Washington, Apr 10 : George Clooney was thrilled with his Oscar win in 2005 - because it meant that he could taunt his close friend Brad Pitt over his success.
The Hollywood hunk won the accolade for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana.
And Clooney insists that his win was made extra special by the fact that Pitt, although an Academy Award nominee, has never landed an Oscar.
Pitt was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award in 1995 for his performance in Twelve Monkeys - but lost out to Kevin Spacey.
"It (the Oscar) makes me much harder to live with. That's what I enjoy doing with Brad - is gloating," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
"I keep it (the statuette) back over a fireplace in my house. When my friends come over, I make them pick it up and we take photographs of them giving an acceptance speech," he added.