More than 40 years after landing his first acting job, George Clooney still feels incredibly fortunate to be working in Hollywood. “I [used to] cut tobacco for a living for three dollars and 33 cents an hour,” reveals the 59-year-old star.
These days, the award-winning actor and director has the pick of the litter when it comes to projects, like his new sci-fi film, The Midnight Sky (coming to Netflix in December).
Here, George – who shares three-year-old twins Ella and Alexander with his wife of six years, human rights lawyer Amal – talks about directing, his favorite films, and the role that got away...
Tell us about The Midnight Sky…
The guys at Netflix sent it over to me and I loved it. I knew how complicated the space stuff was going to be, but it also felt like a really intimate story about mankind and redemption.
You play a dying scientist facing the end of the world. How did you get into character?
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