George Clooney reveals a few things you might have not know about his relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in the pages of the Esquire's December issue in which he covers.
The actor says of Leo about a time when the two were playing basketball:
“I know I can play. I also know that you don’t talk sh*t unless you can play. And the thing about playing Leo is you have all these guys talking sh*t.”
“We beat them three straight: 11–0, 11–0, 11–0. And the discrepancy between their game and how they talked about their game made me think of how important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what. I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”
When it came to Russell who accused George once of selling out, he said that Russell sent him a book of poems:
“...a book of poems to apologize for insulting the sh*t out of me, which he did. 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,’” shares the star, adding, “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.”
Clooney continues, “That’s when he really went off on me. ‘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?’"
A bit candid you could say...
Read more of George's interview with Esquire after the jump and tell us what you think.