Answering questions with his typical humour and charm, we knew George’s candor would not disappoint from the get-go. After all, this was his opening statement:
“Hello reddit, George Clooney here. I'm a filmmaker who's worked on films you may know. I was also a guest star on The Golden Girls."
Read on for some of George’s best quotes from his reddit AMA, in which he pokes fun at Hollywood's biggest stars (and himself!).
On Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock: “It’s tricky cause Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it’s just hard to keep her upright. No, you know, Sandy and I have known each other for over 20 years and we both were struggling actors when we first met. She was dating a friend of mine at the time who’s still a good friend of ours. Every time we’re together it’s funny. She’s somebody I adore, really, she’s just fun to be in a room with. I’m sure people will assume people aren’t quite who they appear to be on screen – they’re shorter or taller or meaner or dumber – but Sandy is exactly what she appears on screen, an incredibly charming woman who’s really just fun to hang out with. Very smart and centered, even though she does drink a lot.”
On Brad Pitt’s best prank: “We were shooting Ocean’s 12 in my hometown in Lake Cuomo and he had a flier sent around saying George only wants to be called by his character’s name Danny Ocean, don't look him in the eyes, and it got into the local paper. As you know, jokes don’t translate at all, and they called me il divo, and said that I was treating the crew [badly]. When it got into the paper I came downstairs and Brad had the paper in his hand, and I said “You’re mine from here on out.”
Brad just said, “Please don't harm my children.” Yeah, he’s done some pretty rotten things.
On working with Matt Damon: "I've done six films with Damon now, so I guess I do enjoy working with him, though you wouldn't know it. I've been really lucky to work with people who enjoy what they do. I've worked with a couple of turkeys, but I've mostly been really lucky."
On beating Leonardo DiCaprio at basketball: "It's true. That was a fun day. It's always fun when you play people younger than you and win. We're playing a bunch of six year olds tomorrow."
On his 'embarrassing' Batman costume: Well I wasn’t thrilled with the nipples on the batsuit. You know that’s not something you really think about when you’re putting it on. You figure all batsuits have nipples and then you realize yours was really the first. Batman was just constantly cold I guess.