George Clooney and Stacy Keibler at the Oscars George Clooney is jealous of Ben Affleck's good looks. The 51-year-old actor - who co-produced Best Picture Oscar-winning film Argo - is jealous of the director because of his rugged looks and enviable height. Asked what he thought of Ben during the Academy Awards ceremony on Piers Morgan Tonight on Sunday night, George joked: "I really like him, except that he's tall and good looking." Reminded that fans cited George as the star they were most excited about seeing on the big night, the silver fox quipped: "It was me. Until they saw me with the beard. They didn't like it. I noticed that." The star made Hollywood history by becoming the first person to be nominated in six different categories - Best Picture for Argo, Best Adapted Screenplay for The Ides of March, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck, Best Actor for Michael Clayton, Up in the Air and The Descendants and Best Supporting Actor for Syriana - and George is proud to have managed to forge a career in other aspects of filmmaking that he can fall back on as he gets older. He said: "I am proud of it. I'm proud of it just because if you're going to survive in this business, you have to do other things. So the fact that I've been lucky enough to succeed in a bunch of different [categories] ... I am going to need fall-back jobs as I get older, so it's good to have them."

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  1. Nick on February 27, 2013 1:19 PM

    He is just realizing that his time in show business won't last forever and he sees that up and comers will take his place in the spotlight. He is working hard to make himself relevant going forward. Not easy. Best of luck.

  2. C-Dub on February 27, 2013 2:01 PM

    He's clearly joking. He's always joking and can make fun of himself.

  3. Eleanor on February 27, 2013 5:18 PM

    I see he was just kiddin'.... there will always be younger, taller, and more beautiful people coming up the ranks in Hollywood.It Doesn't seem to affect Betty White at 90+, so just grin and bear it. What's the alternative.

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