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.
Pat Adams is a long time fan of the actor and lives at the Sunrise of Sonning Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in Reading.
George Clooney helped make an elderly fan’s birthday wish come true on Sunday, when he visited her to help celebrate her 87th birthday.
The actor paid a surprise visit to fan Pat Adams, who lives at a retirement home in Berkshire, near where Clooney resides with his wife Amal. Speaking about the meeting to ‘Good Morning Britain’ Pat described George as ‘the perfect gentleman and a delight’.
The human rights lawyer addressed the United Nations on Thursday, urging action to prevent atrocities being committed by IS.
Amal Clooney delivered a passionate speech this week urging the world not to allow the Islamic State group to “get away with genocide” in Iraq, and to “stand up for justice” and show “moral leadership”.
The human rights lawyer and wife of George Clooney, whose law practice has represented the victims of IS rapes, beatings and kidnappings, told a United Nations assembly that the crimes being committed by the terrorist group were not the only things that were “shocking”, but also that the watching world had thusfar acted in such a “passive” manner.
Amal and George Clooney pictured in May 2016
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The actor hit out at Trump during his acceptance speech at the César Awards in France.
Clooney was joined by friend, fellow actor Jean Dujardin, who provided a joking “translation” of what the American was trying to say, before things took a more serious tone.
George Clooney spoke about Trump at the Cesar Awards on Friday
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Amal’s husband George Clooney has said the couple are being more careful about where they travel to during her pregnancy.
George Clooney says that he and wife Amal have imposed certain travel restrictions on themselves as they prepare to welcome twins.
Amal, 39, is a high-profile human rights lawyer and her husband has admitted that the couple previously found it “exciting” to visit dangerous places.
George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney are expecting twins
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The actor and wife Amal Clooney are expecting twins, due in June.
George Clooney has spoken for the first time about wife Amal’s pregnancy news, saying he is “excited” to become a father.
However with the couple’s twins due in June, Clooney will be 56 when he becomes a first time dad, the age most fathers are sending their kids off to college.
But luckily for Clooney he’s got some very supportive friends, even if they like to occasionally rib him about being an older dad.
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George couldn’t wait to tell BFF Matt his exciting news.
Damon said he first found out the exciting news last fall, when Amal was just eight weeks pregnant, and his immediate reaction was to remind his friend about the ’12-week rule’ when it comes to sharing pregnancy news.
Matt Damon knew about The Clooney’s baby knew before anyone else
Congratulations Amal and George Clooney!
It seems Hollywood is having something of a baby boom recently as George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney become the latest stars to reveal that they are expecting twins. According to reports, they are expecting their bundle of joy in early summer.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney have twins on the way
Despite having had numerous high profile relationships and marriages over the year, the 'Hail, Caesar!' actor has never gone down the road of parenthood. Until now! He wed the love of his life - human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin - in 2014, and their beautiful union has culminated in the conception of twin Clooneys!
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The rumours that started last week are apparently true! Amal Clooney is pregnant with twins - a boy and a girl.
George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins – a boy and a girl - and are “really happy” to start their family, according to a new interview.
The 38 year old human rights lawyer is due to give birth in the summer, the magazine claimed in a report on Wednesday (January 18th) quoting a source close to the power couple.
“When George and Amal found out it was twins they were surprised, but also a little scared because they both had said that one was enough,” the insider told In Touch Weekly. However, when they discovered that they would be having a boy and a girl they reportedly felt like they had “hit the family jackpot”.
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Clooney remembered Obama's response to the Charleston massacre in 2015.
One such star is George Clooney, who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in London at a special screening of Netflix’s Syrian civil war documentary The White Helmets on Monday night (January 9th). The actor, known to be frequently politically engaged, shared his thoughts on the most memorable moment in Obama’s two terms as president.
George Clooney with wife Amal at Cannes in 2016
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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
A sleekly made thriller with a sparky sense of humour, this is also a rare action movie that has something important to say. Centred around the corruption in the political and banking systems, the film is just as enlightening as The Big Short, but it's a lot more fun to watch. And it's directed by Jodie Foster as a sharp media satire that seems to be skimming along the surface but is actually taking no prisoners.
It's set on Wall Street, where TV guru Lee (George Clooney) hosts his financial advice show Money Monster, directed by his long-time friend Patty (Julia Roberts). Then in the middle of a broadcast, Lee is interrupted live on-air by Kyle (Jack O'Connell), who is consumed with anger because Lee's investment suggestion resulted in the loss of his life savings. Kyle's real target is the banking executive Walt (Dominic West), who has blamed the wipe-out of share prices on a computer glitch. But something about that story doesn't hold water. While Kyle threatens Lee live, a media storm develops around them. And Patty digs into the story with the help of hackers in Korea, Iceland and South Africa, feeding information to Lee through his earpiece.
As the situation spirals out of control, Foster maintains a terrific sense of balance between the edgy suspense and the jagged comedy. This works because, even amid the virtual globe-hopping, she keeps the focus tightly on the interaction between Lee, Patty and Kyle. Clooney and Roberts aren't hugely stretched by their roles, but they are able to add likeable moments of subtle revelation and interaction along the way. O'Connell is the heart of the film, with an impassioned performance that's surprisingly moving. And of course it's easy for everyone in the audience to sympathise with Kyle's frustration about a system in which bankers and politicians pocket billions while the average person struggles to keep their head above water.
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Date of birth
6th May, 1961
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