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George Clooney was mugged while in Sudan

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Tbdgeorgeclooney040408 George Clooney isn't afraid to put himself on the front lines of social issues like poverty and ethnic fighting in Africa, but the actor tells British mag Zoo Weekly things got a little close on a recent trip to Sudan. The 46-year-old and his crew were held up at gunpoint by child soldiers, who mugged everyone in sight.

"There were all these young kids with AK-47s," he said. "They pointed guns at us and stole what they could. It happens all the time."

Talk about playing it cool. Clooney's such a bad-ass he even joked about the kids not recognizing him, saying, "They don't have great TV out there." The Juice* would still be in the mental ward screaming "The children! THE CHILDREN!" if that happened to us.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:40am]

    

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