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George Clooney explains why he’s taking a break from acting – National

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George Clooney says acting isn’t a priority for him anymore because he doesn’t need the money. He made the comment in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore,” Clooney said.

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The actor added that at least he “shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl.”

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Clooney went on to say he no longer needs the money from acting. “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 f****ing dollars. I don’t need money.”

In June, Clooney confirmed that he and his two business partners sold their Tequila company, Casamigos, for $1 billion.

“I have money,” the two-time Oscar winner 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.”

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Clooney also clarified that he has no intentions of getting into politics saying, “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.”

 “I don’t have political aspirations,” the father of two stressed.

“I have always been involved in politics. My father ran for congress. It’s been in our family forever. But, mostly, I can help in ways I actually know very well, like messaging [voters],” Clooney said.

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Clooney continued, mentioning Donald Trump and calling the U.S president “very charismatic.”

“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,” Clooney said. “And they were, like, he’s exciting. Democrats, in general, are very passive. 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.’”

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