Clooney's Paparazzi Philosophy

Actor George Clooney speaks during a news conference after addressing the United Nations Security Council on Darfur at the U.N. Sept. 14, 2006 in New York City. GETTY IMAGES/Scott Wintrow

Paparazzi, beware. George Clooney has a plan to put celeb-snapping photographers out of business.

"Here is my theory on debunking photographs in magazines, you know, the paparazzi photographs," Clooney says in the November issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands Oct. 10. "I want to spend every single night for three months going out with a different famous actress. You know, Halle Berry one night, Salma Hayek the next, and then walk on the beach holding hands with Leonardo DiCaprio.

"People would still buy the magazines, they'd still buy the pictures, but they would always go, 'I don't know if these guys were putting us on or not.'"

The 45-year-old actor-director, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in "Syriana," might loathe the tabloids, but he does have good things to say about his fellow thespians.

"I will tell you right now — (Cate Blanchett) will win the Oscar," he says of his co-star in the upcoming drama, "The Good German." "She's the best actor working today. Not actress, she's an actor. Intimidating, in a way, to work with an actor that good."

He says Johnny Depp "just keeps doing really good stuff. He's just a really, really smart and good actor." And he thinks Clive Owen is "the big find in the past two or three years."

"I think he's a movie star," Clooney says. "He's, like, a man — there's a sexuality and a masculinity that I think is really interesting."
  • Amy Bonawitz

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