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George Clooney & Renee Zellweger - "W" Magazine December 2007

George Clooney & Renee Zellweger -

Leatherheads costars Renee Zellweger and George Clooney share the cover of the December 2007 issue of W magazine. Inside, Renee jokes that they’ve been married for 28 years. “Twenty-seven,” says Clooney. “We lived together for the first year.”

The first bunch of quotes are from Clooney‘s interview with W, the rest of Renee‘s:

On backing Barack Obama in the next Presidental election: “I spoke to him two days ago for a half hour. I think that he’s in that sort of doldrums, that midelection run, where you’re still trying to define what it is that you want to be.”

On borrowing shots from directors he admires: “I sent apology letters to Mike Nichols and Sidney Lumet after Confessions because I just directly stole shots. But then I told Joel and Ethan that I’ve stolen shots from them, and they’re like, ‘Yeah, we stole that shot from Capra.’”

On rewriting the script to “Leatherheads” to accommodate his age: “You can’t try to hide your age and you can’t try to pretend it isn’t there. You have to use it as a tool.”

On Renee’s role in the upcoming film “Leatherheads”: “In movies, so often the guy gets to be the one with all the answers. In this one, she’s the smart one. Which was incredible acting on her part.”

On directing Renee: “She’s my friend, so I can be really direct. I can say, ‘That’s not a good angle,’ and not try to manipulate her, saying, ‘Well, maybe you’d be looking off over there because the moon is shining.’”

On encouraging readers to post fake sightings of him: “They had 6,000 locations for me in the first day.”

On working with master directors like Joel and Ethan Coen and Steven Soderbergh: “[They] taught me everything I know. If you plan it out and work really hard, then it’s much easier to make films.”

Renee on her fear of letting Clooney down in “Leatherheads”: “…He doesn’t even know how important his opinion has been to me over the years. I don’t want to disappoint him.”

Renee on Clooney’s direction: “I just get so proud that my head pops off. George is such a confident director, and he has no idea. And he’s a nice person. It gets boring hearing that, but it’s true. Every once in a while you get the real good guy. You’ve got your Jimmy Stewart. You’ve got your Paul Newman. Now you’ve got your George Clooney.”

Renee on encouraging readers to post stars’ precise whereabouts: “Oh, I log on every day to see where George is. Oh my God, get your things! He’s at Barneys!…The problem with that is with his schedule these days, the sightings were all true. He was in all 6,000 places that morning”before lunch.”

Bigger W cover pic of George and Renee inside…

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  • Reserve Result

    Cool cover.

  • emma

    And RZ is funny too.

  • rINOA

    Gosh.. This is such a beautiful pic of them! They book look so hot. I really like Renee’s hair in this picture. And George, just hot, can’t wait to see the new nespresso commerical!

    Love them both!

  • Jake Rox

    A man and his beard.

  • jan

    “In movies, so often the guy gets to be the one with all the answers. In this one, she’s the smart one. Which was incredible acting on her part.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHA what a back handed slam

  • Patty

    Very nice pic! Both George and Renee look great!

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  • Regina

    They’re shagging each other, for sure.

  • karma

    6 jan : 11/09/2007 at 2:39 pm
    “In movies, so often the guy gets to be the one with all the answers. In this one, she’s the smart one. Which was incredible acting on her part.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHA what a back handed slam

    A lot of stuff just go right over your head, dont they? Must suck to be you. Hopefully youll grow up soon and get a peek into how smart, mature, adults jest.

  • mila

    Clooney your are so hot!!!!!

  • http://deleted flower

    Ohhh!I love it!! george clooney is so hot in that cover!!

  • pokeman

    they look so cute together. why can people just except that a guy and gal can be friends even in hollywood. good for them.

  • me

    NICE !!!!!

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  • Mr and Mrs Smith

    That’s a very cute cover.

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  • karina

    Cute cover: George & Renee looks nice :)

  • Marieme

    I’ve always rooted for these two as a couple. George is soooo dumb. He needs to stop chasing around young chick and stop being afraid of a real woman. Renee is a marvelous actress and human being. What the matter with you, George?

  • Marieme

    ^ sounds like a caveman wrote that – hee-hee!

  • remember da truth

    #6 Jan, um, you do realize that you just made a fool of yourself? It was called sarcastic teasing, but I guess you have to have a couple of brain cells to rub together to figure that out.
    Sheesh, the IQ level of some of these posters! What an embarrassment!

  • bmoss

    Simply stunning… His slimmed, toned body is really nice. He truly gets better as he gets older.

  • anonymous

    the way he is playing with her hair is so sexy and a turn on i am a fan of both.

  • linda

    i love this cover, they both look sooo hot in the relaxed sexy way without trying to hard. the way hes playing with her hair is cute too, love her new hair do

  • huuunu

    Clooney is so gay. This is the greatest Mystery in Hollywood ;-)

  • Celina

    What an ugly cover. They look like they just rolled out of bed.

  • one

    George is a plyboy. His profile was found on a millionaire dating site last week! It is said he has a major crush on hot chicks on that site!

  • nzo

    They look good together. Clooney should dump that dirty Vegas go-go girl he’s hang around and get together with Renee.

    If he is a real man he needs a real woman.

  • She’s sooooo bautiful at this cover!!

  • athena

    I’ve always liked RZ and GC…and I must say, when you want to see a man sport a tuxedo…GC wins my bet all the way….he’s handsome and I’d date him…

  • Tiger

    Cute! I love how Renee speaks of george here. She is a good friend to him. Such a rare find in life to find a true friend who believes in you.

    Love the picture!! George is smoldering hot!!

    Thanks Jared!!

  • eramus

    wow. that’s their version of witty banter?

  • neno

    They look so good ! Damn beautiful ! RZ and GC i hope more than just a friend ! It will be a sexy couple .