George Clooney Says He'll Never Join Twitter Out of Fear of Sending Drunk Tweets

By Peter Gicas
|  Monday, Nov 11, 2013  |  Updated 12:03 PM PDT
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George Clooney arrives at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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If you're hoping that George Clooney will one day join Twitter, well, stop hoping. It's simply not going to happen.

So says the man himself.

"If you're famous, I don't--for the life of me--I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. Why on God's green earth would you be on Twitter?" the Oscar winner says in the December issue of Esquire. "Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you're going to be available to everybody."

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But the "Gravity" star has an even more specific reason as to why he's reluctant to become an active participant when it comes to social media.

"So one drunken night, you come home and you've had two too many drinks and you're watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go 'Ehhhhh' and fight back," says Clooney. "And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over. Or you're an a--hole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up."

The actor adds, "I mean, when you see, like, Ashton Kutcher coming out going, you know, 'Everybody leave Joe Paterno alone,' or whatever he said, you just go, 'Fifteen minutes longer and a thought process and probably you wouldn't have done that.'"

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Of course, if Clooney was on Twitter, we're guessing he wouldn't have hesitated to speak fondly about being honored by Julia Roberts at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Whether drunk or not.

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