Matt Damon on “The Late Show”: George Clooney is a Child

Posted Thursday February 6, 2014 12:03 PM GMT

Stepping out to promote “The Monuments Men,” Matt Damon showed up at The Ed Sullivan Theatre for “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday (February 5).

The “Good Will Hunting” hunk signed autographs and posed for pictures before heading inside to chat about his good friend George Clooney.

Damon began, “He’s a fun guy. He’s a child in many ways,” and proceeded to tell of an elaborate prank Clooney pulled between himself and Golden Globe hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

George apparently sent a fake letter from Damon to Fey and Poehler, supposedly complaining about the fact that they called him a ‘garbage man’ at the Globes, and in response they sent massive fruit baskets.

And while the first basket had a letter of apology, the second letter was quite different. "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-a**, professional comedians. Please accept this fruit as a token of our sincerity. Best wishes, Elizabeth Tina Fey, Amy 'Boston' Poehler."

Clooney also explained the prank during a radio interview this week- "I've already started the ball rolling. I used Matt, sorry. I sent [Fey] a letter saying, 'Dear Tina, listen, it's from Matt.’ And it just says, 'Look, it sounds hypocritical because I laughed at the jokes about George and Leo, but you know, that's sort of what people think about them. But when you called me a garbage man, it just seemed like low hanging fruit, it just seemed like an easy joke. And you know, I don't want an apology, I don't want anything else, I just want you to know that my kid now calls me the garbage man.’”

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI