George Clooney is a Brad Pitt super-fan in a hilarious fundraising skit.
Clooney, 59, and his lawyer wife Amal, 43, are teaming up with fundraising platform Omaze to give a fan the chance to stay with the couple at their home in Lake Como, Italy, to raise funds for the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world.
In the four-minute video, the Oscar-winning filmmaker professes to the ideal lockdown roommate to promote the competition.
He begins: “One of my favourite things about meeting new people, is that you never know when a lifelong friendship is going to blossom.
“In fact, by total dumb luck, I actually spent most of last year rooming with some random guy and we’re basically best friends now, but don’t take my word for it, just ask him.”
That “random guy” is Byron who thinks rooming with Clooney isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
“Do I recommend hanging out with George Clooney? No, I do not,” says Byron. “So, basically, George Clooney swung by my house to pick up something he was buying from me on Craigslist and the stay-at-home order hit and he never left. Moral of the story is, don’t use Craigslist.”
The item Clooney bought from Byron was a US$7 Batman action figure, a reference to his risible role as the Dark Knight in 1997’s Batman and Robin.
Elsewhere, Byron is creeped out by Clooney’s massive collection of Brad Pitt paraphernalia. In the video, Clooney is standing in a bedroom plastered in posters of his Ocean’s Eleven co-star, holding a pillow with his face printed on it.
Clooney can then be seen hugging his Pitt cushion. He says: “Can you believe Amal wanted me to throw this away? Not throwing this out, no way, man. Thank you for giving me a place. Me and Brad.”
Clooney looks back fondly on his time with Byron. “It was an unforgettable time,” he says. “We laughed, we learned, we lived, so naturally when the stay-at-home order was finally lifted, Byron and I knew we had a tough decision to make.”
Byron then quips: “I told him to get the f*** out.”
The video concludes with Clooney directing fans to Omaze.com/Clooney, where they can donate and enter to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fans can enter starting now through July 15, with the grand prize winner slated to be announced on August 4.
Fans can enter starting now through July 15, with the grand prize winner slated to be announced on Aug 4. Sadly, the contest is not open to residents of Singapore. Watch the video here:
— BANG SHOWBIZ