Many would like to get to have the career of George Clooney. However, the envied 56-year-old performer has made clear his desire to get away from the cameras, at least as an actor. “The interpretation paid me the rent but now I have sold my tequila company for 1,000 million dollars. You imagine! I don’t need the money ”, the winner of two Oscars has said bluntly, as a producer for Argo (2013) and as a supporting actor for Syriana (2006). In an interview in The Sunday Times, makes it clear that he has not lost interest in his work, he has only changed the order of his priorities. “I’ve been acting for a long time,” says who has three decades of career behind him. But in addition to the growth of his fortune, there is another aspect that has taken him a little more from interpretation. “I am no longer the heartthrob who takes the girl,” he says with some regret in the interview with the British newspaper. “Nor should I be,” he clarifies speaking of quality and not of prominence. “If someone offers me a role like Paul Newman in The verdict, I’m in. But there are not so many ”.
Clooney’s statements come in full promotion of his new premiere, Suburbicon, a film that he has produced, written and directed for just over 43,000 euros. A project full of passion that has taken him two years to bring to the screen. He doesn’t care because, as he says, he has money. Last June he sold the Casamigos tequila company, founded together with his friend Rande Gerber, for 864 million euros. “I’ll make money in another way if I need it. I used to do coffee commercials ”, jokes who became known in the series Emergencies and that it has sold from Nespresso to Omega watches. Clooney says that money allows him to fight for the movies he wants to make, films like Good night and good luck (2005), Michael Clayton (2007) the Nonstop love (2009) that would never have made it to the screen otherwise. “[Brad] Pitt does it too and it’s a good use of fame or whatever it’s called, “he concludes.
It was also in June when they changed their priorities for other reasons called Ella and Alexander, the twins that he had with his wife the lawyer Amal Alamuddin, now Clooney. With her he has also created a foundation to fight against war crimes in Africa, an association to which he has endowed a million dollars from his pocket. So the lousy box office result of Suburbicon, a satire against racism and the hypocrisy of society, do not lose sleep.
More than the state of your checking account you are concerned about the current political situation in the United States. “People did not vote for [Donald] Trump for his achievements. They voted for him because they knew him ”, the actor analyzes in the British newspaper. He is not interested in running for the US presidency, although the contrary has been published. He knows the world of politics well because his father, the journalist Nick Clooney, was a candidate for Congress for the State of Kentucky (USA). The Hollywood connections of the eldest Clooney, also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney as well as the actor’s father, turned against him and made him lose the election. Still, in these times, George Clooney believes that Democrats need more than just a good program to fight Trump. “You need someone to light up the room. You need what Barack Obama had ”, sums up this democrat ally and friend of the former US president. And he doesn’t want to be that person.