George Clooney opens up about second anniversary to wife Amal: 'And they said it wouldn't last'

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George Clooney dished to ET's Carly Steele about his recent anniversary with wife Amal and how proud he is of the ISIS-battling lawyer while on the red carpet at the Motion Picture Television Fund's 'Night Under the Stars' benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The Oscar winner hosted, who was hosting the evening's festivities, reacted to reaching the two-year mark with his trademark deprecating humor. "And they said it wouldn't last," George joked of his and Amal's marriage, adding, "Ah, we proved them wrong!"

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The glamorous couple had what sounds like a quiet night to celebrate the occasion. "We mostly drank," he kidded, adding more seriously, "I made dinner and we had a very romantic second anniversary. Very civilized."

The 55-year-old actor was vocal about his wife's job as a human rights lawyer. Amal is currently making the case to world leaders to take ISIS to court for genocide, and the Ocean's 11 star couldn't help but boast about her work.

"Of course I'm proud of her. Yeah, it comes with risk," he said, mentioning Amal's representation of a Yazidi woman, Nadia, who was sold as a slave to the terrorist organization. "You spend an afternoon with that young woman [Nadia], there's no way you couldn't stand up for her. She's so brave. She's the one who's the bravest because she's in the most dangerous [situation]. I think Amal's decision to [represent her] was, of course, heroic."

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Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal arrive at the Refugee Summit at the United Nations in New York September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal attend a CEO roundtable at the United Nations during the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
AUSTIN, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 15: Amal Clooney gives the keynote address during the 17th Annual Texas Conference For Women at the Austin Convention Center on November 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Amal Clooney seen out in Manhattan on September 22, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Host George Clooney (L) and lawyer Amal Clooney attend the MPTF 95th anniversary celebration with 'Hollywood's Night Under The Stars' at MPTF Wasserman Campus on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for MPTF)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - 2016/05/12: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the screening of 'Money Monster' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. (Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: George Clooney and his wife Amal attend the 'Hail, Caesar!' premiere during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Hail, Caesar!' premiere during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Amal Clooney and actor George Clooney arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, waves from a water-taxi after leaving the city hall in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin arrive at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney arrive on the red carpet for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin leave the palazzo Ca Farsetti on September 29, 2014 in Venice, after a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the worldâs most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world's most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - 2016/05/12: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the screening of 'Money Monster' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. (Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Meanwhile, backstage, an eyewitness said George and his wife were cute and affectionate together while drinking Casamigos tequila, the brand that the actor co-founded with Rande Gerber.

On the topic of Clooney's good friend Brad Pitt, however, the actor kept mum. "I don't know," he said when asked how Pitt is doing after his split from Angelina Jolie. "I haven't talked to him."

The MPTF's fundraiser is an annual event for the foundation, which provides elder care and financial assistance for those in the entertainment industry. Clooney, who sits on the MPTF Board, also spoke about his reasons for supporting the event.

"I think what gets lost a lot is the people that think Hollywood is just everyone actually succeeding and making a lot of money," he said. "In reality, it's a business where people struggled and most of the people have a very difficult time just making ends meet. So, the fact that this is here for them is something that we all feel responsible for."

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