George Clooney purchased a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Max as a gift for then girlfriend, actress Kelly Preston. When their relationship ended, Clooney kept the pig for an additional 18 years until Max died in 2006. He has jokingly referred to Max as the longest relationship he had ever had

George Clooney

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). In 2018, he was the recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, with his breakthrough role in From Dusk till Dawn (1996), and the crime comedy Out of Sight (1998), in which… Continue Reading (19 minute read)

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  1. devil_deed

    So does that means that humans bond better with animals or is it because animals can’t talk and hence there aren’t any arguments!?

  2. AdvancedAdvance

    I can see why a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig would make an excellent companion, mainly because it will never be a boar.

  3. AwesomeX121189

    I only knew this because of American Dad

  4. winterisfav

    I feel like George Clooney has been in his 50s for 30 years

  5. moose098

    This was a pretty common thing in Hollywood for awhile. My grandma had a Vietnamese pot-belly for ~20 years after a neighbor, who got it as a prank gift, gave it to her. The thing used to scared the shit out of me when I was growing up. She also had a chicken and a raccoon, but the chicken was eat eaten by a coyote and the raccoon returned to the hills. She had all of these animals just a block off Hollywood Blvd.

  6. GreyhoundXX

    Where do I sign up to be Clooney’s pig?

  7. blaqkcatjack

    OK but wheres the picture of Max

  8. Cobmojo

    Dang, I just looked her up and Kelly Preston died in July. So sad.

  9. harmarrrr

    Is there a pic of George Clooney’s hog or what?

  10. ZombieWoof82

    I have a kelpie dog I got with an ex-gf but ended up mine and he is also named Max. I wouldn’t have gotten him on my own but I sure am glad I have him in my life now!

  11. WaitTilUSeeMyDuck

    Is it also true that two celebs (I always heard Scarlett Johanson and Eva Mendes) bet him like 20 grand he would be married by 40? And then he sent the money back saying “double or nothing for 50”?

    I know he’s married now. But I find that hilarious.

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