Rewind: Clooney's 'Quite the Babysitter'
By ROBERT PACE
February 24, 2012
With the Oscars coming up this Sunday, we take you back four years on this day to the red carpet of the event, which is all to familiar to the man of the hour, George Clooney, who was in quite the joking mood.
When Clooney was asked about his companion to the awards show (girlfriend Sarah Larson), he goes for humor instead of flattery, joking that he "had to show up with Sarah on a bet."
Clooney, who was nominated at the 2008 Academy Awards for Best Actor for Michael Clayton, had a hunch that he wasn't going to win the award, saying half-jokingly, "There are other actors up there that are probably going to win [the award], so I can sit back and have a drink."
The then 46-year-old Clooney also had a comical reaction to Brad and Angelina's potential baby news.
"I'm quite the babysitter," he said sarcastically. "Nobody leaves me with their children. 'Hey, kids, you want a cigar?'" he joked about his self-professed ineptitude in dealing with children.
Check out the full flashback above of the sarcastic comedian Clooney at work
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