Clooney Pokes Fun at Pal Pitt’s Cane

Lara Rosenbaum
Coverage of 69th Annual Golden Globes

When you're as cool as George Clooney, it's okay to poke fun at Brad Pitt. "The Descendants" star and Golden Globe nominee hobbled (or more like swaggered) onto the Beverly Hilton Hotel stage, mocking his old friend Pitt, who injured his ACL ligament while carrying daughter Vivienne earlier this month.

Pitt has been gracing red carpets since sporting a sleek black cane -- and George Clooney carried the same - drawing laughs from the crowd - when he introduced "Moneyball," up for Best Motion Picture (Drama). Injured or not, both men make that cane look good.

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The two go way back. They became close while shooting "Ocean's 11," in 2001, and spent time at Clooney's villa on Lake Como, Italy. In fact, teasing each other is also nothing new. In 2009, Pitt famously poked fun at Clooney's sexuality rumors on "Ellen" and earlier, Clooney joked about Angelina's pregnancy gossip.

This year, both men are up for the same award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.