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.

George Clooney: 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.

George Clooney: 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.

George Clooney: 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.

George Clooney: 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 On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

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Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has something else to celebrate as well – the apology he received from The Daily Mail might be a small triumph, but it is still something...

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13th July 2014 -

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The Daily Mail hasn't been enjoying the greatest week and whatever relationship the British tabloid had with Hollywood darlings George Clooney and Angelina Jolie is now in tatters. On the up side for the paper,...

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12th July 2014 -

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George Clooney rejected an apology from a British tabloid for publishing a false story.On Friday (July 11th), the Hollywood star wrote a second op-ed for USA Today, stating that he doesn't accept the Daily Mail's...

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11th July 2014 -

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Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after...

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother

11th July 2014 -

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George Clooney has been left reeling in fury in a spat with The Daily Mail. The actor admonished the British tabloid for printing what he described as a "lie" regarding his relations with his fiancée...

George Clooney Strikes Back At "Negligent", "Dangerous" Tabloid Story, Receives Apology

10th July 2014 -

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George Clooney has hit back at the Daily Mail for allegedly misrepresenting the attitude of his fiance’s mother. The A-lister accused the publication of irresponsibility, after a story, published in the Mail claimed that his...

British Tabloid Apologizes After George Clooney Slams False Story About Fiancé's Mother

10th July 2014 -

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George Clooney is known for being private when it comes to his personal life, so when he does open up, it is for a good reason.The Oscar-winning actor could not hold back when the U.K.'s...

Daily Mail Apologise For Story Surrounding George Clooney's Marriage

9th July 2014 -

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George Clooney was so incensed by the Daily Mail article surrounding his marriage to Amal Alamuddin, he broke he usual stance of silence and spoke out. Now, the newspaper has responded with contrition. George Clooney...

George Clooney Hits Back At Religiously Offensive & Inflammatory Daily Mail Article

9th July 2014 -

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George Clooney has responded to a Daily Mail article which alleged his fiancé's mother was unhappy with her daughter marrying outside their religion. The 53-year-old actor was seemingly so appalled by the Mail's blatant display...

Could George Clooney Be President Of The United States In 2020?

16th June 2014 -

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In an unexpected turn of events Hollywood actor George Clooney has decided to venture into the world of politics. 53-year-old Clooney is allegedly planning to run for the Governor of California position and is already...

George Clooney To Enter Politics - Running For Governor Of California In 2018?

16th June 2014 -

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George Clooney may be going into politics full time, according to numerous sources. The 53-year-old actor could be running for Governor of California and following in the footsteps of actors such as Arnold Schwarzengger and...

Hail, Caeser! - A New Comedy From The Coen Brothers, Starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin

10th June 2014 -

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Joel and Ethan Coen like nothing more than getting their old friends together for a project, which is exactly what’s happening with ‘Hail, Caeser!’ – their new film, announced today by Universal Pictures. The film,...

Jennifer Aniston sees confidence coach

8th June 2014 -

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Jennifer Aniston has been seeing ''confidence counsellor'' ahead of George Clooney's wedding.The 'Horrible Bosses' actress - who is engaged to Justin Theroux - is said to be nervous of coming face-to-face with ex-husband Brad Pitt...

'Gravity' Wins Trailer Of The Year At The Golden Trailer Awards

1st June 2014 -

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Gravity has won a Golden Trailer award for the Trailer of the Year. The sci-fi film was voted the best trailer out a wide variety of films nominated for the various Golden Trailer awards. Gravity's...

The King of the Hollywood Pranksters: George Clooney's 10 Best Practical Jokes

23rd May 2014 -

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He may soon have to relinquish his title of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, but George Clooney will always be the king of the pranksters. Clooney’s pranks are legendary in Hollywood and many famous faces have...

Inside George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin's Engagement Party

13th May 2014 -

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It’s the engagement party that the world never thought would happen. George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin celebrated their surprise engagement on Sunday at a star-studded shindig in Malibu. The couple announced their...

Read George Clooney's Take On His War Of Words With Steve Wynn

4th May 2014 -

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George Clooney's heated and very public disagreement with Casino mogul Steve Wynn continues with Clooney adding more fuel to the fire in a statement released yesterday (May 2nd).George Clooney has responded to Steve Wynn's claims...

George Clooney Responds To Steve Wynn's "Mollycoddled" Claim

3rd May 2014 -

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Steve Wynn opens up about what actually happened when he and George Clooney had an argument over dinner, several weeks ago.The hotel mogul says he does not bare any grudges towards the 52 year-old actor...

A Week In News: 'Star Wars' Cast Assemble, Lostprophets Regroup, George Clooney Commits

2nd May 2014 -

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'Star Wars VII': "Raahhgh uughguughhaahnr wrrhwrwwh!" - that's Wookiee for "That new Star Wars cast is dope, yo!" Star Wars fans of all ages were given a shot of sweaty-palmed anticipation this week when the...

George Clooney Off The Market: But Who Tied Down Hollywood's Heartthrob?

29th April 2014 -

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A large portion of the world's female population issued a loud cry of envy this week when it was confirmed that actor George Clooney had become engaged to lawyer Amal Alamuddin. It wasn't the coupling...

Friends And Family React To George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin's Engagement

29th April 2014 -

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After the tabloids have been buzzing about George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s engagement for a couple of days, the news is finally official. On Monday, Alamuddin’s law firm issued a statement congratulating the human rights...

George Clooney's New Fiancé Amal Alamuddin Reportedly Turned Him Down Twice Before Dating

28th April 2014 -

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After George Clooney's engagement news broke, everybody wanted to know who the lucky girl was?Well, the Hollywood actor's future wife is an unknown British lawyer named Amal Alamuddin.Clooney, who is one of the most famous...

George Clooney Finally Getting Hitched, But Who Is Amal Alamuddin?

28th April 2014 -

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We’ve got a new idol. Not only is Amal Alamuddin a graduate of Oxford University, as well as a top humanitarian lawyer and UN adviser, she’s also engaged to George Clooney. Yes, someone has actually...

George Clooney Engaged To British Lawyer Girlfriend Amal Alamuddin

27th April 2014 -

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George Clooney could be finally off the market!The 52 year-old Hollywood actor is reportedly set to tie the knot with his British girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, according to People Magazine.Clooney and the 36 year-old lawyer have...

Hollywood's Most Infamous Bachelor George Clooney May Or May Not Be Engaged

27th April 2014 -

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You might want to sit down for this news – George Clooney, bachelor extraordinaire, is now engaged. According to Us Weekly, while 52-year-old Clooney is yet to make an official announcement, “multiple sources” have confirmed...

Who Called Who What? George Clooney and Steve Wynn's 'Spat'

26th April 2014 -

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With nothing confirmed, it’s difficult to know who called who what, but TMZ are reporting that Barack Obama, George Clooney and Steve Wynn were all called an “a—–e” at least once in an alcohol...

George Clooney Gets Involved in A War Of Words With Steve Wynn Over President Obama

26th April 2014 -

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George Clooney is known to be passionate about politics, but nearly getting into a fight is something new.The 52 year-old Hollywood icon found himself walking out of a Las Vegas restaurant earlier this month after...

George Clooney Wasn't Drunk During Steve Wynn, Obama Argument

24th April 2014 -

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George Clooney's business partner says the Monuments Men actor was not drinking shots before his blowout argument with casino mogul Steve Wynn earlier this month. "We weren't drunk," Rande Gerber told TMZ.com.George Clooney At The...

George Clooney Turns To 'Pioneer' For Next Potential Oscar Winner

11th April 2014 -

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That's No Satellite Debris! New 'Gravity' Scene "Redefines" Entire Movie [Video]

5th April 2014 -

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A new video has been posted online that makes us think twice about space disaster thriller Gravity. Claiming that the clip "redefines entire movie," the fan-edited footage takes a closer look at how Sandra Bullock's...

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we dop not care ./....who cares......y am in amsterdam in van ostade straat ,,,,,,what,,,,we now is just shame that,,,,tyoun steal .....my money ,......brad????????/actors from hollywood they do not have money,........shame,.,,,,any way not happynes whit my money......CLAUDIA$$$$$YONUT

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film....to keep her in one room......to still her to beat .....to ......elizabeth.....mihai.ce mai vreti de la noi.....madd.....and many aders.......it was a time to do not happend the same mistakes.....just like whit my father....my grand mother.....many aders .....family ....from as...and finaly to kill .....my mother ......its very tragic.....but its ...true and do not forget something .....that.......it....was about fbi...cia......i do not belve even....today.......that they....have any rights....to make abuz.....ionut....sirbulescu....marco.....from//ing......hilde van asperen.....jack....dike....and....many ....many aders.....i now....the true.....i the day that my mother was kill......i did receved a call.....from someone......accept......they have connecion.....whit....pepole.......from ...england ....holland...hey ..it .....was.....about.....some....documents.....lear.....it was about.....my....grand mother.....tanasescu...didi.....dumitrescu...adrian........what a...movie......trist....and ...now.....why....i suffer....again....just.....because another....mistakes....did they pay....again...pepole that......they....i...now every one...au spus ca nu se mai fac abuzuri....m-au tinut in proces......maxima...hilde van asperen...beatrix....au mintit ....si tot ele au furat si banii.......au facut circ de fapt de prosta calitate......am....fost eu singura prostituata........its just shame,,,,i can...also work....something....else....au muncit ele ptr mine nu...nu...au mintit,......nu....este cumva vorba de....averea.....mea si nu a lor ......nu eu eream in masura sa povestesc despre familia mea despre viata mea.....eu sint in masura sa va spun si unde sint dovezile mele....la hilde van asperen...ohota de proasta calitate......la beatrix in casa ..and many ...many.....many...many...

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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.

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

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vedeti ca CLAUDIA.....nu minte si-a batut joc maxima cu beatrix de voi si-a furat banii......mi-a furat banii criminala asta de maxima care a mintit ca ar fi fost mama sau familia mea impotriva....nu este adevarat maxima...mi-a taiat mama.....pentru ca ne-a gasit pe amindoua fericite acasa din cauza lui fatalaul ala de IONUT/.....au mintit tot timpul .....a furat miliardul maxima si nu numai unul.....de ce a plecat cu banii in ARGENTINA........RUSIA ROMANIA JAPONIA....AUSTRALIA....SUA.......VEDETI DRAGIILOR CA ESTE LUCRU NECURAT CU OLANDA SI ENGLAND.......ITALIA FRANTA I-A VEDETI DRAGA CUM L-EA IESIT LOR NUNTA ASTA MARE CU IMPERIALA AIA.........POATE II FACETI IMPERIILE ALEA MAI MICI......

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hy.....mai.....dute...in...singe,,,,GEORGE,,,,YOU ARE NOT HONEST.......WERE....ARE....MY...MONEY,,,,,,CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU,,,,,,,,THE...ONE....THE MOST...DANGEROUS....LADY....DY.....IS....BACK,,,,,DO NOT.....FORGET,,,,,,CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU IS ALIVE,,,,POUWER....FULL...AND....SMART,,,,,,DANGEROUS......AND LOVELY.......

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PRINCESS CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU CONSTANTIN.........A LIVE........ONE OF THE GREAT ACTRESS......ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTYFUL....LOVELY /////////ONE OF THE 10 OSCARS WINNAR.........AND NOT AT LEAST.....A MILIARDAR....A LIVE .......WHAT Y CAN SAY GEORGE.......JUST ,,,,,,f**k YOU.......THANK YOU GOD ......GOD BLESS AS.......JESUS LOVES PRINCESS CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU......GOD SAVE PRINCESS CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU AND ALL HER FRIENDS,,,,,,,,,THANK YOU GOD.....THANK YOU ALL........

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GEORGE CLOONEY IS PRETTY TO GAZE AT...BUT HE IS PROBABLY TOO OLD AND TOO SETIN HIS WAYS TO LOVE A MOTHER AND SON..HE SHOULD MARRY SARA..SHE IS BEAUTIFUL..IF SHE WANTSCHILDREN...HE MAY NOT BE THE ONE FOR HER.THINK ABOUT IT SARA..I COULD NEVERBE WITH A MAN THAT DOES NOT LOVE CHILDREN

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HY....DUTE IN SIGE ....GEORGE....CA FATALAY AI NPROCEDAT ....MI-AI FURAT BANII.....SHAME ON YOU......REVOLUTIO.....UAAUUUAAAAAAAUAAAAAAAAAAAA........REVOLUTIE.........REVOLUTIE......VREASA MA OMOARE IN LONDION.......CRIMINALU HOTU......UAAAAAAAAAA.......SHAME....ON YOU ....GEORGE,......YOU ARE VNOT A....GREAT GUY......YOU STEAL MY MONEY .....WHIT WILLIAM .....AND THE MOYHER f**kER ELY .....CRIMINAL.......DRACULA FAMILY.....DIVALOS......CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU

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MAI DUTE SINGE ......GEORGE.....COME TO AMSTERDAM.....TO HAVE A.....INTERVIU......VAN OSTADE STRAAT ....132......IT WAS AND IS MY HOUSE ...........NOW IS LIVING A,,,,,,JUNKIE FROM ITALY .........BUT IF YOU ARE INTRESTING IN A .....INTERVIU ,,,,,,,CALL.......132 2 and ask about CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU,,,,,,,,,

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