George Clooney says that he’s not really into acting anymore because he doesn’t need the money. Clooney told The Sunday Times, “Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f— dollars. I don’t need money.”
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In regards to being in front of the camera, George also said, ““Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore,” and that he “shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl.” He also said that it would take a special role, like that of Paul Newman in the film The Verdict, to get him in front of the camera.
For now, though, Clooney seems to be content championing passion projects like Good Night, and Good Luck and his latest turn as director, Suburbicon. He also added that if financing projects became an issue in the future, he reminds us that he used to do coffee commercials.