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George Clooney Talks About Pranking 90-Year Old Walter Cronkite (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 6th 2011 3:00AM
George Clooney, 'Late Show with David Letterman'George Clooney loves playing pranks on people, and it apparently doesn't matter how venerable you are, or even how old you are. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he detailed a pretty involved prank he played on then 90-year old Walter Cronkite.

Cronkite was invited over for a dinner gathering, and Clooney told him they dressed up for it. But when Cronkite came out dressed nicely, he was shocked to see everyone else sitting in their robes. But when he left to change, that's when Clooney's prank really kicked into high gear.

"It took him a while," he said of Cronkite getting changed. "And while he did we all ran upstairs, changed and put on suits."

But when Cronkite showed up in shorts and saw this display, he simply walked past all of them and jumped in the lake.

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It was a stupid act.

October 06 2011 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

George is known for is pranks and I am sure Cronkite knew he could be part of one before he got there. Sounds like fun to me.

October 06 2011 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't see what reason George Clooney would have for lying. Moreover, I hardly think that Walter Cronkite acted in his personal life the way he did while reporting the news. He was a normal man, after all. And, apparently, one with a sense of humor!

October 06 2011 at 11:24 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Even if it really happened as George says, and I find it difficult to believe, I can't see Walter Cronkhite doing this. So true or not, George should have told the story while Walter was still around to comment.

October 06 2011 at 11:12 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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