George Clooney Pictures at Houston Lecture

Birthday Boy George Clooney Swings Through Texas For a Chat About His Life and Work

George Clooney made a funny face during an interview in Texas.

George Clooney was in Houston last night for an onstage interview with socialite Lynn Wyatt as part of the Brilliant Lecture Series. His chat came three days ahead of his big 51st birthday on Sunday. To celebrate, we're looking back at 100 sexy George Clooney moments!

Yesterday's event was called "Hollywood Humanitarianism: To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected," and was held at the Wortham Center's Brown Theater. George spoke about his passion for helping the Sudanese people, and also made a few quips about his fabulous life. Here are highlights from George Clooney's talk in Houston:

  • On his motto: "Be the person your dog thinks you are."
  • On good advice from his parents: "My father taught me never to mix grain with grape."
  • On suffering for fashion as a child in Kentucky: "If you've ever been through hell in your life, go to a pattern store and have your mom hold up a leisure suit pattern and pray nobody walks by the window."
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