George and Amal Clooney Meet With German Chancellor to Help Syrian Refugees

by John Boone 12:10 PM PST, February 12, 2016
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George and Amal Clooney aren't content being the best-looking couple in the world -- they want to help save the world, too.

The actor has long been a humanitarian and, lest you forget, his wife is a highly lauded human rights attorney. On Friday, they took a private meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to discuss the crisis in Syria and efforts to help the refugees.

"It wouldn't be right to come to Berlin and have a film festival and pretend there wasn't a big global issue for which Germany was in the eye of the storm," David Miliband, head of the Internal Rescue Committee, said of the meeting, via Yahoo News.

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Miliband explained that George asked for the meeting, while Merkel later called it "a very good conversation" in which they exchanged ideas for how aid groups and politicians can work together to increase volunteer support for refugees.

The summit comes one day after the 54-year-old Oscar winner was asked about how he's helping the ongoing crisis during a film festival press conference.

"I spend a lot of time working on these things, and it's an odd thing to have someone stand up and say, 'What do you do?'" George, who was clearly "annoyed," according to The Hollywood Reporter, snapped back.

"I have gone to places that are very dangerous and I work a lot on these things," he continued. "I'd like to know what you are doing to help the situation?"

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The couple has been in Germany for the Berlinale International Film Festival, where Hail, Caesar! premiered on Thursday and Amal looked absolutely flawless on the red carpet in Yves Saint Laurent.

George didn't look half bad himself.

When ET recently asked George about how Amal is handling the Hollywood spotlight, he admitted that it's "hard to do." Find out what else he said in the video below.