George Clooney kept his feet on the ground when he was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive twice! But his 2005 Oscar triumph for Syriana went straight to his head, reports.

“It makes me much harder to live with,” the Best Supporting Actor winner told Britain’s morning chat-fest, GMTV, yesterday.

In fact, the 46-year-old admits he often lords his big win over Oscar-less pal Brad Pitt.

“That’s what I enjoy doing with Brad — gloating, Clooney joked.

Pitt, Angelina Jolie’s other half, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 1995’s Twelve Monkeys, but he lost out to Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects.

To this day, the Oscar statue takes centre-stage during get-togethers chez Clooney.

“I keep it back over a fireplace in my house,” he said. “When my friends come over, I make them pick it up and we take photographs of them giving an acceptance speech.”