It turns out that Clooney, 52, obtained stationery in Damon’s name and sent a letter to Fey as his costar calling them out for the jokes they also made about Damon during the hosting gig. The women, who have long-running rapport with Damon, infamously dubbed him a “garbage” man among the A-listers in attendance. (Incidentally, Clooney did not attend this year’s award show.)
"I send her a letter going, ‘Dear Tina, Listen…" Clooney said, laughing. "It’s ‘from’ Matt and it says, ‘Look, it sounds hypocritical because I laughed about jokes about George and Leo, but that’s sort of what people think about them…. But when you call me a garbage man it just seems like low-hanging fruit. It seems like an easy joke. I don’t want an apology or anything else. I just want you to know that my kid now calls me ‘the garbage man.’"
Following the letter, Damon received an enormous delivery of two fruit baskets last week, with each one bearing a letter signed from Fey and Poehler.
Damon, 43, ever the innocent bystander, recalled the first letter — marked “1” — as a long apology letter, saying the women said, “I thought you of all people could take a joke and listen we’re both really sorry.”
However, the “30 Rock” and “Parks & Recreation” stars, who will be hosting the Golden Globes again next year, were already a step ahead of the guys.
According to Damon, the second letter said, “If by chance you didn’t send us that letter and it was from George Clooney, please let him know that you’ve got to get up a little earlier in the day to fool a couple of girls like this. We’re grown-ass comedians.”
With that, they told Clooney to step up his game, and he happily obliged. George Clooney-Tina Fey plot thickens: ‘downright dirty’ payback (via judysgarland)
George Clooney, Golden Globes 2012 acceptance speech
Me too, George. Me too.