George Clooney Jokes: "I Want to Adopt" Shailene Woodley

Celebrity News Feb. 7, 2012 AT 6:31PM
George Clooney Jokes: "I Want to Adopt" Shailene Woodley Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Is George Clooney ready to settle down and start a family with Stacy Keibler?

Not exactly. In an interview with The Insider at Monday's 84th Annual Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, the 50-year-old actor joked that he was "looking to adopt very successful people."

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At the top of his list? Actress Shailene Woodley, who plays his troubled teenage daughter in The Descendants. "She's 20 and smart, and I figure she has a big career ahead and can support me," Clooney reasoned.

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Another perk to adopting Woodley: she's "house-trained," just like his cocker spaniel Einstein. "I've got a dog from the pound that was already house-trained, so that makes sense to me," Clooney joked.

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Clooney is nominated alongside Moneyball's Brad Pitt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's Gary Oldman, The Artist's Jean Dujardin and A Better Life's Demian Bichir in the best actor category at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, airing live February 26 on ABC.

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