George Clooney Wants to Adopt Costar Shailene Woodley

Instead of having kids of his own, the famous bachelor says he's "looking to adopt very successful people"

Is George Clooney ready for fatherhood? He seems to think so.

But that doesn't mean girlfriend Stacy Keibler should start shopping for maternity clothes. The Oscar nominee has gone on record saying that instead of having his own children, he's "looking to adopt very successful people."

Clooney joked to The Insider at the annual Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills Monday that there would be definite benefits to adopting adults. The first person he thought to call his own? Shailene Woodley, his onscreen daughter in The Descendants.

"She's 20 and smart, and I figure she has a big career ahead and can support me," Clooney explained.

Plus, he already has experience pretending to be her father in the Alexander Payne film. And if that's not enough of a reason, she's already "house-trained," just like his beloved cocker spaniel Einstein.

"I've got a dog from the pound that was already house-trained, so that makes sense to me," Clooney joked.

No word yet on what Woodley thinks of her famous costar's fatherly intentions -- but in the mean time she'll surely be rooting for him on Feb. 26, when he competes against Moneyball's Brad Pitt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's Gary Oldman, The Artist's Jean Dujardin and A Better Life's Demian Bichir to win the Oscar for Best Actor. The 84th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.

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