George Clooney Turned Down $35 Million for One Day’s Work

“The Tender Bar” director and wife Amal Clooney “decided it’s not worth it.”

Actor George Clooney turned down $35 million (£26.m) for a single day’s work so he could sleep at night.

Clooney, director of the upcoming movie “The Tender Bar,” said he rejected a multi-million-dollar paycheck for a foreign airline commercial after talking it over with his wife, the human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

The couple “decided it’s not worth it,” he told The Guardian in a lengthy interview.

“It was [associated with] a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times,” explained Clooney. “And so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.’”

Clooney did not name the country or the airline.

He added: “So I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.’”

Clooney’s answer came in response to a question asking whether he ever thinks: “I have enough money now.”

“I’m a pretty positive guy, but that told me – clearly – that you really are here just for their entertainment.”

The multi-talented star’s net worth currently sits at $500m (376.5m).

The Oscar winner’s stance should come as no surprise. He’s used his platform to promote and call out various issues, from racism and former President Donald Trump to anti-maskers and the kingdom of Brunei.

Clooney has ruled out a run for office, though, saying it’s “because I would actually like to have a nice life.”

The Tender Bar is out on 17 December and will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from 7 January 2022.

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