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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney have been friends for decades, but they've never shared the screen together—until now, of course. Fifteen years before they teamed up for Gravity, the actors came close to costarring in Steven Soderbergh's crime comedy Out of Sight.
"When you know each other, you don't think, ‘Oh we have gotta work together,'" Bullock, 49, told Yahoo! Movies on Wednesday, Oct. 2. "Years ago I had a meeting with them for Out of Sight. They didn't want me for the film and I was like, ‘Oh, our friendship is so over.' It obviously wasn't over. But that's the only time [we came close to being colleagues]."
Bullock added, "I wasn't cast in a great movie, but now I get to work with him in another great movie."
The role of U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco instead went to Jennifer Lopez, who had previously enjoyed box office success with Selena and Anaconda.
According to Bullock, 52-year-old Clooney hasn't changed much since they first met in the 1990s. "His suits are better, his hair is better," she joked. "He hasn't' changed at all. He's still a child at heart in terms of his desire to explore and create and fearlessly do it…he doesn't think about consequences, in the best way."
"He loves what he does," the Oscar winning-actress continued, "and he's grateful for it because he worked so hard to get to where he is right now."
Though they're both single, don't expect to see the stars hooking up anytime soon. As Clooney told E! News' Alicia Quarles at the film's premiere Oct. 1, Bullock once dated one of his best friends. "There's a certain bro code, you know what I mean?" he explained. "I've known her a long, long time."