George Clooney said he was shunned by Hollywood after the 1997 Batman and Robin
George Clooney says he was shunned by Hollywood after Batman and Robin stopped.
The 59-year-old actress starred alongside the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alicia Silverstone, Chris O̵7;Donnell and Uma Thurman in the 1997 superhero film, and she revealed that the ruined project nearly ruined her career. in the film, because Hollywood directors refused to work with him in the box office dud situation.
The film grossed $ 238 billion in international production budgets of $ 125 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Looking back: George Clooney, 59, says Hollywood avoided it after Batman & Robin quit and that bad criticism of the project almost ruined his film career, as the directors refused to cooperate with him for some time. moment
The Oscar winner – who appeared in the TV drama ER from 1994 to 1999 – told The Sun in the newspaper on Sunday in an interview with the Zoom group that he thinks his fate changed when he joined Steven Soderbergh to make a comedy in the 1998 crime of Out Of Sight with Jennifer Lopez.
‘Steven is coming from a couple of flops and I’m coming Batman and Robin and we both need a success,’ he said. ‘Our backs are against the wall, in a way. I was still doing the ER at that time and there were always these conversations about whether you could show television to the movie. This is a big deal – and that argument is missing.
‘After Batman and Robin I realized I was responsible for the film, not just for the performance. And so we waited, and when I saw that movie, we chased Steven to direct it. There was a director attached and he walked away because he said I was not an actor in the film. ‘
Clooney said that ‘everything worked,’ while ‘Steven pointed to hell in that film – he did a good job here.’
Diminished Return: The film took $ 238 million internationally off a production budget of $ 125 million, according to Box Office Mojo
Turnaround: The actor says he has returned to Tinseltown’s good grace after joining director Steven Soderbergh to make a comedy in the 1998 crime Out Of Sight with Jennifer Lopez
Despite his fame and success, the Kentucky-born actor remains humble in his approach to his career.
‘I cut tobacco to live on for three dollars and 33 cents an hour,’ said the head of Ocean’s Eleven. ‘And I knew something when I left Kentucky, which I did not want to be a tobacco cutter – I was sure there. So everything on top of that became gravy for me. ‘
The actor, who married human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, continued: ‘That’s why I tend to see it silly when people are tortured by [fame]. This does not mean they do not have a rough time and something does not make a person angry, but the overall general spirit should be exciting. I have been struggling as an actor for 15 years. Whatever job you get, it’s, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
‘And you show up and someone is a fool and you are like, “I don’t care. I got a job. I pay and pay rent. I’m excited to be here. I’m lucky.”
Chatting with the publication, Clooney said that despite his decades of Hollywood stardom, he is still the ‘Starstruck’ of some artists like Robert Redford and Paul Newman.