George Clooney

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  • Birth Name: George Timothy Clooney
  • Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/06/1961, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter; producer; director
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Although he was working steadily in Hollywood by his mid-twenties, this magnetic actor didn't become an international icon and sex symbol until he landed the plum role of roguish Dr. Doug Ross on ER in 1994. His star power grew while on the TV medical drama, and he tried his luck on the silver screen. His first blockbuster effort found him running from the law alongside Quentin Tarantino in 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn. Next, he won hearts in the romantic comedy One Fine Day (1996), sought nuclear weapons in The Peacemaker (1997) and battled villains in the infamous box office flop Batman & Robin (1997). Though his movie career had some initial trouble taking off, he didn't't let cinematic missteps hamper his pursuit of stardom. He bounced back with a role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the Steven Soderbergh-directed 1998 sexy crime thriller Out of Sight. Solidifying his ever-increasing celebrity, he hung up his ER scrubs and teamed up with director Soderbergh and buddies Brad Pitt and Matt Damon for the big-screen caper Ocean's 11, the first installment of a successful trilogy that boosted Clooney's career. He fell easily into the role of favorite leading man, becoming popular with women and with the paparazzi. In 2002, he co-starred in his directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and was praised by critics for his filmmaking acumen. He won acclaim both behind the camera and in front of it in 2005. He landed an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his enigmatic portrayal of a CIA operative in Syriana, and he drew Oscar nominations for writing and directing Good Night and Good Luck. Although critics were impressed with his directorial skills, he has attracted audiences more with his on-screen performances in a diverse range of engaging films including Michael Clayton (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), and Up in the Air (2009). Off-screen, he uses his celebrity status to serve as a dedicated human rights advocate. With his non-profit organization, Not On Our Watch, and his role as an appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace, he helps raise awareness and support for the victims of global atrocities.George Clooney Fast Facts:
  • Wanted to be a professional baseball player and tried out for the Cincinnati Reds at age 16.
  • Worked on his father's local talk show starting at age 5, playing sketch characters and later serving as floor manager.
  • Cut tobacco in order to buy a car and drive cross-country to Los Angeles, where he lived for a time with his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney.
  • In 1984, he first found success on television in a recurring role as a handyman on the sitcom Facts of Life.
  • A decade before hitting it big on ER, he had a supporting role on the short-lived CBS sitcom titled E/R.
  • Was People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1997 and 2006. 
  • In 2006, he traveled with his father, Nick, to Darfur and captured the trip for a documentary called A Journey to Darfur.
  • After five seasons, he left ER to pursue a film career, but he returned to appear in one of the series' final episodes in 2009. 
  • In 2010, he hosted a telethon called Hope for Haiti Now to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
  • George Clooney Relationships:
  • Rosemary Clooney - Aunt
  • Celine Balitran - Ex-significant Other
  • Ada Zeidler - Sister
  • Miguel Ferrer - Cousin
  • Nina Bruce Clooney - Mother
  • Nick Clooney - Father
  • Talia Balsam - Ex-wife
  • Amal Clooney - Wife
  • Kelly Preston - Ex-significant Other
  • Lisa Snowdon - Ex-significant Other
  • Stacy Keibler - Ex-significant Other
  • Sarah Larson - Ex-significant Other
  • Krista Allen - Ex-significant Other
  • Elisabetta Canalis - Ex-significant Other
  • George Clooney Awards:
  • 2005 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2005 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2007 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2014 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Movie Duo - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2012 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Bob Hope Humanitarian Award - Winner
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Winner
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2005 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2008 People's Choice Awards: Favorite On Screen Match Up - Winner
  • 2006 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States

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