GEORGE SPEAKS

George Clooney On Dodging Persistent Gay Rumors, Bromancing Brad Pitt And Admiring Ryan Gosling

I think [the gay rumors about me are] funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, “These are lies!” That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit…

People think Brad and I hang out all the time, but the truth is that we see each other very rarely, maybe a couple times a year. I’ve had great fun spending time with my friend again over the awards season. Not only do I enjoy him as a person and respect his talent, but I also love what he does in the world…

Not that I don’t think Bradley Cooper is a perfectly sexy guy, but I’m still shocked that Ryan Gosling didn’t get Sexiest Man Alive last year. I thought he worked hard and ran a very solid campaign, so I feel that he was ripped off.

Actor George Clooney, who’s set to star in Dustin Lance Black‘s 8 this Saturday, tells The Advocate that he’s not as good friends with Brad Pitt as we all think, that the gay rumors don’t irk him, and that he’s got a man-crush on Ryan Gosling