First, I want to say that I'm not anti-George Clooney. I don't hate him and I don't find him talentless, despite my rants from time to time. Yes, I think he is overrated and his embrace from AMPAS since his HUGE 2005 year is just baffling to me. I think he lacks range, but he's had some really shining moments (he's a Fisti nominee for his performance in 'O Brother Where Art Thou?') and I agree that the man is incredibly handsome.
That is kind of where it ends for me. I don't find him charming because I find his charm to be rather conceited and arrogant and he just comes across very smug and full of himself, and this bleeds into his recent performances. I don't get why the world LOVES him to much. He's kind of an asshole.
With that in mind, have you read this interview he did with Esquire?
In the interview he calls out Russell Crowe for being an asshole (we aren't going to dispute that). Apparently, about TEN YEARS AGO, Crowe was quoted as saying that Clooney (and De Niro and Ford) were sellouts. I'm not going to dispute that either. Crowe apparently apologized for it by sending Clooney a CD and some of his poetry (Crowe is such a tortured artist). In turn, Clooney fires back by mocking Crowe and then bringing it all back up again ten years later. It feels so...petty.
Where's my phone...I think I need to throw it, AT GEORGE CLOONEY!
Yes, I'm bias. I'm Crowe's #1 fan (in my head) and I defend him countless times despite the fact that he is an asshole, but at least he's not arrogant and smug. George's face just exudes the confidence of a man who thinks his shit doesn't stink, and this particular comment is just ridiculous:
“But then I had a year. Then I had Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck, and he was gonna see me at the Golden Globes ’cause he was nominated for Cinderella Man. So he sends me a disc of his music and a thing of his poetry. I think he said, ‘I was all misquoted,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. Whatever.’ I did take it with me to the BAFTAs, but I didn’t win. I might have used it if I had won. I was nominated for four!”
I just don't get this. So, if you had won you would have taken that opportunity to openly humiliate a fellow actor? This doesn't make you sound like the bigger man. This makes you sound like just as big, if not an even BIGGER asshole.
I don't drink your Kool Aid Mr. Clooney.