George Clooney is on a roll. He covers the latest issue of Esquire Magazine in a massive promotional effort, both for his role in Gravity and his producing roles for August: Osage County and Monuments Men [now moved back to a spring release].
But forget all that. Uncle George is giving out some advice to his fellow actors, and it’s advice that’s pretty damn passive aggressive, if you ask me. Or maybe he’s just getting real. Yeah, that’s it. George is getting real with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. Uncle George doesn’t have time for their BS, you guys.
He basically gave a hilarious quote to Esquire about his relationship with fellow A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio, who I always thought would be closer to George based on the fact that both of them are eternal bachelors who run the other way at the ‘m’ word [marriage] and serial date women much younger than them. But alas, the reason they’re not as close as one would assume is indirectly due to Leo’s pussy posse.
For those who don’t know about Leo’s posse, it was unofficially titled the ‘pussy posse’ after Leo and his friends, right after his Titanic fame, would roam around Hollywood looking for young women to hook up with. And this tight group of friends included the likes of Tobey Maguire, Lukas Haas, and Kevin Connolly. While some of them, like Tobey, have now grown up and started a family, it seems like Lukas and Kevin are all set to join Leo in the forever bachelor status, and they’re definitely not complaining.
But it’s not their ways with women or their bachelor status that has George unhappy. George relates an anecdotal story about the one time he played basketball with Leo’s pussy, explaining, “You know, I can play. I’m not great, by any means, but I played high schoolbasketball, and 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 get there, and there’s this guy, Danny A I think his name is. Danny A is this club kid from New York. And he comes up to me and says, ‘We played once at Chelsea Piers. I kicked your ass.’ I said, ‘I’ve only played at Chelsea Piers once in my life and ran the table. So if we played, you didn’t kick anybody’s ass.’ And so then we’re watching them warm up, and they’re doing this weave around the court, and one of the guys I play with says, ‘You know we’re going to kill these guys, right?’ Because they can’t play at all. We’re all like fifty years old, and 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.”
Basically, he accused Leo’s friends of being sycophants and suck-ups – which is absolutely true. But as for Leo not having anyone in his life to tell him what’s up, I think Tobey definitely qualifies, and when he doesn’t, Leo has his mother around for all that. And also, would anyone be surprised if Leo kept the majority of his friends around for an ego boost? Sure, most of the possy has been friends for ages, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not using Leo for his fame and connections – and if Leo knows that, I don’t necessarily see anything wrong with that.
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