George Clooney Prepped Ryan Gosling To Become The Sexiest Man Alive [VIDEO]

Poor Bradley Cooper.  He’s a very good-looking fella and was just announced as People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2011.  So why is everyone so pissed off?  Lots and lots of people took to the interweb after the big reveal to voice their disagreement with the magazine, declaring that the honor should have gone to Ryan Gosling instead.

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At The Descendants premiere on Tuesday night (November 15th), George Clooney pushed for Gosling, since he himself was a two-time cover boy.  Clooney joked to Extra that Gosling was really jonesin’ for the spot. “He’s been saying… the whole time we were on the set of ‘Ides,’ he was like, ‘How did you pull that off?'” Clooney said So I called up Brad Pitt and we worked with him for weeks on the walk… we told him how to train… everything.”

Check out what else Clooney, who stopped by Letterman yesterday (November 16th) in NYC, had to say after the jump.