George Clooney

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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.



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George Clooney Calls For The End Of Genocide And 'Torture Rapes' In Sudan

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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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Golden Globes 2015: George Clooney Praises Wife Amal While Accepting Cecil B. DeMille Award: "I Couldn't Be Prouder to Be Your Husband"

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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.

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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.

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Joyce Thompson

13 million dollars? Really??? With all the American's that lost their homes and jobs and everything they ever worked for in their life. You brag about these two people spending 13 million on a wedding. That is just stupid. Put your money to better use, spending all this money wont make you love each other anymore. You most likely end up like most of the couples in Hollywood, just 13 million dollar poorer. Our Government could use 13 Million dollars to help pay down the national debt. You even have the nerve to spend your 13 million in another country. Shame shame on both of you.

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Stimata doamna, santem bucurosi , sa aflam despre problemele dumneavoastra acum .Am dori sa ne povestiti mai in detaliu cand au inceput aceste pr. cu fam. regala olandeza . Ce anume v au facut?! si sper sa ne ajutati amanuntit sa le putem rezolva .Avem o mica pr. : am luat legatura cu autoritatile romane, care ne au comfirmat ca identitatea dumneavoastra ar mai fi folosita de o alta persoana ......??? in speta UN BARBAT.....?? nume : DUMITRESCU DAN De fapt autoritatile olandeze ne au comfirmat ca santeti femeie si de aici .... incurcatura noastra.!va rog sa ne lamuriti care santeti ? sau cumva ... tot autoritatile au creat voit aceasta incurcatura?? Asteptam raspuns , scrieti fara prescurtari ,si astept sa colaborati cu noi.

7 years 11 months ago
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DixieLee

George Clooney is one of the most talented actors/directors/producers/writers and also and incredibly nice human being!

9 years 7 months ago
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feistylady

I have been a huge George Clooney fan for years and have been trying to contact him for 2 years about an anti-aging therapy that I've been using for six months that is very real and would like for him to investigate for himself. I know it is selfish of me, but I want George to stay the best looking man on this planet for many more years so I can go look at him. If anyone knows how I can possibly contact George please let me know for his benefit and mine, as well as the millions of his fans worldwide.Sherry

7 years 9 months ago
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cmark

Just because something looks good does it make it so? It seems many people find George Clooney to be very handsome. Unfortunately, Mr. Clooney has used his appearance and his power as an actor and director to suggest a political philosophy which makes no sense. He is under the delusion that if we understand the "why" and "how" our enemies developed such distain for the U.S. we could all just come together and forget our problems. This argument is flawed because some people (the terrorists) will not compromise and certainly do not care about how the U.S. became what it is. They just hate us! Maybe they see the filth that is pumped out of Hollywood and say to themselves, "I do not want my daughter to act like the girls I see on MTV and my son will not grow up to be a rapper; God willing!" So they see us as infadels. Of course, they hate Isreal and Jews and anyone who allies with them; again the U.S. is targeted. But, Mr. Clooney has grown up in a dream world of the over-privelaged american landscape. Thus, he comes up with some bizaare political ideas towards the war on terror. He does not understand that many people are not rational or reasonable and will only understand force. Maybe George needs to go back to college and take a few History courses before mouthing off to the public and making anti-american movies.

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Lover of Peace

George Clooney for President, now that would be cool, if he choose too, But that would be dangerous, Then you have to worry about your life and reputation by others, But I can't blame him. Always remember:With power comes great responsiblities.[a wise person once said this to his love one] I like George the way that he is, the actor,producer and more. Whom cares about his past, I care about his future, not his past. So, take care, and God bless.

8 years 4 months ago
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boycott oceans 13 and more. george and all take us for fools to see them have a personal c**ktail party on the screen. forget it george.

8 years 10 months ago
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irina

Hello,My name Irina, I am a lawyer from Latvia. I meet with George Cloony and his friend Giovanni in New York (hotel "W")in March 2006.Please, send him this e-mail and say that I can't forgot our meeting and wait call from George Clooney and Giovanni. They are know my phone number.Thanks,Irina

8 years 10 months ago
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I am reading the birth info on George Clooney. Does anyone know from what source his birth time is taken from to prove authenticity? I am an astrologer and want to confirm that his birth time is accurate so my readings/predictions will be more accurate. Thanks. I have done readings on lots of stars.

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George Clooney should be deported. He is everything that is wrong with America. All you 'lovers' of George - did you know he made jokes about Charlton Heston having Alzheimer's ? What a lowlife. He is clueless about Islam, and clueless about terrorism. He is a typical self-absorbed pacificist uneducated punk liberal - and all of you who follow him are suckers - cause everything he does is for his own self promotion and to draw you morons in to be his fans - and make him $$$. He is an embarassment to America - he should become a citizen of France. All you losers who care what minute he was born 'Yippppee - I was born in May too - I must be special !!!' 'Wow - Clooney likes macaroni -just like me' 'Wow - did you hear Clooney has 2 feet - like just like me !!! Wow - I must be just as cool as he is !!! - you are all complete no-life - brain dead - worthless people - and I am sure you will all vote for Obama too. You are also what is wrong the country - just like Clooney-the-Looney. The country took alot of strength, courage, and FIGHTING WITH BLOOD THRU WAR - so all you pacifists who think it can be maintained with no bloodshed are simply looney. Go pick daisy's with Clooney - oh yeah, I forgot, he thinks you all are LOSER's too - and only wants your $$$ at the movie theater... Duh.

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