In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in February
, actor George Clooney expressed fear that he might not be doing enough to achieve the goals he's set for himself, especially when it comes to helping others.
“I am terrified of not finishing, or at least not participating enough,” he said. “Everybody has a fear of death, but my fear isn’t dying; it’s of not getting the job done.”
Clooney, already a Hollywood legend, has been passionately involved for years, shedding light on the atrocities taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan. He's traveled to the war-torn country many times, and he's also co-founded charities and met with heads of state (most notably twice with President Obama) to urge action in preventing further bloodshed and violence.
In March, while attending a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., Clooney (along with his father Nick and several current and former members of the U.S. House of Representatives) was arrested
. "You never know if you are accomplishing anything," he told reporters after being released with a $100 fine. "We hope it helps."
The 51-year-old's latest effort to help includes selling off his prized 2008 Tesla “Signature 100” Roadster.
Valued between $100,000-$125,000, the car was the eighth ever produced. Despite having only 1,700 miles on the odometer, Clooney says the vehicle is an absolute thrill to drive. It will be presented at Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on Aug. 19. All proceeds will benefit the Satellite Sentinel Project
co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast
“We are overjoyed to present George Clooney’s Signature 100 Tesla at Pebble Beach because this is an incredible opportunity to purchase a modern collector car with all the right elements: one-owner, celebrity provenance; historical significance; limited-edition rarity and philanthropic ties,” says president and founder of the auction, David Gooding
“We admire and respect Mr. Clooney’s talent and dedication to making a difference in our international community, and hope his fantastic car will attract great support for the Satellite Sentinel Project and recognition of the lives his work saves every day.”
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