updated 01/29/2014 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/29/2014 AT 9:25 AM ET
Here are some of the highlights.
1. George Clooney likes to make shoes.
Q: What is a hobby of yours that most people don’t know about?
A: I’m a cobbler, I like to make shoes [Asked if he or Daniel Day-Lewis is a better cobbler] When Daniel Day-Lewis was spending all his time playing Lincoln, I was just fixing shoes. He’s spending all the time focused on the hat, and the pipe, and getting into character, and I remained focused – with the overalls and the hammer.
2. George Clooney beat Leonardo DiCaprio in a game of basketball.
Q: Have you hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio? I heard a story about how you kicked his a– at basketball.
A: It’s true. That was a fun day. It’s always fun when you play people younger than you and win. We’re playing a bunch of six year olds tomorrow. [Asked to describe his basketball game] Sneaky. I’m sneaky fast … And I have a good bank shot that people hate.
3. Sandra Bullock likes to drink.
Q: You and Sandra [Bullock] have great chemistry together. Were there any funny moments that happened during shooting [Gravity]?
A: It’s tricky ‘cause Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it’s just hard to keep her upright. No, you know, Sandy and I have known each other for over 20 years and we both were struggling actors when we first met. She was dating a friend of mine at the time who’s still a good friend of ours … She’s somebody I adore, really, she’s just fun to be in a room with … Very smart and centered, even though she does drink a lot.