“It has been said that my friend George Clooney is the last of the true movie stars,” 데이먼, 52, says about longtime pal, 클루니, 61.
“So I got to thinking about exactly what that meant. 물론이야, a number of past Kennedy Center honorees have certainly been movie stars in that classic sense. Actors with class and sophistication — 캐리 그랜트, Henry Fonda, 폴 뉴먼, Gregory Peck,” 그는 계속한다, winding up for the punchline.
“And then I think of George,” Damon says. “A man who defected in Richard Kind’s kitty litter box as a joke.”
Damon doesn’t stop there: “A man who once stole Bill Clinton‘s stationery and wrote fake notes to actors, saying how much the President loved their movies.”
NS 오션스 일레븐 actor and Kind used to be roommates, and Kind had a small cat that lived with them. As Clooney told the story, because he was bored, he began removing the cat’s poop from the litter box and flushing it down the toilet.
“My little kitty. He hasn’t taken a s— ~에, 제 생각에는, three days,” Clooney recalled Kind saying to him.
“And then he takes the cat to the vet, and they give him this kitty Metamucil. And so now this little kitty is s—ting 15 하루에 몇 번, and I am scooping it all up, because I have nothing else to do,” Clooney told the Smartless 승무원. “이유를 모르겠어. It’s just funny.”
NS 공중에서 star then said he had an epiphany.
“And then after a couple of weeks, the light bulb goes off, and I realize what I must do,” 그는 말했다 “I must take a s— in the cat box.”
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“Now there is this moment,” 클루니가 말했다, 웃음, “when I’m squatted down over a cat box where I’m going, '정말로? 내 말은, it’s funny. It’s good. But I’m not sure it’s how I want to be remembered…’ The cat is like six-inches long. It’s a tiny cat.”
Soon Kind figures it all out and while Clooney thought it was hilarious, Kind wasn’t thrilled. “He gets madder and madder and madder,” Clooney remembers.
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“And then finally he says, ‘I understand humor! Defecation doesn’t make me laugh!'”
The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony will air on CBS Dec. 28.