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.
The 53-year-old actor is calling on the international community to help prevent the atrocities that are still taking place in Sudan, almost ten years after the genocide.
Nearly a decade after George Clooney his father travelled to Dafur to make 'Journey to Darfur,' a documentary about the drought there, the Hollywood actor is once again lobbying for change in another poverty-stricken African nation.
Clooney has called for action in Sudan
Clooney, who is known for his humanitarian work throughout the large continent, has written a New York Times op-ed, titled 'Sudan's Rape of Darfur,' in which he details the ongoing conflict in Darfur, as well as the lasting effects the genocide that occurred almost ten years ago has had.
Tom Rothman is the top man at Sony, but can he reignite the studio's offerings?
Tom Rothman, the former Fox Filmed Entertainment chief, has landed the top job at Sony and is tasked with revitalizing the studio following the recent hacking scandal and reigniting key franchises including Ghostbusters and Spider-Man.
Tom Rothman is now the head honcho at Sony Pictures
Rothman has pedigree when it comes to attracting key A-list talent and he's working with the likes of George Clooney, Ang Lee and Jodie Foster. This was regarded as a key reason for his hiring.
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Casey Newton is a gifted budding scientist, though has occasionally found herself in trouble with the authorities. On one such occasion, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a strange pin she has never seen before, after collecting her belongings at a police station. After picking it up, she is suddenly transported to another world, a futuristic looking world quite unlike her homeland. After the initial shock wears off, she meets a talented inventor named Frank Walker, who tells her of a place where it's literally possible to change the world, to create things that you would never before have believed possible. That place is called Tomorrowland, and Walker needs a companion for his exciting new journey there having been feeling disillusioned from the world around him. Together they must unveil the secrets of the land and uncover their limitless potential. This dazzling Disney adventure is named after the fantasy area of Disneyland which has never before seen screen action. At the movie's helm is double Oscar winning director Brad Bird ('Ratatouille', 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles') alongside Emmy winning screenwriter Damon Lindelof ('Lost', 'Prometheus', 'World War Z'). 'Tomorrowland' was originally set to be called '1952' and is set to be released on May 22nd 2015.
Some pulled out makeshift signs, while others went the high fashion route.
This week has been a rough time to live on Earth in general, but the raw wound is still the horrific attack that took place in Paris. Even the stars walking the Golden Globes red carpet had to acknowledge the tragedy and show support.
Amal Alamuddin showed her support with a badge, adorning her Dior ensemble.
Many of them did so by wearing the Je Suis Charlie slogan on their arrival at the show. Amal Clooney said that she was wearing Dior, "customized in solidarity with the French people who've gone through a terrible week," according to Elle magazine. A "Je suis Charlie" badge was displayed on her purse, while her husband, George Clooney, also wore a similar button, according to ABC News.
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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Clooney - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
The Hollywood star couldn't help but gush about his wife Amal while accepting Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes.
Even though all eyes were on Amal Clooney as she and husband George arrived at the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday evening (Jan 11th), it was the Hollywood star who was been honoured during the show.
George gushed about his wife Amal while accepting Cecil B. DeMille Award
Clooney was awarded the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was presented to the Oscar winner by his close pals Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle, and during his acceptance speech the 53-year-old actor made sure he gave thanks to his beautiful wife.
George Clooney - Actor Goerge Clooney seen for the first time on the set of "Hail Caesar" dressed as the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, the roman emperor, filming in downtown Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 4th December 2014