ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Brad Pitt and George Clooney may seem like the biggest gentlemen in the game, but even the most dapper of chaps have to put honor aside when it comes down to matters of business.

The pair have been friends for donkeys, with over a decade of playing practical jokes on one another since co-staring in 2001 hit Ocean's Eleven. However, all bets are off when it's time to shake their wallets in an attempt to outbid each other on the next big movie deal.

Both Pitt and Clooney own production companies, and whilst they still remain dear friends, they're both aware that some times this means coming head to head when reaching for the rights for the next book to film adaptation.

Pitt, who recently out-bid his friend on two accounts, for The Big Short, a film about the financial crisis, and Law of the Jungle, with a narrative focused on a battle over pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon, was asked by New York Magazine if these bid-battles ever cause tension between the pair. Pitt responded,

In all fairness, he outbid me on Argo. But, yeah, it can get competitive. We do naturally have a lot of the same tastes and interests.”

And regarding The Big Short, he added:

“I think maybe we got the upper hand at auction because Michael Lewis and I got tight on Moneyball.”

It's hard to picture these two, who seem to have such a tight friendship, going neck-to-neck against one another. But perhaps a little competition is the key to a good friendship, what do you think?

Source: Gossip Cop


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