There’s a prank war going on in Hollywood.
It’s George Clooney Vs. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Matt Damon’s ego is basically collateral damage.
It’s epic. It’s bitter. It’s so extensive you wonder when any of these people have time to act in movies and appear on your telly-boxes.
But first, some exposition.
George Clooney is an accomplished, respected screen legend with two Oscars in his trophy cabinet. At 52 years of age, he’s one of the most lusted-over celebrities on the planet. And obviously the patron saint of salt-and-pepper grey hair.
He’s also Hollywood’s #1 Prankster. Famous buddy Matt Damon has a long history of being his #1 target.
When Damon and Clooney were filming their latest film Monuments Men together, Clooney meticulously pranked his co-star by getting a tailor to bring Damon’s trousers in by a millimetre every day, causing him to think he was putting on weight.
Hilarious, obviously. But that was before two of the funniest women on the planet got involved.
Back in January, in the slightly grubbier realm of television comedy, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took to the stage for their Golden Globes hosting gig. They were mercilessly funny in their opening monologue and made fun of many celebrities. But their greatest one-liners on the night were about Clooney and Damon.
To refresh your memory…
This is what Fey and Poehler said about George Clooney and his film Gravity at the 2014 Golden Globes.