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George Clooney has revealed he once turned down $35m (£26m) for one day’s work, saying it was simply ‘not worth it’.
The 60-year-old actor is, of course, used to earning the big bucks – regularly receiving pay cheques not just from Hollywood, but also from the advertising world, having famously starred in countless commercials for Nestle’s coffee giant Nespresso over the years.
But it seems he won’t just take on any old work to add to his multi-million-dollar empire, admitting he’s turned down cash for a job after realising through a chat with wife Amal that it would have played on his conscience.
The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman asked the star if he ever felt he had ‘enough money now’, to which Clooney responded: “Well, yeah. I was offered $35m for one day's work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal 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 also opened up about his relationship with barrister Amal, 43, who he married in 2014 after decades of him being a renowned bachelor.
"It's true, I'd been dating for quite a while," he said.
"But she’s a very impressive person! She’s beautiful, smart, funny and we fell in love right away and got married after six months.
"And now we’re having such a great time."
They welcomed twins Alexander and Ella three years later – siblings that he says are ‘so different’.
“It’s like night and day,” Clooney said.
“Alexander loves to laugh and Ella’s very serious, always making sure everybody plays by the rules. They really are born with their personalities!”
He also added that he and Amal don’t have an army of nannies looking after their kids, and that during lockdown he found himself doing the washing up and laundry every day.
He said: "We don't, because it’s so important to Amal [to be involved].
“We have a nanny four days a week and the rest of the time it’s just us.
"And during lockdown it was just us – for a full year! I felt like my mother in 1964, doing dishes and six loads of laundry a day."
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