George Clooney: confused, intimidated, and gray

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 4, 2012 18:12:26 May 4, 2012 18:12:26

Those are his words, not mine.

George Clooney was one of the guests at the Brilliant Lecture Series at Wortham Centre in Houston yesterday. As youΓÇÖd expect, there were a LOT of ladies there. And they were his. They were his when he arrived and by the time the Q&A was over, theyΓÇÖd become his for life.

ThereΓÇÖs a good article here about his appearance which is worth the read with your glass of wine later (thanks Kasey). IΓÇÖve highlighted a few moments:

When asked by a St Thomas University student to describe himself in three words, George answered:

ΓÇ£Confused, intimidated, and gray.ΓÇ¥

He then wanted to know the same of her.

ΓÇ£Seriously?ΓÇ¥ she replied, like she couldnΓÇÖt believe heΓÇÖd care.

IΓÇÖm a dog owner so, obviously, I love his personal motto:

"Be the person that your dog thinks you are.ΓÇ¥

If youΓÇÖve ever had a dog, you know what this is. Nothing and no one will ever look at you the way your dog looks at you. There are times when I leave my dogs in the car to pop into a shoppe for a few minutes and when I come out, itΓÇÖs like theyΓÇÖve never been so happy in their lives.

But my favourite, FAVOURITE George Clooney quip, maybe EVER, especially in light of all the vomitty gushing weΓÇÖve been hearing from all these celebrity mothers, is his answer to ΓÇ£what is your greatest achievement?ΓÇ¥

"My kids," said the notoriously-never-married-and-childless Clooney in an acerbic stab at celebrities who piously point to their children as their greatest accomplishment. "Little George, he's going to be president one day."

You are enough for me like this, as you are. You donΓÇÖt need to be a B-listerΓÇÖs boyfriend.
When will you understand?

By the way, GeorgeΓÇÖs dinner for Obama next week is expected to raise $12 million for the PresidentΓÇÖs campaign.

Click here to read more about GeorgeΓÇÖs night in Houston.

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