How Brad Pitt and George Clooney Pranked Each Other Into Being Best Friends

People
8 months ago

Not only are George Clooney and Brad Pitt 2 of Hollywood’s sexiest and most brilliant actors, but they also embody the ideal bromance. They first met on the set of Ocean’s Eleven, and they’ve been buddies for almost 20 years. While they often play pranks on one another, which we’ll tell you all about below, they also team up for various charitable causes.

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Their playful rivalry goes beyond their on-screen chemistry.

George Clooney and Brad Pitt enjoy playing practical jokes on each other, sometimes involving other celebrities. One time, Clooney sent a package to Meryl Streep, pretending it was from Pitt. Inside the package were CDs with professional dialect lessons, which actors often use to practice and perfect the accents of their characters.

Clooney wrote a note to Streep, saying that the CDs had helped him with his own dialect in the movie Troy — one of Pitt’s most famous movies — and that they might come in handy for her upcoming film, The Iron Lady. Streep was left scratching her head, wondering why on earth Pitt would send her dialect CDs.

One time, when George Clooney and Brad Pitt announced that they would be co-producing and starring in a thriller, Clooney joked, saying, “Brad was obviously the cheapest actor available.” He then went on to express admiration for his co-star, referring to him as “a great friend” and saying they have “a really good time together.”

Brad Pitt always retaliates with a witty prank of his own whenever Clooney tries to fool him.

During the filming of Ocean’s Eleven in Italy, Brad Pitt pulled a prank on George Clooney that got picked up by Italian media. Pitt put up posters all over town, in Italian, that read, “George Clooney only wants to be called Daddy Ocean — don’t look him in the eye.” The media dubbed Clooney Il Divo, which translates to The Diva, and the locals took the story seriously.

Clooney and Pitt compliment each other every chance they get.

The actors have been named People’s Sexiest Men Alive on multiple occasions, and this competition didn’t stop them from forming a genuine bond. Clooney and Pitt have nothing but respect and admiration for each other’s skills and achievements.

In an interview, Brad Pitt was asked to name the most handsome men in the world, past and present, and he immediately mentioned Clooney. He joked that they usually like to tease each other, but this time he was giving Clooney a sincere compliment. “George, this one’s for you,” he said.

Clooney and Pitt have starred together in 7 films.

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Brad Pitt and George Clooney have been active since the 1980s, and they last worked together on the movie 8 in 2012. In 2023, the 2 reunited in New York City, filming the movie Wolves, a thriller expected to hit our screens in the near future. With their playful camaraderie that translates into real life, George Clooney and Brad Pitt’s bromance is one for the ages.

Brad Pitt, at 59, continues to defy age, looking remarkably youthful in a recent ad campaign for Italian brand De’Longhi. Filmed in France, the actor’s appearance has drawn comparisons to his character in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” who ages in reverse.

In a ranking of the most expensive celebrity weddings, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s 2000 wedding stands out, costing around $1 million. The lavish event, one of the priciest of the decade, saw a significant portion of the budget allocated to security to prevent unauthorized photos.

A 2020 study by Dr. Julian De Silva, using the Golden Ratio, places Brad Pitt among the most beautiful men in the world. Scoring 90.51%, Pitt’s charming combination of rugged and boyish features earned him high marks, particularly for the spacing of his eyes, solidifying his status as one of Hollywood’s sexiest men.

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