Feeling trapped in your job by this ersatz excuse of an economy we’ve been slumming with for half a decade? You’re not alone, but you’re also not as cornered as you think. If you have the drive and passion but just need a little inspiration, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get a job that suits you. Here are a few examples of people who made major changes midway into a career. Sometimes you just have to say screw it and pursue what makes you happy.
A few years ago, a beer company started a campaign advertising the “drinkability” of its product. At first it struck me as silly — and surprising that a competitor didn’t respond that theirs was the more “potent potable” — but then I began to understand. Technically all beers are drinkable. They were simply suggesting theirs went down smoother and easier than the rest. We might apply similar criteria to movies. Technically all movies are watchable (assuming they’re in focus). But those that are more easily and more frequently watched, that go down smooth and easy, have what we could call “watchability.”
George Clooney is occupying a number of screens this Fall. Whether peering at us from the other half of TIME Magazine in the IDES OF MARCH poster or literally running through the trailer of Alexander Payne’s forthcoming THE DESCENDANTS, he seems to be everywhere you look, and since he’s pretty much the sexiest middle-aged guy around, I don’t think anyone’s complaining. He’s definitely the sexiest major leading man who used be only be a television actor. (I’m kidding! I know, I know, TV is all that.) But is his trajectory absolutely unique?