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George Clooney to actors: Stop complaining

2011-12-05 15:21
George Clooney

Los Angeles - George Clooney has told actors to quit complaining.

The Descendants star revealed he is sick of his peers moaning about how tough their lives are and he said other people need to remember how "lucky" they are.

Speaking during The Hollywood Reporter's actor's round table, he said: "I cut tobacco for a living in Kentucky - that was hard work. I sold insurance door to door - that's hard work. Acting is not hard work. If you're lucky enough to be sitting at a table like this, you've been very lucky in your life.

'Lousy job'

"You caught the brass ring somewhere along the way. I've known a tremendous number of talented actors who didn't get opportunities. Is it hard work? There are long hours, but nobody wants to hear you complain. I remember I was selling women's shoes at a department store, which is a lousy job."

George recalled hearing other actors complaining as he struggled to make it in the industry and said it has made his determined to enjoy his good fortune.

He explained: "I remember I would hear of famous stars complaining in Hollywood about how hard their life was - I didn't want to hear that. So I don't find it difficult. I find it challenging, and sometimes I'm very bad at it, but I don't find it hard."


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