George Clooney's Close Encounter of the Gay-Stripper Kind

Man hijacks press conference, begs Oscar winner for "just one kiss" while tearing off clothes

By Marcus Errico Sep 08, 2009 10:32 PMTags

George Clooney came prepared to the Venice Film Festival.

Buzzworthy new flick. Check. Hot Italian girlfriend. Check. Crazy gay fanatic. Check and double check.

Clooney was fielding queries during a televised press conference for his new movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats, when he got an eyeful from a male questioner.

"I am gay, George, and I think I am in love with you...Please take me," the dude said, stripping down to his underwear. "May I kiss you, please. Just one kiss?"

The ever chill Clooney didn't miss a beat. "It's hard when you take a big chance and it doesn't really work," he chuckled.

"It's always embarrassing when you take one real big swing for the fences and it just falls flat," said Clooney, who was decidedly not persuaded to do some switch-hitting. "It was a good try, though."


Flabby, scruffy, middle-aged guys aren't really George's type. But these ladies have fit the bill over the years.