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George Clooney chooses to slow down, and he shares why

Writer: Heidi Hsia




Distinguished and charming. That's how George Clooney can be described. Also, he's influential, he's married to a powerful woman, he does a lot of activism and charity work, he makes award-winning films which some of them revolve around the topic of politics - but George Clooney would rather not spend his old age resolving world problems.

In a recent interview, the actor, who is currently promoting his new movie, "The Tender Bar", stated that his future plans is to slow down, and that running for office would be the opposite of that.

"I would actually like to have a nice life," he said, when asked about a possibility of him joining politics. Clooney added that he would like to do more of the things he loves while he is still healthy to do so.


George Clooney wants to slow down in his 60s and enjoy life with his wife, international lawyer and activist Amal Alamuddin, and their twins Ella and Alexander

"I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years," he said. "In 20 years, I will be 80 and that's a real number. Doesn't matter how much you work out, what you eat, you're 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way."

It is noted that Clooney has already been slowing down his career for the past few years, having starred in only several movies and directed a few others.

Let's have a look at a few of his famous movies over the course of his career, starting with his breakout TV role.


George Clooney lit up the TV screens as resident heartthrob Dr Doug Ross in the medical drama series, "ER" for five seasons


He was the caped crusader in "Batman and Robin" (1997), the film wasn't well received, and he had nipples on his batsuit


He battled the seas with Mark Wahlberg in "The Perfect Storm" (2000)


Danny Ocean had years to plan the perfect heist in "Ocean's Eleven" (2001)


Revenge and redemption are in the cards in "Ocean's Twelve" (2004)


Perhaps it's time for Danny to retire after "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007)


He won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as a CIA operative in political drama, "Syriana" (2005)


He lives out of a suitcase and fires people in "Up In The Air" (2009)


He reunites with Julia Roberts in "Money Monster" (2016)


Some of his scenes as an Arctic researcher in "The Midnight Sky" (2020) were shot on top of a glacier in Iceland

Cinema Online, 29 October 2021


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