The actor-director says that he does not need money, but believes in making the films that he wants to make.
Washington D.C.: Academy Award winner George Clooney is not going to appear on the big screens any time soon.
The 'Ocean's Eleven' star, in an interview, said, "Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I'm 56. I'm not the guy that gets the girl anymore. 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. Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f**king dollars. I don't need money," he added, as reported by E! Online.
Back in June, Clooney confirmed that he and his business partners sold their tequila company Casamigos for $US1 billion.
"Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f--king dollars. I don't need the money," the 56-year-old said.
"I have money," said Clooney. "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."