Unless you’re an A-list actor named Brad Pitt, George Clooney probably doesn’t like you.
The 52-year-old actor held nothing back when he spoke to Esquire magazine in regards to his colleagues, particularly about Pitt, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Clooney said Crowe sent him a book of poems in an attempt to apologize for calling the “Gravity” star a “sellout.”
“He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts,’” Clooney said. “And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ‘cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band,” a reference to Crowe’s own band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.
That’s when Crowe really went off on him.
“Who the f**k does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe,” Crowe said, according to Clooney. “He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f**k is wrong with you?”
Clooney said Crowe eventually sent him a “disc of his music and a thing of his poetry” and claimed he was “all misquoted,” but Clooney wasn’t buying it.
“I was like, “Yeah, yeah. Whatever,” the star told the magazine.
DiCaprio also came under criticism from Clooney but because of the people Clooney says he surrounds himself with. The two stars met in Cabo recently and bonded over basketball. DiCaprio’s posse talked a lot of talk, according to Clooney, but just couldn’t back it up.
“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,” Clooney adds. “I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”
But to be fair, Clooney wasn’t all criticism during his interview. He didn’t hide his admiration for his Ocean’s Eleven costar Brad Pitt.
“For a long time now, Brad has been the biggest movie start in the world,” Clooney said. “He’s bigger than me, bigger than DiCaprio. And I really admire how he deals with that. It’s not easy for him. But he tries to be the most honest version of Brad Pitt that he can be. And he also remains unavailable. He’s still a giant movie star because you can’t get to him.”
He also gave Pitt kudos for not giving into Twitter and called out celebrities who use the site, such as Ashton Kutcher.
“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 (in the) thought process and probably you wouldn’t have done that.”
Sources: Huffington Post, New York Daily News