April Fools’ Day: George Clooney the Jokester
With April Fool’s Day around the corner, we could all use some pranking inspiration. Maybe we should take cues from our favorite celebrities! Hollywood royalty, George Clooney, wants you to think he is this womanizing superstar. However, behind the salt-n-pepper hair and that giant beard he’s been sporting lately, Clooney is notorious for pulling pranks on all his movie star friends. And folks, he’s pulled a lot of pranks! If you are doing a movie with Clooney, expect to be pranked!
Brad Pitt is no stranger to Clooney’s joking ways. It’s suggested that there’s a Brad Pitt v. George Clooney war going on behind the scenes of all their movies. It all began during filming of Ocean’s Twelve back in 2004. And surprisingly, Brad Pitt started it! Pitt sent out a memo to the entire crew of the movie claiming Clooney wanted to be referred to only as his character, Danny or Mr. Ocean for the remainder of shooting the film. Retaliating back, Clooney placed a bumper sticker on Pitt’s car reading, “I’m gay and I vote.” He then followed up with a second sticker reading, “Small Penis on Board.” According to Matt Damon, “People were honking at him and waving. And he thinks it’s because he’s Brad Pitt and he’s waving back.” Priceless! We should take a cue from Clooney and start sticking bumper stickers on our friends’ cars!
Another actor, Matt Damon, also made the mistake of pranking Clooney. Matt Damon told a reporter that Clooney is definitely gay (you’d be crazy to believe that with his dating record). When Damon stayed at Clooney’s Italian villa while trying to lose weight for a movie role, Clooney struck again! He hired a tailor to take in all of Damon’s pants each day during his stay at the villa. This prank might be a little harder to pull off if you’re not a rich, movie star like Clooney, but you can try simpler pranks on your friends like the classic, maybe putting mentos in their diet coke.
George Clooney definitely puts on a show for his celebrity friends and for us with his well-thought out pranks. But oh my, I do not understand why anyone would try to prank this man! He is vindictive and will spend tons of time preparing a prank. Clooney told Extra that Damon and Pitt had hired a male stripper to profess his undying love for Clooney at a press conference. Unfortunately for Pitt and Damon, Clooney has already begun preparing a prank for them. He told Extra,”This is how it works, you know, it might take years.” Be warned, fellas.
Take point from George Clooney for your pranks this April Fool’s Day, but keep it clean and fun!
Kristel Lugo/ CW44 Tampa Bay