Article written by Sid Solomon
George Clooney, 54, spoke to BBC news and said that he is thinking of quitting acting as he feels that he is getting too old.
He spoke laughing “I think nobody really wants to see anybody really age, It’s a very unforgiving thing, the cameras, and so aging becomes something that you try to do less and less on screen, you know? You try to pick the films that work best for you and as you age, they become less and less.”
The star however has branched out by showing his skills in directing multiple films, including “The Monuments Men” and “The Ides of March.”
“It is my great love, and I do enjoy it a lot,” he added. “As you age on screen, you get to that point where you really understand that you can’t stay in front of the camera for your whole life. So it’s much more fun to me, and it’s infinitely more creative, to be directing.”
The star whose fame widened after the release of the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, made his directorial debut in 2002, in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”. He then went on and directed the historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), the sports comedy Leatherheads (2008), the political drama The Ides of March (2011), and the war film The Monuments Men (2014).
He has also won an Academy Awards for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo. He is the only person who has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories.