George Clooney

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

6th May, 1961







George Clooney (born 6.5.1961) George Clooney is an American actor, as well as a director and producer. He is also involved in the United Nations (UN) organisation.

Childhood: George Clooney was born in Kentucky, to Nina and Nick Clooney. His father was a journalist, a news anchorman and a games show host, whilst his aunt, Rosemary Clooney, was a singer. His uncle, José Ferrer was also an actor.

Clooney developed his interest in theatre at Sir Thomas Rich's Grammar School, in Gloucester, England. When his family moved back to Kentucky, George attended Augusta High School and earned the lead role in a number of plays.

Acting Breakthrough: In 1984, Clooney was given a role in a medical comedy drama named E/R. A decade later, he would more famously star in the similarly named, high profile drama ER. His first major break, however, was playing Roseanne Barr's boss in the sitcom Roseanne.

His role on Roseanne was followed by parts in Baby Talk and Sisters.

Clooney's major film debut was a small role in Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

The major TV breakthrough came in 1994, when Clooney landed the role of Dr. Doug Ross in ER. He stayed on the show between 1994 and 1999.

Mainstream Success: Whilst he was appearing in ER, Clooney also landed a number of major roles in Hollywood films, the first being a part in From Dusk Till Dawn, by maverick director Robert Rodriguez. This was followed by roles in The Peacemaker and One Fine Day. During the last few weeks of his ER contract, Clooney starred in Three Kings.

George Clooney has a long-standing and fruitful relationship with the Coen Brothers directorial team. His first film for them was O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Another lucrative relationship is that between Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, the director of the Ocean's trilogy. Clooney starred alongside Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in Ocean's Eleven and went on to star in Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.

Clooney's directorial debut came in 2002, with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. The film was unsuccessful at the box office, though Clooney's directorial skills were appreciated by film critics.

Returning to acting, Clooney starred in the lead role in Syriana (2005), a film about a former CIA agent. Shortly after filming Syriana, Clooney directed and acted in Good Night and Good Luck. Both films were considered a financial and critical success. The latter film earned Clooney two Oscar nominations, for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Syriana earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

In 2008, Clooney was once again nominated for an Oscar - this time for his role in Michael Clayton. He lost the prize to Daniel Day Lewis (for his role in There Will Be Blood).

Later that year, Clooney returned to working with the Coen brothers and once again shared screen-time with Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading.

Personal Life: George Clooney was once married to Talia Balsam, between 1989 and 1993. He also had a brief relationship with the actress Sarah Larson.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman each bet Clooney $10,000 each that he would have fathered a child before he turned 40. On his 40th birthday, Pfeiffer and Kidman both sent him a cheque. Clooney returned the cheques, betting double or nothing that he would still be childless when he turned 50.

Until 2006, George Clooney owned a pot-bellied pig named Max, which he had had for 16 years.

From Amy Schumer To Danny Glover: 7 Celebrities Who Have Been Arrested For Protesting

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 11 October 2018

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Criminal trespassing is the most common reason for protest arrests.

Arguably the most honourable reason you can be arrested in this day and age is forceful activism; that is, peaceful protest that involves trespassing and generally being an inconvenience to the people you're campaigning against. You'd be amazed at how many celebrities have a criminal record for this sort of thing.

Amy Schumer at the 2018 #Blogher Creators Summit

1. Amy Schumer - The comedienne was arrested alongside actress Emily Ratajkowski along with more than 300 other people last week while protesting at the Hart Senate Building against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after he had been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.

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George Clooney Named Highest Earning Actor Of 2018 By Forbes

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 23 August 2018

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The $1 billion sale of his co-owned tequila brand Casamigos meant Clooney was miles ahead at the top of the 2018 Forbes list.

George Clooney has been named the highest-earning actor of the last year by Forbes in its annual list for 2018, making $239 million – but his massive income is mostly not down to acting.

Clooney’s pre-tax earnings, between June 2017 and June 2018, are the most that any actor has ever made in any 12-month period in history, according to Forbes.

However, 57 year old Clooney has had a comparatively quiet year in box office terms. Instead, his windfall earnings came from the sale of Casamigos, the tequila brand he founded with friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldma in 2013, to global liquor company Diageo for $1 billion a year ago.

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Tom Cruise Wishes George Clooney A Speedy Recovery After Bike Smash

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 July 2018

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Clooney has been released from hospital after the horrific bike crash he suffered in Sardinia this week.

Tom Cruise has sent a message of support to his fellow actor George Clooney after the latter was injured in a nasty motorcycle crash earlier this week.

Clooney, 57, was rushed to hospital in Sardinia, Italy on Monday (July 9th) after being involved in a horrific collision with another vehicle that sent him six feet into the air from his moped, as he was driving to the set of his new film Catch-22.

Speaking at the premiere of his own new film, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, in Paris, 56 year old Cruise, who starred in ‘ER’ with Clooney and who also suffered his own stunt injuries during filming last year, had some words of support.

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George And Amal Clooney Donate $100k To Migrant Children Center

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 21 June 2018

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The Clooneys have made a generous donation to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, in reaction to the recent distressing scenes at the US-Mexico border.

George Clooney and his wife Amal have reacted to the ongoing situation at American’s border with Mexico, announcing that they’ve donated $100,000 to help migrant children separated from their parents.

The celebrity couple, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander last year, have been discussing how they could help after distressing scenes from the border, in which crying children have been separated from their parents and housed in temporary cages inside detention centres at the border while the adults are prosecuted for illegally entering the country.

“At some point in the future our children will ask us: ‘Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centres?’ And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood,” George and Amal told People magazine.

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. This year's recipient was George Clooney, who was presented the award by Julia Roberts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th June 2018

'Batman & Robin' Changed George Clooney's Career - For The Positive - Forever

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 June 2018

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George Clooney has always been a little embarrassed about his leading role in 'Batman & Robin'.

George Clooney is without a doubt one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but it's not always been that way. In fact, there was a time in his career when the actor would jump from project to project, simply happy to be working ahead of his breakout role in television's 'ER'. When that happened however, the floodgates of opportunity burst open for Clooney, but there was still a struggle to be had.

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One of his earliest leading roles came in 'Batman & Robin', where he took over the leading role of the World's Greatest Detective from Val Kilmer, who had seen huge success in 'Batman Forever'. Unfortunately for Clooney, tackling Bruce Wayne proved to be a trickier task than he had imagined, due to a script renowned as being terrible, and a number of behind-the-scenes challenges.

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney at the wedding of Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. The couple have now been named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Windsor, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th May 2018

Amal Clooney and George Clooney at the 2018 Costume Institute Gala (aka the Met Gala or the Met Ball) held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This year's theme was 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination' - New York, New York, United States - Monday 7th May 2018

George Clooney Working On Watergate Series For Netflix

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 December 2017

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Clooney will serve as director alongside Matt Charman on the show.

There's never been a better time to revisit the real-life Watergate scandal, and that's probably exactly why both George Clooney (and his Smokehouse Pictures company) and Matt Charman are teaming up for an eight-part limited series delving into the Washington, D.C. case, which saw the American government brought to its knees.

George Clooney is working on a number of different projects

Being developed at Netflix in what's described as a competitive situation, the show is being produced by Sonar Entertainment, and reports claim that each episode will focus on a different individual that had ties to the scandal.

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George Clooney Once Gave His Friends $1 Million. Each.

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 December 2017

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The superstar invited his friends round to dinner back in 2013 and gave all of them a million dollars, according to pal Rande Gerber.

Being friends with George Clooney sounds like it has perks that go beyond simply being mates with a superstar, as one of his pals revealed that the actor gave each of his friends a million dollars to say thank you for helping him throughout his career!

Rande Gerber, the businessman and whose wife is Cindy Crawford, made the sensational claim to MSNBC on Wednesday (December 13th), saying that he and 13 other people were surprised when they accepted an invitation to his house for dinner back in 2013 only to find suitcases filled with $1 million each in $20 notes on their seats around the table.

Clooney explained that he was making the incredibly generous gesture in order to “give back” to his friends, telling them “how much you’ve meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life.”

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Suburbicon Review


This film feels kind of like what you'd expect from a collision between George Clooney and the Coen brothers: a comical noir thriller with a hefty dose of social commentary. Essentially two films mashed together, it paints a clever portrait of America in the 1950s with repressed rage, racial unrest and deep-seated greed. But the film's most powerful angle is its story of a young boy's rather nightmarish coming of age.

It's set in 1959 middle America, where Suburbicon is the town of the future, an idyllic place to raise a family. Then the Meyers family moves in, the first black family, and the community blames them when the Lodges - dad Gardner (Matt Damon), mom Rose (Julianne Moore), son Nicky (Noah Jupe) and aunt Maggie (also Moore) - are violently attacked. But an insurance inspector (Oscar Isaac) suspects that Gardner knows more about his attackers (Glenn Fleshler and Alex Hassell) than he's letting on. And Nicky knows he does. So as the neighbourhood descends into chaos to protest the Meyers' presence, Nicky quietly befriends their son Andy (Tony Espinosa).

Clooney directs this in a colourful 1950s style, with jaunty music by Alexandre Desplat and vivid production design by James Bissell. This is a community that looks perfect on the surface, but more than a little rotten underneath. And the script lures the audience in with some clever twists and turns that shift perspectives and tones, playing with the way these people are interconnected. Much of this is observed through Nicky's eyes, and he sees everything even if he can't explain why something is happening. All of this builds to a properly intense final act that's laced with wicked humour to gleefully keep the audience off balance. So even as it turns increasingly violent, the suspense and irony keep us entertained.

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George Clooney Describes Harvey Weinstein's Actions As "Indefensible"

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10 October 2017

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It has been alleged the movie producer sexually harassed a number of females

While Hollywood female A-Listers are being criticised for not speaking out amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there are few Hollywood male A-Listers who have been taken to task for the same thing. Weinstein has been dismissed from the Weinstein Company, a company he co-foundered, and recently Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Dame Judi Dench have thrown their support behind the women making allegations of sexual harassment against him.

George Clooney has spoken out about allegations against Harvey Weinstein

Now one of the more vocal male presences in the showbiz industry, George Clooney, has spoken out about the movie producer’s behaviour and described it as "indefensible".

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George Clooney Admits He Cries More Than His Twins

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 15 September 2017

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Clooney was interviewed at Toronto International Film Festival about how he's coping with being a dad to twins.

George Clooney has revealed that being a new father to his twins is taking it out of him, and that the babies cry less than he does!

The 56 year old Hollywood A-lister welcomed twins, named Ella and Alexander, with his wife Amal Clooney back in June this year. Three months in, he’s loving new parenthood, but admits that it’s completely exhausting – obviously.

“They don’t cry,” he told MailOnline while appearing at the Toronto Film Festival on Wednesday night (September 13th). “I cry more than they do. I cry four times a day right now, because I’m so tired.”

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George Clooney arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017

George Clooney at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd March 2017