Kusama, one of five female artists chosen to interpret the actor's persona, customized an Armani suit, vintage car, and created one of her ubiquitous environments for the issue's cover spread. The other artists interpreting Clooney include Tracey Emin, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, and Karen Kilimnik. In the interview, Clooney talks Hitler (as per his new film), movie making, and his Tinseltown crushes. "When I was a kid, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn," he confessed. "I also always loved Grace Kelly. I mean, when she comes out of the water in To Catch a Thief, I thought, 'That’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.'" Well, Mr. Clooney, you're not too shabby yourself — polka dot disguise or not.
"I tend to like endings that would never happen in today’s movies. In 2013, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid wouldn’t end the way it does. I’ve shown that movie to young kids who just love the film, and then you come to the last scene — a freeze-frame of Butch and Sundance getting shot — and their mouths drop: 'No, no, no, no.' Films from the ’60s and ’70s end in shocking ways. And that’s why we love them — those movies broke all the rules."
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