Clooney warns wannabes actors over the price of fame


Updated: 2006-12-13 10:50

Oscar Winner George Clooney warns aspiring movie actors to think twice before launching themselves in Hollywood, as the industry is not as glamorous as it first seems.




Actor George Clooney speaks as he accepts the 21st American Cinematheque Award during a benefit gala in Beverly Hills, California October 13, 2006. . Photo Credit: REUTERS/Phil McCarten


Washington: Oscar Winner George Clooney warns aspiring movie actors to think twice before launching themselves in Hollywood, as the industry is not as glamorous as it first seems.

The Syriana star recalls he was desperate to make it big in movies and his ambition knew no bounds.

But he now confesses success has changed his perspective on movie stardom, making him far more aware of the price he pays for fame.

"I think when you're young and getting started, fame is like a bug light - you're driven toward success so intensely as an actor because you're pointed that way. And when you get it, you realize most of the things that you thought would be great are not," Contactmusic quoted him, as telling the New York Daily News.

"And that's not whining, or saying 'Woe is me.' The greatest thing about being in the position I'm in is, I can walk into a movie studio and say, 'I want to make a black-and-white film noir,' and they'll make it because they don't want me to go someplace else. And that's great. (But) there are other parts that aren't so fun," he added.

Meanwhile, Clooney has said he'd like to appear in one of India's spectacular song-and-dance movies and help expand the Indian film industry.(ANI)



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