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    Brad Pitt and George Clooney: How Good of Friends Are They Really?

    George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Oscar Luncheon Todd Wawrychuk/AMPAS

    George Clooney and Brad Pitt played devoted partners in crime in Ocean's Eleven (and Twelve and Thirteen), they started a Darfur charity together, and obviously neither one has to be jealous of the other's looks.

    But are the actors, who introduced each other's films at the Golden Globes this year and seem to be having a ball showing up at all the same events, actually the best of buds when the cameras are off?

    Do summers spent shooting caper flicks on the Italian Riviera mean nothing anymore?!

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    Of course not, Clooney says, but he and Pitt aren't necessarily bosom buddies.

    "Brad is one of the great guys," the Oscar co-front-runner said in a recent sit-down with The Hollywood Reporter when asked just how close he and Pitt are in real life.

    "We're good friends, but it's different from what people think—meaning we don't spend a lot of time together. He has been to my home in Como; we motorcycle together. But until recently, I hadn't seen Brad in a year."

    Even though Clooney doesn't hold Pitt quite as close to the vest as he does Rande Gerber, Richard Kind and some of the guys he knew when he wasn't "George Clooney" yet, those two don't actually have to be in the same room to keep the bromance going.

    "A couple of years ago, he really nailed me," Clooney said of Pitt. "He did one of those shows and they asked him when he was going to marry Angie, and he said, 'I'll marry when George can legally marry [a man].' He really got me badly, something I have had to deal with the past few years. But I could give a s--t. I have to live in the world that I care about and that's all that matters."

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    And for the record, he told THR, he hasn't definitively ruled out getting married again. "I don't even think about it, really," he said.

    But guess who could have been teasing Clooney from afar for the last decade?!

    The Descendants star also revealed in the interview that, when casting Ocean's Eleven, the pieces came together easily, except for one.

    "Steven Soderbergh and I would go to people's homes and sit down and say, 'Here's what we think.' We sat down with Matt Damon and Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt, and they all signed on and it all worked out easily," Clooney recalled. "But we also sat with Johnny Depp, and we didn't get him. I think the part was for a Brit, and he didn't want to do it."

    No offense to eventual Brit-player Don Cheadle, but...bloody 'ell!

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