10 Things You Didn’t Know About George Clooney And Julia Roberts’ Friendship
They are two of Hollywood’s biggest stars and they just happen to also have one of the most adorable platonic relationships in the industry. George Clooney and Julia Roberts became friends after working together on the set of Ocean’s Eleven and have since starred alongside each other in films like Money Monster, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Oceans Twelve. These two are never shy when it comes to gushing about each other, so here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ friendship!
10. When They First Met
A lot of people assume these two knew each other long before Ocean’s Eleven. They were reported to be best friends for years prior to when they actually met which wasn’t until 2000, during the production of Ocean’s Eleven. “We met on Ocean’s. We had actually never met before. People just thought we had,” said Clooney to People. Roberts then chimed in and said, “He and [director Steven Soderbergh] called me to a little meeting, I think to see if they liked me.” This meeting took place at the Chateau Marmont and was the beginning of a lifelong friendship that now spans over 15 years and several box office hits. In a separate interview with the two of them, George said he and Soderbergh had heard she was making “20 a picture” so they sent her the script with a $20 bill, and she accepted!
9. Not ‘Hollywood Friends’
It can be hard to find true friendship in Hollywood. There are definitely a lot of friendships that are more for publicity or career advancement, but this is not the case with Clooney and Roberts. In an interview with People while in Cannes with Clooney, she commented on how their friendship is one of the rare real deals in Hollywood. “What a relief we’re not Hollywood friends,” she said. “I just said to him an hour ago, ‘Thank God we really do like each other, or we’d be in hell.'”