Clooney: People Think I'm Old

George Clooney (search) sure looks suave and mature ... maybe too mature. A scene in "Ocean's Twelve" where Clooney's buddies wonder about his age has an element of truth to it.

Clooney said he told director Steven Soderbergh (search) about a young Italian woman who asked how old he was.

"I am stupid enough to ask the question, 'How old do you think I am?'" Clooney told reporters, AP Radio reported. "She says, '50.'"

Clooney asked the woman to guess again.

Her reply: "51?"

Clooney is 43.

When Soderbergh heard the story, Clooney said, he decided to include it in the film, a sequel to 2001's "Ocean's Eleven," that also stars Brad Pitt, Matt Damon (news) and Catherine Zeta-Jones.