George Clooney was torn up by the failure of “Monuments Men.”
New Sony emails released in the wake of company’s massive hacking reveal Clooney felt terrible about the bad reviews of “The Monuments Men,” his World War II drama about an Allied platoon trying to save priceless works of art from Hitler, according to the New York Daily News.
An email dated Jan. 29 from Clooney to embattled Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal featured “it’s getting worse,” in the subject line. Clooney went on to write he needed “protection from all the reviews,” The Daily Beast reported.
I hate critics.
“Let’s just make it a hit. I haven’t slept in 30 hours. And it’s 7am,” Clooney wrote.
Pascal replied “We will protect you by making money … that’s the best revenge.”
That didn’t satisfy Clooney, who reportedly wrote her the next day “I adore you Amy. You are literally the only person running a studio that loves film. I fear I’ve let you all down. Not my intention. I apologise. I’ve just lost touch … Who knew?” said Clooney. “Sorry. I won’t do it again.”
No wonder this woman seems cocky. George Clooney adores her and promises never to let her down again.
“Monuments Men,” which starred Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman, did make $78 million in the U.S., but didn’t get very good reviews.
While Pascal seems to like George Clooney, she doesn’t seem to have as much love for Leonardo DiCaprio. In a Sept. 18 exchange with producer Mark Gordon, Pascal reportedly ripped the “Titanic” star for pulling out of the studio’s Jobs biopic.
“Actually despicable,” she wrote, according to The Daily Beast.
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