With his suave, debonair looks, George Clooney is a hard guy to miss.
And the same goes for the Hollywood heartthrob's latest magazine cover despite being decked out in polka dots and nearly camouflaged on the cover of W's annual art issue.
In a pictorial called "Spot the Star," the 52-year-old Clooney wore a polka-dot suit as well as other dashing ensembles as he posed for a pictorial for the magazine to promote the release of his latest film, art-themed World War II drama The Monuments Men.
But one particular shot didn't feature him at all. Rather, it was a "text" portrait done in neon by British artist Tracey Emin dubbed The Passion of Your Smile.
Emin based her creation on a questionnaire she emailed Clooney and the answers he sent back were both revealing and often times humorous, delving into such topics as his love life, his friends and even death.
When she asked who is—or was—the greatest love of his life, the Oscar winner admitted: "I haven't met her yet."
On whether the actor-director gets homesick, he wrote: "Home is where my friends and family are…I spend 8 months a year in a one bedroom hotel room in a city I probably wouldn't vacation in…but no city…No space…fails to be a home if your family or friends can find the time to visit. I get desperately, depressingly homesick if I can't find a way to be near the people that bring joy wherever they go. Spend a night with my parents battling over who was the rottenest child (My sister or me)…Or my friends pointing out how badly I destroyed a certain bat franchise."
Clooney added: "Home is humor and love and responsibility…And I get homesick when the people who know that best…And I…Can't find time to be together."
Other questions posed to George include whether he looks at himself the same way in a mirror ("the older I get the fewer mirrors I have") who his favorite poet is ("Mark Twain"), and how he rates his sense of homor ("Depends on whose chart…if it's Mark Twain I'm a 2").
Last but not least, Emins asked Clooney: "If you could choose how to die then how?"
"Before my friends," the screen icon said in an illuminating reply.
Beautifully said, George.
The Monuments Men, which Clooney wrote, produced, directed and stars in, hits theaters on Feb. 7.