George Clooney talks Brad Pitt's prank, Sandra Bullock's affection for the sauce in Reddit AMA
During a turn on Reddit's AMA this week, Clooney opened up about all kinds of things, from the nipples featured on his "Batman" costume ("Batman was just constantly cold I guess") to learning from his mistakes ("oftentimes it'll be stumbling out of a bar drunk or something dumb like that but as you get older a major goal in life is try to do less and less embarrassing things. You know, try not to face plant publicly as often as possible.")
Asked about the worst prank that had ever been pulled on him, the actor zoned in on Brad Pitt. "It was Brad, we were shooting 'Oceans 12' in my hometown in Lake Como 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 like shit. 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."
He also joked that his pal, Bullock, can tie one on with the best of them, "It's tricky 'cause Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it's just hard to keep her upright," he joked. "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'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."