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Photos and Quotes from George Clooney in Berlin at the "A Heart for Children" Gala

George Takes His Big Heart to Germany

George Clooney was in Berlin on Saturday night, chatting with Santa and flirting with the ladies at the "A Heart for Children" charity gala before heading to dinner with friends. He had been set to receive an award at the event for his work towards calming tensions in Darfur, but George decided to pass the honor on to aid workers in the region. While in Germany, he sat down with the country's newspaper Bild to chat about his family, friends, and why he felt undeserving of the accolades. Here's more:

  • On why he wanted to pass the award on to aid workers: "You know, people are just too nice to me. If I had something to do with the end of the Sudan conflict then OK. But it’s not over, we haven’t been successful yet. Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and I — sometimes we accept prizes in order to maintain a platform for our causes. But when I was honoured by the Noble Peace Prize Laureates last year, I found it underserved. That is why I want to hand over the 'Golden Heart' to people who risk their lives everyday."
  • On celebrities supporting social causes: "It is up to every individual to decide. No one knows what is going on behind the public image. One person is looking for a job, another is building a family or looking after their parents. I personally decided to spend my free time helping regions of the world in crisis."
  • On what family means to him: "A lot. My parents, my sister, her kids. . . I am lucky that my parents are still so young and active. My father started teaching journalism this year at the American University in Washington. It’s really strange — at the beginning they wanted to have a lesson plan from him and other such stuff. He looked at me and asked, 'Can’t I just be "charming"?' It seems to have worked, he’s having a lot of fun. We all have a close relationship. Apart from them I have my 'family of friends' in Los Angeles."

It's no surprise that charm runs in the Clooney family, but George's concern and generosity are also part of what makes him seem like one of the nicest guys in Hollywood — and even Berlin.


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Candice80 Candice80 7 years
Hey Manoukia, Do you know who the girl in the picture is? I would love to find out!
Candice80 Candice80 7 years
The reason why so many people love George Clooney is b/c he has a huge heart. I love the fact that he is close to his family! I commend him for carefully considering whether to accept awards or not especially since so many celebs love putting themselves as well as their fellow celebs on pedestals fot no particular reason! This guy is a class act!!
Manoukia Manoukia 7 years
Whoa, how classy to pick the ex-waitress, ex-Playboy model, ex-whatever to pose with on the red carpet! I had imagined Clooney was done with that after the ex-girlfriend's escort past came to light...
Manoukia Manoukia 7 years
Whoa, how classy to pick the ex-waitress, ex-Playboy model, ex-whatever to pose with on the red carpet!I had imagined Clooney was done with that after the ex-girlfriend's escort past came to light...
stephley stephley 7 years
Gorgeous, good-hearted and Santa obviously approves - it doesn't get any better.
clooneywoman clooneywoman 7 years
he is in my opinion the sweetest man in this Holleywood land right now , they r all fake but when it comes to this man i take another direct maybe that's why i love him!
Cinquettacubina2 Cinquettacubina2 7 years
Love him too, and I love his mentioning how he and his friends share the same ideals regarding how they function as celeb's who use that in bringing attention to causes "even if some on the outside looking in single one or two out in the negative because of it."
mlen mlen 7 years
me too! he can do very little wrong in my eyes!
lovestoned5 lovestoned5 7 years
love him!
lovestoned5 lovestoned5 7 years
love him!
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