Hollywood star and activist George Clooney is notoriously private when it comes to his personal life. However, the handsome actor opens up about turning 50 -- he doesn't necessarily consider himself a leading man anymore! -- plus dealing with failure, and faking it in this Sunday's Parade with contributing writer and political analyst David Gergen.
Clooney, 50, stars as a presidential candidate in his new film. - Sam Jones
On his love of playing pranks: "There's good fun in watching those play out. And, hey, my friends are rough on me, too. Brad Pitt's brutal, and Matt Damon. My friends used to change my outgoing phone message all the time. This was the old days, when you had a phone machine. They would change the message to something horrible and there was nothing I could do to change it back. That was always brilliant."
On continuing his public life and maintaining privacy at the same time: "I don't tweet, I don't go on Facebook. I think there's too much information about all of us out there. I'm liking the idea of privacy more and more. There will be funny Read More »from George Clooney Looks at His Life, Career at 50