Hollywood’s renowned personality George Clooney is an inspiration to many aspiring actors, but once his career was about to finish with just one major failure.
George, 59, worked alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman in Batman and Robin. That period of time actually opened to underwhelming reviews and an abysmal response.
Recently in an interview, the actor revealed that many directors refused to work with him after the failure of the film.
It was not until his famous crime comedy Out of Sight was released when the tables turned for him. He teamed up with director Steven Soderbergh for the making of the film.
According to the actor, the film managed to be a turning point both for him as well as Soderbegh.
“After Batman & Robin, I realized I was going to be held responsible for the movie, not just for the performance. And so we waited, and when I found that movie, we chased Steven down to direct it. There was a director attached and he walked away because he said I wasn’t a movie actor. It all worked out. Steven directed the hell out of that movie – he did a beautiful job with it,” he said.
Clooney appeared on the TV show E.R from 1994 to 1999. After Batman and Robin’s failure, the actor went back to work on television.
“I was a struggling actor for 15 years. Any job you got, it was, Thank you, thank you, thank you. And you’d show up and some guy is a jerk and you’re like, I don’t care. I got a job. I’m getting paid and paying the rent. I’m thrilled to be here and feel lucky’,” he said.