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Mean Tweets

Movie stars read pre-Oscars mean tweets about themselves for Jimmy Kimmel

Cue the intro to R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" and whip up a fresh batch of schadenfreude — on Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel celebrated this weekend's Academy Awards with a movie-themed "mean tweets" video. In this collection of famous people reading 140-character insults about themselves, George Clooney is a "gross ratty old man," Emily Blunt hears from a scatological fetishist, Richard Dreyfuss makes a strange verbal slip, Taraji P. Henson and Susan Sarandon get saucy, and Sean Penn gets a full blast of ugly. The winner, if there is one, has to be Jessica Chastain. "I like that one," she said. Watch below. Peter Weber