14/08/2014 12:39 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

George Clooney And Matt Damon Play Prank On Tina Fey And Amy Poehler

Turns out George Clooney likes to think of himself as a proper prankster. The 52-year-old actor played a trick on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler after they joked, "George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age," at the Golden Globes last month.

But it seems George isn't quite the master trickster he'd like to think. His scheme was rattled by the comedy duo.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Radio George explained how he'd penned a letter to Tina and Amy pretending to be Matt Damon. He claimed he was really upset that the duo called him a "garbage man" during the Awards.

Listen to the interview here:

"It says: 'Look, it sounds hypocritical because I laughed at jokes about George and Leo, but that's sort of what people think about them," he said summarising the fake letter.

"But when you call me a garbage man it just seems like low-hanging fruit. It seems like an easy joke. I don't want an apology or anything else. I just want you to know that my kid now calls me 'the garbage man'."

Soon after, Matt Damon - who was also on air with Entertainment Weekly - received two giant fruit baskets along with notes from Tina and Amy. The first read: "I thought you of all people could take a joke. And listen we're both really sorry."

And the second: "If by chance you didn't send us that letter and it was from George Clooney, please let him know that you've got to get up a little earlier in the day to fool a couple of girls like this. We're grown-ass comedians."

We guess he should've known better than to take on these two!

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