This is freakin' nuts!
And now things are even more awkward because
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George Clooney doesn't seem to be a man of constant sorrow when it comes to receiving insults but he's not so quick to forgive either!
According to our boy George, a few years back Russell Crowe unleashed a perfect storm of disses towards George completely out of nowhere!
What's that now? Russell Crowe starting fights arbitrarily?! 'Tis unheard of!
Our sarcasm aside, in a recent interview, George talked about how his good relations with Russell went up in the air, and how afterwards, Russell tried to make amends by sending George a book of poetry:
"The truth is that [Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the shit out of me, which he did. He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ’cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.’ And that’s when he really went off on me. ‘Who the fuck does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’ He really went after me."
Oh Ode dayum!
Man, can you imagine Bobby, Harrison, and George forming a band? Their group could be called Air Force Once Upon A Time in The American!
Apparently, George and Russell were set to see each other later that year at the Golden Globes, and according to George, Russell attempted to extend the olive branch:
"I think he said, ‘I was all misquoted,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. Whatever.’"
Well, we hope the two actors won't be in a tight spot forever, that George can use his Peacemaker skills, and that the pair will work together in the future!