More than two decades after he starred as the Caped Crusader, George Clooney has named Batman & Robin as the major turning point of his acting career.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney revealed the the 1997 Joel Schumacher film had a tremendous influence on him.

“It’s really easy to pick: Batman & Robin,” said the Oscar-winning actor of the movie that most influenced his career. “That’s not a joke. Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work. After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role. My next three films were Out of Sight, Three Kings and O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

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