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George Clooney Biography

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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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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