George Clooney discusses his twins' personalities, plus pal Matt Damon reacts to him being a dad

Although they’re merely twelve weeks old, George Clooney says his twins already have developed distinct personalities! The 56-year-old Hollywood star spoke candidly about little Ella and Alexander while promoting his film Suburbicon at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, George was all smiles as he sat with his friend Matt Damon and revealed his two babies couldn’t be more different from one another.


George Clooney and his buddy Matt Damon got candid at Venice Film Festival Photo: Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage

"They start out with a personality right off the bat," George admitted. He then turned to his buddy Matt and joked: "[Alexander] is a thug already. You saw him. He's a moose! Literally, he just sits and he eats." The 46-year-old Jason Bourne star agreed, saying: "He looks like he could bounce right now, some place in Hollywood.” George lightly chimed in: "Like, checking IDs on the way into the nursery.”

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Amal Clooney stepped out in Venice wearing Missoni Photo: Instagram/@ctilburymakeup

The Oscar-winner had the opposite take on his daughter Ella, likening her to his beautiful wife Amal. "She's very elegant, and all eyes. She looks like Amal, thank god." George’s 39-year-old human rights lawyer love looked elegant on Friday evening as she stepped out with her husband for a dinner date at Ristorante Da Ivo in Venice. She stunned in a shimmering strapless blue Missoni gown, which featured fringe detailing and retails for $3,995.


Amal and George have been enjoying Venice Photo: Getty Images

During the interview, George also touched on the fact that he and Amal “just didn't want to have really dumb names” picked. "We figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged, and we wanted them to at least have a break with the names," he said. "So we looked for some sort of normal names. We didn't have any great inspiration. It wasn't Alexander the Great and Ella Fitzgerald."

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Matt then joking asked, "Alexander Hamilton?" George met his joke with another flippant comment confirming, "It was Alexander Hamilton.” Before George’s big arrival in Venice, Matt sung his praises to The Hollywood Reporter saying he’s transformed in a good way since he’s had kids. “Sure, he’s changed. He’s evolved, but he’s the same in a lot of critical ways. In all the important ways, he’s the same; he’s got a huge heart, he’s incredibly loyal, and he’s really, really smart.”

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