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George Clooney Reveals Why He's Happy He Never Starred in a Major Film Franchise

George Clooney Reveals Why He's Happy He Never Starred in a Major Film Franchise

George Clooney is opening up about his film career.

During a new interview with the Bafta Life In Pictures series, the 59-year-old actor said that he was glad he never starred in a major film franchise because it allowed him to star in all types of movies, and he was never type-cast to only star in one genre of movies.

“I was lucky in a weird way that as an actor I never got massively successful in anything, you know, in a funny way,” George said, via Deadline. “I never was—I did an action film like Peacemaker and it wasn’t a hit, if it had been Die Hard, which it wasn’t, then that’s who I would have been. I would have been the action guy. I did One Fine Day, if I’d done romantic comedies and any were a massive hit, I would have been the romantic comedy guy, and then I couldn’t have done drama and the other way I couldn’t have done comedy.”

George continued, “Because they weren’t, and if you go through my career a lot of the things weren’t home runs at all, it’s allowed me to do and try other things. I’m allowed to do a comedy or a drama, so I can do something as whacky as O Brother Where Art Thou and something as straight as Michael Clayton.”

If you missed it, George Clooney and this fellow Oscar winner are in talks to team up for a new movie.

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