George Clooney

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  • Birth Name: George Timothy Clooney
  • Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • 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.

Awards

  • 2005, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 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
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): 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
  • 2008, People's Choice Awards — Favorite On Screen Match Up: Winner
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Bob Hope Humanitarian Award: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2006, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: 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
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, European Film Awards — Screen International Award - Best Non-European Film: Winner
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Duo: Winner
  • 2006, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Freedom Award: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2005, Venice Film Festival — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2012, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2006, Writers Guild Awards — The Paul Selvin Award: Winner
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Writer: Nominee
  • 2005, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
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  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: 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
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 2013, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Celine Balitran — Ex-significant Other
  • Nick Clooney — Father
  • Talia Balsam — Ex-wife
  • Ada Zeidler — Sister
  • Miguel Ferrer — Cousin
  • Nina Bruce Clooney — Mother
  • Rosemary Clooney — Aunt
  • Stacy Keibler — Ex-significant Other
  • Sarah Larson — Ex-significant Other
  • Elisabetta Canalis — Ex-significant Other
  • Krista Allen — Ex-significant Other
  • Lisa Snowdon — Ex-significant Other
  • Amal Clooney — Wife
  • Kelly Preston — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: George Timothy Clooney
  • Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Director

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