George Clooney: Skinny Dipping Is "a Tradition" at My Lake Como House

Celebrity News Oct. 6, 2011 AT 5:58PM
George Clooney: Skinny Dipping Is "a Tradition" at My Lake Como House Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Who doesn't love to swim in the nude?

At George Clooney's Lake Como house in Italy, skinny dipping is pretty much a rite of passage for all of his guests!

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"[Skinny dipping] is a tradition at my house!" the 50-year-old told Us Weekly on Wednesday at the Ides of March premiere in NYC. "It's funny. Some people skinny dip, but I always go upstairs and put a suit on and then I jump in the lake."

Clooney's costar Marisa Tomei told Conan O'Brien on Tuesday about skinny dipping in the lake at the actor's Italian estate. "Charlie Rose can be hot. [He, Evan Rachel Wood and I] had some hijinks over there," she said. "We would all end up skinny dipping!"

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When Us asked Clooney about Tomei's comments, he quipped: "Let me tell you. First I got Walter Cronkite to jump in. Then I got David Gergen to jump in. And I used Walter Cronkite to get Gergen to jump in. And I used Marisa and Evan in the lake to get Charlie Rose to jump in."

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So besides stripping down, what does the Oscar winner do to unwind? He joked playfully, "Drink!"

The Ides of March opens in theaters Friday.

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