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George Clooney Explains Why He Turned Down $35 Million For A Day’s Work

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Actor George Clooney turned down $35 million for a single day of work so that he could sleep at night.

Clooney, director of the upcoming movie “The Tender Bar,” said he rejected a multimillion-dollar paycheck for a foreign airline commercial after talking it over with his wife, the human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

The couple “decided it’s not worth it,” he told The Guardian in a lengthy interview published Friday.

“It was [associated with] a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times,” Clooney said. “And so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.’”

Clooney did not name the country or the airline.

Video: George Clooney recalls fans filming him after motorcycle crash

The Oscar winner’s stance should come as no surprise. He has used his platform to promote and call out various issues, from racism and former President Donald Trump to anti-maskers and the kingdom of Brunei.

Clooney has ruled out a run for office, though, saying it’s “because I would actually like to have a nice life.” 

Read the full Guardian interview here.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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