Clooney tells all on Crowe fallout
Published 12/11/2013 | 09:56
George Clooney has given his version of events on his falling out with Russell Crowe.
Man Of Steel star Russell had criticised George and then tried to apologise, but the Gravity star suggested to Esquire magazine that he thought efforts to make amends weren't genuine.
According to the Daily Mirror, George said: "The truth is that (Russell) did send me a book of poems to apologise for insulting the s*** 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'."
George explained the fight escalated when he criticised Russell's band 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts: "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.
"But then I had a year. Then I had Syriana and Good Night And Good Luck, and he was gonna see me at the Golden Globes 'cause he was nominated for Cinderella Man. So he sends me a disc of his music and a thing of his poetry. I think he said, 'I was all misquoted,' and I was like, 'Yeah, yeah. Whatever'."
Russell wasn't the only actor whose manners George questioned - he revealed he once played basketball against Leonardo DiCaprio and his friends who were disrespectful towards his team, claiming they would "kick a**", but George and his mates won 11-nil.
He said: "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."
But George said one place you wouldn't find him airing his views was on Twitter: " If you're famous, I don't for the life of me, I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter.
"Why on God's green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you're going to be available to everybody. But also Twitter.
"So one drunken night, you come home and you've had two too many drinks and you're watching TV and somebody p***** you off, and you go, 'Ehhhhh,' and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over. Or you're an a**hole."