There have always been tales of George Clooney’s on-set pranks, but I never realized just how funny he is until I read the latest piece on him in Esquire magazine. Clooney had said that he doesn’t Google himself, but he sat down with Esquire writer A.J. Jacobs and took a trip into the internet.
Naturally, he found some inaccuracies (such as the information on his Wikipedia page that says he “secretly financed and executive-produced a political thriller short film called The Endgame Study in 2006″ – he says he’s never heard of it). He also finds plenty of information about his early film roles, including his appearance as “lip-syncing transvestite” in a 1993 movie called Harvest.
What really comes out of the internet session is what an excellent sense of humor George has, especially when making jokes at his own expense. After Googling “clooney+handsome” (at the direction of the writer, of course) and finding an anti-Clooney Facebook group, he reads this message: “I for one am sick and tired of George Clooney thinking hes [sic] the sexiest man alive, like jesus hes [sic] so old!” Clooney has the writer respond with, “That’s bullshit. He looks great for a 70-year-old.”
After discussing the mistaken rumor that he has had plastic surgery, and the origins of the rumor (a bit on Oprah when Clooney joked about just having his eyes done), he pauses and then says, “I did get my balls done, though. I got them unwrinkled. It’s the new thing in Hollywood — ball ironing.”
In response to a website titled “George Clooney is Gay Gay Gay” Clooney says, “No. I’m gay, gay. The third gay — that was pushing it.” When the website points out that he dates beautiful women and then they just disappear, he says, “That’s because I eat them.”
The entire three-page article is definitely worth a read, and there are other funny bits. George shares his favorite YouTube video, talks about his long list of previous girlfriends, and learns just how disgusting the internet can be. You can read it all at Esquire.com.