George Clooney lays into Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe
Throughout his transition from television star to Hollywood leading man, George Clooney has always remained a thoroughly likeable character.
But in his most candid interview yet with Esquire Magazine, the actor casts some shade over perhaps some of the less likeable stars in the business.
Recounting a feud he endured with fiery actor Russell Crowe, George revealed how the Gladiator actor ended up sending George a book of poetry apologizing for starting a fight with him.
'The truth is that [Russell Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the s*** out of me, which he did,' George said.
Russell had given a quote about George being a 'sellout' also mentioning Hollywood legends Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro.
George revealed: 'And that's when he really went off on me. "Who the f*** does this guy think he is? He's a Frank Sinatra wannabe." He really went after me.'
Knowing that he might run into George during awards season some time later, Russell then attempted to apologise to George.
'I think he said "I was misquoted" and I was like, "Yeah, yeah. Whatever."'
George also spoke about actor Leonardo DiCaprio - and suggested that actor might not have the right crowd of people around him at all times.
The pair played a basketball game together after striking up a friendship.
But the game was spoiled somewhat by Leonaro's over-baring friends, who had threatened to 'kick ass' during the game.
George ended up beating them 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,'George pondered.
'I'm not sure if Leo has someone like that.'
However, when it came to discussing his friend Brad Pitt, George couldn't have been more complimentary.
George praised Brad for 'carrying' his movie World War Z to the 'finish line' after gruelling re-shoots had to be done.
The pair met up in London and 'drank a lot of vodka' after Brad has admitted to George the re-shoots were going to 'kill' him.
He also highlighted that Brad - and other actors such as Bill Murray - not being on Twitter, meant that they make themselves less available and more mysterious.
'Why on God's green earth would you be in Twitter?' he asked.
'I mean, when you see, like, Ashton Kutcher coming out and going, you know, "Everybody leave Joe Paterno alone," or whatever he said, you just go "Fifteen minutes longer and a thought process and probably you wouldn't have done that."
Let's hope George doesn't have to do any apologizing of his own.
George is the real deal. Always was. Still is. Grounded. Raised right. He did get sort of a break being Rosemary's nephew (still had to kick around LA for years before he found success) but his head has always been screwed on straighter than most Hollywood assclowns.
[quote]Leonaro's over-baring friends
'Leonaro' has friends who are nudists?
[quote]Let's hope George doesn't have to do any apologizing of his own.
Heard a rumor that Clooney and Julia Roberts were "Hollywood friends" and not true or real life friends. Why is that?
George Clooney spent a lot of years kicking around Hollywood as a journeyman actor. He didn't hit big movie success until well into his 30s. I think that makes a big difference in how an actor looks at his own success. Compare that to someone like Leonardo DiCaprio who became a star at a much younger age.
There's an early clip of him as a guest on Merv Griffin. I think it was when he was doing Facts Of Life etc. I wonder if Rosie hooked the two up.
R6, they do seem to have some sort of friendship. She gave him his BAFTA last night and they were thick as thieves.
On the other hand, she's a cunt and Clooney generally doesn't bother with cunts so
I don't know. I suppose she cunts down, not up.
[quote]'I think he [Crowe] said "I was misquoted" and I was like, "Yeah, yeah. Whatever."
I like George Clooney. A lot.
So he basically confirmed what I've always figured about Leo - that all of his "friends" are hangers-on.
And he's absolutely right about Twitter being stupid. It takes away from the mystery of celebrity and leaves nothing to the imagination.
He is really the Burt Lancaster of our time: smart, observant, private, and self aware.
Nothing like a good old Hollywood feud.
Twitter is useful for "celebrities" such as the Kardashians, Jessica Alba, Lohan and the like who are trying to promote either themselves or their [cough] business interests.
"Movie Stars" or serious actors like Clooney, Pitt, etc really have no need for it. It would cheapen the brand, as they say.
[quote] It would cheapen the brand, as they say
Speaking of brands, may I interest you in some fine coffee?
He is really the Burt Lancaster of his time- smart, observant, private, and self aware.
Nothing like a good old Hollywood feud.
He sounds like a brittle little queen to me.
[quote]Speaking of brands, may I interest you in some fine coffee?
No but I'll have a shot of Casamigos if you've got some, George.
I confess - I do not tweet, nor do I read other people's tweets unless they're publicized somewhere else. Even then, I find the format confusing. I'm never really sure who said what and I don't understand the importance of the hashtags.
Yes, I am ancient.
As well as he comes off in interviews, his personal life seems odd - even if one thinks he's bearding. He's picked some media whore types.
Twitter is a double edged sword. If you're already articulate and likeable, it will make you even more so. If you're a self-absorbed, illiterate idiot, once again it will only make that more obvious.
His Kutcher slam was brilliant. I get tired of his nice guy schtick.
Agreed, agree with everything positive said about Clooney here except I wish he'd get his romantic-personal life straightened out. The several years of consecutive dimestore media-whore contracts have begun to really tarnish him. It looks silly and cheap.
Say what you want about Crowe, for example, he's a drunken lout with little class but at least he's not bearding or showing up at events with a paid escort on his arm, trying to pass them off as his "girlfriends".
You're never going to win with Twitter, esp., if you're a celebrity. There's no point in joining unless it's strictly to follow (under a pseudonym) and never personally tweeting.
He likes whores, fame-seeking and otherwise. They haven't complained and when a client is really nasty, word gets around. (see Simpson, Don; Nicholson, Jack; Crowe, Russell)
R24, What's the appeal of cheap whores? Monika appears to be a real "prize" with her over-the-top tweets.
so does kutcher owns interest in twitter? how much did he make in the IPO?
[quote]But the game was spoiled somewhat by Leonaro's over-baring friends,
Who is Monika?
[quote]Who is Monika?
I agree with Clooney about those cunts DiCaprio and Crowe but that's where it stops. Clooney comes off as annoying in this interview. I'm glad more and more celebs are on twitter-we don't need that "mystery" shit. Twitter reminds people that celebs are just like everybody fucking else. The "curtain of mystery" is what helped to create crazy fans who think they're not "somebody" unless they're rich and famous.
No one is "too good" for twitter. Cut the elitist BS.
Also, Clooney is one to talk about personal life shit. He's either bearding and pays off female famewhores, or he has psychological issues. It's not normal for someone to want to change partners every few years. He can't be that great of a guy.
Clooney was more likable until he started believing in his own hype. This narcissistic bitch better not forget he got his start on fucking "Facts of Life" as a recurring guest star.
love the clooney. look's like he'd be a hell of a lot of fun to be around.
oh, and if given the opportunity, i'd suck him so hard his eyes would permanently roll back in his head.
he's old now and his body is average. He'll always be handsome but he's not hot anymore. Who wants an old whore? He's no better than Madonna.
[quote] Who wants an old whore?
Tell me, Debbie: what first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?
I never thought that Clooney was the most gorgeous actor in Hollywood...that is an acquired taste. But, I always felt that he was a good person.
Clooney had said before that he was always worried for Leonardo, because he is surrounded by friends taking advantage of him.
[quote]No one is "too good" for twitter. Cut the elitist BS.
He wasn't saying he was too good for Twitter. Reread what he wrote about Kutcher and his Paterno comments
People are so quick to share every brain fart they have before actually thinking it out and end up getting themselves in trouble.
I don't get why Crowe is a cunt. He had well publicized anger issues, but that was almost a decade ago. He lives largely out of the Hollywood limelight in Australia with his wife and kid. All the self destructive talk they used to
I like Clooney, but I liked him better when he wasn't pretending to be Cary Grant. And I agree with trotting out the latest arm piece for every awards season.
R28, R29, Monika Jakisic, a Serbian model, is according to a few paps, Clooney's latest hookup
and apparently a compulsive tweeter.
Crowe can act circles around Clooney.
I'm a compulsive twatter.
[quote]Twitter reminds people that celebs are just like everybody fucking else. The "curtain of mystery" is what helped to create crazy fans who think they're not "somebody" unless they're rich and famous.
Bullshit. If anything, it's made people even MORE celebrity obsessed because they get daily (sometimes several times a day) updates on what celebs are doing, and heaven forbid a celeb respond to one of their tweets because they get delirious and suddenly think that the celeb is their friend. It's scary and just makes the loonies worse.
R35 he mentioned leaving some "mystery". That's annoying and implies he wants celebs to have an air of being unavailable to the masses. It reeks of hollyweird elitism. I personally don't care what Kutcher's opinion was regarding Paterno, and it was stupid to tweet that but so what? Celebs give interviews to magazines and on tv and get themselves in trouble all the time unless their PR people makes them stay away from controversy. Twitter is just celebs implicating themselves instead of having on-air or in-print interviewers doing it to them.
Clooney can go fuck himself.
R37 but but but it's ok because she's not a famous actor. She's a commoner, you know, so she can tweet all day, any day. At least that's what Georgie thinks.
Trust me, Crowe is a cunt. Ask anyone who's worked on set with him. He's a dirty, foul-mouthed cunt.
Crowe sounded homophobic as hell promoting Robin Hood on BBC radio 4 not so long ago and he left in the middle of the interview out of some disagreement over the accents in the movie (no joke).
Clooney is the A-List version of John Stamos.
Russell Crowe must be mentally ill,bipolar at the very least anyway.
That is so true, R45. Stamos is on Twitter, though. Never tweets anything offensive, he knows what he's doing.
[quote]It's not normal for someone to want to change partners every few years.
It's totally normal. Women buy into the fairy tale "forever relationship" bullshit far more than most men.
[quote]It's not normal for someone to want to change partners every few years.
Huh? On what planet is it abnormal?
I agree R, I think Crowe may be bipolar. He seems to have dramatic mood swings. Maybe one day we'll find it all out.
While Clooney seems grounded, something is off about him. I don't care who he dates or whatever, it just seems odd he can't or won't settle on someone. The girlfriends seem to run a certain time then it's over.
If he's gay (I don't think he is), he's established and solid in the biz enough that he doesn't need to have a date for every ceremony much less a steady g/f.
Claiming Russell Crowe has mood swings is just a polite way of saying that sometimes he's an asshole, other times he's a violent asshole.
He's just a prick. He has best friends on the payroll, the whole thing.
I can understand someone saying they'll never get married, especially if they've had a failed first marriage like Clooney did. I think it's a little odd that this is something that he says repeatedly. Fine. Why do you keep going on about it? This coupled with the fact that he can't seem to have a relationship (at least a public one) with someone for a sustained period of time makes the situation weird as R50 mentioned.
George is desperate for press to sell Monuments Men. He's too press savvy to call these guys out in print without clearing it with them in advance. They'll all laff about this in Italy over cigars.
R43 I believe it. No class with the manners of a pig. No wonder his career is in the toilet.
Regardless of his strange dating life, I'll take Clooney over Crowe any day.
Because frau reporters keep ASKING him about it r53. Just like they keep asking Jon Hamm the same thing.
[quote]I think it's a little odd that this is something that he says repeatedly. Fine. Why do you keep going on about it?
Because frau interviewers keep asking him over and over again if he'll ever get married. I doubt he'd waste time talking about it if they'd quit asking him about it.
Even while everyone else was busy licking Lance Armstrong's asshole, something struck me as off about him. Clooney has always given me that same Lance Armstrong vibe, that there's a smarmy, two-faced, lying douchebag underneath the smiling facade. I can't believe everyone loves him so much.
R56 OMG, we wrote the same thing at the same time about the frau reporters! Funny!
George is spot-on about a lot of things, but all of those actors NEED to be on Twitter. Tom Hanks is on there, and he is very creative.
It can help B-Level stars though, like Zach Braff, whom I never much cared for but have grown to LOVE due to his funny Twitter posts.
If Clooney can lay into DiCaprio and Crowe comfortably, then he can tell the frau reporters he will not longer address his dating or marriage plans. It's an uncreative question that deserves a curt dismissal.
[quote]If Clooney can lay into DiCaprio and Crowe comfortably, then he can tell the frau reporters he will not longer address his dating or marriage plans.
But if he does that, then he'll get the, "He's gay because he won't discuss his personal life" bullshit. So he can't win either way.
I don't know if he's in the closet or not, but if he is, at least he's vocal about gay rights and said he doesn't give a shit if people think he's gay. He was even in that Prop 8 play last year. That's more than certain people we know are in the closet have done.
Haha, that is funny r59.
If telling them the same thing 10,000 times for the last 20 years doesn't make them stop asking r61, why on earth do you think THAT is going to stop them?
[quote]It's not normal for someone to want to change partners every few years.
I guess you never heard the line about hot chicks.
He seems self-righteous and arrogant. Plus, he's an old perverted whore who uses much younger women for a few years before trading them in for another as if they're cars. No respect for that. Most overrated "hunk" of our time. It would be fucking hilarious if he accidentally knocked up one of those women some day a la Satan Cowell.
I like Clooney. He is super smart, a good actor, produces/directs/write very impressive films and is supportive of LGBT equality too. I think he probably has his head on very very straight when it comes to Hollywood because he witnessed his aunt go from being one of the biggest stars in showbiz to having a nervous breakdown from which she almost never recovered. And I think he has done it right. When he's not promoting a film, he sort of disappears. He is not on twitter and I agree, 75% of the stuff celebrities tweet is stupid, unless it's someone like Cher who really gets into it and lays into the tea party and current events pretty well. In her case, I don't think it cheapens her brand at all, but for most, because they don't do it right or have people that do it for them, it adds no benefit whatsoever. As far as his personal life, it seems like he is pretty stable when compared to 90% of Hollywood and maybe he is dating beneath him, but if he dated a major A-list actress, like Sandra Bullock or Scarlett Johansen, or someone at his level, the press would NEVER leave them alone.
[quote]Plus, he's an old perverted whore who uses much younger women for a few years before trading them in for another as if they're cars. No respect for that. Most overrated "hunk" of our time.
Oh, please. Those women are using him for fame and money just as much as he's using them for whatever reason. His dating history is long enough for them to know what the deal is.
I do agree his looks are and always have been overrated.
Holy shit, it sure doesn't take the fatty frau fan girls much to start cuming their panties for such absurd drivel.
Isn't this the same hammy asshole who can never, ever get enough attention when he's pushing something or at awards shows? His self precious adoration is refulgent.
And hasn't he done many, many commercial voiceovers and even sold coffee on television somewhere? And he goes off on famous types who use Twitter?
Christ. You fraus need to be euthanized.
"If telling them the same thing 10,000 times for the last 20 years doesn't make them stop asking [R61], why on earth do you think THAT is going to stop them?"
Putting them in an uncomfortable spot will derail the line of questioning. Plus, it's not even a line of questioning than it is a form of flirtation. A swift jab to the usual marriage question will knock the usual female reporter off her feet.
But if he does that, then he'll get the, "He's gay because he won't discuss his personal life" bullshit. So he can't win either way."
at this point of his career, he doesn't have to win. He's already won. He's at the top. the only thing to topple him is a major faux paus. Besides, I think the press does not want to label him gay. I think they along w/his fans have the hopes he isn't gay and will bend over backward to show that. Again, not sure he's gay but the press sure does indulge in the ridiculous relationships he has.
exactly R69 he's a hypocrite, like many self-righteous hollyweirders. He doesn't have a problem with his current escort using twitter, I noticed.
[quote]but if he dated a major A-list actress, like Sandra Bullock or Scarlett Johansen, or someone at his level, the press would NEVER leave them alone.
True, but it doesn't mean he has to go out and date cocktail waitresses, eurotrash tv presenters, bikini models and former wrestlers either. Not really helping the image you think?
There are plenty of decent, smart, well-employed younger/sexy women in LA (or even Italy) he could be hooking up with, or at least publicly dating. He'd have his pick of them. It doesn't have to be A-list actresses or supermodels.
I think some of the relationship thing is that there was/is generational alcoholism et al.... most people who grow up around that stuff don't pair up long-term. especially after he tried once and failed.
just a thought.
crowe has always seemed to have a chip on his shoulder, di caprio seems juvenile and coddled.
Di Caprio's development seems arrested back at the same age he first became famous, late teens/early 20s. Same with Christian Bale, child actors who never really grew up completely due to early fame.
[quote]xTwitter is a double edged sword. If you're already articulate and likeable, it will make you even more so. If you're a self-absorbed, illiterate idiot, once again it will only make that more obvious
That's VERY well-stated.
I agree with him about Twitter. It's just junk. Good for comedians like Sarah Silverman.
Not just celebrities, but everyone, and life, would benefit with some mystery.
I bet Clooney could write a really interesting book on Hollywood.
The last few women he stayed with - what, each was 2 years a piece?, anyways, Elizabeth was a twitter loving whore, the Asian chick had ties to being a hooker/stripper & probably tweets these days, and Stacy Kiebler (last one before this new one) was probably the best looking of the bunch & tweets but never anything controversial, just promoting her brand. As someone upthread stated, his newest E Euro one is another big famewhore twitterer.
If Clooney is such a "nice" guy, why is he bad mouthing other actors in a national magazine? Sounds like he has an ax to grind. At least Leo doesn't bad mouth other actors that way. Clooney is no gentleman. Classic Hollywood stars had more class than the likes of Clooney. He is a Cary Grant/Gregory Peck wanna-be.
r73 What's weird about George for me isn't the fact that he's not married but the fact that his relationships seem so fake. I also mentioned in the past in another thread that his beards are really low rent and it reflects badly on him imo. I guess more respectable, classy women don't want to beard.
George Clooney is a douchebag. He's in no position to throw stones at anybody, considering what a dick he is.
I know things that I, unfortunately, cannot share. But I have to agree with the earlier poster who said George's romantic life suggests something really off about him. At the very least, he is a narcissistic asshole who dates bimbos and then tosses them aside. At the most, he is a lying, bearding gay man. Neither makes him admirable in my book. Taking into account the wee bit of information I have about him, I have no respect for Clooney.
[quote]I guess more respectable, classy women don't want to beard.
Clooney can take a nip at Crowe, and an avuncular swipe at DiCaprio, but he must praise Pitt? Brad Pitt is the peer most like him. They both have the gather and guilt complex and have pet social projects, but who says they do more with their fame and privilege than others less preachy?
There is a false nobility about Clooney. He is a bit of a haircut in a good suit. He may question fame, but he certainly has no intention of relinquishing it. He and Pitt are kind of man-whores, neither with talent in proportion to their success who take themselves and the world very seriously. Men who are primarily rich and famous from their once good looks. And they know it. Aging beauties always have a hard time. He is a big drinker and an unhappy guy.
I think Clooney is a bit corroded and juvenile. He hasn't much mystery to maintain.
[quote]Taking into account the wee bit of information I have about him, I have no respect for Clooney.
You can at least hint.
R82, you are typing on an anonymous internet chat board and there is shit you "cannot share?" WHY? Do you have national security tapping your computer? I mean, what the fuck? TELL us!
I like Clooney, but I don't understand why he would badmouth anyone in an interview? What is the point of that?
I don't know much about Russell Crowe, but I thought he was really funny when he did the Graham Norton show with Cavill and Amy Adams when promoting Superman. Cavill didn't say much, Amy was cute and Crowe was relaxed, funny and charming.
But I think he lives life hard, and don't find it at all surprising that he is a dick at times.
"it doesn't mean he has to go out and date cocktail waitresses, eurotrash tv presenters, bikini models and former wrestlers either. Not really helping the image you think?
There are plenty of decent, smart, well-employed younger/sexy women in LA (or even Italy) he could be hooking up with, or at least publicly dating."
But those women would be hard to control. D-list women would be very aware of what the "contract" was, and the limits it imposed.
I don't like closet cases and playing coy when it comes to the gay rumors is stale and quite frankly insulting. That is my biggest problem with him. (And it's a major problem).
OTOH, Clooney seems to have a really good idea of how "the game" is played and he's doing it well, for the most part. And, yes, he is aging and losing his looks but isn't that the time to be an unrepentant bitch? At some point in everyone's life the time for seeking approval should be over.
"They both have the gather and guilt complex and have pet social projects, but who says they do more with their fame and privilege than others less preachy?"
Brad has given millions to the gay rights movement over the years. If that's preachy....
But what choice does he have other than playing "Coy" with the gay rumors.
People don't believe him if he denies being gay, or if he maintains he is straight.
I don't have a problem with how he handles the speculation because in the end, it doesn't matter what he says or does, the rumors will persist.
"There are plenty of decent, smart, well-employed younger/sexy women in LA "
Smart, maybe. Employed, doubtful. Decent? Unlikely.
He needs to keep his shit, whatever it is, sewn tight. Any hot girl in LA dating him would tell everybody everything. For that, he has my sympathy.
[quote]But those women would be hard to control. D-list women would be very aware of what the "contract" was, and the limits it imposed.
Smarter, better-employed women would be harder to control and not as able to follow a contract? Don't you mean the opposite.
And the D-list women he chooses are particularly cheesy, tacky and from questionable backgrounds. There are even d-listers out there with a bit more wherewithal, style and general appeal.
I think the fact we're casually discussing Clooney contracting for his "dates" as if its a given highlights his problem/s.
[quote]Smart, maybe. Employed, doubtful. Decent? Unlikely.
There are 100s of 1000s of youngish single women living in West LA at the moment. You don't think there are maybe a few of them who are moderately well-employed and halfway honest? Jesus.
[quote]He needs to keep his shit, whatever it is, sewn tight. Any hot girl in LA dating him would tell everybody everything. For that, he has my sympathy.
If by "any hot girl in LA" you mean pole-dancers, stripper and escorts, then yeah, he needs a airtight contract to keep everything on the dl.
Given rumors about him, he may need a contract no matter who he's with. Fair enough. To imply it should only be with tacky bimbos out for blatant fame & money grabs is ridiculous and truly insulting to him or anyone in his position. There are plenty of different types of women who'd be happy to date Clooney, even under contracted circumstances.
I've always felt a little conflicted about GC. Always thought he was a mediocre actor who is 'GC' in most of his films. There'S sort so a self conscious under note in his acting, particularly when he playing the noble hero hero righting a wrong.
To his credit, he has a keen eye for attaching himself to mostly top notch scripts, and I think it raises his game in the way he is perceived.
I think he has a genuine interest in current affais like Pitt, but they both always struck me as average students who want to be seen as intellectual heavyweights when they arent. Don't know why, but I ve always felt that he is a bit of a poseur who will try to present himself (although not as desperately as Ashley Judd), as a hip, cool, aw shucks I'm just an average guy who likes pickup games and reading War and Peace on the plane to Darfur.
He just seems a little too studied like Sean Penn in how he presents himself and I want to roll my eyes.
I'm saying, to keep it classy, keep it out of LA. And I live in LA.
[quote]and reading War and Peace on the plane to Darfur
[quote]I like Clooney, but I don't understand why he would badmouth anyone in an interview? What is the point of that?
I thought it was refreshing to hear a celeb be honest. I guess you prefer the safe PR shit where celebs tip-toe around everything and try to make everything sound nice. And honestly, he didn't really badmouth anyone; he just gave his honest opinions/experiences.
You can really tell the functional levels of some of you. I follow a number of people on Twitter, scientists, artists, policy experts, columnists, doctors I respect, etc. I don't think I follow even one celebrity and if that's why you are on Twitter, no wonder you get nothing out of it. I get a lot of my news from Twitter, because people I respect link me to articles I want to read. And I almost never tweet. Tweeting is not required.
R92, Any girl who reveals very intimate details about her sex life or that of her man, famous or not, totally lacks class and common sense. The fact that Clooney has to worry about such things signals a huge red flag that he's clearly been dating the wrong kind of woman. Hope the latest one Monika, the Serbian "model," supposedly originally introduced by Senela Diane Jenkins, doesn't blackmail him too.
I agree r98. I think it's hilarious that this thread is full of people judging Clooney for how trashy/attention whorey he and his beards are and how this and Twitter tarnish reputations.
But I have a Twitter and I don't know half of this People magazine gossip the ninnies in this thread are droning on about. Twitter is what you make of it, and the finger-wagging fraus here have NO moral high ground.
It's hardly frau-ish to make note of how trashy Clooney's love interests are. He's a famous celebrity actor, image is all for those people. If he makes what's perceived as poor image choices, its fair game to spotlight it.
And the main point of the story is Clooney publicly throwing shade at Twitter users or DiCaprio and Crowe for their issues and choices. Yet people in glass houses and all.
As someone on the Daily Hate Mail comments pointed out:
"Meh, I got sick of Clooney & Pitt's little bromance a long time ago. The fact is, Di Caprio and Crowe are the far superior actors who actually take on challenging roles time after time (Pitt takes some decent roles as well but he's nowhere near as talented as Leo or Crowe). Clooney is just an average actor, however. Sounds like sour grapes. Get over yourself."
And, yeah, Clooney's choice of partners seems somewhat tacky. I find his relationships hard to believe in. And his Nescafe ads are shit too, just like the product.
George doesn't believe Leo has people in his life that are honest with him based on... a basketball game? And he has to announce this in an interview? I'm trying to understand why this is of concern to Clooney, or any of us.
Crowe is a fantastic actor. Leo...not so much. He might take challenging roles, but he sucks in them.
Around 1994 George was just mouth wateringly hot. But sadly he peaked and has gone downhill. But then again I think he will age gracefully and not do the facelift bit, so that is a plus. I've always enjoyed his quick wit and intelligence. Brad Pitt seems so dumb, but maybe he flatters George so he makes a good friend?
R103 and that's the point. He's a fucking hypocrite. In his world, it's ok to say something like that in an official interiew, but when celebs post their own, unfiltered thoughts on twitter, that's something to judge? No, bitch, it doesn't work like that. When you're a public figure, anything you say or write publicly is fair game. The medium doesn't make it better or worse.
I hope some day 1 of his escorts publicly humiliates him. He deserves to be taken down a few notches.
[quote]Leonaro's over-baring friends
Celebrity Naked Basketball!
Can I play?
It's probably not that easy for George to find a good beard. The little I know about the situation comes from a friend who worked for an older star, probably considered a has-been. He said finding a beard, or even a 30-something woman for old, straight celebs who can't get their own 30-somethings anymore, is difficult. Women willing to marry or hook up with someone gay just for money and attention are inevitably a little crazy, not trustworthy, skanky, or desperate. Even huge celebs end up with former groupies, MTV interns, failed reality show stars, and that's if they're lucky.
One of these men is a screen personality. The other is an actor. See if you can tell the difference!
Perhaps, r108, but, whatever we might say about him here (which itself indicates his status), he's still screen celebrity George Clooney.
Brad Pitt makes himself less available and more mysterious? Really?
The Benedict Cumberbatch fangirl at r109 has a point.
Clooney is a smarmy asshole. Thinks he is so cultured and classy being bff with Diana Jenkins, having her manage his "mysterious" private life. I prefer all the other idiots he mentioned.
Clooney has already had some work done, around his eyes. It's very subtle but you can see it if you look.
I'm not on Twitter because I cannot think of anything I do during my day that people would want to read about. And as much as I enjoy gossip sites and forums like this, I think I have found out too much about celebrities and their private lives. A bit of mystery is attractive and Old Hollywood run by the studios knew that. Too much knowledge ruins the attraction. I love George, always have and always will. I don't want to know if he likes to wear diapers and a choke collar. Leave me to my fantasies please.
Twitter is great for journalists, writers and comedians like Sarah Silverman. Witticism and latest news are what it's all about. If you take good pictures, too.
Some smaller names come accross surprisingly well on this news outlet.
I agree with R104.
Someone needs to forward this thread to Cher.
George is a class act. Even when he is supposedly throwing shade, he really isn't. Just happy to voice his opinion...and very clearly is just sticking to facts and thoughts based on his own personal experience.
If it's true that George has a mysterious life that all of Hollywood knows but none of the public, I'd doubt he would take to shade throwing at the threat that said people would come out and spill the beans. Although someone like Leo I'm sure has his own skeletons.
I'm sick of idolatry.
Isn't Crowe getting a divorce? Even his famewhore wife couldn't stand him.
Clooney is a great producer/director and mediocre (at best) actor. He knows where his strengths lie. As far as his bimbo girlfriends, he seems to have a sense of inferiority concerning his intellect (which he also cops to). He did pal around with Samantha Power about 8 years ago. And he's a quick study. But he's probably more comfortable w/ women who aren't geniuses.
Side story: My 44-year old aunt had terminal cancer about five years ago. She was a HUGE Clooney fan. So her kids wrote to him and said it would mean the world to her to get an autographed picture. His asst. called back and asked where she lived. She was then in and out of Lenox Hill Hosp.. Clooney showed up one afternoon at the hospital with flowers and a bunch of DVDs (none of his own movies, however -- they were all films based on teachers which my aunt was). Anyway, it made her really happy. I doubt my aunt is the only person he's done this for and you don't hear about it (i.e. it doesn't wind up on Twitter).
That's an amazing story about Clooney. Especially in this day and age where a Kim K would only do that if filmed.
Back in the early 90s when I was a teen and George Clooney looked like this, I couldn't stop thinking about him when I jerked off.
I saw a young George in a Murder She Wrote rerun. He definitely learned how to "butch it up" over the years. His voice was higher at the time.
[quote]His self precious adoration is refulgent.
This is the most Mary! statement I've ever read on DL.
Watching it as we speak, thanks R123. His voice is indeed softer, and higher.
What I've found from celebrity culture is that the biggest phonies are the ones who work in celebrity media, not the stars themselves. I mean just look at this ridiculous story. Clooney said nothing earth-shattering. It was rather innocuous, yet the outlets who publicize this nonsense will act as though it was more than just mild criticism.
I think media people who'll say things like "Oh I KNOW this celeb is a jerk/asshole/horrible" exaggerate because most of these celebrities are probably normal and have moments where they're angry like every other normal person. They can be the nicest person alive 364 days out of the year, but you get them on that off day and that's it - they're branded the worst person who ever lived. They have (seemingly) better lives which gets a jealous reaction from the people whose entire (idiotic) job consists of following them around, so of course they're going to try and shit on these people.
I ignore almost all celebrity gossip because I genuinely find it boring, and it's only gotten even more boring because the circus tent for what constitutes a celebrity or "news" has only gotten larger.
"They have (seemingly) better lives which gets a jealous reaction from the people whose entire (idiotic) job consists of following them around, so of course they're going to try and shit on these people."
You find it hard to believe that many Hollywood types really are assholes?
My god he's been pimping out that Russell Crowe story for like 10 fucking years.
R122, he's pinging so loudly in that photo, it's deafening.
I don't have a problem with Clooney. If you have ever watched him on Charle Rose you can see that he is smart and involved and cares about people. Pitt on Charlie Rose is another story. He's as narcisistic as they come. He may want to contribute to society but it's more for show and he really is stupid. Sometimes it's cringeworthy.
Crowe out of the lot here is by far the best actor so I can forgive his missteps. He knows his craft.
[quote]You find it hard to believe that many Hollywood types really are assholes?
Hollywood is just another microcosm of society, as is the military or the medical profession or aeronautics, etc.
You're going to find assholes and you're going to find genuinely nice people, but I think when it comes to branding a celebrity an "asshole," the media engages in hyperbole in many cases because it just sells.
That's my larger point.
R120, great story on george. He is a good guy, deep down. nobody's perfect, so he likes them young and dumb, so what?
"You're going to find assholes and you're going to find genuinely nice people, but I think when it comes to branding a celebrity an "asshole," the media engages in hyperbole in many cases because it just sells."
Sure, but many times when an celeb is branded an asshole it's often his/her peers in the industry speaking out, not just the media. I know people in Hollywood have spoken out against Mel Gibson, Val Kilmer, and other notorious assholes.
[quote]My god he's been pimping out that Russell Crowe story for like 10 fucking years.
Of course he has been, he's a right jealous whacker that one. Remember I have a LEAD Oscar on my mantle.
[quote]Crowe out of the lot here is by far the best actor so I can forgive his missteps. He knows his craft.
Heaps mate, right back atcha.
RCrowe, throwing down my 8th Fosters today
So if George likes guys...big IF...do you think he has had stable relationships with men at least?
Yes, he has: his "hairdresser". Are you new to the internet?
Yes, R135. That guy who is married to Cookie Muncher Cindy Crawford, Gerber something.
Clooney always had weird lips to me, as if they invert too much at the corners of his mouth. Whether that was just the way he posed or not, it's permanent now that he's older and is a turn off.
Yes R136 new to the internet. Link please, ya cunt?
Clooney is amazing on film. I forget which film it was, it was a piece of shitpalooza, but Ewan was in it too. It was about the crazy hippie LSD experiements that the army did in the 60s. Ewan was shit in it (he's really a shit actor who lucked out imho, by being in Trainspotting as the lead) & Clooney was in it. Clooney was mesmerizing. Every scene he wasn't in was awful. Clooney is not great at acting but just being himself on the screen. He's got the it factor, whatever it is.
I would probably watch him read the phone book because he's great at anything like that.
Russell Crowe is a much better actor, sort of like today's version of Richard Burton, he even looks similar to Burton.
Clooney is charming on film. Crowe is charming and a fantastic actor.
One of my best friends used to be a stylist at this swanky LA salon. A long time client of his worked on Clooney's staff (I can't remember in what regard). She was straight and married and, over the years established a good rapport with my friend. A couple of years ago, he was cutting her hair and she was talking about how she just got back from some posh vacation with just the "four of them". My friend asked which "four". She casually said, "oh, just me, my husband, George and Pablo (or whatever - can't remember the exact name, but it was a latin name). The woman sort of stopped right after she said that, realizing she'd accidentally let the cat out of the bag. She didn't say another word the rest of the haircut.
Take that for what it's worth.
You know how you can tell Crowe is such a great actor? He's actually likeable on-screen.
Off-screen, he just comes off like such a cunt.
I think someone further up nailed it. Clooney is a STAR, and has that X factor that makes him very likable and easy to watch on screen. It's more than looks, or a haircut, there is just something about him. Similarly, Jennifer Lopez (I know!) has that star quality where you're sort of drawn to her even though she's not exactly Meryl Streep in the acting department. But they have definitely have star quality, very much above what many of the 'stars' have.
I fucking HATE russell crowe. I will never forget that he threw a telephone at the hotel staff. What kind of asshole does that? he rips out the phone from his room and bring it all the way downstairs to throw it at the poor guy. and he fucked that skank courtney love. yeah, he's a real prize.
Hey you're right R142. That never occurred to me. I loathe him as a personality/celebrity, but I've enjoyed the performances I've seen (admittedly not many).
Crowe has a rare gift - he's even better than Penn
I really like George. He "paid his dues" longer than many successful actors his age had to, and it feels like it kept him grounded. Plus, he looks like Old Hollywood. He really does have a great Cary Grant quality.
[quote]he fucked that skank courtney love
He never fucked her. She said they had a fling, but she was lying, as usual.
It's too bad about Crowe - he really was a phenomenal actor.
Crowe is a notorious cokehead/booze hound and whore hopper, sucked to be his wife. Clooney is skirting about his drugs and Leo's druggy gay hiphop posse.
Of course, he who throws mud has dirty hands we know he's bi but he will never confirm.
Richard Burton had a sense of elegance about him on screen, although he did not come from that background, personally. He just appeared "regal" or royal in his roles. There was such a strength there. Even George (from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) had a "presence."
Russell Crowe seems like an angry chav no matter what he does.
I read that thinking George Clooney had finally came out and dragged Leo and Russell with him.
Random question about George Clooney. He's supposedly of fairly waspy background, English, Irish, German, something like that. But, he looks so "ethnic", pretty dark-skinned for a wasp, like he's Armenian, Iranian, Spanish, something. What's his background?
George Clooney has a boyfriend in Italy. I know someone who knows the boyfriend.
Clooney looks Spanish to me. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the reasons why success came late to him is his "ethnic" looks started to fade after he was young. Or perhaps simply when he started cutting his hair short.
I get what u mean but I think it's the Irish....think Colin Farrell
[quote]Clooney looks Spanish to me. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the reasons why success came late to him is his "ethnic" looks started to fade after he was young. Or perhaps simply when he started cutting his hair short.
Oh, FFS! You are REALLY reaching.
Not all white people are white as a wall with blond hair.
Does he ever sing his aunt's songs at karaoke? I could see him serenading Waldo with a killer version of "Come On-a My House"
Clooney is Black Irish, which can very often look like Spanish. Apparently, some Spaniard merchants/pirates went up to Ireland long, long ago and intermingled with the natives, so that's where it comes from.
Clooney is gay. Accordingly, he picks his women from the What Straight Guys Like aisle of Beards R Us.
Crowe is an excellent actor. He's the only mainstream Hollywood star that motivates me to make a rare trip to the theatre to see his latest. Still, I have no trouble believing that,off screen,the guy is a major pain-in-the-ass.
Regarding Di Caprio, I'm in the minority here in that I was absolutely enthralled with "The Great Gatsby." Di Caprio's star power as Gatsby took my breath away.
Imho,he's gayer than a box of Christmas bows.
"Imho,he's gayer than a box of Christmas bows."
Clooney or DiCaprio?
Is George a top or a bottom?
Fuck Crowe, marry Clooney, kill DiCaprio.
Heard a rumor that Clooney and Julia Roberts were "Hollywood friends" and not true or real life friends. Why is that?
When they were filming Oceans 11 here in Vegas, it was widely gossiped that George and Julia were having a fling. They were seen dancing very closely at a bar in Bellagio (believe it was old Fontana Bar) at around 3 a.m., completely shitfaced. They fucked; she got clingy, he backed off. She wanted to be "one of the boys", so was drinking heavily during filming. Just emphasized what a neurotic, needy mess she was.
Apparently they made up when she got married, had kids and chilled out.
Sliding back into the shadows (but really enjoying catching up on all of the new threads).
And sorry, the top part was from [R6] - I haven't posted in so damn long I forgot how to quote other posts.
Thank you R160, v good information.
Always interested in population migration the looks of people.
I don't know if this has been covered yet (I haven't read all the posts) but the reason why George has it in for Rusty is probably as Rusty has been known to criticise A list Hollywood actors for receiving millions for doing commercials. I completely agree with him. It seems super greedy to me. If these actors said the money was being sent to their favourite charity or to fund a special film/acting project it would be fine, but they rarely (never?) do. I assume it purely for personal gain.
George may be jealous also. As others have said here, RC is 10 times the actor George is. Same goes for all of George's pals.
Oh please, r169. If someone offered you $3 million dollars for less than a week's work you would take it.
"If someone offered you $3 million dollars for less than a week's work you would take it."
If you needed the money, sure. But if you already had millions upon millions of dollars...
Could it have been Waldo? Waldo Sanchez is his personal stylist who 'works' on every movie (they both landed in Orlando a couple of days ago) and is often a guest in Como.
I've also heard that he's had a long time lover in Como (Pablo?), and then again that he's into barely legal Italian boys but that was years ago.
Clooney is straight, as is DiCaprio.
R172, it absolutely was Waldo! I spoke to my friend a few days ago and asked about it.
I think Della has it right.
You don't happen to remember where your friend's client said they vacationed, do you?
In order of acting ability:
Very distant 4th: Brad Pitt
Talent usually comes with assholery.
Ive always liked Cloon-Cloon. But Leonardo di CRAPPIO, what a stupid, spoilt little brat but he's a good actor so you sometimes wonder if he's a LUNATIC. As for Russell Crowe, he looks like one of the outback Aussies. Loud, brash, complaining, very wild, and it's so obvious he mirrors the extreme perverted Nazi thoughts of that Hando he famously once played in the film "Romper Stomper". I think if Crowe cracked a smile, it would be a miracle.