George Clooney Covers Esquire
Written by Danny P Ocean on November 12, 2013
George Clooney brings his cool to Esquire and talks about Russell Crowe.
“The truth is that [Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the sh-t out of me, which he did,” Clooney explains. “He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ’cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.’ And that’s when he really went off on me,” he continues. “‘Who the f–k does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’ He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f–k is wrong with you?’”
Clooney said Crowe eventually sent him “a disc of his music and a thing of his poetry” and claimed he was “all misquoted.” “I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. Whatever,'” Clooney adds.