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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Money Monster Review

Excellent

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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George Clooney, Amal Clooney , Amal Alamuddin - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Money Monster' - Premiere at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney

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 , Amal Clooney - Red Carpet arrivals for the Money Monster screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney
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George Clooney - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Money Monster' - Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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George Clooney - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Money Monster' - Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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George Clooney, Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts
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Jack O'connell, George Clooney, Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts

Gwen Stefani Joined By George Clooney AND Julia Roberts In Star-Studded 'Carpool Karaoke'


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James Corden’s massively successful ‘Carpool Karaoke’ saw its most star-studded edition yet this week, as main guest Gwen Stefani was joined by both George Clooney and Julia Roberts!

The latest instalment of the viral favourite, broadcast on Wednesday night’s ‘The Late Late Show’ (May 4th), saw Corden pick up 46 year old Stefani and they rattled through both her old and new hits as they drove around Los Angeles.

Firstly, they belted out ‘Don’t Speak’, the anthemic breakthrough hit for Stefani’s former group No Doubt way back in 1997 which was a chart-topper around the world.

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George Clooney Uses Charity Work To Help Deal With The 'Suffocation Of Fame'


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Hollywood actor George Clooney had said he tries to cope with the “suffocation” of fame by using his high profile to highlight global injustices. Clooney was speaking at an international forum on genocide prevention in in Armenia this weekend, where he will also hand out the the inaugural US Aurora Prize.

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney had said he tries to cope with the “suffocation” of fame by doing charity work.

Clooney said he began tying to use his fame to highlight global issues after reading about atrocities being committed in Sudan’s Darfur region in the early 2000s. “Fame has an interesting element to it but if you tend to be followed round by a camera then you can feel suffocated at times,” the actor said.

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Hail, Caesar! Review

Excellent

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.

It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.

As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.

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George Clooney Blasts Donald Trump In New Interview


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George Clooney, a long-time political activist as well as Hollywood A-lister, has labelled the policies of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump as “insane”, and believes that ultimately he won’t be able to make the White House.

Though Trump’s electoral momentum shows no signs of slowing, Clooney is still convinced that the hype will dissipate eventually. “This is an election cycle and we tend to go through some craziness,” he told The Telegraph in a new interview regarding his new movie, the Coen brothers-directed political comedy Hail, Caesar!

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney arriving in Berlin for the Berlinale Film Festival in February 2016

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Watch George Clooney, Eddie Redmayne And Sean Penn Take On 'Mean Tweets: Movie Edition'


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With awards season about to reach its peak at Sunday’s Oscars, Hollywood’s A-listers are probably feeling pretty good about themselves right now. But trust twitter to bring their self-esteem down a notch, with the latest edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’s’ Mean Tweets- Movie Edition.

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney took part in the latest edition of ‘Mean Tweets’.

First up was two-time Oscar winner Christopher Waltz, who had to suffer the indignity of one twitter user having no idea who he was. ‘I have no idea who Christopher Waltz is,’ the tweeter wrote. ’But he is pretty f’n boring so I am probably not going to bother finding out’.

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George Clooney Snaps At Reporter Over Refugee Activism


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George Clooney lost his composure at a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival this week when a reporter questioned him about his activism on Europe’s growing refugee crisis.

In the interview on Thursday (February 11th) to promote his new movie Hail, Caesar!, 54 year old Clooney snapped back at a member of the press who asked him what he was doing other than make movies and meet politicians to ease the refugee crisis that’s affected Europe for the last 12 months.

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Hail Caesar Was A Bonding Experience For Clooney And Tatum


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"Literally, every time they call me, it's like, 'Well, we got another knucklehead for you to play,'" Clooney laughs. "I'm like, 'Gee thanks!' Then they say, 'Hey, we wrote this with you in mind.' So I read it, and he's an idiot."

George Clooney reunited with the Coen's once again

Hail, Caesar! is a breezy comedy set in a Hollywood studio in the 1950s, and Clooney enjoys teasing about his on-set bromance with costar Channing Tatum. "I think you should remember, he fashioned Magic Mike after me," he jokes. "Put a little tequila into me and next thing you know, dollars are flying. I'm putting them everywhere!"

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George Clooney Left Amal Clooney Speechless For 25 Minutes After Proposal


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Every woman on earth knew that Amal Clooney was a lucky woman when it was revealed that she was to wed George Clooney, though it seems she could hardly believe her luck either as his proposal left her stunned and speechless for almost half an hour. We can totally understand that.

Amal Clooney and George ClooneyAmal Clooney and George Clooney had a bit of a rocky proposal

Clooney had previously insisted that he would never become a married man, but changed his mind just six months into his relationship with Amal. And apparently it came just as much as a shock to her as it did to him because it took her ages to realise that he was trying to propose to her.

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Rihanna Says She Hasn't Got Time For A Relationship


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She’s just released her eighth album Anti, after many long months of waiting, so she’s got every right to say she’s busy. However, Rihanna says that not only is she too busy to be in a relationship, she also hasn’t even got time to text!

The 27 year old megastar appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday (February 4th) to talk about her new album, and where her personal life is right now.

“I'm single right now. And it's not that I'm like ‘Oh, pro single. Yes, I hate men’. I just think that I just have so much on my plate that I can’t even find the time to entertain a steady relationship or anything serious,” she told Ellen. “Or even a text. Right now it's just crazy.”

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George Clooney

Date of birth

6th May, 1961

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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George Clooney Movies

Money Monster Movie Review

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Hail, Caesar! Trailer

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