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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 Uses Humour To Address Serious Issues Of Trump Presidency


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George Clooney made his feelings about Donald Trump’s presidency clear once again on Friday night, when he accepted the honouary Cesar Award at a ceremony in Paris.

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.

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Amal Clooney Will Avoid Countries Where She's Not Welcome While Pregnant


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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.

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George Clooney "Excited" For The Adventure Of Fatherhood


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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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So Why Did Matt Damon Tell George Clooney To 'Shut Up' After He Revealed Baby News?


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Matt Damon has shared the unusual reaction he had when friend George Clooney revealed that he and wife Amal were expecting twins.

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.

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It's Official! Amal Clooney Is Pregnant With Twins


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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.

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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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George And Amal Clooney Reportedly Expecting Twins


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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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George Clooney On Barack Obama's Most Memorable Moment As President


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With just a few days left in Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency, some of Hollywood’s greatest are getting wistful about the prospect of him bowing out to make way for the divisive Donald Trump.

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.

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Johnny Depp Named Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor For Second Year In A Row


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Capping off a rather horrid 2016 for Johnny Depp is the news that he’s been judged by Forbes to be Hollywood’s most overpaid actor for the second year in a row, following a handful of big-budget disappointments at the box office this year.

The 53 year old megastar topped Forbes’ annual list of actors whose movies have underperformed at cinemas compared to their budgets, after his much vaunted sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass flopped at the box office in comparison to its predecessor.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Visits Edinburgh Cafe To Eat Mac And Cheese And Support Homeless Charity


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Leonardo Dicaprio traded A-list eateries for a small cafe in Edinburgh on Thursday, as he visited the city ahead of the Scottish Business Awards.

DiCaprio dined on macaroni and cheese with one lucky fan who had won a raffle for a lunch date with the Oscar winner, at the Social Bite cafe in Queensferry Street.

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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

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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

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George Clooney Celebrates Two Year Wedding Anniversary With Amal: "And They Said It Wouldn't Last"


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George Clooney is celebrating two years of wedded bliss with wife Amal Clooney.

The actor and the human rights lawyer made it to two years as a married couple last Tuesday, causing George to joke: "And they said it wouldn't last. We proved them wrong!”

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George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney at UN roundtable meeting with the president Obama at United Nations New York, United States - Tuesday 20th September 2016

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George Clooney , Julia Roberts - Actors and celebrities attends the premiere for "Money Monster" at the Palais de Festival for the 69th Cannes Film Festival. at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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George Clooney , Julia Roberts - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Money Monster' - Photocall at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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George Clooney

Date of birth

6th May, 1961

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.8


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