George Clooney was overlooked by Hollywood filmmakers after his superhero film, Batman & Robin, failed at the box office. Clooney starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman.
Reportedly, George Clooney now shares that many Hollywood bosses denied working with him after the release of Batman & Robin.
However, the Ocean’s Eleven star believes his destiny improved when he came together with Steven Soderbergh to make 1998 film Out Of Sight.
Talking about it, Clooney said, “Steven was coming off a couple of flops and I was coming off Batman & Robin and we both needed a success. Our backs were against the wall, in a way. I was still doing ‘ER’ at the time and there were always these conversations about whether you can go from television to film. It was a big deal and I was losing that argument.”
He further recalled, “After Batman & Robin, I realised 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.”
Despite his fame, Clooney remains humble in his approach to his career.
“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. I’m lucky.”