CBS News catches up with the actor away from the flashing cameras of the paparazzi

By Tim Nudd
Updated February 02, 2012 10:05 AM
Credit: CBS News

See how one of the world’s top film stars lives – away from the spotlight.

George Clooney has opened up his Los Angeles home to CBS News, showing off his kitchen (where he orders dinner), his screening room and bar, for a revival of the classic celebrities-at-home program Person to Person, made famous in the 1950s by Edward R. Murrow.

Along with his palatial digs, the Oscar winner, 50, also introduces viewers to a very special friend – his roommate Einstein, a black cocker spaniel whom he rescued in 2010. “The dog came in and threw himself at me,” Clooney recalls, “and I find that works also with some actors.”

Clooney also shows off some favorite photographs, including a Rat Pack photograph from the original Ocean’s Eleven.

The new Person to Person episode, airing on CBS next Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8 p.m. ET), will also feature Jon Bon Jovi, who opens up his 16-acre New Jersey estate that includes a recording studio and its own pub, and Warren Buffett, who gives a tour of his Omaha, Neb., office.