George Clooney is a passionate activist who puts his ideals and morals before anything else. In an interview with the Guardian, the Oscar-winning actor and producer disclosed that he once turned down an offer of $35M for a day’s work.

Given his own as well as his wife Amal’s background in International relations, humanitarian work and public advocacy, Clooney thinks twice before taking any other opportunity that comes his way.

“I was offered $35M for one day’s work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal [Clooney, the human rights lawyer he married in 2014] about it and we decided it’s not worth it. It was [associated with] a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.‘”, Clooney explained.

Well, its not like George Clooney needs the money anyway. The Guardian article outlines that Clooney’s side businesses alone are enough for him and his family to live comfortably. It notes that his work for Nespresso has netted him 40 Million Dollars and his tequila company Casamigos was sold four years ago for a potential $1 Billion Dollars.

George Clooney has been busy promoting The Tender Bar. The film directed and produced by Clooney himself is set to be released in a limited release on December 17, 2021. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, Christopher Lloyd and new comer Daniel Ranieri.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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