Gabourey Sidibe thinks George Clooney is "amazing".

The actress - who plays Claireece Jones, a physically and sexually abused 16-year-old in new film, 'Precious - based on the novel Push by Sapphire' - says there's only one man who has lived up to his reputation as a 'Hollywood Hunk' during her sudden rise to fame.

She said: "I have found that most people I have met are much shorter than you would imagine. In fact, most people seem really, really short - apart from George Clooney.

"I met him and he was amazing. He is lovely and has a few inches on me which was quite a surprise."

Gabourey recently revealed she felt "inspired" working alongside Mariah Carey, who played her character's dowdy social worker in 'Precious...'.

She said: "I've bought Mariah's albums and I saw her live recently. I've been inspired by various people such as Mo'Nique, Mariah and Mary J. Blige."