''He almost knocked me out,'' says Dunn. ''He felt bad, but not that bad.'' That may be something of an understatement. ''There were 300 troops in the scene, and I ran around getting high-fives from everybody,'' says Clooney, who only checked to see whether Dunn was conscious AFTER receiving his kudos. ''I come from Kentucky, where we would have snowball fights, and when you smack somebody in the head really good, it's the greatest sound and the greatest feeling, and you never consider the fact that it's gotta hurt like hell. And then later, because they're crying, you go, 'Oh... I'm so sorry.'''
Sure, Clooney picked on Dunn, but he left costar Ice Cube alone. ''Me and George got an understanding,'' says the rapper. ''I'm not good at practical jokes. I'm good at playing them, but not taking them.'' Clooney didn't need to be reminded. ''Cube's not gonna take it,'' he says. ''He doesn't have to. He's from South Central.''