't be married if your that kind of person.

I'd think, 'In a relationship, we should never have his kind of fight.' Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn't be married if your that kind of person.

I've been my most happy and my most unhappy in relationships. I have family and friends and people I care very much about. I've got a really, really, really good life. ---->>>

I think the reason why a lot of young people are such screw ups... is oftentimes they didn't have the luxury I had of forming important relationships and opinions and life experiences before having success. ---->>>

I'm only two years older than Brad Pitt, but I look a lot older, which used to greatly frustrate me. It doesn't anymore. I don't have to fit into that category and get trounced by Tom Cruise and Brad. ---->>>

I've been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes.

I've been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes.

The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, 'I'm going do this: France, you're getting the pipelines.' ---->>>

The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman. And things were different then. There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them. ---->>>

The loneliest you will get is in the most public of arenas: You will go to a place and end up in the smallest compartment possible, because it's a distraction to everybody, and you end up not getting to enjoy it like everyone else. ---->>>

The people I've respected most in the industry over the years - Paul Newman, for instance. I just loved the way he handled growing old on-screen. It's understanding that you're now basically a character actor. Which is fine, but you have to pay attention to it. ---->>>

After a while, you just want transportation, and things like cool cars or motorcycles are all about getting attention. I get all the attention I could ever need, so I kind of like being in a minivan and people not paying so much attention to me.

After a while, you just want transportation, and things like cool cars or motorcycles are all about getting attention. I get all the attention I could ever need, so I kind of like being in a minivan and people not paying so much attention to me.

I was very lucky to get well known much later in life. You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you. ---->>>

I'm not out trying to prove anything. I'm sort of finished with that, so I get to play in other sandboxes and try and figure out what I like and I'm interested in. ---->>>

My father was and is a great journalist. Thirty years ago, I was studying broadcasting in college, and the problem was I wasn't nearly as good as my father. I wasn't as quick or as smart as my old man, and I realized it would be a long time before I was ever going to be, and I decided to do something else. ---->>>

On an awards-show day, I can play basketball, go in, take a shower and put on a tux - it takes me three minutes to put on a tux - and be out the door in 15 minutes. ---->>>

There's a certain cruelty to being on a big screen as your eyelids start to sag and your hair falls out and turns gray that you either have to be able to handle or not. What you can't do is try to force yourself into roles that you could have played or would have played ten years earlier. ---->>>

When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win. ---->>>

You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk. ---->>>

I probably wouldn't be a good spokesman for an electric car, because I'll still get on a private jet, and one flight on a private jet undoes all my electric-car good deeds. ---->>>

The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say, 'Oh, it's really tough, my character is really suffering' -come on. For us, even in the rotten ones we've had a good time. I don't think you have to suffer. ---->>>

I'm the old-fashioned type who prefers to meet a woman in a more normal setting. I don't like to feel that I'm being hunted down. I've always liked to do my own hunting when it comes to meeting women. ---->>>

I'm the flavor of the month. ---->>>

There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq. ---->>>

I'm not smart enough and I don't know enough about what's going on. ---->>>

Most of the films I've done haven't done particularly well. I'm surprised I'm continuing to work. ---->>>

Having 'Oscar winner' on your tombstone is a great thing. ---->>>

I just found out about 10 days ago that I must live 300 or 400 yards from Britney Spears... so now I have to move. ---->>>

I'm certainly the last person to give advice on, well, anything. ---->>>

Over the years, over the history of our country, liberals have stood on many of the right sides of the issues. ---->>>

People know everything about everybody now.

People know everything about everybody now.

The simple truth is that everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.

The simple truth is that everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.

Anytime there's an actual grassroots movement that isn't funded by people trying to create a grassroots movement, I find that interesting. ---->>>

I did a lot of terrible TV shows and was really terrible in them, and I've done terrible films I was terrible in, but nobody really noticed. ---->>>

I don't know if winning at any cost is wrong or not. There are times I've thought that the end justified the means. ---->>>

I get asked a lot about getting into politics. I say, 'Take a look at politics. You tell me what seems appealing about that.' ---->>>

I'm really white trash. ---->>>

It's very easy for people to be critical of President Obama's first term, but let's face it, he didn't exactly inherit the country in the best shape. ---->>>

Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.

Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.

I can't give you 150 takes. I can't even give you 30 different ways of doing it! I don't have the talent or the range for it. ---->>>

I have a real interest in pushing some of the limits of things that studios don't want to make. ---->>>

I rarely tell anybody what they should be doing with their life. ---->>>

If I had been with all the women that I was said to have been with, I wouldn't have had the time to shoot a single movie! ---->>>

I'm so lucky to have been raised the way I have, because my parents believed that everyone had the right to their own feelings, opinions, and existence; as long as they weren't harming others, you had to defend those rights. ---->>>

My biggest fear is doing the same things 10 years from now. That would be a failure. It's something you have to constantly reassess, and asking yourself what you are going to do next makes it a good, long full journey. ---->>>

An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It's a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing. ---->>>

As you get older and ease your way into being a character actor you have to be comfortable with where you are in life and career, and I'm very comfortable with what I'm doing - working on projects I'm proud of. ---->>>

Directors are the captains of the ship, and it's your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understand that by doing whatever he says. ---->>>

I just think there are a lot of celebrities who don't feel that they have a voice. A lot of actors come from a place of fear, and that's just a general statement about actors. You're terrified the casting director won't like you, you're terrified the producer won't like you, you're terrified the director won't like you, and on and on. ---->>>

My parents were disappointed I didn't finish college, and they were really upset when I went to Hollywood to become an actor. I was a big disappointment to them. ---->>>

The first thing that I learned - and I understood it at a really young age - was that I could get a laugh. Really early. Because my mother and father are funny. ---->>>

When you first start out as an actor, you're just looking for a good part. As time goes on, if you're being held responsible for the movies themselves, you're looking for a good script all around. ---->>>

Honestly, as you can imagine, it really isn't all that fun directing yourself, running back and forth to the monitors to see if you're terrible or not. ---->>>

I think it's the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids. It's not something to be taken lightly. I don't have that gene that people have to replicate. ---->>>

I've certainly done some turkeys along the way and made some dumb choices in my career, mostly early on. I'm one of the lucky ones who got to make a lot of mistakes very early when no one was paying attention. ---->>>

The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It'd be night and day - wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. So you just have to say, 'All right, I'll take it, bring it on.' ---->>>

You get better as an actor over time if you're growing. Like singers. ---->>>

I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him. ---->>>

Without question, I wake every night five times. ---->>>

America can't beat anyone anymore. ---->>>

If you're famous, I don't - for the life of me - I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. ---->>>

Republicans are good at standing by their candidate.

Republicans are good at standing by their candidate.

Shutting down the government is not how you make government work. ---->>>

We're picking on people we can beat. ---->>>

I was watching 'Up In The Air' and I thought, 'Jesus, who's the old gray-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show. ---->>>

Hollywood still makes things. We still export a couple billion dollars' worth of product overseas. Original, new product. Some people might not agree that it's original or new, but basically it is. ---->>>

I don't go on that many dates, because the truth is, anytime you go out in public with a girl when you're well-known, there are pictures of you everywhere, and it's like you're a thing.

I don't go on that many dates, because the truth is, anytime you go out in public with a girl when you're well-known, there are pictures of you everywhere, and it's like you're a thing.

I've had some success at writing and directing, and I like it. It's infinitely more creative than just acting, and I have things I want to say and do. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-06, 1961
Birthplace: in Lexington, Kentucky, The United States
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Occupation: Actor
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George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, filmmaker, activist, businessman, and philanthropist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr (wikipedia)