He previously told Esquire in 2013, “The truth is that [Russell] 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.”
Seven years later in this month’s new GQ, George spoke briefly about the feud, with the magazine writing, “the list of former Clooney enemies—though not particularly long—is extremely deserving.”
George recalled Russell once saying, “Just out of the blue, he’s like, ‘I’m not some sellout like Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford and George Clooney.’ I’m like, ‘Where the f*ck did that come from?’ ”
As for why George doesn’t have a big list of enemies? He has mostly “ceded the fights to other people.”
“I have much more fun watching Chrissy Teigen,” George added. “Somebody steps into her world and you go, ‘Oh, I wouldn’t do that, dude.’ It’s so much fun. Like somebody who thinks they’re really smart, and you just go, ‘Ugh, dude. You brought a knife to a gunfight.’”
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