Does Brad Pitt find George Clooney’s behavior ’embarrassing & childish’?


I’ve thought for a long time now that George Clooney and Brad Pitt have never really been BFFs. They were friendly enough making the Oceans movies, but they never go out of their way to hang out with each other, especially once Brad got with Angelina and became a father. They were never bros, at least not in the way Clooney is bros with his dude-friends. So, how did that happen? Why did George and Brad never fully develop a bromance? Is it because they just had different life priorities? Is it because George always seemed slightly jealous of Brad (just my opinion)? Or is it because Brad thinks George is totally immature? BOY FIGHT!

George Clooney and Brad Pitt are at “war,” according to OK!, which claims the “bromance” has “come apart at the seams” because Clooney is too childish for Pitt.

An insider says: “Brad’s changed, and George hasn’t. That’s where the issue lies.” OK! explains that Clooney’s fondness for pranks and “frat-boy ways” is specifically what now separates him from Pitt. “At times, Brad actually finds George’s behavior embarrassing and childish. That’s something he never thought he’d think,” a source claims.

OK! points to Clooney’s recent time drinking tequila with Jennifer Aniston in Cabo San Lucas over the holidays. “Brad chuckled when he read about the trip… He thought it was typical George, trying to prove he’s still Mr. Fun. Brad’s got this holier-than-thou attitude at times, and George has put him on a pedestal, which hasn’t helped.”

[From Gossip Cop]

Gossip Cop’s insider says it’s crap, which… I mean, sure. As I said, I don’t think George and Brad have been close for a while a now, if they ever were. Does Brad think George is immature? Eh. I think George is immature. I would imagine that any father of six would look at George’s life and think, “Kind of superficial.” Which is exactly why George has made such a radical 180 in the past year, trying to convince everyone that he’s not a punchline in one of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s jokes.

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  1. Bea says:

    Clooney needs to be Elsa.

    Let. It. Go.

  2. Sarah says:

    Yeah, I kind of doubt it’s a real thing. Angelina probably overruled spending too much time with Clooney because of the tequila and cheap women he was dragging around those years.

  3. Zippi says:

    Sounds like George is secretly in love with Brad.

    • Andrea1 says:

      The pictures say it all

    • NewWester says:

      One of the photos does look like George has a crush on Brad. All I can say is George has good taste in men

    • pretty says:

      remember that interview George Clooney did that talked about his basket ball game with Leonardo DiCaprio and how he only has yes-men around him and Clooney says how Brad Pitt is the bigger star than Leo and him. lol

    • Esmom says:

      I’ve always kinda thought that. Maybe not “love love” but at least a serious man crush.

      In any case, the story reads like BS.

    • michelle b says:

      LOL, pretty much

      And George seems desperately try-hard to me, especially since Amal. Mum not saying he is in love with her or not – but he seems more concerned with the world seeing and believing in their grand love affair than in the actual, real relationship. It’s like what Byron said, “what are all things but a show?” All things appear like a show with him, entirely stage-managed. So, yeah, while I doubt that there ever was a bromance between the two, I think that George is jealous of the glamour and narrative of Brangelina and the clout of Angelina’s activism (hence Amal).

    • kri says:

      Damn, Zippi. I might see what you are saying…….

    • laura in LA says:

      YES. I’ve always thought that George has a man-crush on Brad, wants to be Brad, and the photos here sure do look like it.
      He chose Amal because he thought she was like Angie, and how’s that working out for him?
      Brad and Angie are distancing because they’re probably creeped out by it.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Yup, sounds like Clooney has a bit of a crush on Brad.

      I hope Amal doesn’t have to suffer through Clooney’s pranks and gag jokes.
      I use to see interviews of him discussing gags and pranks he pulled on his co-stars and it was a turn off. I just found hearing about his pranks annoying, I can only imagine those who have had to be part of one.

    • Jib says:

      I’ve thought this about Clooney for years. I think he is gay, and in hiding. If true, I feel very badly for him that he feels he has to live his life like that, and he may be right. I don’t think we would accept a leading man in a romantic comedy or action movie who is openly gay.

      And he must seem pretty immature to Brad, or maybe he is just too zany. From every interview I’ve read of Brad, he seems like a pretty miserable person. Not mean. Just basically a malcontent.

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    George still is the punchline in Amy and Tina’s joke. Their point was his character in Gravity chose to die than spend one minute more with a woman his own age. Marriage to a woman two decades younger doesn’t change that.

    • Sixer says:

      Well, when you put it like that…

    • MET says:

      I think he got the point and didn’t seem too thin skinned about the joke. Although I’m not a Clooney fan, I like the fact that he seems to have strong and long running relationships with his male (and female friends). I love how he and Matt Damon and Don Cheadle seem to get on as well as many others. If Pitt’s not in the group big deal – I don’t think it matters to either one of them.

  5. Lahdidahbaby says:

    Ho hum, I think Brad and George are both doofuses with higher opinions of themselves than their intellect or talent warrants. But wtf do I know?

  6. jinni says:

    Well sure GC is annoying, makes everything about himself and I never really fell for his supposed charm. It always comes off as too practiced. But BP tries way to hard to sound deep nowadays and it never comes out right because he isn’t that articulate. So, I can see how faux deep, philosophical Brad could look down on Clooney for being conceited and juvenile in his humor. Just like I could see how lame jokes Clooney could think Brad needs to take his head out of his ass and not be so serious about everything (one ex. the perfume commercial) all of the time.

    • lisa2 says:

      Brad didn’t write the commercial nor directed it. He did the concept that they wanted him to do; the way they wanted it done.

    • Tippy says:

      Brad seems like he’s stoned most of the time and his interviews come across as gibberish.

      At least Clooney is coherent and has some semblance of a sense of humour.

      • BNA FN says:

        Tippy, let it go!!! Brad was not married to you, or divorced you. Time to move on. Why would you say: “Brad seems like he’s stoned most of the time his interviews comes across as gibberish”. I would not follow someone I thought was a stoner and a fool and then waste my time leaving a comment. That’s saying more about you than Brad.

      • Soulsister says:

        I’ve always got the impression that Brad never takes himself seriously. Case in point, the drubbing that he got for the Chanel commercial, he seemed to take it in good heart that people were taking the p*ss out of it.

        Clooney on the other hand, gets ribbed by Amy and Tina, and within a year of that drubbing he gets married.

      • Galen says:

        I agree BP is inarticulate. I was so surprised at how badly he represented his wife at her film’s premiere-could barely get a rational sentence out.He does seem stoned or just plain dumb.

      • Renee says:

        Tippy and Galen,

        I sort of like Brad Pitt and I’m inclined to agree with you both. He’s definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

      • Paloma says:

        So true!

      • c'est la vie says:


      • Tarsha says:

        Renee, neither is his ex-wife. In fact, by comparison, Brad is a PHD Rhodes scholar.

      • Scarlet says:

        Tippy, exactly. Exactly right. Hes a dimwit.

    • Soulsister says:

      I LOL at the Brad is dumb mantra, usually parroted by disgruntled jenhens. Just because somebody is inarticulate in public, does not make them dumb or stupid.

      Brad leaves Missouri with a few hundred bucks and is now a multi-millionaire, he can pilot a plane, has apprenticed with Frank Geary, designs furniture and jewellry, makes wine, owns one of the most successful independent production companies in Hollywood, helped design and project managed the construction of the Zahara Marley Medical Centre in Ethiopia etc, etc

      The guy is far from dumb

      • Ginger says:

        Landed one of the most beautiful women in the world and has a great family with her too!

      • c'est la vie says:

        It’s Frank Gehry. Not Geary.

        You must have confused the world famous architect with Tony Geary from General Hospital.

        And it’s not as hard as you would think to get an internship like that. You only need money or clout. Not brains.

      • Jaded says:

        c’est la vie – I’d be inclined to agree at least partially with you but how did he get the money and clout to begin with? Brad is street-wise. Being articulate is no sign of being intelligent. I’ve known some people who can talk circles around people with multi-syllabic words I’ve never heard of who were essentially stupid at life. I’ve known others, like Brad, who you’d think, based on their lack of fancy language skills, are dumb as a box of tools but no, quite the opposite.

        Brad endeared himself to me by doing an excellent radio show on the life and music of one of my favourite musicians of all time, Nick Drake. Brad’s a huge fan. Nick’s music is ethereal, romantic, dark, complex and beautiful. Not something an utter bonehead would listen to. For that Brad gets a pass.

      • Maria says:

        Agree with SoulSister 1000%. Brad’s production company is behind a lot of great movies such as Selma… To be able to have good instincts and intelligence to produce good movies is far from being dumb! Just because he’s inarticulate or is not good at public speaking doesn’t mean he is dumb. And I get it he’s an actor, he should be ok at public speaking but when he’s in a movie or commercial he’s reciting words given to him so no it’s not the same as public speaking…

      • Jaded says:

        c’est la vie – comparing Brad Pitt to Cameron Dias is like comparing Coke to wine. Cameron is and always has been an utterly one-dimensional person and seems content with that whereas Brad is curious and has always been willing to stretch himself in many ways other than simply being an actor. And if he’s amassed the money to do it, fine – that shouldn’t be considered a detriment to what he’s achieved. And Alfred Hitchcock, you may recall, is hardly the type of person to use as a paragon of the movie world. Talk about stepping on people…he was a sadistic predator with most of the women who acted in his films. He was arrogant, misogynistic and cruel and often threatened to ruin careers if the actresses wouldn’t capitulate to his sexual “demands”. One of his most famous comments was ‘Torture the women! … the trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough.” Of course he’d refer to actors as cattle, he was brilliant but a pretty horrible human being.

      • @Jaded
        OMFG YES to everything you said. Both of my uncles are like Brad–very inarticulate. But very intelligent. One of my uncles used to spend all of his time taking stuff apart (like my grandfather’s radio, stereo, watch, lol) and putting it back together–and when there were pieces left over, he’d say they were “extra” pieces. And my God, if you ever talked to any of them, you’d assume both of them were idiots. Because they have a very….southern dialect that they speak (that’s unique to them, none of my other aunts speak like that), and you can barely understand them. But both have very good jobs. One has the job of an engineer, and has only taken a few college classes over the past 30 years…he’s self taught.

        And about what you said about Alfred Hitchcock…I was so disappointed in him when I heard that. Ugh. I loved his movies (my grandma has all of them on VHS), and it’s just so hard to separate the creeper from the artist, when you get into his movies. Especially when (at least the ones I saw) are all focused on lolita love like Woody Allen’s movies are (which I find very one note and all the same).

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Brad also went to University, a bit longer than George, I believe.
        Brad didn’t graduate but he went, Until his senior year, I think? I don’t think Brad is dumb at all, I think he is just inarticulate sometimes.

        I think George is just a big faker, I think George lives a lie.
        Perhaps Brad knows it and just gets tired of Clooney’s facade.

      • Flower says:

        I think George barely made one year at College, his mother said they gave him his tuition money for the first year and he had spent it by the first semester. He had to do lots of odd jobs to make up the short fall. Basically he was the class clown, spending up big on his pals (almost like buying friendship) he hasn’t changed much. After a year he took off for Hollywood and his aunts place (Rosemary Clooney) because he wanted that luxury life style and the attention which came with acting, not the journalist career his father had hoped for him. I always have the impression that he can’t exist without an audience that’s why he always has half a dozen buddies with him, I believe one or two live full time at his house in LA.

    • RocketMerry says:

      So accurate. That sounds even too true.

  7. Louise177 says:

    Brad and George aren’t close but they hang out every once in awhile. They have been seen going out to dinner a few times the last couple of years. Not fair to blame Angelina for them not being best friends. They weren’t close when Brad was with Jennifer either. It’s funny how the tabloids keep saying Brad and George are so close. George has always been closer to Don Cheadle and Matt Damon. They actually go on vacations together.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      Don’t forget Emily Blunt’s husband in Clooney’s frat boy crew

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I’m beginning to think it is actually Matt Damon’s frat boy crew and Clooney’s just a try-too-hard member.

      • @Lilacflowers
        If Matt Damon’s got a frat boy crew then I’m stealing the fake karate kicker position from Kiddo….

      • Miss M says:

        Lilac, I beg to differ. Cheaddle, Damon and john k. have spent te in his lake como house. In fact, John k. and blunt got Married in clooney’s home… Clooney knew aniston prior shooting with Pitt because one of his best friends directed friends.* info straight from the things I wish I didn’t know list*

      • jinni says:

        @Lilacflowers: Clooney strikes me as the kind of guy that has to be the alpha dog, head honcho, queen bee in any group he’s in, so I think Clooney is the leader of the frat boy crew. Only people like B Pitt or J Roberts would be someone he’d begrudgingly share the spot of leader or center of attention with. Which is why he isn’t real friends with either of them (neither went to his wedding, but the Damons and the Blunts did) and are only really red carpet friends with them because they take to spotlight off of him.

      • @jinni
        That’s kinda why I don’t like George Clooney. I don’t mind him, but good Lord is he self centered. Everything ALWAYS has to come back to him. And he’s just not genuine to me. He always seems like he’s trying to be an old Hollywood star, charming, funny, etc, complete with the tux and cigar. And his emails to Amy Pascal (protect me, please!)…wow.

      • lucy2 says:

        Miss M, wasn’t Clooney also on Friends in the first season or 2? I think that and ER started around the same time on the same network, and filmed near each other.

        I imagine they’re friends, but never BFFs like the tabloids want to claim. And personally I’d rather hang out with Cheadle or Damon before either of them.

      • Luca76 says:

        @jinni I always thought that was the dynamic too. George is the leader of his pack and is an alpha and because he was single and still is childless he’s cultivated a buch of friends that he travels and parties with. I don’t think there ever was tension, I even think they like eachother just fine I just don’t think they were ever as close as the PR for the Oceans movies made it sound. I also think Brad is much more of a loner.

        Oh and am I really the only person who remembers they were both in Burn After Reading and That Scene???

    • siri says:

      @jinni: Queen bee George ;-), that’s exactly it! He must be full of insecurities, however, since I actually DO believe that joke hit him badly. I’m just surprised he himself didn’t notice earlier how silly his private life started looking, contracts and infantile jokes included. That mail to Amy Pascal- Jesus! I think he admires Pitt, probably for his many other talents (acting isn’t one of them), but he can’t truly befriend someone like that, since HE needs to be the big bull. To that, there seems to be some complex regarding his father, where he constantly was seeking approval from. George so WANTS to be a good boy, wheras Pitt IS (at least now). Brad can be silly, but he’s not childish. Plus, as someone here said, he seems to be a loner.

    • norah says:

      the difference between gc and brad is that while brad has gone ahead in terms of being a true mover and shaker george hasnt. which last gc movie did well based on his name etc – monuments men which he was whining abt in his email with amy – it was a dud – all of brad’s films have been critically acclaimed and box office successes- fury has made more than 250 million ww and counting and he is working with all the a list pple – and his plan b is doing non stop good work – at least 6 pics and a mini series and doing tv as well and his selma is nominated for a best picture again. what film has george done recently? has he announeced anything – only tomorrowland and that is it

  8. Reed says:

    Brad looks so much like Shiloh in the top picture. That’s all I got.

  9. Andrea1 says:

    Yes of course Angie is always to blame for everything! *rolls eyes*

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      Don’t Forget 2 weeks ago Jolie was jealous of Amal. whatever since always the tabloids write Jolie disliked Clooney and co

      • rafella says:

        Well, Amal is more educated then her. More people would listen to Amal then Jolie in reality.

      • Rex says:

        When Angelina speaks, the world listens, educated or not. Amal who?

      • Tarsha says:

        Rafella Amal is barely known. Angelina is world famous and respected. Sorry, but most would rather listen to the Angelina Jolie, than some nobody called Amal. That’s just reality. Btw she has a law degree….so what? So do millions of people world wide. It doesn’t make her more educated than Angelina. Amal might have a degree but I wager that Angelina has more international knowledge and experience.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        More people may actually tune in to listen to Angelina.

        Not so sure about listening to Amal.

      • zut alors! says:

        I’ve never understood this line of reasoning that Angelina is jealous of and intimidated by Amal because she is better educated. In her UNHCR work, Angelina regularly works and collaborates with people who are highly educated, certainly way more than she. That has not stopped her from forming working relationships with them. What makes Amal such a special snowflake?

      • SunnyD says:

        None of us can objectively say how intelligent Angelina Jolie is, how important her work is or how much she is valued by important people in the UN or international statesmen other than as a famous face for their campaigns. I attended a course run by government lawyers who put together the rape conference in London attended by Jolie and they basically did all the hard work and had the knowledge while she received the plaudits. My own (subjective) view is that the importance of Jolie’s work is overstated. I do know that being in possession of an Oxbridge degree and practising with a prestigious chambers like Amal Clooney is objectively very impressive.

    • Soulsister says:

      And yet Angelina’s the one who speaks to heads of states and foreign ministers and has addressed the UN.

  10. lisa2 says:

    I’m so sick of people saying Angelina keeps Brad from George.. seriously.. Brad and George only really hang out when they were filming Oceans or when they are at the same events. Any pictures you find with Brad and George are probably during promotion of their films. They have different lives. Brad is a father and husband who seems to enjoy his down time with his family. Why is that such a big deal for people. And why does Brad have to be with George all the time. Doing what? sitting around drinking Tequila. I doubt Brad spends his time caring about what George does or doesn’t do. Rande Gerber is George’s best buds..

    Brad doesn’t rag on anyone. EVER. But he and Angie have to be dragged into the lives of every celebrity..

    • Cool story says:

      Totally agree people find any reason to paint Brad and Angelina as the villains.
      Brad and George was never BFFs more like acquaintances sure they might catch dinner together if in the same place but that about it.

      Brad has always been just a pretty face never deep. George is basically an old ass frat boy. I like them both but let’s be honest here I think some people expect too much movie stars.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Totally agree Lisa2.

    • Scarlet says:

      Am I the only one who gets a major creep factor from Gerber? He totally skeeves me out.

  11. Maya says:

    George was never one of Brad’s closes friends – he is a work colleague at best.

    Brad’s friends are David Fincher, Ed Norton, Eric Roth, Bill Gates’s co founder (forgot his name) etc.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      Fincher for sure ( he was at their French wedding)

    • Reed says:

      Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney.

      • Soulsister says:

        Frank Pollaro, his partner in their furniture making business.

        And I’m sure that there are other people that Brad has close friendships with that we probably don’t even know about, remember it was only very recently that we discovered that Angelina has had long term friendships with George Lucas and Gena Rowlands.

    • pwal says:

      Don’t forget his brother, Doug. I think Doug is his closest friend.

  12. Sarah says:

    If my comment sounded like blame, it wasn’t. I would just say that Brad seems like a smart enough guy to want to keep a wife like Angelina happy, and that would not include dragging her away from her priorities to bro down with Clooney and his piece of the moment. (Pre wedding)

  13. mememe says:

    So being a parent makes you more mature? Too bad I can’t have children – I’ll never grow up!

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, gotta say I’m not loving the “Brad has kids so his life isn’t superficial like George’s” tone. That’s as unacceptable to say about men as it is to say about women.

  14. BengalCat2000 says:

    My co-workers and I laugh and joke and go to lunch together. But all of us have completely different personal lives. That’s the way I see GC and BP. Friendships have many levels. Not every friend has to be your bff.

    • Kitten says:

      This is how I see it too. Story sounds like BS.

      I don’t get all the hate Brad gets, man…I’ve always been fond of him.
      Used to like Clooney too until he became part of the Alamooney Show.

    • V4Real says:

      This guy on TMZ put it best when he said ” Danny and Rusty are bff’s; George and Brad, well they did a few movies together.

      I also have coworkers that I go to lunch with sometimes but we don’t socialize out of the work place.

  15. Reed says:

    George is childish. Shocked…not.

  16. scout says:

    I think GC wants to BE Brad Pitt, wanted a wife like AJ, children like them, adopt a few etc. LOL.

    Yeah, GC is very immature for his age, not a very deep thinker with substance but very superficial, puts out a image out to the World which is not really him personally, IMO. And most of us can see through it too except himself and his “boys”.
    Having children does change your priorities, makes you live and love for them. Hanging out with boys isn’t a choice for Brad or to Ben Affleck anymore, I am sure their mature wives don’t influence these guys either, as any sane wife will know you can never change a husband and his ways unless they want to change!
    I do hope GC finds peace and happiness in his life, not a bad guy but got lot of emotional and health issues to deal with I guess.

  17. Maya says:

    The truth is that Brad grew up when he got together with Angelina and his priorities changed.

    George – well he still hasn’t matured in my opinion and is pretending to be well versed and intelligent with his marriage to Amal.

    In my humble opinion – George and Jennifer Aniston would be the match made in hollywood heaven. Born seem vain, interested in the name dropping hollywood game, holidays in Mexico and taking about wanting children but actually don’t want to have any.

    • Tarsha says:

      ITA about Clooney and Aniston being a match made in Hollywood heaven. I think they’re soulmates.

  18. SnarkGirl says:

    Lots of people have work friends that they see on occasion, but that never become deep bonded friendships. That’s probably the case here.

    As for the “superficial life” comment … Not every parent looks down their nose at the child-free. True, there is a lot of that going on, but please don’t reinforce the stereotype (or give the holier-than-thou types more ammo).

    I’ve certainly heard more than my share of the “you’re selfish”, “you’re immature” BS from people with kids, but I do have friends and family members who are totally supportive of my choice not to reproduce. I’ve never gotten the vibe from either Brad or Angelina that they think they are more mature or any of that nonsense because they have kids. They’re happy with their family and that’s awesome, but I think they’ve both got bigger concerns that what other people do with their reproductive bits.

    • Luca76 says:

      Eh I don’t have kids and I’m not offended by all of the comments. Having kids does force a lot of people to be more mature, more responsible and less social than they would be otherwise. That’s just reality. Not all childless people are immature but many people with kids would be wild and crazy if it weren’t for their family responsibilities. A whole bunch of my friends who had kids young are reverting back to their old ways now that their kids have flown the coop.

    • Jayna says:

      I know plenty of people with kids who are superficial, so materialisitic, that it’s cringeworthy. Having kids doesn’t suddenly make you this noble person. I know married people with kids who love to party. It doesn’t make them bad people or bad parents. They get a sitter and love to socialize. I know plenty of people without kids who are very deep, caring, and not shallow just because they have more free time. And when did wanting to meet with friends and have drinks made you immature. Is that the whole story of your life? I remember friends with kids treating those without like they “had no clue,” blah, blah.

      And there’s plenty of parents who are home with the kids, not out socializing, but who are putting back the wine, beer, and/or smoking pot after the kids go to bed. Are they better than the people, with kids or without kids, who like to go out and have dinner and drinks and have some laughs or go on holiday and enjoy themselves?

      All this judgement is exhausting about who is mature and who isn’t.

      I hate all of these generalizations. George has done a ton of important humanitarian work, but we focus on things like Cabo and how immature he is because he likes to enjoy a drink and doesn’t, gasp, have children.

      I don’t for a moment believe Brad thinks this about George. Sounds like a catty article. I don’t see Brad as a catty or judgmental person. In fact, I see him as the the type that sees the good in all of his friends and colleagues.

      • Dee Kay says:

        Thumbs up to your comment @Jayna. I don’t know or care if Clooney and Pitt are friends, work friends, mere acquaintances, or frenemies. But everything you said in this thread — YES. I agree. People are different. No one can be adequately assessed or judged just on the basis of whether they are single or married, childfree or parents, or extroverts who party a lot rather than homebodies who rarely go out. Assumptions make an a** out of u, me, and everyone.

  19. The Original G says:

    I kind of thought that George was seeking a Sinatra-Martin type of PR relationship with Brad that might include a franchise of ongoing films and Brad wanted to break away and do his own thing.

    Brad has made a lot of interesting choices as a producer and actor since then. He just didn’t seem interested in the role of George’s sexy side-kick.

    I think that was the right choice. George’s Chairman-of-the-Board thing has gotten old fast.

    • Gia says:

      Totally agree.

    • pwal says:

      I can see that, especially since Brad’s acting choices have steered away from his good looks. Why would he accept anyone, including Clooney, slapping that ‘stigma’ (as Brad seems to see it) back on him?

      Plus, George plays fast and loose with things Brad used to share with him, like the WWZ thing. Brad doesn’t anyone stirring up issues that he likely put behind by him months and even years back.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Remember Russell Crowe said something about George wanting to be Sinatra,


  20. Gia says:

    I’m going to get flack for this, but there is a point in a mans life where not having a family or major responsibilities beyond himself, starts to look really pathetic.

    • kri says:

      It is amazing to think that with a couple sentences, Tina and Amy made Hollywood’s Playboy King get married to AN International Human Rights Lawyer. George Clooney IS Bridget Jones.

    • Kitten says:

      He has a wife and a successful career–why is that not enough for some people?

      Also, so many treat parenthood as a right, and not a privilege. I give props to people who know that kids are not for them and are honest with themselves about it. No need to hate on that.

    • Suki2 says:

      Oh please shut up.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Not everyone wants kids, nothing wrong with that.

    • Scarlet says:

      Why would you get flack for that? It’s totally true. It’s called maturing and becoming responsible. sexy qualities in my book.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Kids don’t equal being a mature adult.

        Helen Mirren is married, no children and mature , dignified,.
        Oprah unmarried, no children is mature, intelligent.

        It’s not about having kids or being married really. It’s about the person maturing.

  21. Guesto says:

    I find George’s behaviour embarrassing and childish so I’m good with this and think it’s perfectly likely and reasonable that Brad Pitt shares my opinion. 🙂

  22. Div says:

    Nah, I just think they have different lifestyles.

  23. boredblond says:

    George has always wanted everyone to love him..more than most celebs I can think of..never thought brad cared that much. This whole bff stuff was tabloid created years ago, and they just can’t get over it. I would guess they are friendly when at same gathering, but it’s like someone you worked with years ago.

    • Someonestolemyname says:


    • siri says:

      This. George wants approval, Brad doesn’t give much about it, now even less so. I somehow think George still is “daddy’s boy”, trying to do things right to impress his father, who, in my understanding, as a parent was not as soft as he comes over, but rather demanding. George seems very competitive as well.

  24. Catelina says:

    Sigh. Its sort of sad how desperate the tabloids/gossip mags always are to drag the jolie-pitts into petty drama with other celebrities when the reality is that both of them seem to have a good working relationship with every other actor theyve ever worked with (there could be exceptions but I’m blanking at the moment) and are always respectful and classy in interviews regardless of the rumors. This all tells me that they do their own thing and dont get involved in this drama queen bullshit. Everyone knows at this point that George and Brad are not ‘best friends’ who hang out all the time by any stretch of the imagination but this story doesn’t ring true. I’m sure they still get along just fine during the few times a year they see each other.

  25. Paloma says:

    The latest and greatest story is Brad got drunk at Sundance, so he still knows how to party. B and G aren’t close friends, period. That’s it.

  26. als says:

    I think they have the same vibe but made different choices in life.
    They are both the ‘better with age” type, they are both authority figures (in the biz and at home for Brad), they are both non-confrontational, ‘let’s solve things with a smile’ type (neither is method like Shia), very good managers (hence their producing awards). However, they made different choices and maybe life got in the way too.
    Also, it’s important to note that not having a wife/ husband and kids doesn’t automatically make one childish, although it may look that way. Being childish and bromantic is a matter of choice and Clooney made that choice.
    I am not married, nor do I have kids and yet I am the mature one in a trio of co-workers where the other two are married with kids.

  27. Jayna says:

    Brad has a wife and six kids and they live in different countries and states for months at a time. I don’t see Brad running off to hang with any men unless it is in the context of working on a movie or during a movie. It’s not like I see him riding motorcycles with a guy or off golfing with a guy or anything with long-time friends. It’s not like Brad hangs with Matt Damon, who was in those movies either, except when they had that whole bros shtick when promoting the movies. I think they all just keep in touch sporadically by emails or telephone when congratulating them on a movie, etc.

    George has always said his best friends that are in his life are from thirty and twenty something years back, most that aren’t famous.

    George has praised Brad for his work on Fury and diligence in pulling through that and said Brad made that movie happen when talking about meeting up in London to have a drink together. They have producing movies in common and both huge A-list actors doing more than acting in movies. They are producing also. I think they enjoy talking shop.

    They seem to like seeing each other when they are at the same event or working in the same vicinity and touching base. I don’t see any difference in their relationship from the start. If they aren’t making movies, they aren’t traipsing across the country or countries trying to hang together, but I don’t see Brad doing that with anybody. And I’ve never seen Brad and Angie as a couples couple that have best friend couples either unless working and getting together with the spouses of the co-actor and all having dinner. Brad and Angie just seem to be off by themselves as a couple that way.

    • Jayna says:

      Oops, I didn’t mean Fury. I mean World War Z, which Brad produced and acted in.

      What Brad said about George last fall.

      “Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives,” Pitt explained. “He’s funny as sh-t. He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable b–tard. I’m a bit of a loner, you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

  28. enike says:

    I think, it´s a BS
    (Brad and Clooney “at war”! Clooney is “immature”! Brad has grown up!) – so much crap

    They are both easy-going man IMHO

    George is confident and funny and knows, what he wants……
    I always felt they are like brothers (older Clooney and younger Brad)

  29. linda says:

    Brad is truly articulate and unassuming , the hollywood’s sexy and all around guy BENCH MARK . No one can take that from him. . George uses his mostly not funny jokes to get out of press confortation.
    leave the stoned and a drunk talk in award shows and interviews for now Jhonny depp .

  30. Catelina says:

    Not wanting to have kids does not automatically make someone immature or pathetic. I actually always thought George was refreshing in his self awareness that he simply wasnt the type to settle down and make babies and was upfront about it, rather than leading women on. Better that then making a big show about wanting to get married and have kids but are just ‘waiting for true love’ for PR. Now obviously George is going for a different type of image with his wife and everything but I stand by my point that he doesnt need to prove anything to anyone by popping out little mini-me’s. I dont even care for George that much (although I have always respected him for calling out David O Russell on his awful on set behavior and I’m not sure why actors still work with him but thats a different conversation) but some of the comments against him are coming off pretty condescending against people (such as myself) that don’t want kids for whatever reason.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I think it’s hilarious how some see having kids as a yardstick to maturity.

      • Jessica says:

        Agree. My friendship group is pretty evenly split between people who have children and people who don’t. No difference in maturity levels, but all are superficial in one way or another.

        I particularly love the idea that the more children you have the more mature you must be. I guess if Brad only had 4 children he and George would be tight, and if he only had one they’d be BFF’s with matching tats.

  31. Jess says:

    I’m conflicted about both George and Brad. On the one hand, I’ve always thought George had a good perspective on Hollywood and celebrities and I admired what he was doing in Sudan. On the other hand, all the partying, the pranks, and the superficial relationships with women was so childish and immature. Brad, meanwhile, has never impressed me except for the fact that he’s not afraid to be in a relationship with a very strong, smart, dominant woman (and settle down and not be partying all the time). Ooh, and I just realized that it’s a little creepy that George ended up marrying (abruptly) a woman who looks a bit like Angelina, is a citizen of the world like Angelina, and is a big human rights advocate like her. Wow. That is a bit weird!

    • norah says:

      the thing about george is that he cared too much what other pple thought about him esp in hw – the emails to pascal and the remarks that tina and amy made etc – brad always was a maverick in lots of ways and still is – he does what he wants when he wants and who he wants to work with. same as aj – they both seem to have a good working relationship with their fellow actors etc – and the other big movers and shakers etc – george c needs more validation because he is a very insecure person. i liked him a lot more when he was with his gf but when he did that ott wedding in venice with amal c it was so unlike him that it made me wonder what he was thinking. If he was happy then no problem but from what i can see he just doesnt seem to be happy etc

  32. Dee Kay says:

    I don’t have any interpretation of the very scant “information” we (the public) gets on Clooney and Pitt’s friendship or whatever, but my impression of Jolie and Pitt is that they will be totally content when both are less in the public eye (if that ever happens). Jolie and Pitt have already done a lot and are both moving “behind the camera” (Pitt into producing and Jolie into directing). I think they’ve both liked being famous at different times for different reasons (recently, it’s more that their fame allows them to do a lot of amazing activist and advocacy work, and also has enabled them to get producer/director gigs). But I could really see them, in 10 years’ time, being just not very much in the public eye. And liking that.

    Clooney – I’m less sure that he is ready to give up the limelight. He has always come across as more “hungry” for the public’s attention than most A-listers, definitely more than either Jolie or Pitt are right now.

    • Well, I also think it’s how the media is now. Even 10 to 15 years ago….blogs didn’t exist like they do now. When you wanted to read gossip, you had to wait for the magazines to come out. Once a week. And you were fed what the publicist/celebrity wanted you to see. Unless it was a true scoop. We didn’t have instant gossip/exclusives like we do now–now everyone’s got a camera on their phone, and can call the paps. Film a video of a celebrity acting like a fool. With more ways to communicate, more and more people are interested. So they get more data. I think anyone who is famous over 35 is used to a whole different ball game when it came to celebrity.

    • norah says:

      he always wants to be in the spotlight imo. saddest part is that the career is not going anywhere except perhaps as a producer – as an actor it will be tougher for gc

  33. Sara says:

    Wow, Clooney is dwarfed by Brad Pitt’s handsomeness!

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I’m still surprised at how short Clooney is. I never noticed until the wedding.

  34. Dinah says:

    They’re around the same age and Pitt looks years younger. George hasn’t aged well. Too many rings around that tree trunk.