George Clooney Explains Why He Turned Down $35 Million For A Day’s Work

Actor George Clooney turned down $35 million for a single day of work so that he could sleep at night.

Clooney, director of the upcoming movie “The Tender Bar,” said he rejected a multimillion-dollar paycheck for a foreign airline commercial after talking it over with his wife, the human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

The couple “decided it’s not worth it,” he told The Guardian in a lengthy interview published Friday.

“It was [associated with] a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times,” Clooney said. “And so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.’”

Clooney did not name the country or the airline.

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The Oscar winner’s stance should come as no surprise. He has used his platform to promote and call out various issues, from racism and former President Donald Trump to anti-maskers and the kingdom of Brunei.

Clooney has ruled out a run for office, though, saying it’s “because I would actually like to have a nice life.”

Read the full Guardian interview here.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.