George Clooney is among the biggest names in the Hollywood industry and this has continued to stay constant for years. As to why he is prominent in the film industry, the answer is quite obvious- his impeccable work in the field of acting and politics. He has worked with several big projects that gave him positive credit in the long run but his acting business comes with one dangerous thing that he is quite afraid of!
The reason behind his worry is fame! It is something that each celebrity has to face at some point in their life which absolutely is a significant factor in their success. But, the consequences it brings along the way are not to be neglected!
George Clooney Considers Fame a Dangerous Factor!
While promoting his then-new film, Gravity in 2012, alongside Sandra Bullock, the 62-year-old actor delved into what fame actually is.
In an interview with IndieWire, he shared,
“Fame can be very dangerous because you can start to enjoy that part of it. And that’s not the good part of what I do for a living.”
He further shared,
“The good part is the making of films. The unpleasant part is the fame part, if you’re not careful.”
Having kicked off his acting journey in the late 1970s, he gained recognition with his role as Dr. Doug Ross on medical drama series, ER. With his breakthrough role in From Dusk Till Dawn, he gained wider prominence through his work which eventually established him as an influential personality in Hollywood.
How George Clooney’s Experience With Fame Helped Him in The Long Run?
George Clooney further in the interview opened up about dealing with recognition which came when he was in his 30s.
“I was 34 before [fame] hit. And I’d failed a lot. And having failed a lot I understood how lucky success was. Because it’s not just about your brilliance. Luck has a huge hand it in.”
He further opened up about having a “good life” but it also pushes him to work which he likes to do.
The Argo star,
“Most people don’t get this opportunity and I feel like because I have this opportunity I want to do as many things as I can to push as many limits as I can until they say I can’t. And they will say I can’t.”
In another interview, he opened up about how gaining fame in his 30s helped him in living a normal life which is something that celebrities have to compromise. He has learned to channel his popularity and now uses it to address noble causes and environmentalism.