I relate to nothing but joy and happiness there and it’s been the greatest thing I’ve ever done for myself.” His guests have to put up with his notorious penchant for elaborate pranks, however, and the latest to be on the receiving end was his friend and Oceans 11, 12 and 13 costar Matt Damon, who visited the Clooney villa this summer with his wife and family.
“I’m not going to survive in the studio system if all they’re going to do is tentpole action films, because I’m not really that guy anymore.
So my livelihood is going to depend on films like Up In The Air and Goats being successful, because if they are, we get to make more of them.
With his own production company, he produced and starred in a string of films, including the Oceans 11 series and received a best actor nomination for Michael Clayton.
“I’ve been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I’m proud of,” he said.
The movie co-stars Ewan Mc Gregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey and was produced by Clooney and his partner and pal Grant Heslov, who also directed it.