George Clooney 'Doesn't Like' Best Picture Winner Ben Affleck

The 'Argo' producer jokes about the film's director on the Oscars red carpet.

A big night the Academy Awards didn't save Oscar winner Ben Affleck from a bit of joking from one of his co-producers, George Clooney.

The suave leading man couldn't help but poke a little fun at his producing partner for his good looks and recent success on the awards circuit when he spoke with MTV News' Josh Horowitz and VH1's Janell Snowden on the red carpet at the Oscars.

"I don't like Ben," Clooney said about his co-producer, just hours before collecting Best Picture Oscars onstage with him.

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As the more experienced director and producer, it's pretty safe to assume that Clooney helped Affleck through the finer points of being an Academy Award-nominated film maker, and when Horowitz asked the Oscar winner what Affleck owes him for his work on "Argo," the answer was simple and definitive. "Money, cash," Clooney said. "A lot of cash."

Once all of the jokes were out of the way, the actor and director opened up about his co-nominee. "No, listen, he's so talented," Clooney said. "I don't like him. He's tall. He's good looking. I don't like him. He ticks me off, that guy. It's so much fun to watch him have this year, really fun."

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Affleck's big award year took a sharp turn after what was largely regarded as an unfair snub by the Academy. The win for Best Director at the Golden Globes became the first of many prizes Affleck would earn on the circuit despite not getting any love from the Oscars. A win Sunday (February 25) night for Best Picture had been widely predicted and by many accounts, rightfully earned.

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