Clooney wants quality over quantity in acting projects

Los Angeles, Nov 6 (IANS) Actor George Clooney, last seen on the big screen in "Money Monster" last year, says there aren't "many" roles now that urge him to face the camera.

He says it would take an exciting script for him to sign on for a new movie these days, reports

"Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I'm 56. I'm not the guy that gets the girl any more... I shouldn't be the guy that gets the girl. But, look, if somebody's got Paul Newman in 'The Verdict', I'd jump. But there aren't that many like that," Clooney told The Sunday Times Culture magazine.

"Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f***ing dollars. I don't need money," added the 56-year-old star.

Clooney was paid $50,000 to write, produce and direct his latest film "Suburbicon". He is focussed at pushing for projects he believes in than put money ahead of creativity.

"I have money, so I can fight to make movies I want to make. If you look at what I've been in over the past 15 years, for the most part they weren't going to get made if I didn't do them.

"Nobody was going to make 'Good Night, and Good Luck', 'Michael Clayton' or 'Up in the Air', and I fought to get those out there. (Brad) Pitt's doing that a lot too. Brad does it, and that's a good use of celebrity, or whatever the f**k that is.

"I'll make money other ways if I have to. I used to do coffee commercials."