Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, George Clooney, is used to fielding questions about his love life. The handsome actor has romanced a number of beautiful women over the years, but remains reticent about his relationships.
In an new interview, however, George dropped his guard a little as he discussed his private life.
"I haven't met her yet," the 52-year-old stated directly to W! magazine when asked about the greatest love of his life.
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"When I was a kid, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn. I watched Roman Holiday when I was 11, and I thought she was as elegant as anything I'd ever seen. And I fell madly in love with her," the star told the magazine's 8th annual Art Issue.
"I also always loved Grace Kelly. I mean, when she comes out of the water in To Catch A Thief, I thought, 'That's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.'"
VIEW GALLERY George made his revelations in a questionnaire submitted to him by British artist Tracey Emin, who used his answers to created a 'text portrait', dubbed 'The Passion of Your Smile'.
Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
and Grace Kelly in How to Catch a Theif
The actor-director was also asked if her ever gets homesick.
"Home is where my friends and family are… I spend 8 months a year in a one bedroom hotel room in a city I probably wouldn't vacation in…But no city… no space… fails to be a home if your family or friends can find the time to visit.
"I get desperately, depressingly homesick if I can't find a way to be near the people that bring joy wherever they go… Spend a night with my parents battling over who was the rottenest child (My sister or me)…Or my friends pointing out how badly I destroyed a certain bat franchise.
George with his parents
"Home is humour... And love and responsibility… And I get homesick when the people who know that best and I can't find time to be together."
Other questions posed to George include whether he looks at himself the same way in a mirror — "the older I get the fewer mirrors I have" — who his favorite poet is — "Mark Twain" — and how he rates his sense of humour — "Depends on whose chart…if it's Mark Twain I'm a 2".
Finally, Tracey asked George, "If you could choose how to die then how?"
"Before my friends," the screen icon replied.