“What’s the point of being a parent if you don’t get your hands dirty? That’s what it’s all about.”

They’re just shy of five months old, but George Clooney says his experience of fatherhood with his newborn twins has been “really fun” so far.

And Ella and Alexander, who were born in June, already have very distinct personalities, the new dad revealed this week.

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Clooney, who is married to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal, dished on the couple’s approach to parenting, telling the Sydney Morning Herald “[the twins] are the best audience I’ve ever had”.


“Five months ago, they weren’t here. And now, they’re both very different; he’s this little thug, this out-there personality, and she’s very sweet-natured and dainty,” the Oscar winner said.

When quizzed on his nappy-changing abilities, Clooney revealed the A-list couple do everything themselves, rather than rely on a nanny.

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“What’s the point of being a parent if you don’t get your hands dirty? That’s what it’s all about,” he told the Australian newspaper.

The Ocean’s Eleven star also revealed that while he’s looking forward to all their firsts, he feels a great sense of responsibility as the twins’ father.

“We as parents just have to try our best not to mess them up,” he added to the Herald.

“I want them to be happy and healthy and safe and it’s our job to safeguard that to the best of our ability. And after that, it’s like rolling the dice.”

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Clooney and Lebanon-born lawyer Amal welcomed their children three years after tying the knot in a star-studded ceremony in Italy in 2014.

The actor has previously spoken about how meeting his accomplished wife changed his life.

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“All I know is that it sort of changed everything in terms of what I thought my future – my future personal future – was going to be,” he told People in 2015. “I’ve always been an optimist about the world.

“I wasn’t always completely optimistic about how it was going to work out personally for me. But now I am.”

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