Everyone remembers George Clooney in his role as hunky womanizer "Dr. Doug Ross" on the hit drama ER. But now the very role that launched his career has come back to haunt him!
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59-year-old George Clooney joined his pals Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes for an episode of the SmartLess podcast for a hilarious banter-filled conversation. The series has had an impressive line-up of guests and after Will & Grace star Sean Hayes introduced him as one of the biggest stars to have on the podcast, George said, "I was a little hurt that I wasn't the biggest star you've ever had."
Arrested Development star Jason Batemen tried to butter him up and listed a few people who they would consider the "biggest" stars slightly above George like "and maybe Paul McCartney? Can he be above your altitude?" To which George responded, "Well... ya know... What has he really done?"
The other Arrested Development star Will Arnett opened up to George about having watched a great deal of George's hit series ER because his ex-wife Amy Poehler, "is an absolute ER junkie." Because Will was forced to watch episodes every night, he "got to know you [Clooney] very well on your ER."
The Oceans 11 star spoke about how happy he was to be a part of the show, "We were getting something like 42 million people to watch the show, and those are numbers that are just unheard of when we had 150 channels."
Unfortunately for George who is now happily married to Amal Clooney, "My wife is watching them now and it's getting me in a lot of trouble." His character "Dr. Doug Ross" is a serial womanizer who dates and leaves countless women heartbroken throughout the series.
George explained, "I'd forgotten about all of the terrible things I was doing, picking up women and all those things!" Bateman suggested that perhaps his wife Amal would get starstruck with George because of his character's sex appeal. George shot that idea down joking, "Yeah, that's not my wife."
In real life, George was famously a perpetual bachelor and was happy to be so, often declaring he would never marry. When the SmartLess hosts asked what happened to those old ways and why he didn't settle down previously he explained, "The truth was -- I met this amazing woman and she took my breath away. And she was brilliant, funny and beautiful and kind. I was sort of swept off my feet."
"We got engaged after a few months and got married within the first year that we met. That surprised me more than anybody else in the world, and everyone else was pretty surprised."
Catch a preview of the hilarious episode right here: