Guns, rifles scare me: George Clooney

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 09:40 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor George Clooney has confessed he is "scared" of guns even though he has regularly used them on screen.

The 49-year-old actor has become accustomed to handling firearms, both through his movie work and his upbringing in Kentucky, but insists he still feels uncomfortable around them.

"Guns, rifles - there`s something frightening about them. Still. Although I`ve grown up with them in Kentucky and although I`ve had to use them in a lot of my films. I`ve learnt to use them, but I`m still scared of them," contactmusic.com quoted Clooney as saying.

The "Men Who Stare At Ghosts" star also insisted he isn`t worried about getting older or losing his looks as he thinks his advancing years mean he is offered more diverse acting roles.

"That`s down to lack of success. No, really. Being hugely successful in a certain role or genre comes with the risk of being typecast. So far I was lucky - in moderation," he added.

"The second reason is my advanced age. I`m literally aging before your faces I`m not vain though. I welcome it, the ageing. Otherwise I would have coloured my hair by now.

"Of course I`m not offered the role of the romantic hero that often anymore, but at my age I get to do more and more character roles," he said.

IANS