George Clooney’s about to make the announcement all of America’s been waiting for

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Finally some news out of Hollywood that conservatives can celebrate.

Actor George Clooney is reportedly giving up his day job and has no plans to appear in any movies any time soon.

“Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore” Clooney told The Sunday Times. “Well, yeah, I shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl. But, look, if somebody’s got Paul Newman in ‘The Verdict,’ I’d jump.”

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The new father of 5-month-old twins isn’t going to be hurting for money, however.

“Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f*cking dollars. I don’t need money,” he said.

The actor, along with his business partners, sold their tequila company Casamigos earlier this year for a cool $1 billion, just four years after starting it.

“I have money,” Clooney said. “So I can fight to make movies I want to make. If you look at what I’ve been in over the past 15 years, for the most part they weren’t going to get made if I didn’t do them. Nobody was going to make ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ ‘Michael Clayton’ or ‘Up in the Air,’ and I fought to get those out there.”

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But he may want to re-think his directing aspirations after the epic failure of his new movie “Suburbicon.” Despite Clooney in the director’s chair and an all-star cast including Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, the film bombed at the box office.

Just desserts after the actor spent months blasting President Trump and his supporters.

The film “marks the worst opening of George Clooney’s directing career and one of the worst wide openings in Paramount’s history,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Suburbicon” scraped in a $16.3 million debut from 2,941 theaters.

“The crime comedy, from a script by Clooney, Grant Heslov and the Coen brothers, tells the story of a seemingly perfect white family whose suburban home is invaded in the summer of 1959. Meanwhile, their new African-American neighbors don’t find life quite so nice in their neighborhood,” The Reporter explained.

And if Clooney didn’t get the loud and clear message that Americans are sick and tired of his – and Hollywood liberals’-  political rantings, the “surprise upset” according to the Reporter was that Clooney’s film lost to a much smaller movie, “Thank You for Your Service,” about the lives of returning soldiers and directed by “American Sniper” writer Jason Hall.

Clooney and his movie’s star, Matt Damon, faced challenges promoting the film as they had been pulled into the vortex of the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who mentored both actors and helped launch their careers in the 1990s.

“The idea that this predator, this assaulter … was out there silencing women like that, it’s beyond infuriating,” Clooney said during an interview on “Good Morning America” last month.

The “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Batman and Robin” star found himself on the defensive, however, when a former “ER” co-star accused him of blacklisting her after she reported being harassed on the set of the show. Clooney responded that he “did not know” about the harassment Vanessa Marquez alluded to but “I take her at her word.”

Clooney probably doesn’t need to worry about his financial security following his profitable tequila company sale. But if he decides to leave Hollywood behind for a while, he may turn to politics instead.

“So many people since Trump was elected have really been pushing on me to get more involved in actual politics, specifically at the highest office,” he told The Sunday Times, adding that he did not have “political aspirations.”

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“I have always been involved in politics. My father ran for Congress. It’s been in our family forever. But, mostly, I can help in ways I actually know very well, like messaging [voters],” he said.

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