George Clooney is in the ranks the biggest actor in Hollywood, alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and many more. In his candid interview with Esquire magazine, the actor doesn’t really hold back while talking his true feelings about Leo, Russell Crowe and Ashton Kutcher. Plus, now we find out why he’s not on Twitter like many of his other Hollywood peers!
Talking about fellow actor Leo, George recalls playing basketball with the star in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, saying, “I know I can play. I also know that you don’t talk s—t unless you can play. And the thing about playing Leo is you have all these guys talking s—t. We beat them three straight: 11-0, 11-0, 11-0. And the discrepancy between their game and how they talked about their game made me think of how important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what. I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”
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George is just getting started throwing punches, next facing Russell Crowe, who accused him of being a sell-out in 2005. Russell started the feud by saying, “I don’t do ads for suits in Spain like George Clooney or cigarettes in Japan like [Harrison Ford]. I mean, Robert De Niro advertising American Express. Gee whiz, it’s not the first time he’s disappointed me."
Turns out, Russell actually felt pretty bad for his comments and George told the mag that he sent him “a book of poems to apologize for insulting the s—t out of him, which he did. He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ‘cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading bad use of celebrity.”
Nope, George isn’t done yet. He continued, “That’s when he really went off on me. ‘Who the f—k does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’ He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people succeed when two famous people are fight is People magazine. What the f—k is wrong with you?’”
Celebrity drama, gotta love it. For more of George’s interview, head over to Esquire!
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