George Clooney Speaks on Enjoying Flops & Working With “Turkeys”


George Clooney has had a very extensive career. The actor has spoken on the process of making a movie, revealing that it is strange to see a film from a whole other perspective by actually having experiences on set and getting to know the cast. He says there are times when he becomes very close to co-stars and it makes him see his work in a new light, but it doesn’t always work out or isn’t always the best film. He admits that even flop films can be a positive experience depending on the set:

”It’s a funny thing, you’ve got to remember that when you’re doing a movie, a lot of times you’re spending four or five months on set and sometimes you’re making really good friends and sometimes not. Some of the best films have been the least fun experiences and some of the worst, I’ve made lifelong friends out of it. It’s the kind of thing where the memory of the film is very different than how it was reviewed, because it’s months out of your life and you end up making close friends or having great experience on films that don’t necessarily work. And that’s a tricky thing to come to terms with.”

Opening up on his favourite person to work with, George points out that he has worked with Matt Damon regularly and enjoys their collaborative efforts. He also jokes that he has worked with some “turkeys” but has mostly been lucky:

”I’ve done six films with [Matt] Damon now, so I guess I do enjoy working with him, though you wouldn’t know it. I’ve been really lucky to work with people who enjoy what they do. I’ve worked with a couple of turkeys, but I’ve mostly been really lucky.”