Acting Isn’t a Priority Anymore For George Clooney: ‘I Don’t Need The Money’
Has George Clooney finally hit the border in Hollywood? Perhaps.
The 56-year-old actor told The Sunday Times that acting in film isn’t so much a priority anymore, seeing as he doesn’t need the money: “Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore,” he said, before adding that at least he “shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl.”
“But, look, if somebody’s got Paul Newman in The Verdict, I’d jump. But there aren’t that many like that. Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion fucking dollars. I don’t need money.”
“I have money,” Clooney continued, “So I can fight to make movies I want to make. If you look at what I’ve been in over the past 15 years, for the most part 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 in the Air, and I fought to get those out there.”