It is well known around these parts that Brad Pitt and George Clooney are forever in a battle over which one of them is the true King of On-Set Pranks. Just when one of them pulls the rug out from beneath the other, he trips on a well-placed banana peel and now they’re both on the ground giggling while a PA wonders if he should wait on the coffee or…? But of course game recognize game (but of course), so George Clooney could only recount one of his rival’s pranks after being asked about the best prank a costar had ever pulled on set during the reddit AMA he hosted today:
It was Brad, we were shooting Oceans 12 in my hometown in Lake Cuomo and he had a flyer sent around saying George only wants to be called by his character’s name Danny Ocean, don’t look him in the eyes, and it got into the local paper. As you know, jokes don’t translate at all, and they called me il divo, and said that I was treating the crew like shit. When it got into the paper I came downstairs and Brad had the paper in his hand, and I said “You’re mine from here on out.” Brad just said, “Please don’t harm my children.” Yeah, he’s done some pretty rotten things.
Cuh-lassic! When are these guys going to write a book? They can call it Notes from Prankerground and publish it under the name DosD’OHpransky, but each of them can write a foreword. And then Jonah Hill pulls off a mask and he’s been their publishing agent the whole time, and he throws the manuscript in a bucket of horse mess? I don’t know, I’m sure history will figure it out. Onward and prankward! (Via Pajiba.)