George Clooney said he turned down $35m (£29.8m) for a day’s work after deciding “it wasn’t worth it”.
NS Hollywood actors said the offer was for him to star in an airline commercial – but after discussing it with his wife, he turned it down.
In an interview with The Guardian, he was asked if he ever thought, “You know what? I think I have enough money.”
He replied, “Yes, yes. I was offered $35 million a day for an airline ad, but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it wasn’t worth it. .
“It has been (associated with) a country that, despite being an ally, is still sometimes in doubt, and so I thought, ‘Well, if it takes me a minute to sleep, it’s not worth it’.”
In addition to his lucrative film deals, the icon is said to have made more than £30 million from advertising Nespresso coffee and previously sold his tequila company Casamigos for $1 billion ($780 million). pound).
His net worth is estimated at $500 million (£377 million), according to the Celebrity Net Worth website, and he has Named the highest paid actor in the world in 2018.
Clooney, who turned 60 in May, married Amal in 2014 and they have two four year old children, twins Ella and Alexander.
Speaking of childcare, he said they only have one nanny “four days a week” because that’s so important to Amal.
He told the newspaper: “And during the lockdown, it was just us – for a year! I felt like my mother in 1964 – doing the dishes and doing the laundry six times a day. “
He said he and Amal had given their children “ordinary names” to give them a “head start”, deciding that their lives were unusual enough already.
Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Speaker
The star has directed a new film, The Tender Bar, due out this month, about a young boy searching for his father’s form at his uncle’s bar.
Based on the book of the same name by JR Moehringer, the film stars Ben Affleck as the bar owner Charlie and Tye Sheridan as JR’s nephew.
The film had its UK premiere in October at the London Film Festival, where Clooney said it was a welcome change from the genre he normally makes.
“Most of the movies I do are pretty dark and this one feels light, and it feels like the world is pretty dark so I wanted to do something a little lighter,” he said.