It’s no secret that George Clooney is a very rich and successful man. Apparently so much so, that he turned down a $35 million day of work because he didn’t think it was worth it.

Clooney revealed the shocking tidbit in an interview with The Guardian.

“I was offered $35 million for one day’s work for an airline commercial, but I talked to (my wife) about it and we decided it’s not worth it,” he told the publication.

George went on to say that the airline is associated with “a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.'”

During the same interview, Clooney revealed that in recent years he has shifted his focus from showbiz, to his wife Amal and 4-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander

“In general, there just aren’t that many great parts — and, look, I don’t have to act,” he said. “My wife and I had this conversation when I turned 60 this summer. I said, ‘I can still bounce around pretty good, and we both love what we do. But we gotta make sure we don’t book ourselves silly.’ So part of it is just us making sure we live our lives.”

Though he is usually quite tight-lipped about his family, Clooney opened up about having children later in life in a recent interview on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast.

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“I had this discussion with Amal the other day, because I turned 60. Look, we have to rethink how we’re doing our lives,” he said.

“We’re working a lot, both of us,” the Ocean’s Eleven actor added. “She’s working a tremendous amount … It doesn’t mean we don’t do a job, because we gotta do a job. If you don’t have a job, you’re dead. We also have to make sure we’re spending less time behind a computer or going on locations.”

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