( msn.com ) - George Clooney has denied dramatic weight loss rumors due to ill health, which have been spreading across the US this week.
The actor and director - currently promoting legal thriller Michael Clayton at the Venice Film Festival - revealed that he uses a variety of work-out methods to maintain his slender physique.
He told a press conference: "We do a lot of aerobics, a lot of dance, there is a lot of jazz-ercise, the ab-master, there's the butt-blaster or whatever it's called. And also there is a lot of yoga."
He added: "And I have also just finished doing a movie where I did [American] football with a bunch of 21-year-olds which I highly recommend. That's going to keep anyone in shape."
The revelation caused a round of applause from the press, prompting the actor to remark: "Thank you for asking that question".