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George Clooney: “Acting used to be how I paid the rent”

The actor said in June that real estate mogul Mike Meldeman and Rande Gerber his two business partners and he have sold their Tequila company named Casamigos for $1 billion. 

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The actor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, businessman, and philanthropist who is a well-known personality in the Hollywood — George Clooney has been maintaining distance from films since the previous year.

George Clooney: "Acting used to be how I paid the rent"

The 56-year-old actor opened about his filmy journey in the recent interview with The Sunday Times. He confessed that it is not his priority now as the actor doesn’t need the money.

He said, “Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore.” The father of two added, at least he “shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl.”

He continued: “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— dollars. I don’t need money.”

The actor said in June that real estate mogul Mike Meldeman and Rande Gerber his two business partners and he have sold their Tequila company named Casamigos for $1 billion.

Clooney said, “I have money.” The actor added, “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 LuckMichael Clayton or Up in the Air, and I fought to get those out there.”

He said, “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.”

Clooney admitted that he doesn’t “have political aspirations.” He added, “I have always been involved in politics. My father ran for Congress. It’s been in our family for ever. But, mostly, I can help in ways I actually know very well, like messaging (voters).”

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