George Clooney: The Last Movie Star

Actor, director and home handyman, Clooney goes to Joel Stein's house for dinner and explains how he plays the game

Sam Jones for TIME

"It would be nice if prodigiously gifted, handsome, multimillionaire George Clooney were in fact a bastard," says Michael Clayton co-star Tom Wilkinson. "He isn't."

George Clooney wasn't supposed to say yes. A reporter interviews a movie star at a restaurant or a hotel lobby or an office, with his publicist lurking in the corner, ready to cut off any vaguely interesting questions. But to come over to my house for dinner? That's a trap no sucker has...

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