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Post by Katiedot on Sat Jun 18 2011, 04:33

Surely Max belongs in the friends and family section.

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(I don't think this is actually Max, just a pig pic the website used - Katiedot)

DailyBeast: Weirdest Celebrity Pets

George Clooney’s Pig
George Clooney’s longest relationship ever might have been with a pig. The actor owned Max, a 300-pound pig, for 18 years until the he died in 2006. “He was as old a pig as the vets had ever seen,” Clooney told People magazine. The bachelor was so close to Max that he sometimes allowed him to sleep in his bed and accompany him to interviews. His pet was so irreplaceable that when asked if he would get another pig, Clooney replied, “No, I think Max covered all my pig needs.”



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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by sandwiches on Sat Jun 18 2011, 05:07

Love the pig pic!

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by cindigirl on Sat Jun 18 2011, 05:10

Well at least the pig didn't yell at him or throw around false rumors.

I would definitely choose the pig over her. LOL

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by Katiedot on Wed Jun 22 2011, 05:10

Hah! Max even got his own obit in The Guardian (kind of!)

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Farewell Max, the pig who came between George and his women

Justine Hankins

The Guardian, Wednesday 6 December 2006

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Best of friends... An artist's impression of George and the late Max

Condolences to George Clooney, whose pet pot-bellied pig, Max, has gone to porcine paradise at the age of 18. This is not a bad age for a pig. They can live for up to 25 years, but most pigs only get to be around for that long when a jar of frankfurters falls down the back of the cupboard.

Max not only had a good innings, he led a life of comfort and privilege befitting a Hollywood pet. George and Max have been described as "inseparable" by the celebrity press - which is surely just porkies. But Max was often seen rooting around on set while Clooney was filming and was allowed in the mega-star's bedroom. Max has been blamed for bringing at least two of Clooney's relationships to an end (the model Celine Balitran apparently got the wrong answer when she issued an "It's me or the pig" ultimatum). Clooney even took Max on a trip in John Travolta's private jet.

This, then, was one happy hog. Still, the end of what Clooney once described as "my longest relationship to date" is bound to be a sad moment in the actor's charmed life, particularly as it comes only months after the death of his bulldog, Bud.

Clooney told USA Today that he has no plans to replace Max, saying, "I think Max covered all my pig needs." Personally, I wouldn't have put Clooney down as a pig man in the first place. The elegant weimaraner, perhaps, would suit, or maybe a Burmese cat.

Novelty pets, I have long suspected, are sometimes acquired to mask a personality deficit - a bit like Homer Simpson socks. If your conversation is a little lacklustre, you could always try breeding giant cockroaches, for instance. No one will notice that you are dull if they think you are eccentric. One automatically assumes that a pet pig owner is a jolly sort of person - which is why pigs are the perfect pets for people who wish to disguise their miserable disposition. Pets can deflect attention away from our flaws.

This theory clearly does not apply in Clooney's case. He is, after all, suave, sophisticated, successful and, if countless polls are to be believed, the sexiest man to have walked the earth, ever. So what's the story with the pig? Pigs fall somewhat short of the aesthetic standards Clooney has set, but they are highly intelligent, entertaining animals. In any case, if you're George Clooney, you don't need a pet to make a statement about yourself. Perhaps he just thought a pig would be fun.


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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by Katiedot on Wed Jun 22 2011, 05:13

And in People magazine!

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George Clooney's Pet Pig Heads to Hog Heaven

By Stephen M. Silverman

Monday December 04, 2006 08:25 AM EST

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Clooney with Max in 1989

Max, the nearly 300-lb. potbellied pig who lived with George Clooney in the actor's Hollywood Hills home, has died. He had lived with Clooney for 18 years and had suffered from arthritis and partial blindness.

"He just died, like an hour ago," PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, 45, tells USA Today.

"He was as old a pig as the vets had ever seen. I was really surprised, because he's been a big part of my life," says Clooney, who even sometimes shared the same bed with his pet.

The actor was out of town promoting his latest film, The Good German, when Max died.

In January 2005 there were premature reports that Max had gone to hog heaven. At the time, Clooney issued a denial.

"It has been a bad year for my pets," Clooney tells the newspaper. "I had a bulldog that died this year, too. It's strange how animals become a big part of your family. They really become a big issue with you."

The pig, in fact, was sometimes featured in interviews with Clooney, who called him "Max, the star."

As for finding a successor, "No," Clooney insists. "I think Max covered all my pig needs."


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Post by Katiedot on Wed Jun 22 2011, 05:16

And you think we're obsessed? Someone went to the trouble of making a video tribute:

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by cindigirl on Wed Jun 22 2011, 05:31

Thanks for the video Katie. At approximately 54 the pig is smiling, as I would be if he were looking at me like that! LOL

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Post by Katiedot on Sun Oct 23 2011, 03:37

From Hollyscoop


From Pigs to Wolves: Celebrity Weird Pets

October 22, 2011 by: MADISON VANDERBERG

From naming their kids weird things like Apple and Bronx and believing in aliens, I mean, scientology...Celebrities are a weird group of individuals. Another strange habit of the rich and famous is adopting very bizarre pets. From pet pigs that seem more like a domestic partner to chickens that double as handbags, these are the stars with the weirdest pets.

George Clooney: Clooney may not settling down with a woman anytime soon, but he does have a special someone in his life. His pet pig. Okay the pig died in 2006, but Clooney had that pet pig Max from 1987 to 2006, making it the longest relationship of Clooney's life. When asked if Clooney would get another pig, the actor once said, "No. I think Max covered all my pig needs." When asked if Clooney would ever get married, the actor said, "No. I think Max covered all my marital needs." I made up that second quote.

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by melbert on Sun Oct 23 2011, 03:48

"When asked if Clooney would ever get married, the actor said, "No. I think Max covered all my marital needs." I made up that second quote."

Well, he's often said that Max slept in his bed with him...

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by cindigirl on Sun Oct 23 2011, 04:53

Lucky dog - I mean lucky pig!!!

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Post by lolo"layla" on Sun Oct 23 2011, 06:37

i am not impressed by that pet but i am glad clooney was being truly caring and loving to anything at all LOL


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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by Dexterdidit on Sun Oct 23 2011, 10:33

I loved the Max stories. Funny how he outlasted so many of the girls. LOL

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Post by pattygirl on Sun Oct 23 2011, 11:01

Maybe because he had no agenda, never "asked" or demanded anything. Just as dogs and cats don't want much from their owners, I would imagine Max didn't either. He gave love and companionship with no strings attached. Pets, like friends inspire loyalty and love. George is truly caring and loving with his extended family and best friends.

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Max George's beloved pet pig

Post by fluffy on Fri Jan 20 2012, 18:47

I think it's about time that Max (rest his soul), should have his own tribute to being one of George's pets. He was still loved and adored by George, lived a happy life. Was he a rescue pig? What's his history?

Anyone who has "tails" to tell, or (sausage) links to other stories, should post here!

I jest, but I don't know an awful lot about Max, the love story, can you fill in the gaps?.......... Very Happy

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Post by Katiedot on Fri Jan 20 2012, 19:28

Thanks for starting this thread but Max does already have his thread: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by it's me on Fri Jan 20 2012, 23:46

I remember very well
those days
in which Max died

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Post by Atalante on Sat Jan 21 2012, 02:15

You ??? whoosh

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by Katiedot on Mon Jan 30 2012, 21:08

Here's a nice pig pic in large:

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Post by Dexterdidit on Mon Jan 30 2012, 21:33

Awww a man and his pig. It is a really sweet picture. I wonder if Max got to go for drives with George and stick his head out the window? Before he too big of course.

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Post by Vi on Mon Jan 30 2012, 22:01

<3 Max <3

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Post by it's me on Mon Jan 30 2012, 23:25

Max smiles!!!

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Post by cindigirl on Mon Jan 30 2012, 23:52

Dexterdidit wrote:Awww a man and his pig. It is a really sweet picture.

Hi Dex, don't know if you meant this to be funny but it got me laughing this morning. Very Happy

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Post by MM on Tue Jan 31 2012, 04:31

Cute pic of George and Max (love the way that Max is smiling at the camera. I noticed that George and his dad have the same eyes.

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Post by melbert on Tue Jan 31 2012, 05:20

I love that pic of George and Max.

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Post by it's me on Tue Jan 31 2012, 09:11

I love you I love you me 2 I love you I love you

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Re: Max - George Cloney's pet pot bellied pig 1987 - 2006

Post by Guest on Wed May 02 2012, 08:04

fluffy wrote:I think it's about time that Max (rest his soul), should have his own tribute to being one of George's pets. He was still loved and adored by George, lived a happy life. Was he a rescue pig? What's his history?

Anyone who has "tails" to tell, or (sausage) links to other stories, should post here!

I jest, but I don't know an awful lot about Max, the love story, can you fill in the gaps?.......... Very Happy

Fluffy.....did you read anywhere if George taught Max pig how to fly? Or did Max have his own special flying abilities?

It is a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky thing....like the local obsession with catching Leprechauns. cheers PIGS FLYING seems to go into the same category. pig

Certainly, we have all heard the sarcastic phrase implying things will only get better when PIGS START FLYING. Yahooooo PIGS FLYING=MIRACLES/GOOD FORTUNE/WINNING THE LOTTERY/FINDING THE POT OF GOLD, ETC... Razz

There is a FLYING PIG Marathon celebration in Cincinnati this coming weekend which coincides with George's birthday weekend. I think I will have my camera handy..... cameraflash

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Post by MM on Wed May 02 2012, 22:23

Yes, at Sawyer Point on the Ohio River, there are four winged-pig statues with their front legs raised heavenward to commemorate Porkopolis (in the 1880's, Cincinnati had a huge pork industry, hence, it was nicknamed "Porkopolis.)"

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This is not one of the flying pigs that you find at the entrance of Sawyer Point Park, but one of the many pigs that people bought and decorated any way they wished. This pig is decorated to represent "Cincinnatus," a Roman statesman, whom Cincinnati is named after. Cincinnati has been nicknamed, "The City of Seven Hills," because of its hilly terrain, just like Rome is the City of Seven Hills.


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Post by it's me on Thu May 03 2012, 02:37

great! if PIGS START FLYING you must be there for us, hmh!

really? Cincinnati is named after Cincinnato?
an honor for us! Very Happy

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Post by Vi on Thu May 03 2012, 05:00

<3<3<3 MAX <3<3<3

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Post by Atalante on Thu May 03 2012, 05:23

geek Just like Rome ey, ..., Clooney's story just gets funnier and funnier. LOL!

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Post by Guest on Fri May 04 2012, 13:42

it's me wrote:great! if PIGS START FLYING you must be there for us, hmh!

really? Cincinnati is named after Cincinnato?
an honor for us! Very Happy


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Post by Maggy on Fri May 04 2012, 18:37

Hmh1108, this weekend seems to be full of miracles, after all, it is 5 de Mayo Wink

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Post by it's me on Fri May 04 2012, 21:52

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More Pigs Flying

Post by Guest on Fri May 04 2012, 23:10

[quote="it's me"]!

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Note: I am hoping they "take care of their business" pooping before flying!! It happens

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Post by Guest on Fri May 04 2012, 23:12

MM wrote:Yes, at Sawyer Point on the Ohio River, there are four winged-pig statues with their front legs raised heavenward to commemorate Porkopolis (in the 1880's, Cincinnati had a huge pork industry, hence, it was nicknamed "Porkopolis.)"

http://www.topix.com/album/detail/cincinnati-oh/BGO61RNM1S6A33MI

This is not one of the flying pigs that you find at the entrance of Sawyer Point Park, but one of the many pigs that people bought and decorated any way they wished. This pig is decorated to represent "Cincinnatus," a Roman statesman, whom Cincinnati is named after. Cincinnati has been nicknamed, "The City of Seven Hills," because of its hilly terrain, just like Rome is the City of Seven Hills.


Thanks for your post MM.....I do like history. But that word "PORKOPOLIS" seems funny to me for some reason. Laughing

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Post by phys major on Sat May 05 2012, 01:04

[quote="hmh1108"]
it's me wrote:!

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Note: I am hoping they "take care of their business" pooping before flying!! It happens

When I was younger I would ask my mother to do something.. her response was when pigs fly!!!!
OHHHHH if I only knew than what I know now Sad

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