George Clooney Turns the Jokes on Himself
October 16, 2006

If the handsome George Clooney is not making fun of someone else, chances are pretty good he’s making fun of himself.

"I was in the sequel of the worst film ever made," the comedic Clooney joked over the weekend.

It’s that kind of attitude that friends like Salma Hayek, Lindsay Lohan and Cindy Crawford love so much about the superstar.

"When you’re around George, everyone’s fair game," Cindy dished. "Including George."

Fair game was exactly George’s tactic Friday night in Los Angeles, where the actor was roasted and toasted at the American Cinematheque Tribute, held in his honor.

"Really good friend are going to be here; they’re going to be rough on me, I think," George revealed.

And ever the Rico-suave, Clooney wasn’t one bit concerned about the jokes coming his way. "Never concerned because I got a little something in my pocket," he promised.

Inside the big event, good friend Julia Roberts also had words of praise for her "Ocean’s" co-star. 

"You’re just one hell of a guy," she said.

Aside from the toast, the night was also a roast, and no one knew it better than Don Cheadle!

"Let it be said that no actor on the face of the earth is more childish, more juvenile, more downright infantile," Don kidded. "That’s why George doesn't have any children; he doesn't need the competition!"

But George had his turn at the microphone too, and thanks to some handy photos, he got the last laugh.

"Don Cheadle, you don’t understand the joy that I got when I found that picture," George laughed off.

All kidding aside, George was happy to be roasted. And moments later, "Extra’s" cameras were rolling backstage as the man of the hour struck a few comedic poses with "Pretty Women" Julia Roberts.

Catch all the action when the American Cinemateque Tribute to George Clooney airs Dec. 13 on AMC.

Jewels and Pinstripes is helping honor George Clooney with lavish $16,000 gift bags for The American Cinematheque Tribute, which he is auctioning off online at www.charityfolks.com. The Kipling bag, Ritmo Mundo watch box, Moonrock Paper box and Giorgio Armani Sunglass case were autographed by George Clooney!

 


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