George Clooney Jokes About Amal Alamuddin’s Intelligence: “I Feel Like an Idiot Talking to My Wife”

Amal Clooney and George Clooney
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His smarty-pants spouse! George Clooney opened up to Us Weekly and other reporters on Tuesday, Sept. 29, about celebrating his first-year wedding anniversary with his barrister wife, Amal Alamuddin, and what their conversations are like.

Clooney — who was at Lincoln Center for the 15th anniversary screening of his film O Brother, Where Art Thou? — lit up when he was asked about the anniversary. "We [went to] Jerry Weintraub's memorial," Clooney said of the star-studded event honoring the legendary Ocean's Eleven producer, who passed away this past July. Then, Clooney and Alamuddin celebrated their one year together.

"It was great," the A-list hunk beamed of the milestone. "We had dinner… that was fun."

As previously reported by Us, the stars had a cozy night out at Sunset Tower Hotel's Tower Bar this past Sunday, Sept. 27, to mark the occasion. "It was a lovely, quiet, romantic meal, just the two of them," an onlooker at the hot spot told Us of the pair, who were "all dressed up for the occasion."

The low-key affair was arranged by Alamuddin, Clooney revealed on Tuesday. "Amal picked this spot," he told Us. "I'm a creature of habit, so I might want to go down the street to the same sushi bar that I could eat at four nights a week."

Alamuddin, however, is slightly more adventurous. "She's like, 'No, that's not going to happen—not for the anniversary! We're not going to do that!'" Clooney joked.

Indeed, Amal — who holds degrees from Oxford and NYU's law school — challenges her famous hubby in all things.

"I'm an idiot," Clooney joked of being cast for the role as Everett in 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou? "Oftentimes, I feel like an idiot talking to my own wife," he added with a laugh. "It's never good!"

But marriage for the pair has been sweet. Us Weekly exclusively revealed this past summer that Clooney, 54, and Alamuddin, 37, are trying for a baby. "They decided that it would be the right time," a source told Us. "Amal isn’t taking on extra work at the moment and just continuing with the cases she has."

Another insider added that the two aren't making any gambles when it comes to expanding their brood. "They recently visited a fertility center," the source told Us. "This is something they really want."

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