George Clooney: Russell Crowe Sent Me A Poetry Book After Calling Me A 'Sellout'

If you’re going to ever call George Clooney a “sellout,” you better have a book of your own poetry ready to help smooth it over.

Clooney opened up to Esquire about a past feud he had with the Australian actor

“The truth is that [Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the sh*t out of me, which he did,” he told the mag.
“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, because Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity,’” he said of Crowe, who has a band of his own.

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“And that’s when he really went off on me,” he continued. “‘Who the f--k does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’ He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f**k is wrong with you?’”

In order to make amends, Clooney said that the actor sent him a gift of his own making.

“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,’” he added.

-- Jesse Spero

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