While he’s not nominated for an Oscar this year, George Clooney did take home the French equivalent of the Academy’s golden statue at the César ceremony.

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Touted beforehand as “the most charismatic actor of his generation,” the Ocean’s Eleven star and his wife Amal, pregnant with their twins, brought Hollywood glamour to Paris at the Salle Pleyel on Friday. Dressed in his signature black Armani tuxedo and bow tie, Clooney looked dashing next to his wife, who showed off her baby bump in a fitted white gown tapered with an ombré of ostrich feathers.


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The father-to-be was honored with a career award at the ceremony, along with French film legend Jean Paul Belmondo, who also received a Lifetime Tribute during the evening.

After a lengthy clip real of his greatest hits, Clooney was called onstage by host Jerome Commandeur. Greeted with a standing ovation, Clooney thanked the crowd saying, “Merci, merci” several times. Commandeur then invited Oscar winner Jean Dujardin, Clooney’s Monuments Men costar, to present him with the César d’Honneur. The former costars embraced, and Clooney, excusing himself to the audience for his “horrible” French, asked Dujardin to translate for him.

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Taking a break from promoting his latest film, “Hail, Caesar!,” in Germany, George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, paid a visit to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.  The actor-activist and the human-rights attorney sat down for a private meeting with Merkel to discuss the crisis in Syria and Europe’s efforts to help the Middle Eastern nation’s refugees, the Associated Press reported. They talked about “the responsibilities of all states, not just European states but states around the world, to deal with what is a global problem, not just a Syrian problem or a German issue,” said former British foreign secretary David Miliband, who now helms the International Rescue Committee aid group and joined the couple for the 40-minute sit-down.

100 LIVES is pleased to announce the launch of a new annual scholarship established in partnership with esteemed international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. The new ‘Amal Clooney Scholarship’ is part of an ongoing effort by 100 LIVES – the organization behind the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity – to strengthen cross-cultural education and understanding through collaborative social and philanthropic projects.

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“As a leading human rights barrister and campaigner, Amal Clooney is an inspirational role model for young women around the world. She exemplifies integrity, compassion and dedication – and typifies what it means to be a global citizen across all cultures.” said Ruben Vardanyan, co-founder of 100 LIVES and UWC Dilijan College, an international co-educational boarding school hosting students from 64 countries. “100 LIVES recognizes the need for future generations to have greater cross-cultural understanding. The college strives to make education a force for peace by bringing together aspiring young leaders from all over the world.”

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Amal and George Clooney were spotted in the company of former Labour MP David Miliband after a lunch at The Palm in Beverly Hills.

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Rande Gerber, husband of Cindy Crawford and business partner of George Clooney, has apparently been drinking all afternoon. Tequila, to be precise. “It’s normal,” explains his PR. “You’ll have to drink some too.”

We are in the glamorous confines of the Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge, and it has only just gone 4pm. Would it be rude to request a coffee, a tea, or some water, perhaps, instead? And will Rande – no sniggering at the back – be rolling around on the floor in a state of inebriation by the time our interview starts? I do hope so.
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Actor George Clooney chats with Stephen on the premiere of the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Sept. 8, 2015. JEFFREY R. STAAB/CBS

What’s it like to be the “arm candy” in the relationship?

That’s the question Stephen Colbert had for George Clooney during his premiere “Late Show” episode on Tuesday.
Colbert brought up Clooney’s marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, asking “What is it like to be the arm candy in a relationship, because she’s the very serious person?” The host added, “She must say like, ‘We’re going to meet extremely intelligent people tonight – these are not show folk. Just be shiny and pretty.”

“That’s mostly what I do,” Clooney responded.

 

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Colbert also congratulated the actor on his upcoming 1-year wedding anniversary on Sept. 27.
Clooney’s response? “They said it wouldn’t last.”

CBS’ new late-night host even had a little gift for the power couple: a paperweight from Tiffany’s with the engraving, “I don’t know you.”
The interview didn’t solely focus on Clooney’s love life, though. The pair also did a funny bit about a fake movie called “Decision Strike.” © 2015 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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