Matt Damon reminisced on pal George Clooney’s s–ty past while presenting the Oscar winner with a Kennedy Center Honor.
Rather than highlight Clooney’s lifetime of contributions to American culture, Damon chose to remind this year’s gala attendees about the time the “Descendants” star pooped in Richard Kind’s cat’s litter box.
“It has been said that my friend George Clooney is the last of the true movie stars,” Damon, 52, began his speech in E! News’ preview of the 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which will air later this month on CBS.
“So I got to thinking about exactly what that meant,” Damon went on. “Of course, a number of past Kennedy Center honorees have certainly been movie stars in that classic sense — actors with class and sophistication: Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck.
“And then I think of George,” he added, “a man who defected in Richard Kind’s kitty litter box as a joke.”
Kind, 66, was not just present for the awards but also seated onstage. He gave the “Good Will Hunting” star a hearty salute.
Clooney — who welcomed twins with wife Amal in June 2017 — has not shied away from detailing the smelly prank he pulled on the “Mad About You” star when the pair lived together as roommates in their early days of acting.
During an appearance on “Dennis Miller Live” in 1996, the “Oceans” franchise star, 61, explained that he “took a s–t in the cat box,” which was located in their bathroom, and “waited for [Kind] to come home.”
Clooney smiled as he recalled watching his friend grab a paper towel and head into the bathroom.
“All of a sudden, you hear, ‘Oh, my God — Kitty!‘” the actor said, admitting that he was “quite proud” of himself.