George Clooney is one of those rare Hollywood commodities whose fame grew as his hair greyed. Now, if a script needs a slick-talking main character, the 52-year-old is more-often-then-not first on the casting wish list.

And what is true for movies, is also true for magazines: he’s already been featured on Esquire and GQ covers this year, and he’s rounding out 2013 as the face of W Magazine‘s art issue. And though may not be your magazine of choice, the Yayoi Kusama-directed spread and the customized Georgio Armani suit that Clooney’s polka-dot suit-with-salt-and-pepper-hair look is powerful.

See the whole spread in the gallery above. There’s also an interview with Clooney about his new movie new early-spring movie, The Monument’s Men, accompanying the photographs. Read that on W Magazine‘s website.

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