George Clooney hasn’t acted in a movie since 2016, and in a interview with The Sunday Times, the 56-year-old actor admitted that it isn’t a precedence for him anymore — as a result of he doesn’t want the cash.
“Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore,” he stated, earlier than including that at the least he “shouldn’t be the man that will get the lady.”
The father of two continued, “But, look, if anyone’s received Paul Newman in The Verdict, I’d leap. But there aren’t that many like that. Acting was once how I paid the hire, however I offered a tequila firm for a billion f— . I don’t want cash.”
In June, Clooney confirmed that he and his two enterprise companions — Rande Gerber and actual property mogul Mike Meldeman — offered their Tequila firm, Casamigos, for $1 billion.
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“I have money,” Clooney continued, “So I can battle to make motion pictures I need to make. If you have a look at what I’ve been in over the previous 15 years, for essentially the most half they weren’t going to get made if I didn’t do them. Nobody was going to make Good Night, and Good Luck, Michael Clayton or Up within the Air, and I fought to get these on the market.”
Although Clooney did add that if he wanted to seek out cash to badist get a movie made that he was obsessed with, he’d do no matter he wanted to, citing the truth that “I used to do coffee commercials.”
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The Suburbicon director additionally addressed his political aspirations — or moderately, his lack of them.
“So many people since Trump was elected have really been pushing on me to get more involved in actual politics, specifically at the highest office,” he stated, earlier than admitting that, “I don’t have political aspirations.”
“I have always been involved in politics. My father ran for Congress. It’s been in our family for ever. But, mostly, I can help in ways I actually know very well, like messaging [voters],” stated Clooney, including that what the Democratic social gathering wants is a candidate “who lights up a room.”
Continued Clooney, “Trump, for all his terrible instincts, is very charismatic. A TV star. People didn’t vote for him because he accomplished anything. They knew him. And they were, like, he’s exciting/ Democrats in general are very pbadive. In debates, the Republican will go, ‘That guy’s bad, and that guy’s good.’ And the Democrat will say, ‘Well, I understand what you’re saying, because your parents were alcoholics …’ And the reality is that you need people who go, ‘That’s good. That’s bad.’ ”