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Thursday
Feb062014

George Clooney Pranks Matt Damon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- George Clooney is known for pulling pranks on his famous pals, and Matt Damon is no exception. It seems he dragged Damon into a hoax he carried out against Tina Fey and Amy Poehler after the two comediennes made jokes at the men's expense when they hosted the Golden Globes last month.

You may recall that Fey quipped during the opening monologue that Gravity is "the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age." And Poehler referred to Damon as a "garbage man."

Damon explained to David Letterman that he recently received two large fruit baskets, each one accompanied by a letter. The first letter was an apology that essentially read, "We thought you could take a joke. Sorry we hurt your feelings."

The second letter began, "Dear Matt, if your note is part of some George Clooney prank, as I very strongly suspect it is, you A-list amateurs are going to have to step it the f*** up. We are not some easily confused starlets here. We are grown-ass, professional comedians. Please accept this fruit as a token of our sincerity. Best wishes, Elizabeth Tina Fey, Amy 'Boston' Poehler."

It turns out that Clooney created stationary bearing Damon's name and fired off a note to Fey and Poehler expressing mock anger over the Golden Globes jokes. Damon said with a smile, "I have no idea how many letters are out there."

Clooney and Damon co-star in The Monuments Men, opening Friday.

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