George Clooney's Take on Aging as an Actor
At the end of last year Netflix released The Midnight Sky, a Netflix sci-fi film starring George Clooney (who also directed) about a scientist seemingly left alone on earth at an Arctic facility after a nuclear war ravages the earth. Not only is The Midnight Sky the first film directed by Clooney since 2017’s Surburbicon, but Clooney has not starred in a film since 2016, when he appeared in Money Monster and Hail, Caesar!
Clooney spoke to the Associated Press about why he took a break from film (aside from perhaps the most obvious reason – his wife gave birth to twins in 2017). He points out that as an actor nearing sixty, he is now gearing toward a different caliber of roles.
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