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Yesterday, the preternaturally salt-and-peppered man of style, filmmaker, activist and Brad Pitt bromanceur—not to mention Kempt 100 inductee—the one and only George Clooney stopped by Reddit for an impromptu AMA. Naturally, he had plenty of bons mots and wisdom to dispense on everything from his newfound cobbling hobby to the nipples on his Batman suit (seriously).

So we pulled out his five most interesting lines, presented here without comment…

I love riding motorcycles. Every year my buddy Randy and I try to take a trip just try to see the world on a motorcycle. It’s a hobby and a head-clearing thing. And I do that, believe it or not, while I’m actually cobbling.

Let me just tell you this. When Daniel Day-Lewis was spending all his time playing Lincoln, I was just fixing shoes. He’s spending all the time focused on the hat, and the pipe, and getting into character, and I remained focused—with the overalls and the hammer.

Well I wasn’t thrilled with the nipples on the Batsuit. You know that’s not something you really think about when you’re putting it on. You figure all Batsuits have nipples and then you realize yours was really the first. Batman was just constantly cold I guess. But I have plenty of other things that I’m really obviously embarrassed about, too. Oftentimes it’ll be stumbling out of a bar drunk or something dumb like that but as you get older a major goal in life is try to do less and less embarrassing things. You know, try not to face plant publicly as often as possible.

I remember I got this insane looking prop from this movie Solaris. It was the size of a lunchbox and it had all these intricate lights and tubes and I snuck it into Richard Kind’s carry-on bag. They ran it through the machine and pulled it off and asked, “What is this? Did you pack your own bag?” He had no idea what to say. Of course this was pre-911. If you did that now it would be a very horrible thing, but it was very funny at the time. Anyway, don’t do that at home.

The perfect sandwich would be… I want to come up with two gorgeous actresses but I won’t do that. Name your two. I don’t know you know I’d have to think about it. I do like ham and avocado and a little tomato and a little mustard. Just a simple deli sandwich is great. You know, put some coleslaw in there.

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