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George Clooney: My First Call From Jail Was To My Mom

Posted: 03/18/2012 3:46 pm Updated: 03/19/2012 8:19 am

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George Clooney's recent arrest has had his name on the tip of everyone's tongues as of late and when TMZ reporters caught up with the star, they had to ask what we've all been wondering: Who was on the receiving end of that infamous first phone call?

Some may have thought it would have been Clooney's girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, or perhaps his lawyer, publicist or manager; but according to the the good-humored actor, he called the other leading lady in his life.

When the reporter asked who got the call, Clooney chuckled and responded, "My mom. Something never changes."

The 50-year-old actor found himself behind bars Friday, along with his father and other former members of Congress, after they crossed police lines at the Sudanese Embassy protesting the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. Though Clooney found the experience of being arrested "humiliating," as he told NBC's Ann Curry, he seems to have kept a good sense of humor about it saying, "It was really rough, you can imagine."

Clooney was released later that same afternoon after paying a $100 fine.

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  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2R) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (L) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (C) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (L) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2R) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (C) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (C) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (C) is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • George Clooney Addresses The Media After Meeting President Obama

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Actor George Clooney (C) shakes hands with Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper (R) March 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Clooney had meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the current situations in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • George Clooney Addresses The Media After Meeting President Obama

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Actor George Clooney (L) speaks to the media March 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Clooney had meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the current situations in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2nd R) and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) (L) are arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (L) and his journalist father Nick Clooney (2nd L) are arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: (ALTERNATIVE CROP) Journalist Nick Clooney (L), his son actor George Clooney (2nd L) and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) (2nd R) are arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2nd L) is arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Journalist Nick Clooney (2nd R), his son actor George Clooney (3rd R) and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) (4th R) are arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: President of United to End Genocide Tom Andrews (L) pats actor George Clooney (3rd L) on the back as he is arrested with his journalist father Nick Clooney (R) and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) (2nd L) by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2nd R) is arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney (2nd L) is arrested by members of the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists, Congressional members, human rights and faith leaders participated in a civil disobedience to protest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's blockading of food and humanitarian aid for a half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • DC Rally Protests Sudanese Regime's Food Blockade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Actor George Clooney waits to be arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


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