According to the Hollywood reporter, George Clooney's life is not necessarily as others perceive it may be, The Hollywood Star Says that:
HE CANT SLEEP , he's in bed by 10:00 p.m. almost every night, though wakes up often throughout the night and requires the flickering of the TV in order to doze off. “Turning off the television causes me to think, and once I start that vision roaring, I have a very tough time getting to sleep,” he admits. "I'm able to numb out," he says, though even with the TV on, “Without question, I wake every night five times.” It was during one of these sleepless spells he wrote a memorable line of dialogue from Ides. "I woke and sat down and wrote the whole scene in the kitchen between Ryan [Gosling] and myself: ‘You want to be president... You can start a war, you can lie, you can cheat, you can bankrupt the country, but you can’t f--- the interns.’”
HE'S MOST LONELY AS HE SAID "Anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get lonely at times,” he says. “The loneliest you will get is in the most public of arenas: You will go to a place and end up in the smallest compartment possible, because it’s a distraction to everybody, and you end up not getting to enjoy it like everyone else.” He adds, “I have been infinitely more alone in a bad relationship; there’s nothing more isolating. I have been in places in my life where that has existed.”
CLOONEY MAKES A LOT LESS MONEY THAN YOU'D THINK A movie star with an indie heart, Clooney took a humble $300,000 for his role as a grief-stricken, cuckolded father in The Descendants, a $20 million-budgeted best picture nominee directed by Alexander Payne (who had rejected him for a role in Sideways years earlier). And that's hardly anything new for him, rarely taking more than scale -- at most a few hundred thousand dollars, backend excluded -- since the $10 million he received for 2000’s The Perfect Storm. At the box office, the last of his projects to have earned more than $100 million domestically was 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen. For 2005's Good Night, and Good Luck, which he directed, co-wrote and starred in, his payday was $120,000 (with no backend). The movie made $31.5 million. Recently, he turned down $15 million for one project that came with a promised $45 million on the backend.