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George Clooney Talks Fame, Twitter, & Brad Pitt with 'Esquire'!

George Clooney Talks Fame, Twitter, & Brad Pitt with 'Esquire'!

George Clooney suits up for the cover of Esquire‘s December 2013 issue.

Here is what the 52-year-old Gravity actor had to share with the mag:

On not wanting to join 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 pisses 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 asshole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up.”

On his pal Brad Pitt: “For a long time now, Brad has been the biggest movie star in the world. 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. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think of him as incredibly talented and smart and all those things. But you also can’t get to him.”

On dealing with fame: “I had my Aunt Rosie [Rosemary Clooney], who was famous and then not, so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it.”

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Photos: Phil Poynter/Esquire
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  • linz83

    Brad Pitt is a bigger actor than Leo?! Yeah ok. How many times has Brad worked with Martin Scorsese or have been nominated for an Oscar? His movies are awful! George Clooney is such an a**hole! Karma is a bitch Clooney!!!

  • Dasha

    Bigger than you and DiCaprio? LOL who do you think you are to put yourself in the same category of Leo and Brad?!!!! Leonardo DiCaprio is by far the best actor in the world and Brad Pitt is Brad Pitt and you George you’re not even in the top 20!!!! You arrogant a$$hole!!!

  • well

    Brad Pitt has been nominated 4 times for Oscar. Leo has 3 Oscar nods, Brad is definitely bigger than Leo. And you don’t need to work with Martin Scorsese to become the biggest star.

  • linz83

    @well: Both Clooney and Pitt are arrogant douchebags! Leo is humble and grateful for where he is and doesn’t feel the need to kiss a** to win awards and get movie roles. He is the definition of class act.

  • well

    I think Brad Pitt is the most humble and decent person in HW.

  • rachel

    brad is better person than George or leo . those two are aholes of Hollywood. brad has been nominated for oscars and he does not need martin scorsese.

  • rachel

    he needs media attention by using brad in every interview. he such old dbag

  • Dasha

    @well Being the biggest star and the biggest actor is totally different. I love Brad Pitt, he’s a great actor for sure but Leo is definitely better thus bigger.
    It’s an insult for Brad and Leo to compare George with them. It’s terribly pretentious of him to say things like “bigger than me or DiCaprio” it’s laughable.

  • umm

    Leo and Clooney are man hoes. Leo is a child who will never grow up, he will forever have his mother with him and Lucas.

  • Dasha

    I don’t think Leo needs Scorsese at all. His genius speaks for him.
    George Clooney needs movie stars as pals like Brad Pitt to add some credibility to his ridiculous career.

  • Lily

    Clooney is right about Brad is the biggest star in the world. Brad doesn’t play any politics like Clooney. If Brad did play politics, Brad would have won many Oscar already.

  • well

    Leo should just marry Lucas. lol

  • Annonymous

    Leo is the number one arrogant douchebag and model w&ore from his pu**y posse days to his old modelizing ass now!

  • gia74

    Why is Brad being trashed because of what George said. Those are Geoge’s words not Brad’s. And you don’t see Brad talking about anyone. but everyone is always dropping his name. Working with Scorsese is not the height of it all. Brad has worked with amazing directors too. So really why the comparison. there is not needed for it. And again some people need to get a grip. Stop attacking Brad for what someone else said. Brad is a HUGE star. so is Leo.. everyone scale is different.

  • Dasha

    @Annonymous but still the best actor in the world :)

  • Sorry

    Leo ages badly, he is 12 years younger than Brad, but he looks older than Brad, Leo is so fat too.

  • Dasha

    @gia74 I totally agree. I’m attacking George here NOT Brad.

  • Annonymous

    Clooney is not the first famous person who called Leo and his crew a bunch of ass li-ckers and childish sleazebags.
    This is what the UK singer Nicole Appleton who met Dicaprio years ago had to say about him. Good to see 10 years on and Leo hasn’t changed

    “He’s quite like a child. Like a big, immature child. And he’s surrounded by a bunch of idiots as well.

    “To be honest with you, he acts like a spoilt brat. A big one though – he’s very tall.”
    Friends of 25-year-old Leonardo come in for a roasting too.
    Nicole, 26, says: “They all seem really young. Like one of his friends kept on coming up and pulling my hair. I said ‘Ohmigod, your friend is a freak’. It was like little schoolboys having fun. It totally changed my impression of Leonardo DiCaprio. My niece doesn’t even act like that and she’s seven years old.”

  • Sorry

    Leo is NOT going to get Oscar nod this year either. There are so many better actors than him this year. Sorry Leo maybe try next time.

  • well

    Leo is the best actor? please LOL, I watched The Great Gatsby, his acting was terrible. That movie sucked also.

  • Sorry

    Martin Scorsese will never get Leo an Oscar. If Leo wants an Oscar, he needs to stay away from Martin Scorsese.

  • Kathy

    Clooney is in love with Brad. He basically name drops Brad in every his interview.

  • Anya

    Brad Pitt is the biggest movie star in the world? LOL!
    Sorry, that belongs to Tom Cruise or Leo Dicaprio sorry. And Dicaprio isn’t famous for leaving his partner for another woman like Brad is. Yes he dates models who are 20 years younger then him but lots of people don’t focus on that. Thanks to the affair, Brad, Angelina and Jennifer are still around.
    And people who say Martin Scorse helped him. You all forget about the mega Titanic, which made him world famous. Not to mention Whats Eating Gilbert Grape gave him his first Oscar nomination at age 18 or 19. He is way bigger then Brad or George around the world, I can tell you. No one around the world goes crazy for them like they do with Leo.

  • Brazil LOVES Brad and Angelina

    Brad is the biggest movie star. That is a FACT.

    George Clooney only stated the obvious.

  • well

    Tom Cruise, lol, maybe 15 years ago, Tom was the biggest star, you are so out of reality. Leo has never been the biggest star. You need to see the crowd Brad draws that makes Leo look like a nobody. Leo’s fans are delusional.

  • Drats

    @Anya: Um, didn’t Gilbert Grape come out 20 years ago?

    Di Caprio is the same in every single movie.

  • Brazil LOVES Brad and Angelina

    I’m a foreigner. I know very well that Brad is the ONLY actor in Hollywood known and LOVED worldwide.

    Bravo George!

  • Anya

    @linz83: Leo has respect in Hollywood. Brad and Clooney are a joke. Well, atleast Leo got to act as one of the most inconic characters in books. I liked the Great Gatsby way better then that dumb WWZ movie. Brad can’t handle critcitm. He said that the critics who gave WWZ bad reviews need to f–k off. Now that is being a spoiled, immature brat. Do you see Leo wagging his tongue and saying stupid things like that? No.
    Not to mention it didn’t do well compared to other summer 2013 films like Man of Steel , Iron Man or Monsters University.

  • evie

    @Dasha: Daniel Day Lewis died? :(

    Day Lewis >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DiCaprio

  • gia74


    that is a lie.. you don’t have to like Brad but to say this man is not big around the world is you being silly.. and leaving Jennifer Aniston has nothing to do with his star power. She didn’t make him Brad Pitt and she sure as hell didn’t stop him form being Brad Pitt.

    Check your facts because you have your head up your ass*..

  • well

    Epic fail, Man of Steel , Iron Man or Monsters University are sequels, WWZ is the original. WWZ is the biggest and the most successful original movie of 2013 Summer. WWZ beat The Great Gatsby. hahaha

  • Anya

    @gia74: I did not say he was not big around the world. He is not as big as Leonardo Dicarprio. Brad is world famous yes, but he doesn’t hold up against DiCaprio. Learn to read! Leo is huge in Asian countires, and in many Europeaon countries too.

  • M

    @Anya: Joke? lol Brad and Clooney are two of the most respected and largest producers of Hollywood! Clooney won an Oscar for Argo and Brad is the producer of 12 Years a Slave, favorite movie to win the Oscar!

  • @

    LMAO Huff Post mocks ‘greates actor’ Dicaprio.
    Hopes the b-day boy keeps playing the same character all the time

  • Yes

    Brad could win Oscar for 12 years A slave, Leo wouldn’t get an Oscar nod.

  • opo

    Being nominated for an Oscar doesn’t mean you’re talented! Stop with this argument. Oscars can’t be taken seriously, Argo was the best film last year although the film was only OK. I don’t know if Brad Pitt is a better actor than DiCaprio, they’re both great actors but Pitt played in better films and he can plays different type of characters.

  • Anya

    @well: Go check it out. There are numerous sources to prove its was not the biggest, most succesful 2013 summer blockbuster.
    MOS made over 700 million dollars. It was not a sequal.
    And I just love how you have numerous fake IDS to bash me. Grow up. Instead of licking Brad and Georges ass find a hobby or a part-time job. Loser.

  • well

    You are really stupid if you think MOS is not a sequel, Superman.

  • yes

    So true, Leo always plays himself in every movie. Brad has a bigger ranger than Leo for sure.

  • Jime

    Leonardo might be a better actor, but Brad is a bigger star! If you go to other countries or places far away some people might not know about Leo, but everyone knows who Brad Pitt is. it doesn’t have to do with talent.

  • Ana

    Fans of the “nose” are so stupid.


    That is a FACT!

    The man is simply the greatest living legend in Hollywod.

    Crying stupids!

  • well

    Brad is bigger and better actor than Leo. It is the fact.

  • PearlySoames

    George, you’re better than Pitt! And for me, Brad Pitt isn’t the biggest movie star in the world – not nowadays. There are other actors now.

  • awww

    George is telling the truth Brad is bigger than him and Leo.

  • whocares

    Brad would have been great in The Great Gatsby as well. I wonder what Brad will say about Clooney because Clooney seems to be the only one who speaks nicely about him. And they are close friends.

  • just Sayin

    It is very hard for George Clooney to admit someone is bigger than him with his huge ego. In George mind Brad Pitt is probably the only one is bigger than him.

  • Rafael

    Brad Rocks! The BIGGEST star in World. Simply.

    Everyone knows that.

  • whocares

    @just Sayin: Apart from Angelina and their kids Ive never heard a word from Brad about his colleagues.

  • hehehe

    I remember at the red carpet for Oceans 12 at Cannes Film festival, a reporter was interviewing George, then Brad showed up, the reported dumped George in the middle of the interview and ran to Brad for an interview. hehehe. On another event at Golden Globes one year, a reporter was interviewing Leo and she saw Brad arrived, she stopped the interview and told Leo ” omg, Brad Pitt just arrived”, Leo knew his time was up, he stepped away, once Brad showed up, no one was interested in Leo anymore. hehehe

  • Missy

    I don’t know what Clooney means with ‘bigger’ but Leo is in 2nd place of the most valuable stars of 2013…