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George Clooney Hits the Spot on W Magazine's January Cover

For the glossy's annual art issue, the "Monuments Men" writer-actor blends in with a polka-dot background by artist Yayoi Kusama.
ON THE SPOT: George Clooney covers W Magazine's annual art issue.
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Spotted: George Clooney in a customized Giorgio Armani suit, shirt and shoes designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Blending in with the black-and-white polka-dot background, also designed by Kusama, Hollywood's leading man stars as W magazine's latest muse in its eighth annual art issue, wherein he talks about his next film, The Monuments Men, which focuses on a squad of museum directors, curators and art historians working together to rescue the art that Adolf Hitler stole during World War II.

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Clooney, who was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable, noted that art and culture go hand in hand: "In The Monuments Men, we question whether saving art is worth a life, and I would argue that the culture of a people represents life."

The 52-year-old actor also served as a muse for female artists Karen Kilimnik, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie and Tracey Emin in W's January 2014 issue, available on newsstands Dec. 9.

While the Hollywood hunk has had a few leading ladies in his life (actresses Elisabetta Canalis, Kelly Preston, Renee Zellweger and most recently, Stacy Keibler), Clooney says his first movie crushes were Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

"When I was a kid, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn. I watched Roman Holiday when I was 11, and I thought she was as elegant as anything I’d ever seen. And I fell madly in love with her," Clooney tells W. "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."

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