Candid Clooney

In the new Esquire George Clooney is critical of Russell Crowe and Twitter, but he’s still crushing on Brad Pitt.

To me, Clooney always seems to shy away from controversy. So it’s eye-opening that he would be so candid. I like it.  On a fight with Russell Crowe: “I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People Magazine. What the (heck) is wrong with you?’ ”

On Twitter and fame: “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 (a jerk). 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.”

Clooney said “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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