George Clooney for W Magazine

Posted on December 03, 2013

We honestly don’t know who impresses us more; George, for stepping so ridiuclously far outside his style zone, or the stylist, for somehow convincing the man who inspired us to coin the phrase “pop-pop jeans” to sport polka-dotted Armani.

 

George Clooney covers the December 2013/January 2014 issue of W magazine – in a Giorgio Armani suit, shirt, and shoes, customized by Yayoi Kusama - photographed by Emma Summerton.

 

On living a life in hotels: ”Home is where my friends and family are. I spend eight months a year in a one-bedroom hotel room in a city I probably wouldn’t vacation in. But no city… no space…fails to be a home if your family or friends can find a time to visit. I get desperately, depressingly homesick if I can’t find a way to be near the people that bring joy wherever they go.”

 

On being alone for the entire movie in Gravity: ”I actually like working by myself. [Laughs.] Truthfully, I was constantly in motion. The trickiest part was learning to speak quickly and move 50 percent slower because you are in space. It was not fun in the machinery—I have a bad back and a bad neck, so that part was not fun. But you have to step back and look at my life. I’m lucky enough to get to work on these projects.”

 

But we suppose it’s easier to convince him to do something like this for an editorial rather than attempt to dress like this in public. For celebrities, editorials are the style equivalent of Las Vegas. Go wild if you want, but it stays there.

That hotel room quote sounds a bit bleaker than he seems to realize.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Emma Sumerton for W Magazine]

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  • RussellH88

    I think that’s pretty fucking awesome.

    • Clueless_Jock

      … and an overt nod to Yayoi Kusama.

      • Constant Cat

        Thanks for the intro. I’d seen a background of one of her sparkly/star rooms in a photo, but hadn’t known it was hers. New favorite artist, methinks.

      • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

        More than a nod, she customized everything herself. Probably because she has a big show on in New York right now.

    • decormaven

      You absolutely read my mind. My exact thoughts.

  • NBG

    Really loving the way the suit looks with his hair. If he ever dyes it, I will be soooo sad.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      I think he’s embraced his age and the gray hair 100%. At this point he’d be mocked for dying it

      • mshesterp

        God, gray hair is so hot. I would cry if he dyed it.

        • marlie

          He’s gotten hotter as he’s gotten older and his hair has gone more gray. It suits him.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            I’m not sure where I read or heard this, (maybe Actor’s Studio?) but he’s said that he’s embracing the middle-aged man roles (ie The Descendents)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Loved, loved George in The Descendants. And, I love him in polka dots, too.
            BTW-this is a mental palate cleanser after Sienna MIller and Mr. Sturridge.

          • bluefish

            The Descendants is such a great film. One I never get tired of watching. And, yes, he was wonderful in it — along with every other member of that cast.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            As charming as The Aritst was, The Descendants would have been my pick for best picture that year, and yes, the entire cast was just wonderful.

          • Vtg Fashion Library

            I’m gonna have to ask you to step away from my husband, or a bitch slap may be in order. MINE. do you hear me? MINE!!!

    • Heather

      Agreed. I love an olive man with salt-and-pepper hair. Mmmm.

    • filmcricket

      He’s said that there’s nothing sadder than a dyed, pin-tucked man. So I don’t see that happening, unless it’s for a role.

      • lillyvonschtupp

        You hear that, Tom Cruise?

    • Sunraya

      I don’t like the eyes – he looks like he is wearing eyeliner. Is he??

  • Alexis Boucher

    Admittedly, I never really got the Clooney appeal. That being said, I think he looks fantastic here. Love the hair.
    Had to giggle as I caught up on “Sleepy Hollow” last night and there was a George Clooney name drop. hah

    • Mary229

      I never really got the obsession either but I will say that I felt his demeanor and appeal really worked in Gravity and it was the most I’ve ever liked him in a film. He basically played himself (as he always does) but for once it just really seemed to fit the movie and actually felt like acting as opposed to just Clooney hanging out as Clooney with his rich friends. The hotel room quote is sad until you remember that these “one bedroom hotels” are most likely penthouse suites in 5 star luxury hotels and come back to the reality of how privileged celebs are.

      • colleenjanel

        Doesn’t matter if it’s a shack or a 5 star luxury hotel. Any setting can be pretty effing depressing if you’re lonely.

        • Mary229

          Of course it can. I’m not saying he isn’t legitimately lonely. Plenty of privileged people are lonely and sad. But it’s nice to also be aware that he’s not some guy living in a motel bc he can’t pay rent. I’m just asking for a little perspective here.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            Who are you asking to have a little perspective?

          • fursa_saida

            I mean, he has a house in Como and in LA he lives in Clark Gable’s old house. When he DOES get to go home, he’s pretty well settled.

      • marlie

        As someone who has quite a few friends who live out of hotels a lot for work, my impression was more that it gets old because it’s not your own space, with your own things, and the people you care about around. I don’t think it was about the privilege, since It doesn’t matter that it’s a 5-star hotel suite when it’s not your own little slice of the universe, whatever that may be.

        • Mary229

          I travel for work constantly and I’m constantly alone on the road and in hotels. Believe me—I’m very aware of how hard it is.

      • ana170

        That depends. If he’s filming out in some remote location (and he often is), there aren’t going to be any 5 star luxury hotels available.

        He doesn’t always play himself btw. His characters in Syriana and O Brother Where Art Thou were very different from himself.

        • fursa_saida

          I agree about Syriana, but I don’t think I’d say that about O Brother. It was the charming huckster part of his personality turned up to eleven. (Don’t get me wrong, I love that movie and I have no problem with that being the case; I’m just saying IMO it’s not like he “disappeared into the role” or anything.)

          • formerlyAnon

            He’s got a streak of charm that I think of as his Irish charm because the men in my Dad’s family had it. (The gift of gab and could charm the little birds out of the trees if they wanted to.) And he uses it in his roles.

        • Charlotte Sanders

          Also Michael Clayton, even tho similar to himself, the world-weariness and the acting with those fabulous eyes of his took my breath and made me a fan for life… His eyes alone made that movie and of course Sydney Pollock’s role in it. Fabulous movie, so heartbreaking

  • GorgeousThings

    Oh George, if you want family, next time you’re filming in Boston, come on over for dinner! I promise you’ll feel like you just got back together with your Irish-Jewish cousins. It’ll be a blast with good food (I learned to cook in self defense) and good conversation.

    • Bexxx

      Wait, Boston Irish-Jews?! You are my people! We are a rare but magnificent breed. I’m invited to the Clooney dinner, right? Wait til you try my whiskey Rosh Hashunah cocktails.

      • GorgeousThings

        Of course!!!

      • filmcricket

        Hee. That reminds me of one of my favourite St. Patrick’s Day jokes. Q: What’s the difference between Irish guilt and Jewish guilt? A: Whiskey.

        • fursa_saida

          Why else do you think so many Jews and Catholics intermarry? Ah, the power of guilt.

          • formerlyAnon

            God, my childhood was filled with [mostly hugely politically incorrect] little folk-wisdom type sayings comparing the ways of Jewish men/families and Catholic men/families. As far as I can tell at this remove, my mom’s schizo message was: I want you to marry Catholic, but if you don’t, find a nice Jewish boy. When trouble comes, he’ll treat you better.

      • fursa_saida

        …Can I get the recipe for those? (Boston half-Jew 1/4-Irish reporting for duty.)

        • Bexxx

          For a sweet new year, just get some apple cider from your local farm, heat it up in a saucepan, and add honey whiskey. Cinnamon sugar around the rim with a little honey. It is the best thing ever.

          • fursa_saida

            That sounds awesome, thank you!

    • Fordzo

      I’m Philadelphia American Indian-Irish Agnostic. Can I bring the train up?

      • marlie

        I’ll come with you! We’ll bring soft pretzels and what else?

        • Fordzo

          Tastykakes, of course.

          • marlie

            OF COURSE. How could I forget that?!

            Speaking of which… time to go get lunch.

    • Constant Reader

      Are Portuguese kids invited? I’ll bring the Kale Soup. :)

    • GorgeousThings

      Alright! We’re getting the band back together. I’ll let you all know when cousin Georgie is in town next.

  • leahpapa

    This is like a modified Ishihara test, but for taste vision as opposed to color blindness. You pass if you see a dashing silver fox in the picture.

    • Julie

      All the likes.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    His quote reminds me of Up in the Air, which btw, I thought he was really great in. That movie was way funnier than I thought it was going to be

    • RussellH88

      That movie established my love for Anna Kendrick, and then Pitch Perfect came along and rocketed it into Undying territory.

      • Jessica Freeman

        Also Anna’s twitter feed…nothing but adoration for her.

      • Rhonda Shore

        Me too! AK has a lot of range. “Up in the Air” was a fine flick and i just saw “The Descendents” last week and liked that a lot too. Clooney just seems really cool as a person outside his matinee image, he supports worthwhile causes and appears to not take himself too seriously.

      • Fordzo

        Pitch Perfect has become my new Fargo. If it’s on the TV, I have to stop what I’m doing and watch it.

      • fursa_saida

        Did you see 50/50? She was great in that too.

        • futurenicole

          50/50 is really underrated. Loved it.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Great movie.

  • Janet B

    Loving this on George, such a fun look.
    Alan Cumming should wear a variation of this on the RC.

    • NBG

      He totally would!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes, please!

    • Kimbolina

      He’s probably one of the few who could pull it off outside of an editorial setting.

      • marlie

        I’d say the ONLY person. But yes, someone needs to make this happen.

  • housefulofboys

    Oh my word, I just love everything about this editorial. The clothes, the settings, the deadpan humor combined with wistful sincerity. Just confirms my love for George. No one could sit at a table surrounded by only polka dots and look so fabulous. Two quotes that stood out to me: that he hasn’t met his true love yet, and (when asked for preference between passion, romance and sex) he chooses passion, because it encompasses them all. Oh, and he only talks during phone sex – ha!

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

    I have always appreciated that he appreciates how fortunate he is. It’s part of why he’ll always have a spot on my roster. Love that he’s having fun here, but all the dots are little seizure inducing.

    • Fordzo

      LOL, at first I read “he’s always have a spot on my rooster. I want to see that editorial – George smirking astride a big rooster.

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

        LoL, that too.

      • Fordzo

        Any other Bloggess fans? Knock, knock motherf@€ker!

        • formerlyAnon

          A classic.

      • formerlyAnon

        Beyonce the rooster, no less.

  • Latin Buddy

    I can’t stand him in films but I love this (like Justin Timberlake, James Franco, Leo DiCaprio, you never lose sight of the fact it’s them and not a character).

    • http://www.soundsessential.com/ Malice Grant

      You know, I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because I have the same problem with him and Sandra Bullock, to be honest. But now I’m wondering if that’s really their fault. At some level (and certainly with celebrites that have this much cache), the folks behind the movie actually start writing/producing/directing with a chosen actor in mind. So it’s no longer about them becoming the part so much as it is the part became them.

      • Mary229

        I think it’s a two way street/give and take. I think certain actors play themselves enough (or a version of themselves) that writers and directors start to follow suit and just start catering projects to that persona thereby enhancing the idea of “Clooney/Bullock playing themselves doing x role” on screen as opposed to full immersion into a character. There are fewer and fewer actors and actresses that legitimately “escape” into characters on the screen without that vanity of having to play themselves. And it’s why I appreciate them so much. Meryl Streep became the legacy she is bc she doesn’t play herself. She escapes.Immerses without vanity. Of the “younger” actors? Christian Bale, Amy Adams…those are two that come to mind that immerse into roles silently. Nicole Kidman also used to be quite good at immersing herself in roles.

        • Joanna

          I agree with this, although I don’t have that issue with George Clooney, but definitely do with Leo DiCaprio (everyone loved him as Howard Hughes in the Aviator, but all I saw was Leo). I think the grand master of the current generation of great actors/actresses in terms of escaping into roles is Daniel Day Lewis. And I totally agree on Christian Bale – he’s amazing. I have less success in suspending my disbelief for the younger actresses.

          • Mary229

            Leo has become hindered by his own playboy image and hype. There was a time when he used to be able to surrender into roles too. Think about the way he played Frank Abingnale Jr. as an older man in Catch me If you can. He can do it. Daniel Day Lewis, of course.
            I also think it’s important to remember that it’s HARDER for women to do this because the women have SO MUCH MORE pressure to look “pretty” on the screen. Even when they are playing “ugly” parts they are still pressured to make it sexual or appealing in some fashion. They also don’t get as many opportunities for meaty roles to begin with. The actresses are fighting harder battles than someone like Bale or Daniel Day Lewis or Clooney.

          • Joanna

            Definitely true about the opportunities for women – I think Charlize got a rare opportunity with Monster (and did she ever capitalize on it!).

          • Mary229

            She did. But notice how so much of the press about the film focused on how “ugly” the movie had made her. Whereas, when someone like Day-Lewis gets a movie, the focus is more on how the physical transformation caters to the overall performance. People may be talking about Christian Bale’s potbelly and comb over for American Hustle but no one is asking him if he felt “scared” or “needed courage” to DO it on screen. It’s not threatening Bale or Day-Lewis’s career to surrender all vanity like that like it does for women. They are white men. They are going to get leading roles until they are 60 anyway in this business whether they look “hot” or not. The women on the other hand? Ha. By age 35 they are being silently pushed out for 23 year olds.

          • marlie

            THIS. There were a couple of Academy Award cycles where there was so much focus on how the nominated ladystars had “uglied” themselves up. Charlize, Nicole Kidman in “The Hours,” and even Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry.” Certainly, there was talk about how great they were in their roles, but there was far more focus (compared to their male peers) about their physical changes.

          • ballerinawithagun

            Leo used to be fantastic.

          • Imasewsure

            Agreed about the men and your points about the women… the only ones who seem to be able to surrender themselves completely are the older actresses (the amazing ones like Dame Helen, Dame Judy, Streep, etc). Jlaw does pretty well too considering how gorgeous she is…

          • Mary229

            Honestly, I disagree about Jennifer Lawrence. I like her very much but 1) I don’t think she has the body of work yet to make this distinction and 2.) I’m always very aware (especially now) that I’m watching her. Especially in American Hustle. I was lucky enough to see a screening and though she was great in the movie…it also felt clearly designed to play up her image and her youth in the film made her feel like a character playing dress up rather than a human being.

            And OF COURSE the older actresses seem more free on screen. No one is pressuring Judy Dench or Meryl Streep to look “fuckable” anymore on screen. It’s a lot harder for women still in that tough transition in their late 30′s and early 40′s where Hollywood is trying to shove them out because for women it still almost always comes down to how many straight men want to sleep with you.

          • fursa_saida

            Yeah, I wouldn’t put JLaw firmly in this category if only because there aren’t enough data points. But I really do think she has the ability to do it, especially once the OMG JENNIFER LAWRENCE ness of everything calms down and we can think about something else while watching her. I didn’t think she necessarily should have gotten the Oscar for Silver Linings (not that she wasn’t good, but it just didn’t feel like that special of a performance to me), but on the other hand I think she was really something in Winter’s Bone, and actually in Catching Fire as well.

          • Charlotte Sanders

            Someone like Amy- can’t think of her last name (Michael Scott’s girlfriend on The Office) and she is honestly the only relatively young actress who can do this: the difference between her playing Holly on The Office and her role in say Gone Baby Gone or Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (opposite Ethan Hawke) just blew me away. I couldn’t believe it was the same actress.

          • Charlotte Sanders

            Sorry, her name is Amy Ryan…

          • ecallaw1977

            I completely disagree on Leo–I think that he and Viggo Mortensen are two that always convince me that they ARE the character. But I totally agree on Justin Timberlake. I think he’s incredibly likeable, but I can always SEE him acting. Same thing with Ashton Kutcher.

          • fursa_saida

            I bet this is going to receive a lot of skepticism, but I swear, Jennifer Lawrence in the most recent Hunger Games is just ridiculously good. Attacks of PTSD are nothing at all like her public persona (I know, I’ve shocked you), and I believed her completely.

      • phylora

        I think that’s true. Same was true of, say, Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart. Bogart in The African Queen was not that different from Bogart in The Maltese Falcon, but still they WERE the characters and they were completely engaging. When people accuse actors of “playing themselves,” as someone who has acted, I say, first of all, that’s not true, they’re not doing that, and, second, do you know how hard that is? Especially with a camera in your face? Go ahead, just be yourself.

    • boweryboy

      I feel the same way about Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston. It always Nicole or Jennifer in a movie.

      • Mary229

        Jennifer…yes. Nicole Kidman? I disagree there. Kidman hasn’t done her best work as of late but she used to be an actress that was very good at surrendering into roles and leaving herself behind. She was a different actress before she started screwing with her face.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Jennifer tried it for one movie and then gave in to the machine.

        • marlie

          I can’t NOT see Jen Aniston.

        • boweryboy

          Well, it’s definitely a matter of personal taste. That’s one of the reasons why I can’t buy her as an actress because all I see is Nicole Kidman “acting”. Maybe there’s isn’t enough transformation for me. I can’t lose myself in her characters, and whenever she’s on screen it feels like the 4th wall is broken.

    • marlie

      I disagree about Clooney, but I’m with you 100% about DiCaprio and Franco. I *can’t* put aside the actor for the role they’re playing. And it doesn’t help that I can’t really stand either of them, thus I hardly ever go see their movies, because I already have a visceral dislike for them/the character they play.

  • Karen Belgrad

    It just inspires me to imagine a world where there are 101 George Clooneys

    • zenobar

      Pongo would be proud.

    • Darren Nesbitt

      Any Cruella editorials around? That would make my day!

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        Would Angelina as Maleficent work for you?

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Damn the man for being able to pull that off without looking like a clown. Damn him! •seething jealousy•

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Best he’s looked and sounded to me in a long, long time. I love the grave whimsy of this editorial.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    George Clooney is the Riddler in black tie.
    A very sad, suave Riddler.

    • fursa_saida

      Rat Pack Riddler?

  • Diego!

    OMG… I’m speechless but in a VERY bad way. Ugh…

  • Judy_J

    He CAN wear anything, can’t he? Just like Cary Grant (again).

  • Jessica Freeman

    I love that he did this, but the dots on dots on dots is all a bit much.

  • formerlyAnon

    I really like this editorial. It’s like 101 Dalmations gone wild.

    I find the hotel room quote realistic more than bleak. Melancholy, but I choose to imagine that he’s living his choices and accepts both the plus and minus sides of the ledger. (This comes from someone with a not entirely facetious mental list entitled “Why I Will Probably Die Alone and On the Whole Prefer it to the Company of Other People.”)

    Also: his one bedroom hotel room could be a one bedroom suite if he prefers it and anytime one of his loved ones wants to visit he can certainly afford to fly them in and put them up. The man’s got choices.

    • Mary229

      I said the same thing above. I’m sorry that he’s lonely but his “one bedroom hotel room” is most likely a penthouse suite. It’s not like he’s a poor person forced to live in a motel bc he can’t pay rent. Perspective.

      • formerlyAnon

        I’m not even very sorry that he sounds, and no doubt sometimes is, lonely. So are lots of people whose work takes them from their homes, so are lots of people period. Possibly most people are lonely sometimes. He’s not obligated financially to work. He seems, from interviews – which, I know, how much can you rely on those? – to have chosen not to try marriage again. He could move back to where he grew up; he could settle in his favorite city and build a different kind of work life, a circle of friends and potentially a relationship in one place; given that he’s a man he could probably still have children. He’s living a life he’s chosen freely and could change, and I choose, not knowing the reality, to give him credit for knowing that.

        • lunchcoma

          Agreed. I didn’t find anything to pity in that comment. I think he was just describing, fairly realistically, one of the bigger drawbacks that he’s accepted as a part of a career that he otherwise enjoys and finds stimulating.

  • MilaXX

    I love that suit! I wouldn’t be mad if he wore the jacket on the RC. It doesn’t seem like his style, but I think he could pull it off.

  • http://thatswhatthemoneyisfor.wordpress.com/ lizlemonglasses

    I had a hard time reading that cover. I kept trying to figure out what fancy French word “ARTISSUE” was.

    Maybe my eyes are just getting tired, and also, it’s George Clooney — what was I doing reading the words?

  • MilaXX

    I wasn’t impressed with Gravity. I really don’t understand all the Oscar buzz for it other than for technical achievements.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I have zero interest in seeing it. I Wiki’d it and thought, God that sounds like a snooze fest.

      • MilaXX

        It was

      • ballerinawithagun

        Maybe Netflix on a boring night when I’ve watched everything on my list…

      • marlie

        I loved it. It was intense and suspenseful almost the whole time. BUT… I don’t know about being Oscar-worthy. Maybe Sandra Bullock could be eligible for a Best Actress, but I’m not sure about the film as a whole for Best Picture/Best Director.

      • Imasewsure

        It was definitely worth seeing but only in 3D… the script and acting aren’t super noteworthy really but I enjoyed the experience a lot (and I don’t like blockbusters)

    • kimmeister

      I wasn’t particularly impressed by Sandra Bullock’s performance in The Blind Side, for which she actually won the Oscar, and her performance in this movie is only half of what it was in The Blind Side.

  • boweryboy

    I love this! I only wish there was more, because it appears he’s wearing the same pieces in all the photos.

  • nosniveling

    you can really see that Yayoi Kusama is the artist of the moment. Love this.

    • quiltrx

      I had to look her up. Beautiful work, and she gives a great crazy-eye!

  • gayle

    I love this and him for being game to do it.

  • Scimommy

    Wow. These soundbites made me feel bad for George Clooney. Never thought I’d see the day.

  • paginatrix

    He needs to come to my house for some peach cobbler.

  • styrch

    I actually feel like I might have to hunt down this magazine just for these images.

  • Isabel

    I saw more of the article and he says that he hasn’t met the right woman yet. Well, he needs to be with women closer to his age! Not women who could be his daughter or granddaughter. I am sure there are a lot of BKs who would qualify; he’s not my type, so the chances for the rest of you go up!

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

      I think he shouldn’t discount women who are slightly older. We have a lot to offer! He’s definitely my type, but my type is usually not good for me. Hahahahaha.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love that someone thought of this and went for it. Clooney always looks good, but it’s refreshing to see something beyond “Handsome Clooney in a classic suit, looking handsome and classic.”

  • Bokharitt Kinantahz

    it’s fun but now my eyes hurt.

  • ballerinawithagun

    LOVE!!!

  • marlie

    I have mixed feelings about this editorial. On one hand, the expression on his face in the first two pictures makes it seem like he knows he looks a little ridiculous, but he doesn’t really care. For that, I love him. But a polkadot suit, with a polkadot background, and a polkadot car is a little too cartoonish, and that’s NOT him.

  • kimmeister

    They still managed to shoot a guy leaning against a car. Now all we need are polka dotted fences and diners to finish out this guyditorial.

    • quiltrx

      And obviously a polka-dot motorcycle, too!

  • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

    Gah! I love him. I am so out of his league and statsophere, but I would love to be buddies with him.

  • Imasewsure

    I love this unconditionally (but I’m a total DOT lover… and I really like George too)

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

    The cover shot is absolutely stunning, arresting. I love George!

  • Anathema_Device

    I adore that cover. Such a smart way to emphasize that iconic face.

  • alyce1213

    I’m moved to buy the magazine. I love everything about this editorial — it’s fun and beautiful.

    • Pennymac

      I was just about to say the same thing.

  • Frank_821

    You can’t but admire this editorial. What’s the point of doing a celebrity if you can’t shoot for stuff like this.

    I responded to the comment about 1 bedroom hotel. It is the downside to the career he’s chosen. I don’t feel like he’s asking for pity but making a very aware observation. no one’s life is perfect. I think about the quote of Stanley Tucci’s in Devil Wears Prada about going to Paris and actually getting to see Paris

    • formerlyAnon

      Precisely.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Just saw Gravity last night; it’s pretty amazing. As for George in Polka Dots – very cute.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Mr. Clooney’s remarks about the lonely hotel rooms harken back to his really great performance in the 2009 film “Up in the Air,” which really hit home for me in the scenes where he is the outsourced-resource eliminator of excess head-count. His character in that movie was a traveling loner. Sounds like the Real George has a bit of Ryan Bingham in him.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Is there such a thing as a photospread WERQ?

  • Not applicable

    I’d like to see him up against Roger Sterling’s office wall…

  • Sam Smith

    I really dig the cover, the other shots are cool too. I also have a thing for polka dots, so I’m not objective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

    I don’t know. He doesn’t do it for me, but this I just don’t get.

  • Mars Tokyo

    I LOVE Yayoi Kusama and George Clooney so what could be better than combining the two!

  • quiltrx

    The best male photo spread I’ve seen in FOREVER. He looks beautiful (and not all that ‘shopped), and the settings and clothing are SO much fun, and miles away from his usual business/funeral wear. Nicely done.

  • Trickytrisha

    Such a joy to see some whimsy in a photoshoot for a change. Kudos to the stylists, photographer and to Mr. Clooney for going for it. The only thing missing is the Dalmatian.

  • KT

    Sorry but I did a spit-take upon viewing this. It looks like he’s trying to channel a more androgynous David Bowie or Andy Warhol kind of persona, which is soooo far from his usual Cary Grant look, that it’s… kind of hilarious. I do love that he’s doing something a little different though, and the photos inside look pretty great.

  • amber.

    that’s a good cover.

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    Dear George, call me any time you’re in a strange hotel and nobody will come and spend time with you. I’ll be over as soon as I can.

    • Qitkat

      What is that list you make that your husband agrees if you ever had the opportunity to shag someone famous? And he has the same deal with you for his list? THIS.

      • formerlyAnon

        I think he’s tremendously good looking and looks like a great good times buddy – but I have never felt the slightest desire to swoon. He looks too much like the men in my dad’s family – he could be my dad’s slightly more handsome cousin or brother. It’s a lust-killer extraordinaire.

      • GillianHolroyd

        It has another name but I call it the Bonk List. I had to limit myself and my friends to a maximum of ten names, though.

  • Qitkat

    More of this George Clooney please!
    I’ve always loved him, but this is beyond awesome.

  • Danielle

    My eyes are HURTING from the AMAZING.

  • snarkykitten

    There’s some Japenese artist who had an installation at the Kennedy Center a few years ago…polka dots EVERYWHERE. This is very reminiscent of her(?) work

  • Sunraya

    George just insulted the cities of every movie he has ever filmed in!! He sounds like an arrogant, seriously out of touch creep. And I like him a lot usually.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Floating Head is the new black? :)

  • GeoDiva

    George can do no wrong!

  • LeelaST

    Love him. When he shaves that is.

  • RedRaven617

    I have loved this man since “Facts of Life”… oh George be mine!

  • GillianHolroyd

    I caught a little bit of Oceans 12 on Lotus a couple nights ago and was reminded again that he is this era’s Cary Grant. He has more range but for this I am so grateful because I miss Cary Grant.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    He’s like an Armani suit. He never goes out of style!

  • mrspotts66

    yes. gawd, yes.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    I think this is my favorite photo shoot of him to date.

  • Kathy

    It isn’t every man who has the balls–or should I say dots–for this. You go George!

  • Fatima Siddique

    Damn. He’s selling it. Who knew?

  • Mona_Visa

    Just add the letter “F” to that cover and it could be The Fart Issue. With all those bubbles and an old fart, hey, it works.

    • boweryboy

      Oh my! Thanks for the laugh!

  • PeaceBang

    Thanks, TLo!! This made my crappy day.

  • twilightgirlportland.com

    He really can pull that off. But, I agree it stays there.