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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.

by Anonymousreply 17804/03/2014

Liking him all over again.

by Anonymousreply 111/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 211/10/2013

[quote]Leonaro's over-baring friends

'Leonaro' has friends who are nudists?

by Anonymousreply 311/10/2013

I'm gonna marry George.

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2013

[quote]Let's hope George doesn't have to do any apologizing of his own.

For what?

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2013

Heard a rumor that Clooney and Julia Roberts were "Hollywood friends" and not true or real life friends. Why is that?

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2013

Love it.

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2013

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."

Exactly.

I like George Clooney. A lot.

by Anonymousreply 1011/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1111/10/2013

He is really the Burt Lancaster of our time: smart, observant, private, and self aware.

Nothing like a good old Hollywood feud.

by Anonymousreply 1211/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1311/10/2013

[quote] It would cheapen the brand, as they say

Speaking of brands, may I interest you in some fine coffee?

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2013

He is really the Burt Lancaster of his time- smart, observant, private, and self aware.

Nothing like a good old Hollywood feud.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2013

His Kutcher slam was brilliant. I get tired of his nice guy schtick.

by Anonymousreply 2111/10/2013

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".

by Anonymousreply 2211/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2311/10/2013

R24, What's the appeal of cheap whores? Monika appears to be a real "prize" with her over-the-top tweets.

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2013

so does kutcher owns interest in twitter? how much did he make in the IPO?

by Anonymousreply 2611/10/2013

[quote]But the game was spoiled somewhat by Leonaro's over-baring friends,

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2013

Who is Monika?

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2013

[quote]Who is Monika?

Chandlar's wife.

by Anonymousreply 2911/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3011/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3111/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3211/10/2013

[quote] Who wants an old whore?

Tell me, Debbie: what first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?

by Anonymousreply 3311/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3411/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3511/10/2013

R28, R29, Monika Jakisic, a Serbian model, is according to a few paps, Clooney's latest hookup and apparently a compulsive tweeter.

by Anonymousreply 3711/10/2013

Crowe can act circles around Clooney.

by Anonymousreply 3811/10/2013

I'm a compulsive twatter.

by Anonymousreply 3911/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4011/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4211/10/2013

Trust me, Crowe is a cunt. Ask anyone who's worked on set with him. He's a dirty, foul-mouthed cunt.

by Anonymousreply 4311/10/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 4411/10/2013

Clooney is the A-List version of John Stamos.

by Anonymousreply 4511/10/2013

Russell Crowe must be mentally ill,bipolar at the very least anyway.

by Anonymousreply 4611/10/2013

That is so true, R45. Stamos is on Twitter, though. Never tweets anything offensive, he knows what he's doing.

by Anonymousreply 4711/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4811/10/2013

[quote]It's not normal for someone to want to change partners every few years.

Huh? On what planet is it abnormal?

by Anonymousreply 4911/10/2013

I agree R[46], 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.

by Anonymousreply 5011/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5111/10/2013

He's just a prick. He has best friends on the payroll, the whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 5211/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5311/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5411/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5511/10/2013

Because frau reporters keep ASKING him about it r53. Just like they keep asking Jon Hamm the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 5611/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5711/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5811/10/2013

R56 OMG, we wrote the same thing at the same time about the frau reporters! Funny!

by Anonymousreply 5911/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6011/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6111/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6211/10/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 6311/10/2013

This photo of Julia Roberts is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 6411/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6511/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6711/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6811/10/2013

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by Anonymousreply 6911/10/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 7011/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7211/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7311/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7411/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7511/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7611/10/2013

I bet Clooney could write a really interesting book on Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 7711/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7811/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7911/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8011/10/2013

George Clooney is a douchebag. He's in no position to throw stones at anybody, considering what a dick he is.

by Anonymousreply 8111/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8211/10/2013

[quote]I guess more respectable, classy women don't want to beard.

Say what?

by Anonymousreply 8311/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8411/10/2013

[quote]Taking into account the wee bit of information I have about him, I have no respect for Clooney.

Not fair.

You can at least hint.

by Anonymousreply 8511/10/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 8611/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8711/10/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 8811/10/2013

"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....

by Anonymousreply 8911/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9011/10/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9111/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9211/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9311/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9411/10/2013

I'm saying, to keep it classy, keep it out of LA. And I live in LA.

by Anonymousreply 9511/10/2013

[quote]and reading War and Peace on the plane to Darfur

lol

by Anonymousreply 9611/10/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9711/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9811/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9911/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10011/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10111/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10211/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10311/11/2013

Crowe is a fantastic actor. Leo...not so much. He might take challenging roles, but he sucks in them.

by Anonymousreply 10411/11/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 10511/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10611/11/2013

[quote]Leonaro's over-baring friends

Celebrity Naked Basketball!

Can I play?

by Anonymousreply 10711/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10811/11/2013

One of these men is a screen personality. The other is an actor. See if you can tell the difference!

by Anonymousreply 10911/11/2013

Perhaps, r108, but, whatever we might say about him here (which itself indicates his status), he's still screen celebrity George Clooney.

by Anonymousreply 11011/11/2013

Brad Pitt makes himself less available and more mysterious? Really?

by Anonymousreply 11111/11/2013

Clooney has already had some work done, around his eyes. It's very subtle but you can see it if you look.

by Anonymousreply 11311/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11411/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11511/11/2013

I agree with R104.

by Anonymousreply 11611/11/2013

Someone needs to forward this thread to Cher.

by Anonymousreply 11711/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11811/11/2013

I'm sick of idolatry.

by Anonymousreply 11911/11/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 12011/11/2013

R120,

That's an amazing story about Clooney. Especially in this day and age where a Kim K would only do that if filmed.

by Anonymousreply 12111/11/2013

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by Anonymousreply 12211/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12311/11/2013

[quote]His self precious adoration is refulgent.

This is the most Mary! statement I've ever read on DL.

by Anonymousreply 12411/11/2013

Watching it as we speak, thanks R123. His voice is indeed softer, and higher.

by Anonymousreply 12511/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12611/11/2013

"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?

by Anonymousreply 12711/11/2013

My god he's been pimping out that Russell Crowe story for like 10 fucking years.

by Anonymousreply 12811/11/2013

R122, he's pinging so loudly in that photo, it's deafening.

by Anonymousreply 12911/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13011/11/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 13111/11/2013

R120, great story on george. He is a good guy, deep down. nobody's perfect, so he likes them young and dumb, so what?

by Anonymousreply 13211/11/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 13311/11/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 13411/11/2013

So if George likes guys...big IF...do you think he has had stable relationships with men at least?

by Anonymousreply 13511/11/2013

Yes, he has: his "hairdresser". Are you new to the internet?

by Anonymousreply 13611/11/2013

Yes, R135. That guy who is married to Cookie Muncher Cindy Crawford, Gerber something.

by Anonymousreply 13711/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13811/11/2013

Yes R136 new to the internet. Link please, ya cunt?

by Anonymousreply 13911/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14011/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14111/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14211/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14311/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14411/11/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 14511/11/2013

Crowe has a rare gift - he's even better than Penn

by Anonymousreply 14611/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14711/11/2013

[quote]he fucked that skank courtney love

He never fucked her. She said they had a fling, but she was lying, as usual.

by Anonymousreply 14811/11/2013

It's too bad about Crowe - he really was a phenomenal actor.

by Anonymousreply 14911/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 15011/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 15111/12/2013

I read that thinking George Clooney had finally came out and dragged Leo and Russell with him.

by Anonymousreply 15211/13/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 15311/13/2013

George Clooney has a boyfriend in Italy. I know someone who knows the boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 15411/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 15511/13/2013

R53 I get what u mean but I think it's the Irish....think Colin Farrell

by Anonymousreply 15611/13/2013

Black Eye-rish

by Anonymousreply 15711/13/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 15811/13/2013

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"

by Anonymousreply 15911/13/2013

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by Anonymousreply 16011/13/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 16111/13/2013

"Imho,he's gayer than a box of Christmas bows."

Clooney or DiCaprio?

by Anonymousreply 16211/13/2013

Both, r162.

by Anonymousreply 16311/13/2013

Is George a top or a bottom?

by Anonymousreply 16411/15/2013

Fuck Crowe, marry Clooney, kill DiCaprio.

by Anonymousreply 16511/15/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 16611/15/2013

And sorry, the top part was from [R6] - I haven't posted in so damn long I forgot how to quote other posts.

by Anonymousreply 16711/15/2013

Thank you R160, v good information.

Always interested in population migration the looks of people.

by Anonymousreply 16811/15/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 16911/17/2013

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by Anonymousreply 17011/17/2013

"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...

by Anonymousreply 17111/17/2013

R141 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.

by Anonymousreply 17211/19/2013

Clooney is straight, as is DiCaprio.

by Anonymousreply 17311/19/2013

R172, it absolutely was Waldo! I spoke to my friend a few days ago and asked about it.

by Anonymousreply 17411/19/2013

I think Della has it right.

by Anonymousreply 17511/19/2013

Thanks, R141

You don't happen to remember where your friend's client said they vacationed, do you?

by Anonymousreply 17611/19/2013

In order of acting ability:

1st: Crowe

2nd: Leo

3rd: Clooney

Very distant 4th: Brad Pitt

Talent usually comes with assholery.

by Anonymousreply 17711/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 17804/03/2014
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