In a September 28, 1997 special to the Washington Post, writer Sharon Waxman profiles Clooney in a piece titled 'George Clooney, Uncowled'. Clooney talks of his current success (in NBC's E.R. and as Batman) and his future...
"The way you want to do it is like Cary Grant. Have a successful career, then in 1966 . . . decide you're looking too old, leave the movies and never look back. Then at 80 years old have a stroke and drop dead. That's perfect.
"I don't believe in Heaven and Hell," he says. "I don't know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won't allow this life -- the only thing I know to exist -- to be wasted."
Then George Clooney gets into his beetle-black, turbo-charged Porsche convertible. Puts on silver-rimmed shades. Tips the attendant five bucks. And roars off into the blinding, midday Hollywood glare.
From Larry King Live February 16, 2006:
King: Did you lose your faith, or do you still have it?
Clooney: I don't have a specific....Yeah...I don't....You know. It's an interesting thing. I'll tell you what's tricky about this. In talking about religion, if you're well known, anything you say, it sort of takes off about a bunch of other people and attacks their belief. So I always try to say that, you know, first and foremost, that whatever anybody believes as long as it doesn't hurt anybody else, it's fair enough, and works, and I think, is real, and matters. I don't happen to have those beliefs, as much, you know, I don't believe in those things.
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