Now that he is engaged to be married, George Clooney is already getting pressured about becoming a dad.
"I want him to have some children already!" his "Ocean's" co-star Elliot Gould, 75, told People.
"He's got a good role model as a father – Nick is great," said Gould, a father of three. "And George has a big heart. He'll be a wonderful father. I want George to take the next step, but let's worry about him getting married first!"
Clooney, 53, got engaged to British barrister Amal Alamuddin earlier this year.
Gould called Alamuddin "a beautiful woman and very smart."
The veteran actor said he has no problem publicly nudging his friend to make little Clooneys.
"It would be very meaningful for those of us who love George to help pull the wagon," Gould told People.
Clooney once said he had no desire to have children. Then again, he also vowed never to marry again. (He was married briefly, in the early '90s, to actress Talia Balsam.)
"I think it's the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids," he told People in 2006. "It's not something to be taken lightly. I don't have that gene that people have to replicate. But everything in my life has changed over time."
Here's a list of reasons why we think Clooney would make a great dad:
|His Friends Have Kids|
Clooney is not only the last to get hitched among his close friends, including Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts, he's the only one without children. Even his dear friend Brad Pitt, though not yet married to fiancé Angelina Jolie, is already a father of six. Clooney needs to catch up with his pals.
|Kids Gravitate to Him|
Clooney bonded with single mom Sandra Bullock's son Louis on the set of their film "Gravity." “If there was a choice between me and George … my son will leave to go with George and the guys,” Bullock said at a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival last October. Clooney and Louis spent a lot of time playing basketball together.
|He's an Older Dad|
As a global superstar, Clooney has done and seen things that most people will never experience in their lifetime. He's dined with presidents and has multiple awards on his mantle. Parenthood is one of the few things Clooney has yet to experience.
|He Wanted to Adopt|
Clooney once joked to "The Insider" that he was "looking to adopt very successful people," starting with 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 in 2012. So maybe the whole baby thing is a little daunting for him, but as any parent knows, they grow up fast.