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George Clooney Tells Why He Thinks Directing Films Is 'More Fun' Than Acting

Hollywood star George Clooney, who made his directorial debut with 2002's 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind', has "more fun" being behind the camera than in front of it.

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Hollywood star George Clooney, who made his directorial debut with 2002's 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind', has "more fun" being behind the camera than in front of it.

Clooney is back in the director's chair for sports drama 'The Boys in the Boat'.

He told Sky News: "It's more fun, you have a lot more control. I get to boss them around and I don't have to learn how to row. It's fun to come in in the morning and it's fun to write a screenplay and then have somebody build a set that you wrote, it really is."

The 'Tickets to Paradise' actor said he's fortunate to get to do the things he loves so late in his career, reports aceshowbiz.com.

He said: "As you get older, you need to have other things to do. You can't just do one thing. I'm lucky because I'm 62 and I get to do the stuff I love, and a lot of people don't get that."

"I'm well aware of it, and I celebrate it because, you know, if I'm not having fun, I think people would be really (redacted) off. If they look at my life, you go, 'If you're not enjoying that, then, you know, then who knows'," he added.

However, it doesn't mean he doesn't still enjoy acting.

He said: "I still like acting. I have fun," before he quipped, "I just did a film with Brad Pitt, he's an up-and-coming actor."

Clooney and Pitt, 60, are starring in Jon Watts' psychological action-thriller "Wolfs", which hits cinemas in September.

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