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George Almost Busts Brad's Balls

Entertainment Weekly sits down the the bad boys of Ocean’s 13, two of Hollywood’s biggest pranksters — Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Here are some of the highlights!

Clooney: [To Pitt] You bastard!
Pitt: What?
Clooney: I did all these interviews right after you. And all the reporters told me, ”Brad said you did the movie for the money”!
Pitt: [Laughs] I did. Believe I said it was all for the cash.
Clooney: Brutal! [Laughs] How ya doin’?
EW: Good, thanks. So I’ve heard that you guys call this movie Ocean’s Thirteen: The One We Should Have Made Last Time.
Pitt: Credit where credit is due. That was [director] Steven Soderbergh’s line.
Clooney: Steven actually wanted to bill it that way, but I don’t think the studio was so thrilled with that. It f—s up the boxed set.

EW: Do you ever look at each other and go, Hell, I wish I was in the Italian villa instead of changing diapers? Or: Man, I wish I had a couple of those rug rats?
Pitt: No.
Clooney: No.
Pitt: But I tell ya what, kids are a lot of hard work.
Clooney: It’s one of those difficult things [when you’re famous].
EW: Because of the endless scrutiny?
Clooney: Yeah. No one wants to hear you complain, because it sounds like you’re whining. But I think he and Angie have a tougher time living their lives, just going out to see the city with the kids. I mean, look out there, all the boats with the cameras. I was walking around on the beach yesterday and I just thought to myself, Where’s Brad? And all of a sudden you see the cameras all go WHOOOOSSSHH and I was like, Oh, here he comes! I watch that and think, Wow. I know it’s not all that fun for me, and it seems exponentially harder for him.

EW: Who do you like from that younger generation?
Clooney: I’ll tell ya, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are both really good actors. Both have great range and can do all kinds of stuff.
Pitt: I think Heath Ledger is really strong, as well.

Clooney: …muddled, right. So you have to pick your fights and go after them, and then it seems like you can help get things done, like the $9 million we’re raising [for Darfur refugees] tonight. [Pitt waves to someone, who turns out to be Angelina Jolie with their 5-year-old son, Maddox. Pitt smiles. Clooney waves and gets no response.] Niiice. Very nice. What am I? No wave for me?

EW: I’m curious what you think of the state of the male movie star in Hollywood right now.
Pitt: I’m actually a woman trapped in a man’s body. We’re going to be doing something about that soon.
EW: Is Angelina aware of this?
Pitt: Yeah, she’s all for it. Kinda into it, actually.

Read Brad & George‘s full interview with EW here.

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  • Elizabeth

    First…they look good..

  • QQQQ

    Thanks JJ

  • black

    Oh how true, how true.

    They really seem to have a good time.

    I´ve got nothing else to say—the alcohol is waiting!

  • Dancer

    Thanks JJ for the constant updates! I guess one of the things I like about Brad and Angelina is that they seem so normal when talking about raising their kids inspite of the fact that they have the paps following them relentlessly, the gossip mags making up any old thing about them, the bloggers making up stuff about them, and the haters constantly spewing venom. Inspite of all of that they manage to make a cocoon of their love and raise their kids and make a difference with their charity work. Love this couple.

  • boohoo

    Love it. Thanks

  • Shar

    i’m fifth in a brad or angie’s blog, how shocking!!

  • Shar

    I think we should let the haters hate them, because it only makes their love so much stronger. Remember the saying, when you point 1 finger at someone, 3 more is pointing at you.

  • missouri girl

    Brad loves kids so much, he would love all you bampzsers’.

  • Neela

    Their humor’s enjoyable.

  • Longtime Fan/Lurker

    Love..love the article..they are hilarious…Brad and George OMG..
    I am at work and could not stop laughing…

    Brad..is funny…funny…funny…

    You see haters they don’t take themselves seriously…but you take them seriously…whatever IT is, it is natural… baby..

  • alex

    Just wait!! The haters will be here in no time posting how Brad and Angie’s fans have no life and whatever, when in fact the haters are here as much as Brad and Angie’s fans!!

    But at least Brad and Angie’s fans don’t post under different names like the poster “Mmmmm” who was agreeing with itself in the last thread!!

  • Danny boy

    Great my two favorites.

  • ?????

    230 missouri girl | 06/07/2007 at 5:00 pm
    You guys should just take your own advice and shut up about the haters, you say it everyday, over and over again. Learn to just skip it and move on. Do not say a word. Please grow up Bampzsers’. Also you should quit going to Aniston site under fake names and degrade her. Please do not deny the truth. Everyone here must be 13 or 14 at least.

    ***** this is what you posted on another thread. follow what you preach. yet, you’re on here pestering others as well. what makes you any different from the bampzsers. talk about hyporcisy. it’s not about age. it’s about the level of mental maturity, not actual age. so, you’re just as immature as the rest.

  • Charity

    GREAT INTERVIEW! Brad and George are hilarious. I bet they could go on all day taking jabs at each other…and the cool thing is that they are able to laugh at themselves too, like they don’t take themselves so seriously.

    Aww Brad calls Angie “Honey!” SOOO CUTE!!

  • maria

    It strikes me that both of you have managed to keep a certain level of mystery about yourselves despite all the scrutiny. I mean, Brad, you were just down there smoking a cigarette hunched behind a barrier.
    PITT: [Picks up tape recorder and speaks directly into it] No, he wasn’t! He wasn’t smoking! Um… Honey! Honey, that was George! [Laughs]

    This is funny…

  • bdj

    Thanks for the interview Just Jared. Brad and George are becomming the new Martin and Lewis. They are both witty and charming. I am looking forward to seeing Ocean 13.

  • colsen

    So George Clooney waved to Angelina and Maddox and got no response?? HA!! HA!! HA!! This was so funny!!

  • missouri girl

    Why talk about haters again?

  • missouri girl

    7 Shar | 06/07/2007 at 5:28 pm
    I think we should let the haters hate them, because it only makes their love so much stronger. Remember the saying, when you point 1 finger at someone, 3 more is pointing at you.
    ———————————————————THERE YA GO AGAIN————-13 ????? | 06/07/2007 at 5:42 pm
    230 missouri girl | 06/07/2007 at 5:00 pm
    You guys should just take your own advice and shut up about the haters, you say it everyday, over and over again. Learn to just skip it and move on. Do not say a word. Please grow up Bampzsers’. Also you should quit going to Aniston site under fake names and degrade her. Please do not deny the truth. Everyone here must be 13 or 14 at least.

    ***** this is what you posted on another thread. follow what you preach. yet, you’re on here pestering others as well. what makes you any different from the bampzsers. talk about hyporcisy. it’s not about age. it’s about the level of mental maturity, not actual age. so, you’re just as immature as the rest.
    ======================================================================SO WHAT? I dont hate anyone,including you, WHOEVER YOU ARE.”???????” Dont you have a name??????/

  • tabitha

    They sure have an interesting sense of humor. I suspect that Angelina actually does know that Brad ocasionally smokes.

  • Hiya

    Thanks for the great read, Jared!

  • wow

    I laugh so hard at these parts:
    [Pitt waves to someone, who turns out to be Angelina Jolie with their 5-year-old son, Maddox. Pitt smiles. Clooney waves and gets no response.] Niiice. Very nice. What am I? No wave for me?

    It strikes me that both of you have managed to keep a certain level of mystery about yourselves despite all the scrutiny. I mean, Brad, you were just down there smoking a cigarette hunched behind a barrier.
    PITT: [Picks up tape recorder and speaks directly into it] No, he wasn’t! He wasn’t smoking! Um… Honey! Honey, that was George! [Laughs]

    ========================================
    LMAO! X 100

  • Neela

    Heh, George does seem a bit orange and a tad greasy, but he does have charisma. And Brad Pitt looks good for his age (I’m sure many will beg to differ). But their sense of humor is very charming.

  • missouri girl

    Hell yea Brad smokes, he used to be ‘smoking’ hot, he can’t help it. He looks ‘good’ now.

  • SkankyHO

    I love when Brad or Angelina talk about each other…it is so cute.

  • julia

    yes Maria very funny, this part too..
    :)

    cheers.

    The simple pleasures just evaporate. Like, say, sneaking a smoke while waiting for your buddy George Clooney in a villa outside Cannes. ”Sorry about this,” Brad Pitt says, contorting his body into a mess of angles and elbows to hide behind a low wall and light up. ”Actually, I’m less worried about the paparazzi catching me than someone, ahem, who doesn’t know I still smoke once in a while.” (Sorry if we blew your cover, dude…but Angie’s a forgiving woman, right?)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Thank You Jared. You are the BEST!

  • lmao

    EW: I’m curious what you think of the state of the male movie star in Hollywood right now.
    Pitt: I’m actually a woman trapped in a man’s body. We’re going to be doing something about that soon.
    EW: Is Angelina aware of this?
    Pitt: Yeah, she’s all for it. Kinda into it, actually.
    ————
    I love this guy lol

  • tania

    The part about him smoking behind angie’s back is very funny. Great interview :D

  • carol

    Thanks Jared

  • missouri girl

    He was smoking in a limo shot awile back, he does not hide it from Angie, like George says ” That’s a lie!”

  • Estelle

    Thanks JJ for the new thread, I’m going to get the mag. today. They are so funny.

  • Brad has no balls

    he’s afraid of angelina! Ted was right, she’s a controling bitch.

  • Rolling stone review (they love some Brad)

    Rolling Stone Review

    Pitt and the lads are back in luck in this spiffy Vegas three-peat. Brad Pitt doesn’t really act in Ocean’s Thirteen, he just glides through the third chapter in Steven Soderbergh’s heist-flick annuity on the magic carpet of his own unimpeachable cool. Don’t knock it. Genuine star power is rare — just watch Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Orlando Bloom struggle to attain it. Pitt has it in spades — all aces.
    Like Dean Martin did with Rat Pack capo Frank Sinatra in Ocean’s Eleven back in the Pleistocene era (1960), Pitt, 43, damn near holds his own with George Clooney, 46, the current go-to icon for effortless charm. That they both rolled craps in 2004′s Ocean’s Twelve, the self-satisfied ringer in the series, seems to have taught a hard lesson: Do not overplay the arrogance card. While co-stars Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Al Pacino, as the scrappy villain of the piece, knock themselves out to add juice to the movie, Pitt, following Clooney’s lead, never breaks a sweat. And yet we’re grabbed, drawn in by something beyond looks.

    Despite the tabloid scrutiny that follows Pitt and Angelina Jolie on their merry rounds of film and baby making, Pitt has become increasingly comfortable in his own skin. His newfound ease becomes him. As Rusty Ryan, chief wingman for Clooney’s Danny Ocean, Pitt takes the same light-fingered approach to robbing a casino as he does to stealing a scene. “Are you crying?” Rusty asks, catching Danny sniffling at an Oprah giveaway show on the tube. The setup evokes the kind of banter that Frank and Dean thrived on. But Pitt turns Rusty’s amusement into a deeper curiosity. Is he being played, or did he detect a twinge of sincerity in Ocean? Feelings are dangerous in a gambler and a thief. No wonder Rusty’s on the lookout.

    Still, it’s feelings that kick-start Ocean’s Thirteen, written with beyond-the-call-of-duty panache by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, renowned in my house for the poker cult classic that is Rounders. The only person who can get Ocean tearier than Oprah is his pal Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould in top form), who has just been royally screwed out of his stake in the Strip’s newest hotel-casino, the Bank. In a burst of Trump-like hubris, Pacino’s Willy Bank has named the place after himself. To revenge Reuben, the boys — including the priceless Carl Reiner as Saul Bloom — decide to take down Willy and his Bank.

    The movie is all heist, which Soderbergh carries off in high style. Is the Oscar-winning director of Traffic slumming with this piffle? You bet. But this time he doesn’t let it show. His only misstep is the subplot involving Damon trying to seduce Willy’s number two (Ellen Barkin). Barkin, reunited with Sea of Love co-star Pacino, is too smart and sexy to be the butt of cheap cougar jokes lobbed by the boys.

    Otherwise all is well, especially the sparring between Pitt and Clooney. “Keep the weight off,” Rusty teases Ocean, referring to the pounds Clooney packed on for Syriana. “Settle down, have a couple of kids,” Ocean winks back in a real-life reference no one could miss. It takes skill and experience to erase the line between actor and character without turning off the audience. We know Clooney can do it. But Pitt is the real surprise. Top performances in Fight Club, Seven, 12 Monkeys and last year’s Babel have erased the self-consciousness of his days as a stud muffin. In Ocean’s Thirteen, Pitt is not out to prove himself. He’s a star, baby, and in the highest praise one gambler can pay another in this class act of a caper movie, he’s worthy to shake Sinatra’s hand.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/…10264/oceans_13

  • Passing Through

    EW: I’m curious what you think of the state of the male movie star in Hollywood right now.
    Pitt: I’m actually a woman trapped in a man’s body. We’re going to be doing something about that soon.
    EW: Is Angelina aware of this?
    Pitt: Yeah, she’s all for it. Kinda into it, actually.

    +++++++++++++

    ROTFLMAO!! Now that’s funny…and bound to start some ugly rumors…

  • http://allconsidered.com sharon

    these two Brad & George are funny. what a pair.

  • Sheri

    Loved the article! They just don’t take themselves seriously at all, they are real!

  • Hottest Couple Ever

    Brad Pitt is such a sweet guy. I love it whenever he refers to how happy he is right now in his life. Actually one can see it. He is always smiling these days. I am so happy for him and for his lovely lady. Mad, Pax, Zee and Shi are so blessed to have them. Love this family!

  • nero

    Is it me or did Brad justs admit he was gay?

  • [Famous Fug Face]

    You both seem to project some kind of Zen calm.

    CLOONEY: [Feigning hostility] What the f— do you mean by that?!

    PITT: Yeah, motherf—er! [Laughter]

    ~Coolest two guys in Hollywood~

  • jossie

    But you added Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino.
    PITT: Well, Pacino just gave us a little respectability, you know? Something that we needed.
    CLOONEY: And he learned a lot from us. He was there to learn. I felt that sometimes you’d look at him and he’d just look up at you with puppy-dog eyes, like, ”Thank you. Seriously.”
    PITT: I remember him wandering around the set saying, ”God, thank you, George.” [Laughter]
    CLOONEY: Lord. We’re going to hell.

    -+++++++++++++++++
    Best.part.LMAO

  • julia

    to #32

    I’m sure Brad is Not afraid of Angelina, dipshit. He most likely is trying very hard to quit and He slips up once in a while.Doesn’t want her to know.
    I’m sure Angelina just is concerned for his health.
    That’s what people do when they love each other.
    They care.
    you might check in to it.

  • shredder

    Gay and hot for Heath Ledger

  • http://allconsidered.com sharon

    38 nero | 06/07/2007 at 6:11 pm
    Is it me or did Brad justs admit he was gay?
    —————–
    it is you. he did not admit he was gay, he just try to be funny. it is call humor. got it.

  • http://allconsidered.com sharon

    38 nero | 06/07/2007 at 6:11 pm
    Is it me or did Brad justs admit he was gay?
    —————–
    it is you. he did not admit he was gay, he just try to be funny. it is call humor. got it.

  • http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/ david mcmahon

    G’day from Australia,

    You only have to watch one of the `Ocean’ movies to realise how good the chemistry is between Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

    By the way, if you want to see the connection between Paris Hilton’s release from jail and the sellout success of the new Australian edition of Monopoly, check out my post `Home Run’ at authorblog.

    BTW, I enjoyed the banter in your post about how Brad Pitt says he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body. That’ll get quoted!

    Well done, mate

    David

  • julia

    38 nero

    no it’s just you.
    It’s called a sense of humor.

  • Mediterranean

    Although I could completely not understand sometimes when they joke aroud and because of my English level, their sense of humour is great.

    They do enjoy their friendship.

  • Mediterranean

    it’s you nero…..

  • Hottest Couple Ever

    The crowd is building in downtown Chicago for
    the much anticipated arrival of the cast of OE 13. Brad will not be here. That may be a good thing because it is already too hot here. (90)

  • brad’s lung cancer

    I like this part of the interview lololololol

    ”The simple pleasures just evaporate. Like, say, sneaking a smoke while waiting for your buddy George Clooney in a villa outside Cannes. ”Sorry about this,” Brad Pitt says, contorting his body into a mess of angles and elbows to hide behind a low wall and light up. ”Actually, I’m less worried about the paparazzi catching me than someone, ahem, who doesn’t know I still smoke once in a while.” (Sorry if we blew your cover, dude…but Angie’s a forgiving woman, right?)”