George Clooney for Esquire UK Magazine

Posted on November 15, 2013

George broods on the cover of Esquire UK.

 

“Gravity” star George Clooney covers the December 2013 issue of Esquire UK magazine photographed by Phil Poynter.

“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. Why on God’s green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you’re going to be available to everybody. But also Twitter. So one drunken night, you come home and you’ve had two too many drinks and you’re watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go ‘Ehhhhh’ and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over. Or you’re an asshole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up.”

We think we’re going to love cranky, middle-aged, “I don’t give a shit, I’m gonna say it” George. He’s gonna be fun.

Inside, he twinkles:

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Phil Poynter for Esquire UK Magazine]

    • lexilexi

      Thank god someone has some dignity in Hollywood.

      • siriuslover

        Agreed, LOVE this quote about Twitter, and I think it can be applied to so many people who hit that post button before thinking about where that post is actually going (everywhere). Good, cranky George. Keep it up.

      • carlaaxtman

        Also, my uterus just skipped a beat looking at these images. Which is not at all dignified, but…oh wait, let me get my panties back on.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          Back away from my husband. NOW.

          That being said: scary photoshop. I will address this with him the next time he is eating crackers in my bed.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Oh, George, don’t you want to pay me a handsome sum to be your girlfriend for a year ot two? I’ll never ask for marriage or babies, promise!

      • DB Ruberto

        Get in line, sister!

        • housefulofboys

          A very, very long line.

      • anneland

        I keep thinking he’s going to do a Warren Beatty at some point and get married to some cool, serious, thoughtful woman (not a model) and have 4 kids.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          I’m not saying he never will, but I wouldn’t look for it any time in the next five years. I say when a man tells you he never wants to get married, you should believe him. Had my dad’s second and third wives listened, they would have been much happier in the long run. : )

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Well, that’s true, because at his age he probably knows what he wants. But I think Anneland made a fair point about Warren Beatty, because he did the same thing. We shall see – you could get that chance after all, Annabelle!

            • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

              Don’t want marriage, no more babies. See, I’m perfect for him now. Let someone else ease him into his Viagra and Depends years, let them earn the big payout, I’m just looking to spend a couple of summers in Italy and hang with the A list.

          • French_Swede

            Actually, George was married before ~ to actress Talia Balsam. She portrayed Mona Sterling, the ex-wife of Roger Sterling (played by real-life husband John Slattery) on Mad Men.

            • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

              All the more reason to know it’s not for him.

            • suzq

              Imagine trading George Clooney up for John Slattery. Just imagine that for a moment.

              Now, go back to your ordinary lives.

            • filmcricket

              Right? Luckiest bitch in the world.

            • The Counselor

              I very much have a “couples crush” on TB and JS. The fact that she was married to Clooney (even briefly) just adds to my awe of her. That, and the whole talented-and-poised thing too. Her main photo on IMDB is aspirational and totally makes me think of the “Mad Men” episode where Margaret got married and Roger toasted Mona, calling her a “lioness.”

            • ryenerman

              I am SO envious of her married lives!

            • joything

              Wow. Clooney to Slattery … Ovarian whiplash.

      • ashtangajunkie

        A million girls would kill for that job.

      • Cz

        I’ll do it for free, if I can wake up to that look on his face in the second pic for a solid year.

      • conniemd

        Yes. I’d be a wonderful companion when you want someone intelligent with witty commentary to speak to. We could travel together and do interesting things. I wouldn’t mind if you also had some eye candy on your arm for public events and sex stuff. Okay, some I’m old too, but don’t you get tired of beautiful young women with great bodies and want someone more your own age?

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Big collective sighhhhh…. he’s still got it all. Wish the cover wasn’t quite so gray. He looks a bit frosted. But it’s all still good.

      • kmk05

        Frosted! You put your finger right on it. I think it’s definitely not helped by the fact that he’s wearing a gray coat and a gray suit jacket.

    • MilaXX

      He’s shifted into old man territory and no longer bring the sex for me, but I love this comment. Then again, I also love celebs like Samuel L. Jackson who know how to handle twitter. I cannot wait for the Olympics just to see what Sam tweets. On the other hand, he should print this out and send it to Alex Baldwin via certified mail.

      • marlie

        YES a thousand times to the Alec Baldwin part.

        • alyce1213

          Alec Baldwin raises such controversy. I, for one, think he’s extremely talented and funny. But he’s got to shut his mouth and his Twitter account.

          • marlie

            Yeah, he’s a perfect example of someone who doesn’t think before he tweets, particularly when he’s angry.

      • boweryboy

        I agree with the old man remark.

      • fursa_saida

        In a rare move for me, I read the whole GQ piece and basically everything he has to say in it is right on. It was a strange experience, reading a celebrity interview that didn’t make me roll my eyes much.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      And This is PRECISELY why I do not tweet and am likely never to. Not because I’m famous, since I’m not, (thanks to whoever for that small mercy), but for everything else.

      • marlie

        I have grown to love Twitter, but I’ve also set some really strict parameters for myself. I’m private, so only my friends/people I allow to follow me know what I post. I also have really good self control when it comes to drunk or angry tweeting (I never do it). And I often think about “what would my mom/boss say?” when tweeting, which guarantees that I won’t say anything too embarrassing or stupid.

        Also, also, I know a lot of people who subscribe JUST to follow things like the news, and never, ever tweet themselves.

        • Rhonda Shore

          if it feel’s too good, DON’T tweet it!!!

        • AlisonS

          I find that most of the time I tweet it’s to complain about an organization, large or local. A lot of companies are reading their Twitter feed actively looking for complaints to stop it. Many a time complaining about service on Twitter has done more than talking to a manager.

          • marlie

            A LOT of my friends have had faster customer service responses via Twitter than by phone or email. I also follow my city government and a couple of international news sources, so it’s a good way to find out what’s going on in the world. I actually don’t follow a lot of celebrities, because I prefer more “useful” information in my feed.

          • deathandthestrawberry

            Yep! I was having a horrible time with our local electric utility and vented on twitter about all the time I was spending on hold with their phone reps. Lo and behold, not long after, a utility rep messaged me through twitter to help me with my problem.

        • alyce1213

          I just wrote that I follow one person – Albert Brooks. And I don’t tweet.

        • formerlyAnon

          Yeah, I also tweet 97% to follow. I am being driven to actually tweet for professional reasons (and if that isn’t an oxymoron, it SHOULD BE) but if I have to cave that will be an exceptionally joyless exercise.

          • ampg

            I tweet only under my professional persona (as it were). It’s not bad, really, and it’s been interesting to see how others in my field are using social media.

        • boweryboy

          I subscribed to Twitter for the sole purpose of following TLo’s Oscar red carpet commentary. True story. Other than that I don’t get the appeal.

          • marlie

            They seriously make it worth the time. That, and live-tweeting AHS, PR, and whatever other show they happen to be watching.

            • boweryboy

              What? I didn’t know TLo live tweeted AHS.

            • marlie

              Sometimes they do. It’s not “official” but they’ll occasionally tweet reactions to the show.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          This exactly. I’m on twitter, and I confess that I really love it, but I’m careful as hell about what I tweet, and I never tweet anything personal. Mostly I tweet music videos or fun clips from old movies that I like.

          • filmcricket

            Essentially using it like Tumblr, then, which is a good use for it, I think. I have two accounts, one that’s strictly professional and I hardly ever tweet anything on it. The other is mostly for live-Tweeting things like the Emmys and occasionally complaining at Canadian TV stations.

            • formerlyAnon

              One of the things I dread (if I am forced to tweet for career/job reasons) is that that account will come with the expectation that I’ll create “a presence.” And if I’d wanted to incorporate another social media presence into my existence, I’d probably use my personal Twitter account far more actively.

          • conniemd

            I loved Twitter when I was on it, but I followed too many people and it just ended up eating up all my time. I spent many a drunken Friday night with Twitter friends. It was fun, just not the best use of my time.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I freaking LOVE twitter. I have come across so much brilliant content through following interesting people.

      • mixedupfiles

        Twitter is so easy to hate on, but it opens worlds. People who don’t use it tend to think of it as a site on which people can embarrass themselves, but that’s such a tiny, tiny part of what it can do. That aspect is just what makes the popular news.

        My use of it isn’t personal, because I adopted it for professional reasons (policy issues). If you’re really interested in any topic and want to know what the interesting people in that area are doing, Twitter can be indispensable. It opens your circle of informants to a fantastically curated (through retweating, etc.), global set. And I have to say, while I understand Clooney’s concerns, criticism of it in general is fast becoming a marker of small-mindedness. Not that everyone needs to use it, but it’s past time that people who don’t use it realize that it’s not primarily about drunken battles or what we all had for breakfast.

        • marlie

          And sometimes it take a white to sort the wheat from the chaff, but once you find the sources that have the information that’s useful/interesting/valuable to you, it’s great.

        • fursa_saida

          Yup. I study Middle Eastern politics, and when there’s a major protest going on in Cairo or a new constitution is being released the best way to get actual details, instead of the often inaccurate generalities most news sources spread around, is to find the right people on Twitter to follow. And they in turn can lead you to others, because you can see by their retweets, shared links, and conversations who they trust and respect.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          My Dear mixedupfiles,
          I want to thank you for reminding me to keep my mind and heart open. I want to thank you for reminding me to do ALL my research before passing judgement. I want to thank you for giving me a righteously deserved boot up the bum. Truly, I’m grateful. Like so many people, I too can become hidebound and stuck in my stuff.

          Thanks most of all for letting me see the possibilities in the medium, and not just the drawbacks.

          Kiltd

        • Alloy Jane

          I love twitter too. It’s my news feed, along with the BBC app on my phone. I think of Twitter as being similar to Los Angeles. People choose to hate it without getting to know it. It’s what you make of it. I am tied into the vegetarian community thanks to twitter. Plus I’ve had some interesting tweet convos with some of my favorite cult icons. Some people enjoy being connected to their fans and if he’s so unafraid of saying what he thinks, why is he afraid of drunk tweeting?

          Oh, and don’t forget how useful twitter is when there’s a natural disaster. It’s what you make of it, absolutely.

          Also, Clooney never did anything for me. I do generally like his movies though.

    • mommyca

      love me some George on a Friday

    • ThaliaMenninger

      He’s all Clark Gable Hollywood realness, isn’t he? But he’s Clark Gable with a brain, which is so so so very attractive.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Smarts is good.
        Attractive is good.
        Smarts and Attractive together?
        Win.

      • Goldfish Venom

        I’m forever baffled by this comparison. Gable was charming; Clooney is smarmy.

        • DTLAFamilies

          Yes, smarmy, totally agree!

        • ana170

          I disagree. I think it’s the opposite. I never understood Gable’s appeal. Anyway it’s a difficult thing to compare actors of yesteryear to today because the industry’s changed so much since they no longer control almost every aspect of actors’ lives. George does and says what he wants and it rubs some people the wrong way. Who knows how Clark Gable or Cary Grant would have come off if they’d been left to fend for themselves.

        • Glam Dixie

          I always get a pretentious dick vibe from him, myself.

      • marlie

        I was thinking Cary Grant, but Clark Gable is accurate (possibly more so) too.

      • alyce1213

        I get the Clark Gable thing, as well as Cary Grant because of the masculinity factor. Not that I think Cary Grant ever came off unmasculine, just much more refined than Gable. George combines the two in a way.

      • housefulofboys

        I’m thinking Gregory Peck, too.

      • merciblahblah

        He is definitely a throwback to Old Hollywood, but I’ve always gotten a Gregory Peck vibe from him. Sigh. They just don’t make em like that anymore.

        • housefulofboys

          Ha, I think we typed this at the same time! Great minds and all.

        • alyce1213

          Don’t get me started. Gary Cooper.

        • conniemd

          Gregory Peck. Yes. He has an air of intelligence and more depth in his characters. He has an edge that takes him a bit away from Cary Grant. I see Matt Bomer as Cary Grant, wish he’d get some movies because he has that charm and sophistication like Grant.

          Wouldn’t you love to see Clooney in an old Hitchcock movie?

        • Alloy Jane

          *ahem* SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER. They don’t make them like that at all. He’s my favorite Mr. Darcy.

      • RussellH88

        I always saw him more as a Cary Grant.

      • fursa_saida

        I’m pretty sure, if I remember reading the piece correctly, that he actually lives in Clark Gable’s former house. It’s right on the edge between pretty damn cool and eyeroll-worthy, for me.

    • Diego!

      I know everybody will kill me for this, but I never found him attractive nor interesting enough. Meh. Sorry! :P

      • mmebam

        It’s okay, honey. I’ve got your back. I can appreciate why everyone else loves him, but he does nothing for me.

        • Diego!

          I’m happy I’m not alone here :D

      • twocee

        I feel the same way about Brad Pitt. I get why people think he is/was attractive, but he never did a darn thing for me.

        • Diego!

          Word. I agree there too.

        • marlie

          I do adore Clooney, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Brad Pitt. I just don’t find him even remotely attractive or charming.

        • filmcricket

          Pitt had a very small window for me: the Fight Club/Snatch/Ocean’s 11 window. Before that he was too pretty, and since then he looks like he smells. I like ‘em scruffy but clean, if that makes sense.

        • Sunraya

          I like Clooney a lot, and find Brad Pitt boring. First, he was pretty, now he’s dirty.

        • Constant Reader

          I never got the whole Brad Pitt thing, either.

          • mshesterp

            I did back in Legends of the Fall, and then… yeah, that’s about it. Maybe the Oceans movies.

      • DTLAFamilies

        Me too. You’re not alone.

        • Diego!

          C’mon! :D

    • Sobaika

      Well… there are some celebs who can DO social media. They’re witty and clever enough to make it work. Jason Alexander is one example, I didn’t think much of him as a person at all until his twitter feed. Sam Jackson is another.

      Then there’s the fact that not everyone is Clooney-famous. Twitter is a useful tool for those who are working actors but not stratosphere famous. It does a lot to promote their work and causes. Particularly smaller budget stuff. There are those who are younger and would be on it whether famous or not, and their fanbase is at the age where it’s practically a requirement – a la Rihanna.

      Also, I like it when celebs get drunk and say shitty things on the internet. Call me cray, but I like knowing who is an ass.

      • marlie

        I also wonder if it’s a generational thing. Sure, there are plenty of other stars around George’s age who are on Twitter, but of the really, REALLY big celebs, who hit it big before the days of Twitter… seems like they’re more likely to stay away from stuff like that.

        • Sobaika

          Definitely – because they came up in a time where it wasn’t needed. I suspect they have a similar view of paparazzi.

      • filmcricket

        My opinion of Anna Kendrick shot way up once I got a look at her Twitter feed. That girl is hilarious.

        Clooney is very, very smart about his image. Doesn’t complain in restaurants, famous for his genial practical jokes, generally nice to the press, even when they’re asking questions they know he’ll refuse to answer (like about his love life). Giving people more access to him would almost inevitably tarnish that image.

    • LipstickForPigs

      I didn’t think anything could make my admire The Clooney more, but this article brough my respect to a whole new level. Read it. It’s totally worth it.

      • mshesterp

        That article was great! I probably wouldn’t have bothered, so thanks for suggesting it. Usually those pieces are all so fluffy.

        • LipstickForPigs

          Yay! I’m so glad you liked it too. :)

    • marlie

      I love Clooney more and more as he gets older. And I’m getting such a Cary Grant vibe from that last picture.

      • alyce1213

        Exactly what I was going to say about the last shot, Cary Grant realness.

    • Rand Ortega

      Very nice man. Always said hi to me when we both worked on the NBC lot. Never heard an unkind word said about him.

    • jw_ny

      pic 1. Looks like they added and accentuated his forehead lines…

      and bobblehead pic 2.

      • alyce1213

        Picture 2 is not good, wrong lens or something.

    • Glam Dixie

      At least he FINALLY looks like he’s starting to age.

      • paginatrix

        beautifully. >sigh<

      • twocee

        He got his dad’s genes. Nick didn’t look like he was aging until he was older than Methuselah.

    • another_laura

      Speaking truth. I have enough trouble just reading and thinking I can respond to old-fashioned emails when I have a couple of cocktails. I cannot imagine what havoc I might wreak on myself with a twitter account. (yes, yes, like anybody would subscribe, I get it, but you know what I mean!)

    • Judy_J

      He is so gorgeous. I love him, love his politics, love his forthright way of speaking….sigh. In my dreams, George…..in my dreams.

    • housefulofboys

      I’ve always loved Clooney, and more so as he (and I) age together. He has such old-school Hollywood glamour and charisma. As others have already said, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, he’s a modern version of the old standard. And I couldn’t love it more.

      • Rand Ortega

        I think that has a lot to do with who he grew up with. His parents, Aunt Rosemary, Uncle Mel were all part of that Old Hollywood crowd. They were discreet, extremely careful with their personal lives & how they shared it with a much less intrusive press; knew the vagaries of fame & what it could & couldn’t do.

        • cocohall

          I agree. He really knows that the word “business” is a big part of “show business” and you have to manage your business well. I read that he refused to attend the Oscars until he had been nominated himself. He felt he hadn’t earned the right to be there. I don’t know if I agree, but I can’t argue with someone who has principles and follows them, even when the rest of the crowd will jump in front of any camera they can.

          • Rand Ortega

            Word.

    • twocee

      I did not think it was possible for me to love him more and then he says that about Twitter.

      Preach man, PREACH.

    • alyce1213

      I think he’s getting better and better with age. Love his Twitter remark.

      • marlie

        I said upthread… I generally don’t follow a lot of celebrities because I hate having my Twitter feed cluttered with nonsense. I’ve even unfollowed (or muted) family members & friends because of the constant stream of useless information from their feeds. (I don’t need a minute-by-minute playback of your day, thank you very much.)

    • Imasewsure

      Always love me some George… he’s the one celeb who (almost) never pisses me off in interviews. Gorgeous cover

    • mrspotts66

      the older he gets, the more i like him.

      and i love that jacket!

    • Imasewsure

      Credit to my old roommate who I am paraphrasing here but she once said that Cary Grant was the only man over 80 who she would seriously consider dating…I’m guessing Georgie here will be her number 2!!

      • conniemd

        Sean Connery seemed to get sexier with age as well.

    • lisaepc

      I…..CAN’T…..BREATH

    • amber.

      meh. i think my time has passed on George. It happened and now it’s over.

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      His comment about R. Crowe made my ovaries sing, which they haven’t done for a while for Clooney since his Di Caprio taste in women has become more and more apparent. More of this George! And less Pitt fawning.

    • AlisonS

      And FINALLY I get Sausage Friday!!
      I find, in the world of celeb, only George and Daniel Craig really do it for me. Sometimes Damian Lewis. The rest are just too pretty or full of themselves.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      I got that he likes to drink.

      • formerlyAnon

        In the genes.

      • slizzy

        yes, that came through loud and clear,didn’t it?

      • filmcricket

        There was a story about him, and Daniel Day-Lewis, and Sean Penn, and I can’t remember who else – a bunch of Oscar winners and/or nominees, anyway – having a night out on the town a few years ago. Imagine being a fly on that wall.

        He has chronic headaches from that fall he took filming Syriana, but has said he’s really cautious about painkillers because of what Aunt Rosemary went through. Maybe the Scotch puts a blanket over the headaches. ;)

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

          It sounds like the kind of stories that would shock a sailor.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Clooney and Daniel Day-Lewis together….wow.Damn but I would love to have been a fly on a wall then.

    • AnniNoone

      Clooney 2024! (After Hils does her 8 years.)

    • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

      I do love George Clooney. Swoon. He may come off as an a**hole in this interview, but I just frickin’ don’t care. He’s still really nice to look at.

    • nannypoo

      Oh, god, not you too, George. Shave, already.

    • Sam Smith

      Nothing to do with George, but I am finally back to watching Project Runway (b/c its all stars and there are Bravo folks that I like) and I am sad that there are no recaps here. :(

      • conniemd

        You can find them in the Friday night TLo lounge.

    • formerlyAnon

      Love the Twitter quote. Not a big fan of the slowly-fading-to-gray-scale cover. And these photos reassure me that he’s gonna be able to keep his place in my heart as the idealized classically handsome America male. Even if it takes a bit of photoshop to do it. (Yes, time and gravity are inevitable, so I don’t really mind if some of his red carpet photos have been looking a tad under-slept and incipiently pouchy to me, of late.)

    • KT

      Cynicism and scruff. Sigh. Sausage Friday is complete.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      First Idris, and now George-all I can say is, Thank you, Uncles! This is primo Sausage Friday

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      Esquire… does know… we all will die one day, right? Like, even Clooney.
      I feel like I should knock on wood after reading that headline.

      • ChristySchiff

        I shudder to think what a world without Clooney would be like. Knock on wood indeed.

    • sagecreek

      He’s right about Twitter.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I didn’t think I could love him more, but he always proves me wrong on that. Hummina.

    • ChristySchiff

      He always seems so real. He’s not really saying anything different than what Ms. Julia Roberts said about social media, but with her it came off so condescending. I guess because I can believe that he is someone who has a drunken night, and Ms. Roberts does not.

      Also, he’s twinkles so beautifully.

      • mlle

        She also implied that it was dirty, whereas his criticism was that it’s too easy a place to make mistakes.

      • Alloy Jane

        His comments made me feel like he needed to tightly control his public image and while I respect that need for privacy, it makes me think two things: A) He doesn’t want the public to know the real him and B) What sort of career-killing comments he’d make during a drunk tweet.

    • RedRaven617

      ::::sigh:::: Oh George….

    • Sunraya

      Great cover shot. He’s been looking kind of skinny and feeble.

      • somebody blonde

        I think that’s mostly because he’s wearing a suit that fits in this shoot, whereas he usually wears suits he can swim in on the red carpet. It’s kind of appalling.

    • MaggieMae

      I am resentful that he sucks me in and I swoon.

    • mjude

      classic

    • Jacob Bowen

      This cover gives me the good chills…mhmmmmmmm.

    • nicky

      How come he is allowed to have a forehead wrinkles and bags under his eyes for a magazine cover. Can you think of any female star of that age who wouldn’t have been photo shopped to perfect smoothness?

      • BrooklynBomber

        Plus, he’s really not trying at all in these pictures. I guess he doesn’t have to.

        • mshesterp

          I think his “not trying” is what makes these photos so damn appealing.

      • pookiesmom

        It’s such a sad double-standard that men are allowed to age while women are expected to appear young until their 70s. Men are considered more handsome as they acquire wrinkles. It’s depressing.

      • Gatto Nero

        The ones who aren’t already Botoxed to perfect smoothness, that is …
        Very sad, and maddening, the double standard.

    • Danielle

      My daddy bear fantasies abound.

    • RussellH88

      He seems so cool.

      And I think he’s an incredibly underrated actor.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Michael Clayton, The Descendants, his hysterically funny turn in Burn after Reading….the man has serious acting chops. Whoops-Forgot to mention Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck.

    • NOLA_gal

      How is this fair? I’m a few years younger than Cranky George, and while I just look older every year, he looks GLORIOUS.

    • Trickytrisha

      I’ve never been a Clooney groupie, although I understand the attraction. He’s just a skosh too “unmade bed” for me. And that cover makes me shiver… it’s all grey and cold.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      He is a gifted performer and he know his craft and Hollywood inside and out. But he is, was and always will be, insufferable to me, regardless of how lovely he looks. I love him when he acts, and that’s it.

    • mdcoon127

      Ahhhh, George…thank you.

    • crash1212

      Love. Him.

    • Kate4queen

      Love :)

    • majorbedhead

      Fuh-hu-hu-hu-hu-huuuuuuuu….. God damn, that man is divine.

    • jjtxgrrl

      I love LOVE Clooney…. but isnt he looking a tad ashy? ….Can’t quite place it…. Is it the grey stubble?

      Hmmmm.

      • Gatto Nero

        His skin color, particularly on the cover, is scarily grey.

    • elzatelzabelz

      The man is, was, and will always be, gorgeous.

    • prettybigkitty

      My lady bits twinkle for him like this. Meow.

    • MannahattaMamma

      Oh. My. Goodness. Stars and garters, fast and furious, George makes middle age look like the best of all possible ages. He makes under-eye luggage look oh so fine.

    • Fannie Wolston

      imminently kissable, even with whiskers love is face burn and hickies

    • Gina Mondzelewski Small

      My god. He is sex on a stick.

    • guest2visits

      So grey; so handsome. Guys win on the age-issue.

    • valerie747

      I just want to rub him all over me.

    • Nancy Karpen

      He is certainly aging well. Yum

    • St. Ace

      Yes and no on the Twitter. Clooney benefits from being an established fixture in Hollywood and male. He doesn’t need Twitter. At this point, he’s almost famous for being famous, since he participates in fewer and fewer projects. He’s a household name and doesn’t need to promote his brand anymore. On the other hand, Twitter can be useful for the less famous, who are still famous and less established than he is. This is particularly true for starlets, who can be labeled “bitchy” or “unapproachable/aloof” if they are perceived to be unwilling to interact with their fan base. We see this also reflected in how male and female celebrities dress for public events (women consistently putting in more effort than the men) and also in the generational gap (younger stars putting in more effort than their predecessors). So Clooney should just thank his lucky stars that he doesn’t need Twitter and not judge the younger ones who may need Twitter to stay in the Game.