“You may not look him in the eye”: George Clooney Saw Red After Brad Pitt’s Cruel Prank, Begged to Not Cross the Line Despite His Prankster Reputation

Brad Pitt pranked prank-master George Clooney while filming Ocean's Twelve leaving the latter furious

George Clooney Saw Red After Brad Pitt’s Cruel Prank, Begged to Not Cross the Line Despite His Prankster Reputation


  • Matt Damon revealed a hilarious prank that Brad Pitt pulled on George Clooney while filming Ocean's Twelve
  • Damon revealed Pitt's prank left Clooney furious as his on-set reputation and goodwill were dented
  • The prank left Clooney begging Pitt not to cross the line but the duo is still reuniting for a new project
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George Clooney is known for his acting performances in a career that has spanned nearly four decades. In this time, Clooney has developed a reputation for being kind and humble on his sets. However, the Gravity star can also be a prankster, and his tricks have stumped some of his co-stars, including the Ocean’s film trilogy co-star Brad Pitt.

George Clooney
George Clooney

In an interview, Matt Damon, who worked with Clooney and Pitt on the Ocean’s film trilogy, recounted an incident where Pitt turned the tables on Clooney by pranking him. The incident left Clooney fuming as Pitt’s master plan directly impacted Clooney’s on-set goodwill while the group was shooting Ocean’s Twelve. Here is how Pitt pranked Clooney and how the latter reacted to it.

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George Clooney Was Unhappy With Brad Pitt’s Prank

Matt Damon, a friend and co-star of George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the Ocean’s franchise, recently sat down to chat with Chris Wallace. Damon appeared on Wallace’s show Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace. During the conversation, Damon highlighted how Clooney was known for having a prankster reputation on sets. However, while filming Ocean’s Twelve, Pitt gave Clooney a taste of his own medicine.

George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt in Ocean's Twelve
George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt in Ocean’s Twelve

Damon stated that Pitt sent out letters in Italian to the film’s Italy-based crew. However, these letters were presented as if they were from Clooney.

“And Brad put this letter out, as if it was from George, or from George’s people, which said, ‘Please understand you’re working with Mr. Clooney. You may not look him in the eye at any time.”

Damon revealed that the letters also asked the crew not to address Clooney by his first name. He continued the anecdote by recounting that the letters resulted in the crew averting eye contact with Clooney. Hence, Clooney was furious as he could not determine what was wrong.


“And we were all staying together at his house, and he came home and that’s the maddest I’ve ever seen him because Brad got him.”

Damon further added that the prank left Clooney fuming, and he begged Pitt not to cross the line again. Damon also explained that Clooney was primarily mad because Pitt’s prank directly clashed with his typically relaxed and humble persona while the star was on the sets of his movies.

Also read: “Pretty boy Pitt? Yeah, he needed work”: George Clooney Relentlessly Trolls Brad Pitt as Duo Keep Their Tradition Alive After Ocean’s Trilogy

George Clooney and Brad Pitt Reuniting For a New Film

George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean's Twelve
George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean’s Twelve

Brad Pitt, who had been a victim of Clooney’s prankster nature, was able to one-up his co-star while filming Ocean’s Twelve. Moreover, by directly attacking Clooney’s on-set reputation, Pitt was able to get Clooney where it would hurt him the most. Although the prank left Clooney furious, no love was lost between him and Pitt.


After focusing on individual projects since 2008’s Burn After Reading, Clooney and Pitt are joining forces for a new project. The duo will be seen together in Apple’s upcoming psychological action-thriller film Wolfs, directed by Jon Watts. Clooney and Pitt are also serving as co-producers on the movie, which is expected to hit our screens on September 20, 2024.

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