12/27/2004 at 01:00 AM EST
TO DIANE SAWYER
: I have to lose weight, because I've been left off PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Man list, and it hurt!
AT A PRESS JUNKET
Clooney: Pretty boy, Pitt. He's been a little upset because of the Jude Law
thing.... He's down.
I'm friends with Jude, and I'm a little worried for him because Brad is pretty pissed off.
: I think Matt was most shaken by it.... The kid really tried his best.... George and I have started a class. As former Sexiest Men Alive, we're working with the young'uns. Jude was at the top of his class immediately. He just had great flair.... But we've got great hopes for Matty. Matty will get there.
Clooney: I think it's important that we tell the viewers that [Matt] actually did make it onto the Sexiest Man Alive list...But he didn't make it to the top.... Will he come back next year?
Pitt: Listen, if he keeps applying himself the way he is...
Clooney: And you'll work with him?
Pitt: I'll continue to work with him. Work on his posture, his walk.... If he focuses...he's a contender.
SEXIEST MAN ALIVE 2004