George Clooney debuted a salt and pepper goatee during a press interview in southern Sudan on Saturday. The actor is in the area to draw attention to the country's political situation, and he brought along a handful of TV cameras and reporters on his trip. John Kerry was also there to witness the historic event and chat with George. Clooney has been spending a lot of time and attention focusing on Sudan recently, including an October visit with Ann Curry and a series of meetings with President Obama. George was in serious mode, but he was still sporting a glow from his holiday getaway to Mexico with Elisabetta, some friends, and her family. Elisabetta was all about her tiny bikinis during the vacation, while George stuck with his blue shorts and t-shirts uniform. As for his acting career, George is looking to be back on location near his home in Italy when he stars in the adaptation of best-selling nonfiction book The Monster of Florence.