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George Clooney says he is not ‘thrilled’ about turning 60 next month

George Clooney says he is not ‘thrilled’ about turning 60 next month but adds ‘it’s better than being dead!’

George Clooney is ‘not thrilled’ about turning 60.

The Midnight Sky actor will celebrate the milestone birthday on May 6 and though he’s not happy about his advancing years, he joked things could be worse.

‘As far as turning 60, listen, I’m not thrilled with it but it’s better than dead. So I’ll take it. I got two options,’ he quipped.

Birthday blues: George Clooney is ‘not thrilled’ about turning 60 next month, he said; seen here in 2019

George and his wife Amal, 43, have three-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, and the couple are already teaching the tots to be charitable.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he said: ‘Well, you try [to instill charitable values]. They’re not quite four yet so they don’t [understand].

‘My kids will always say, they’ll pick up a toy and they’ll go, :This is for the poor people.”

‘And I go, “Good. OK, so let’s put it in the basket and we’ll take it to the poor people.” And then there’s this shock on their face when reality hits.’

Looking on the bright side: The Midnight Sky actor will celebrate the milestone birthday on May 6 and though he's not happy about his advancing years, he joked things could be worse. 'As far as turning 60, listen, I'm not thrilled with it but it's better than dead!' Seen with wife Amal Clooney, 43, in 2019

Looking on the bright side: The Midnight Sky actor will celebrate the milestone birthday on May 6 and though he’s not happy about his advancing years, he joked things could be worse. ‘As far as turning 60, listen, I’m not thrilled with it but it’s better than dead!’ Seen with wife Amal Clooney, 43, in 2019

‘But I hope so. My parents always taught me that the best things you could do [is] challenge people in power and look out for people who aren’t in power and those kinds of things.’

The Gravity star is a director of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which was founded in 1921 and offers care and assistance to those in the industry and their families with limited resources by helping with financial assistance, case management and even residential living at the Wasserman Campus in Los Angeles.

And George loves taking his wife to visit the facility because it’s so ‘joyous’, even though visiting has not been easy recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Family values: George and Amal have three-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, and the couple are already teaching the tots to be charitable. Seen in 2019

Family values: George and Amal have three-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, and the couple are already teaching the tots to be charitable. Seen in 2019

He said: ‘I brought [Amal] to an event there.

‘This isn’t necessarily the best time because we’re still dealing with the pandemic. But, when you go to that campus and you walk around – I shot scenes from a TV series there – and we sat down at a table and there’s somebody from My Fair Lady and he started singing I’m Getting Married in the Morning and it was just [amazing]. Everything about it is warm and funny.

‘It’s like you get to be around people that you absolutely would love to be around,’ he noted.

Paying it forward: The Gravity star is a director of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which was founded in 1921 and offers care and assistance to those in the industry and their families with limited resources.  Seen in February 2021

Paying it forward: The Gravity star is a director of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which was founded in 1921 and offers care and assistance to those in the industry and their families with limited resources.  Seen in February 2021

He also said that he thought that had a great effect on Amal because it was when a joyous place.

‘So for us it’s just a matter of where we wanna spend our time and money and understanding that I, in my profession, got very lucky and I know it…and luck needs to be shared.

‘Luck has to be given to other people. You gotta pass it on along the way. And my wife feels the same way and we just love it there. We love it at the home.’

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