Wednesday 28 September 2016

George and Amal Clooney steal the spotlight as they pack on the PDA at Cannes

Published 13/05/2016 | 07:46

US actor George Clooney (L) kisses his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney as they leave on May 12, 2016 the Festival Palace after the screening of the film
US actor George Clooney (L) kisses his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney as they leave on May 12, 2016 the Festival Palace after the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actor George Clooney (L) and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Amal Clooney poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

It's clear George and Amal Clooney are still in the honeymoon phase.

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The Oscar-winning actor (55) and human rights lawyer (38) wed in 2014, but the couple appeared happier than ever as they blissfully walked the red carpet together at the Cannes Film Festival.

Amal, who stunned in a Grecian style custom Atelier Versace gown, supported her husband as his latest film Money Monster hosted its premiered at the Palais des Festivals.

After walking the red carpet, the popular pair made their way to Antibes for the official after-party, joined by co-stars Julia Roberts, Dominic West and Irish actress Caitriona Balfe.

US actor George Clooney (L) and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film
US actor George Clooney (L) and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

While on the promotional trail for his latest movie, Clooney has opened up about finding love with the world renowned British barrister, saying sometimes he still has to pinch himself.

"I've never been happier in a relationship by any stretch of the imagination," he told Esquire. "At 52, I found the love of my life and I'm really happy."

Read more: Irish actress Caitriona Balfe takes centre stage at Cannes

George, who was previously wed to actress Talia Balsam in the early 1990s, has dated some of the world's most beautiful women, but in Amal, 38, the actor has truly found his soulmate, and he plans to ease up on his acting roles so they can spend as much quality time together as possible.

US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film
US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose on May 12, 2016 as they arrive for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

"The reality is... the kind of parts that I was doing, I'm not going to be doing anymore," he explained. "Paul Newman did it best. He was a movie star, he was a leading man, and then he was like, 'Now I'm a character actor'. They just weren't as often and they weren't as much."

George still loves making movies, but the projects that appeal to him have changed over the years.

"I'm much more interested in doing films where the role makes sense for me," he continued. "I'm not gonna be carrying movies the way I did before. There are actors you'll see that try to hold on to this leading-man status long past the due date."

George certainly isn't ungrateful for the success he has enjoyed, and he's thankful for the opportunities he has been given since his Hollywood career took off in his 30s, but he feels fame is a young man's game these days.

Amal Clooney poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film
Amal Clooney poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film "Money Monster" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

"(It) used to be you could be as famous as you wanted," he said. "You show up at premieres and everybody cheers and you sign autographs, and then you go off and you drive out to a restaurant and go to dinner and you'd be left alone.

"Every once in a while some paparazzi would sneak around, but now everybody's got a phone. I'm just lucky that the advent of camera phones happened when I was 43-years-old or something."

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