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.
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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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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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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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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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 and Amal welcomed twins, a boy named Alexander and a girl named Ella, into the world back in early June, and spoke about the experience for the first time in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Having welcomed their baby twins three months ago and spending the time enjoying new parenthood, George Clooney and his wife Amal have opened up their doors to talk about the experience – and the possibility of having more children.
The 56 year old Hollywood star and his human rights lawyer wife sat down with The Hollywood Reporter in their mansion near Lake Como, where the couple has been busy raising their son Alexander and daughter Ella since they were born back in June.
“We are unrested - we're both unrested, and she's more unrested than me, obviously,” George told the magazine about the tiredness they’re both feeling. “But I'm a very good diaper guy, which I didn't know I would be.”
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In the quiet, seemingly perfect land of suburbia, a businessman named Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) has everything. A high-flying career, a beautiful home, a wife and a young son, but when his house gets broken into by thugs who kill his wife, he starts to begin to understand the immensity of some of the mistakes he's made in his life. He's being hunted by loan sharks who happen to have connections to the mob, and they intend to get their money back no matter what the costs. When it starts to become clear that everything he has left is at stake, he decides to take matters into his own hands and give those mobsters as good as they give. Soon the neighbourhood transforms into one of the bloodiest in the area, and even his sister Margaret (Julianne Moore) gets dragged into her brother's vengeful scheme.
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The super-premium tequila brand Casamigos, which Clooney co-founded four years ago, is being sold to UK drinks giant Diageo.
The tequila company co-founded by Hollywood star George Clooney has been sold to British drinks firm Diageo in deal worth up to $1 billion, it has been reported.
Diageo, the company that owns high-profile brands like Smirnoff, Baileys, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, announced on Wednesday (June 21st) that it would be purchasing Casamigos, a deluxe brand of tequila created four years ago by Clooney along with Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber and property developer Mike Meldman.
George Clooney's tequila brand Casamigos is being sold for up to $1 billion
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The couple welcomed a little boy and girl on June 6
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her actor husband, George have created "stunningly beautiful babies" according to Amal’s mother, Baria Alamuddin. The couple, who married in Venice in 2014, welcomed a daughter and a son on Tuesday June 6 and now their grandmother has gushed over the tiny twins.
Amal and George Clooney are first time parents to a twin boy and girl
The 39-year-old gave birth to Ella and Alexander in London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with her 56-year-old husband by her side.
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Amal Clooney and George Clooney are thrilled following the birth of their two babies.
Congratulations to Amal Clooney and George Clooney, who have this week welcomed their first children into the world. They have been married for going on three years and the birth also marks both their first ventures into parenthood as individuals as well as a couple
George Clooney and Amal Clooney at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Amal and George have finally given birth to their long awaited twins - a daughter named Ella and a son named Alexander - and while mother is doing well, it seems that the 'Money Monster' star still hasn't recovered from the prospect of having two little babies.
George Clooney directing his new movie 'Suburbicon' which is being filmed in L.A. The film has been written by the Coen Brother who have worked with Clooney (in an acting role) on a number of other films including Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar! and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 19th October 2016
Director George Clooney seen on the set of 'Suburbicon' with actress Julianne Moore who was wearing yellow 50's attire. The film has been written by the Coen brothers and will also star Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th October 2016
Date of birth
6th May, 1961
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