George Clooney is eager to instil good values in his children.

The Hollywood star's wife Amal gave birth to twins Alexander and Ella in June, and George has revealed his determination to ensure his kids recognise and appreciate all of their life advantages.

He shared: ''I have always felt a great sense of responsibility to other people in the world, but when you have children of your own, you realise you are responsible for their lives in a way you haven't been before.

''And you become conscious that you want to make an example of your own life that they will follow.

''I want to make sure my children understand they have been given things other children haven't been by accident of birth.

''They could just as easily have been born in Syria and their lives would have been completely different.

''It's challenging to remind children who have been born into this glass of celebrity and money to have empathy for people who aren't as fortunate as they are. That's going to be Amal's and my job to teach our children, and it's an important one.''

Despite his success in the movie business, George wasn't born into an especially privileged family and the actor is determined to remain true to his roots.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: ''I grew up in Kentucky, I was a struggling actor for ten years and I have a great understanding of what it's like to try to make things work.

''I would buy suits that were too long in the leg, cut the bottoms off and hem them up with a stapler, and use the leftover fabric to make ties for work. I worked cutting tobacco in the fields for three dollars and thirty cents an hour.

''I sold insurance door to door - cold calls, knock knock, 'Hi, do you have whole life insurance? We can turn whole life into term life and you can put the rest of your money into your retirement fund!' Believe me, it's a terrible job.''