George Clooney Hints That He May Be Retiring From Acting
Posted: 5:58 am Monday, November 6th, 2017
By Staff Writer
George Clooney and his wife just had twin babies not to long ago so of course, things are going to be changing quite drastically in George Clooney life… it may even call for a change in career.
He has opened up about why he hasn’t appeared in a movie since Money Monster in 2016. “Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore,” he tells The Sunday Times. “I shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl. Look, if somebody’s got Paul Newman in The Verdict, I’d jump. But there aren’t that many like that.” He adds, “Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f**king dollars. I don’t need money.” Clooney goes on to say that he wants to use his wealth to direct the kind of movies he wants to make. “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,” he notes. The actor also shoots down rumors that he’s interested in running for office. “I don’t have political aspirations,” he insists.
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney attends the ‘Suburbicon’ photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)