Los Angeles: Actor-filmmaker George Clooney once helped sow the seeds of love by playing matchmaker to actress Sandra Bullock.

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock (Pic/AFP)

Bullock has been friends with her "Gravity" co-star for several decades and is grateful for the fact that he once convinced a guy she "would have liked" to have as her boyfriend, that she was an irresistible date. She went on to enjoy a four-year romance with that man, reports accesshollywood.com.

"George went to him and said, 'If you don't marry her, I will.' ... that was sort of the thing that got him to just hang with me, the boyfriend. So we were together for four years after that, thanks to George," she said.