In what may or may not have been a tongue in cheek answer to an interviewer’s question, Matt Damon said George Clooney likes to flirt with him and can’t keep his hands off of Matt’s butt.
He said: “George grabs my ass every day. At least once a day. That’s why I’ve done three movies with him”. But during the making of the movie, Clooney became so depressed after piling on the pounds for his role [in Syriana], Damon found he was no longer the centre of his attention. He added to America’s Cinema Confidential website: “George is normally so fun and vibrant–like grabbing my ass – but during the shoot he really wasn’t. He was very serious.”
This reminds me a little of that time I was the “Official NFL Butt Slapper”. Any time there was a congratulatory or motivational ass slap needed, I was there. And I was really good at it until those darn NFL corporate bigwigs fired me. You might hear a version of this story from someone else which claims that I never had that job and I was actually arrested when I snuck on the field at Texas Stadium, but that’s all a big bunch of malarky. Tom Cruise is just mad I got the job and he didn’t.
Clooney and Damon are pictured below at the premiere of Syriana on November 20th. Noticeably missing is Clooney’s right hand in the last two pictures.