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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2nd November 2014 -

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Amal Alamuddin's family appear to be more than happy to welcome George Clooney to their family. Sources, speaking after the couple's second wedding celebrations, claim Alamuddin's aunts spent a great deal of time gushing over...

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21st October 2014 -

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Amal Clooney's transformation from a successful human rights lawyer to a high-profile figure is practically complete as she has just been named the most powerful woman in London only weeks after tying the knot with...

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10th October 2014 -

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George Clooney injected New York Comic-Con with a little A-list power this week, surprising fans at the panel for Disney's Tomorrowland. Clooney drew thousands at the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side, where he appeared...

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5th October 2014 -

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Let’s talk about George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Yes, again. The pair are now happily married and not generating too much news, but the latest bit of tabloid fodder is centered around their wedding. Specifically,...

Newlyweds George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin Are Living The Dream In Italy

29th September 2014 -

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George Clooney and the London-based lawyer/writer/editor/activist/all-round Renaissance woman Amal Alamuddin are yet to be legally married, but they’ve probably had enough wedding parties, ceremonies and the like to last them a lifetime. One day after...

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Have Tied The Knot!

27th September 2014 -

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After months of the media reporting every move to do with their wedding, George Clooney and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin have married in Venice, Italy.The happy couple pictured in Florence together earlier this monthAccording to...

George Clooney is Deserved Recipient of Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement

16th September 2014 -

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George Clooney, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at next year's Golden Globes. Clooney will pick up the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 72nd annual edition...

George Clooney Set To Receive The Cecil B. DeMille Award at The 2015 Golden Globe Awards

16th September 2014 -

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At the moment George Clooney’s personal and professional life couldn’t be going any better! As well as preparing to marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy, the 53 year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille...

George Clooney to Star in Special Episode of 'Downton Abbey'

11th September 2014 -

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George Clooney, the Oscar-winning American actor, has signed on to star in a special episode of ITV's 'Downton Abbey'. Clooney will play a visiting guest from the U.S who attends a wedding at the country...

George Clooney Plans To Tie The Knot With Amal Alamuddin In Italian Wedding

9th September 2014 -

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Ever since news broke that Hollywood lothario George Clooney got engaged to his British girlfriend Amal Alamuddin in April, there has been hardly any details released about the couple's forthcoming wedding ... until now.Clooney and...

George Clooney Going after News Corp with Phone Hacking Movie

4th September 2014 -

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Oscar-winner George Clooney is ready to put the disappointment of The Monuments Men behind him and dive straight back into directing, helming a film about the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of British...

George Clooney To Take On Phone Hacking Scandal On Big Screen

4th September 2014 -

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Uh-oh, bad day to be a journalist involved in the phone hacking scandal; George Clooney is coming for you. The actor-turned-director has chosen the events that rocked Britain as the subject for his next film....

George Clooney Still Suffering From Back Injury Sustained In 2005 Movie 'Syriana'

2nd September 2014 -

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Almost ten years have passed since George Clooney executive produced and starred in the Oscar-nominated thriller film 'Syriana,' and he is still suffering from the effects of a severe back injury he sustained while on-set.Clooney...

How Sandra Bullock Became The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood

12th August 2014 -

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The results of Forbes annual celebrity rich list are in and it is with a certain amount of surprise thatSandra Bullockwas the highest paid film star of the past year. Bullock raked in over $51...

George Clooney and fiancee Amal Alamuddin Get Marriage License

8th August 2014 -

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Looks like it won't be long at all before the man formerly known as Hollywood's most eligble bachelor walks down the aisle. George Clooney and fiancee Amal Alamuddin posted their wedding banns in Kensington and...

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

22nd July 2014 -

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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...

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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...

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Joyce Thompson

13 million dollars? Really??? With all the American's that lost their homes and jobs and everything they ever worked for in their life. You brag about these two people spending 13 million on a wedding. That is just stupid. Put your money to better use, spending all this money wont make you love each other anymore. You most likely end up like most of the couples in Hollywood, just 13 million dollar poorer. Our Government could use 13 Million dollars to help pay down the national debt. You even have the nerve to spend your 13 million in another country. Shame shame on both of you.

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FBI - Sectia Romana

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.

7 years 9 months ago
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George Clooney is one of the most talented actors/directors/producers/writers and also and incredibly nice human being!

9 years 5 months ago
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I have been a huge George Clooney fan for years and have been trying to contact him for 2 years about an anti-aging therapy that I've been using for six months that is very real and would like for him to investigate for himself. I know it is selfish of me, but I want George to stay the best looking man on this planet for many more years so I can go look at him. If anyone knows how I can possibly contact George please let me know for his benefit and mine, as well as the millions of his fans worldwide.Sherry

7 years 7 months ago
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cmark

Just because something looks good does it make it so? It seems many people find George Clooney to be very handsome. Unfortunately, Mr. Clooney has used his appearance and his power as an actor and director to suggest a political philosophy which makes no sense. He is under the delusion that if we understand the "why" and "how" our enemies developed such distain for the U.S. we could all just come together and forget our problems. This argument is flawed because some people (the terrorists) will not compromise and certainly do not care about how the U.S. became what it is. They just hate us! Maybe they see the filth that is pumped out of Hollywood and say to themselves, "I do not want my daughter to act like the girls I see on MTV and my son will not grow up to be a rapper; God willing!" So they see us as infadels. Of course, they hate Isreal and Jews and anyone who allies with them; again the U.S. is targeted. But, Mr. Clooney has grown up in a dream world of the over-privelaged american landscape. Thus, he comes up with some bizaare political ideas towards the war on terror. He does not understand that many people are not rational or reasonable and will only understand force. Maybe George needs to go back to college and take a few History courses before mouthing off to the public and making anti-american movies.

8 years 11 months ago
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Lover of Peace

George Clooney for President, now that would be cool, if he choose too, But that would be dangerous, Then you have to worry about your life and reputation by others, But I can't blame him. Always remember:With power comes great responsiblities.[a wise person once said this to his love one] I like George the way that he is, the actor,producer and more. Whom cares about his past, I care about his future, not his past. So, take care, and God bless.

8 years 2 months ago
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go2know

boycott oceans 13 and more. george and all take us for fools to see them have a personal c**ktail party on the screen. forget it george.

8 years 8 months ago
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irina

Hello,My name Irina, I am a lawyer from Latvia. I meet with George Cloony and his friend Giovanni in New York (hotel "W")in March 2006.Please, send him this e-mail and say that I can't forgot our meeting and wait call from George Clooney and Giovanni. They are know my phone number.Thanks,Irina

8 years 8 months ago
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astrologylady

I am reading the birth info on George Clooney. Does anyone know from what source his birth time is taken from to prove authenticity? I am an astrologer and want to confirm that his birth time is accurate so my readings/predictions will be more accurate. Thanks. I have done readings on lots of stars.

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George Clooney should be deported. He is everything that is wrong with America. All you 'lovers' of George - did you know he made jokes about Charlton Heston having Alzheimer's ? What a lowlife. He is clueless about Islam, and clueless about terrorism. He is a typical self-absorbed pacificist uneducated punk liberal - and all of you who follow him are suckers - cause everything he does is for his own self promotion and to draw you morons in to be his fans - and make him $$$. He is an embarassment to America - he should become a citizen of France. All you losers who care what minute he was born 'Yippppee - I was born in May too - I must be special !!!' 'Wow - Clooney likes macaroni -just like me' 'Wow - did you hear Clooney has 2 feet - like just like me !!! Wow - I must be just as cool as he is !!! - you are all complete no-life - brain dead - worthless people - and I am sure you will all vote for Obama too. You are also what is wrong the country - just like Clooney-the-Looney. The country took alot of strength, courage, and FIGHTING WITH BLOOD THRU WAR - so all you pacifists who think it can be maintained with no bloodshed are simply looney. Go pick daisy's with Clooney - oh yeah, I forgot, he thinks you all are LOSER's too - and only wants your $$$ at the movie theater... Duh.

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