George Clooney is certainly famous as one of Hollywood’s biggest A-listers, yet he’s possibly even more famous as Tinseltown’s most notorious prankster.
Making his debut performance on Britain’s The Graham Norton Show, the Tomorrowland star opens up about his reputation for pulling practical jokes, which he admits has not abated.
“I’m doing one now that I can’t tell you about, but in a year you are going to hear I’ve been arrested,”; he says. “I’m not kidding, because I think I’ve crossed the line.”;
In the interview, he also discusses his lengthy prank feud with Ocean’s Eleven co-star Brad Pitt. “I’ve done some terrible things to Brad and Brad’s done some terrible things to me too,”; he admits. “We were doing Ocean’s Eleven and …one of my favorite things is to get those things that go around your license plate or a bumper sticker, because you never go to the back of your car, and you put it on people’s cars because it’s funny and they can ride around with something horrible, some embarrassing bumper sticker. I found a bumper sticker in the shape of a pot plant that said, “F**k cops’. There’s no way you don’t get pulled over… and he got pulled over.”;
That was just the tip of the pranking iceberg. One of George’s other tactics is to send his fellow celebrities cringe-inducing letters on phony Brad Pitt stationery. “I’ve sent letters to lots and lots of people from Brad,”; he confessed, admitting he once sent a faux Brad Pitt letter to Meryl Streep accompanied by a box of instructional CDs on how to do dialects. “I sent it to her with a note from Brad that said, “I hear you’re going to be doing The Iron Lady, this guy helped me with my dialect in Troy… I thought maybe this would help.’ “
Being married to a top lawyer, he admits, has only made him bolder. “I have a wife, she’s a barrister,”; he jokes. “I’ll be fine!”