(CelebNMusic247-News) George Clooney DISHES on Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio
Oscar-winner George Clooney has expressed a distaste for two fellow film stars, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in a newly published interview.
He recalls in the December issue of Esquire how Russell Crowe years ago “picked a fight with me.” Fact is, Crowe brewed up a battle between himself and Clooney after he called the “Gravity” star a “sellout.”
“The truth is that [Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the sh-t out of me, which he did,”
“He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ’cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.’ And that’s when he really went off on me.”
“‘Who the f–k does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’ He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f–k is wrong with you?’”
Crowe eventually sent him “a disc of his music and a thing of his poetry” and claimed he was “all misquoted.” “I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. Whatever,'” Clooney adds.
As for his relationship with DiCaprio, Clooney says the actors met in Cabo, where they both own homes, and bonded over basketball. The pair would get together for a little friendly competition, which would almost always turn into an immature game of “who’s really the better player.”
Clooney explains, revealing that he and his friends:
“You know, I can play. I’m not great, by any means, but I played high school basketball, and I know I can play. I also know that you don’t talk sh-t unless you can play. And the thing about playing Leo is you have all these guys talking sh-t.”
“beat them three straight: 11–0, 11–0, 11–0.”
“The discrepancy between their game and how they talked about their game made me think of how important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what.”
“I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”
George Clooney goes on to say this about Crowe and his sideways remarks:
“He put out this thing saying George Clooney, Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro are sellouts [for doing TV commercials]. And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ’cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.’ And that’s when he really went off on me. ‘Who the —- does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’… 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 —- is wrong with you?'”
Bottom Line, one of the only stars Clooney truly admires and respects is his dear friend, Brad.
As for Russell Crowe – we say, Bitter table for one bitter? Bitter, your table is ready outside!