George Clooney: When I married Amal, I didn’t know I’d be marrying an entire nation

The Academy Award-winning actor and director George Clooney received the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award during a special ceremony on June 7 in California.

 

Every year, the American Film Institute honors a single individual for his or her lifetime contribution to the American film industry. George Clooney received the 46th award.

In his speech, Clooney thanked the AFI which helped him start his career as an actor when he was young. He also honored his wife’s achievement as a mother and humanitarian.

Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British lawyer that specializes in international law and human rights.

 

George Clooney said that when he married Amal, he didn’t know that he’d be marrying an entire nation. He was at the UN when a guy who was 100 yards away started shouting: “George Clooney! I am Lebanese!”

That’s exactly what a typical Lebanese person would do.

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Amal Clooney is giving back to the Lebanese community. She launched the “Amal Clooney Scholarship” a few years ago.

Through this scholarship, female Lebanese students will get the unique opportunity to study at UWC Dilijan College in Armenia. UWC Dilijan is the 14th member of the UWC movement and a world-renowned international boarding school that offers an International Baccalaureate Diploma.