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George Clooney Says Aging Has Impacted His Career in Parade

George Clooney is on the cover of Parade Magazine's upcoming issue, and inside the weekly, he opens up about aging on screen and his latest film, The Ides of March. George served dual roles on the movie, directing and costarring opposite Ryan Gosling. He's been traveling to promote the film for months, most recently hitting the Toronto Film Festival, where he had his new girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, by his side. George's relationships have always garnered media attention, but in his interview, he insists he hasn't talked about his love life publicly "in 15 years." Here are some more highlights:

  • On why he avoids social media: "I don't tweet, I don't go on Facebook. I think there's too much information about all of us out there. I'm liking the idea of privacy more and more. There will be funny things, like I'll read something I've said about a woman somewhere. And I haven't spoken about my relationships in 15 years."
  • On how aging has changed his career: "I look at myself onscreen and go, 'I don't look like I did when I was 40—I know that.' The people I've respected most in the industry over the years—Paul Newman, for instance. I just loved the way he handled growing old onscreen. It's understanding that you're now basically a character actor."
  • On how he handled rejection as a young actor: "I had to stop going to auditions thinking, 'Oh, I hope they like me.' I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem. The greatest lesson I learned was that sometimes you have to fake it. And you have to be willing to fail."
  • On why The Ides of March is relevant: "We were in preproduction on this film in 2007, before the Obama election. And then we realized that a good portion of the country was elated with what happened in that election, so we had to shelve the movie until people were cynical again. I didn't think it would be quite this quick [Laughs]."
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zeze zeze 5 years
I don't understand why people are so offended that he dates younger women, everyone is of age and consenting. The fact he seems to prefer flings with sexy women rather than a life long marriage is a fair choice, just because it isn't yours doesn't mean it is wrong.
Delores-Anne Delores-Anne 5 years
Too funny - alstramaria!!Who knew Georgie had a Parade career-LOL!!
alstramaria alstramaria 5 years
PLEASE get the grammar correct! You're a journalistic joke with that headline. "In Parade" is a misplaced modifier. Figure out where it's supposed to go in the headline. As is, it reads as if Clooney's CAREER is IN Parade (the publication) rather than his having made remarks to Parade about aging impacting his career.
Delores-Anne Delores-Anne 5 years
I agree- deep thinker usually doesn't translate into dating trampy women- if a woman his age slept around with men young enough to be her son, she would be called a whore and a cougar- he's called "hot"- go figure!!
ashkell ashkell 5 years
I like that he doesn't do social media. Too many celebs put too much of their personal business out there. From naked pics, twitter beefs, etc. I think it's better when celebs have a little mystery. It's funny because he comes across as such a deep thinker yet he dates trampy women.
silverscreen silverscreen 5 years
I agree with you, cfp.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 5 years
He's still gorgeous, I just think he seems like the kind of guy who won't ever settle down!
cfp cfp 5 years
I really like this interview. George sounds really intelligent and I love the touches of humor he throws into it. Also I think what he says about handling rejection and learning to go into interviews like his is the answer to their problems...that rings true for everyone, whether it be job interviews or dating, etc. You have to be effortlessly confident, even when you don't feel that way on the inside!
Delores-Anne Delores-Anne 5 years
Thpught of another question-does he ever address the fact that he only dates girls young enough to be his daughter, that they have to be missing a brain and that there always seems to be naked pictures of them somewhere- yes bad choices, isn't he a old enough to make some good ones??
Delores-Anne Delores-Anne 5 years
I'm curious does he admit to the eye job and the fillers in the article?? As for women his age getting good acting roles, if you're over 50 in Hollywood and a woman, your career is essentially dead
bryseana bryseana 5 years
He's still very hot! If only women his age were given more leading roles.
clooneywoman clooneywoman 5 years
i think he still looks amazing , it is just bad choices...
Delores-Anne Delores-Anne 5 years
He would have looked younger if he didn't whore himself out with the likes of Canalis and now Kielber- time to grow up Georgie
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