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George Clooney on the hunt for happiness

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Clooney: "What I am looking for in life is the same as I always have; happiness, peacefulness and joy"

George Clooney says he's looking to find ''happiness, peacefulness and joy'' in his life.

Speaking to Britain's Hello! magazine, the 52-year-old actor said: "All I will say is we get wiser as we get older. And that what I am looking for in life is the same as I always have; happiness, peacefulness and joy. And that's all I'm going to say about that because otherwise I'd get into trouble.''

The Monuments Men star explained that he has decorated his home with pictures and paintings that make the place feel ''warm'', rather than splurging on expensive pieces of art.

He added :''I do have paintings on my wall which I love and are incredibly important to me, but for personal reasons not because they're expensive.

''I have a picture of a rainy Paris street scene which I bought when I was 33 and on my first trip to Paris. I got past it when I go upstairs every night and it reminds me of that trip and makes me happy.

''I bought a painting in Madrid on my first trip there too and a lot of people say, 'Well it's not the greatest painting' and I say, 'It is to me'.

''OK, you can look at a beautiful painting and say, 'That's beautiful' but to me, it feels warmer to fill my home with pictures of friends and family and paintings of places I've gone. That's what I want to come home to.''

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