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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.”

For more from George, visit Esquire.com!

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# 1

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 ***** Clooney!!!

# 2

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!!!

# 3

@linz83:
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.

# 4

@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.

# 5

@linz83:
I think Brad Pitt is the most humble and decent person in HW.

# 6

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.

# 7

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

# 8

@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.

# 9

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.

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.

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.

@umm:
Leo should just marry Lucas. lol

Annonymous @ 11/11/2013 at 12:29 pm

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

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.

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

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

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

Annonymous @ 11/11/2013 at 12:32 pm

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.”

http://community.fortunecity.ws/marina/palmers/1348/leo.htm

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.

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

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

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

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 @ 11/11/2013 at 12:51 pm

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

George Clooney only stated the obvious.

@Anya:
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.

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