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George Clooney is a famous American actor, producer and director who is best known for his role in the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy

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BirthdayMay 6, 1961
NationalityAmerican
FamousMillionaires, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, T V & Movie Producers, ENTJ
HobbiesActing, Card Games, Music, Baseball, Tennis, Hanging with Friends, Swimming, Listening Music, Motorcycles, Basketball, Traveling, Writing
City/StateKentucky
SpousesKelly Preston, Talia Balsam
SiblingsAdelia Clooney
Known asGeorge Timothy Clooney
Childrens Alexander Clooney, Ella Clooney
Universities
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School
  • Augusta High School
  • University of Cincinnati
Humanitarian Works
  • Founder of ‘Satellite Sentinel Project’
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Section Eight Productions
Birth PlaceLexington
ReligionCatholicism
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherNick Clooney
MotherNina Bruce Warren
Net Worth$250 million as of Apr 14,2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inLexington
Famous asActor

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Who is George Clooney?

George Clooney is an American actor, producer, writer, director and activist. Since making his acting debut in 1978 he has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s hottest A-list leading men. Twice named “The Sexiest Man Alive” by ‘People’ magazine, his looks and charm have also led to ‘Time’ magazine dubbing him “the last movie star.” He once declared he would be a permanent bachelor; however, fate had different plans in mind and he is now happily married. He has earned numerous award nominations and award wins for his exceptional acting, producing and directing skills. With all of his success, he has never forgotten about the oppressed of the world. He continuously uses his status to raise awareness for gay rights and to help those in political and environmental crises. Alongside his father, Clooney has worked tirelessly to bring global attention to the conflict in Darfur, Sudan going as far as speaking not only to the United Nations, but also the European Union. One of the many humanitarian organizations he works with is ‘Not on Our Watch Project.’ They work to bring global attention to stopping mass atrocities. He is truly one of a kind and an authentic living legend

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Childhood & Early Life

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky to entertainer Nick Clooney and beauty queen Nina Bruce. He was the younger of the two children, the other being his older sister Adelia. His aunt is actress Rosemary Clooney.

In high school he developed Bell’s palsy. This paralyzed portions of his face, earning him the nickname ‘Frankenstein.’ It resolved within a year, but left a profound effect.

He never graduated from college. After participating in a local production staged by his cousin, Clooney left for California where he spent 5 years studying acting at the ‘Beverly Hills Playhouse’.

Career

Clooney made a living selling women’s shoes, insurance and cutting tobacco before making his television debut in the 1978 mini-series ‘Centennial.’ He spent the next ten years landing small roles on sitcoms like ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Roseanne.’

In 1994 he landed the role that would mark the beginning of his career on the hit drama ‘ER’. His association with the series continued for the next five years wherein he played the character of Doug Ross, a womanizer.

In 1996 his movie career took off when he starred in the cult-classic ‘From Dusk till Dawn.’ He then took a completely different route starring along Michelle Pfeiffer in the rom-com ‘One Fine Day.’

His lead role in 1997’s ‘Batman & Robin’ was deemed a failure. Even the actor himself was quoted as saying the film “may have killed the franchise.”

The year, 1998, saw him co-starring in ‘Out of Sight’ and ‘The Thin Red Line.’

‘Three Kings’, a war drama co-starring Mark Wahlberg, came out in 1999. The next year he again teamed up with Wahlberg for ‘The Perfect Storm’ and starred in the award-winning ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’.

2001 saw the first of the highly successful ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ trilogy. He also co-founded ‘Section Eight Productions’ the same year.

Clooney made his directorial debut in ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ in 2002. He also starred in the sci-fi film ‘Solaris’.

He directed, produced, and starred in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ in 2005. The following year, he starred in ‘The Good German’ and started ‘Smokehouse Pictures Production Company’.

He played a legal “fixer” in Tony Gilroy’s 2007 directorial venture ‘Michael Clayton’. The same year he directed ‘Leatherheads.’

In 2009 he co-starred in ‘The Men who Stare at Goats’ and ‘Up in the Air’. He then went on to voice the lead character in the animated ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’.

In 2011 he starred in ‘The Descendants’ and co-wrote and directed ‘The Ides of March’.

In recent years Clooney has shown no signs of slowing down. From 2013-2015 he starred in movie such as ‘Gravity’, ‘Monuments Men’ and ‘Tomorrowland’.

Major Works

2001’s ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ was one of Clooney’s most successful films earning over $450 million. The movie went on to spawn two sequels and set George as the leader of ‘The New Rat Pack’ whose members included Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and others.

In 2005 he starred in ‘Syriana’. This movie earned him an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Clooney suffered a severe spinal injury during filming that would take 2 separate surgeries to repair. The pain was so severe he contemplated suicide.

Awards & Achievements

In 2000 he received a ‘Golden Globe’ for ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’

2006 was a big year as this talented actor won an Oscar for his role in ‘Syriana’ and won the ‘American Cinematheque Award’.

He received the ‘Summit Peace Award’ in December 2007 for bringing attention to the Darfur situation.

His work in ‘The Descendants’ won him the ‘Broadcast Film Critics Association Award’ and a ‘Golden Globe’, in 2011.

Clooney won his second ‘Oscar’ in 2012 as a producer of ‘Argo’.

On January 11, 2015, he received the ‘Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Personal Life & Legacy

His charm and good looks earned him the #1 spot on TV Guide’s ‘Sexiest Stars of All Time’ in 2005 and a spot on ‘Time’ magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, four years later.

After his first marriage dissolved, Clooney declared he would never again marry. But as fate would have it, this charismatic actor met his match in human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. They wed on September 27, 2014.

He helped raise funds for victims of the ‘2010 Haiti earthquake’, ‘2004 tsunami’ and ‘9/11 terrorist attacks’. He served as a ‘United Nations Messenger of Peace’ since 2008 and co-founded the ‘Satellite Sentinel Project’.

He was arrested for civil disobedience after protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in D.C. in 2012.

Net Worth

According to certain sources Clooney’s net worth in 2015 was estimated at $180 million.

Trivia:

the famous actor was invited to try out for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977. He did not make the team.

Clooney bought his girlfriend a potbellied piglet, Max, as a gift. After they split he kept Max until he died 18 years later

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George Clooney awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

2013Best Motion Picture of the YearArgo (2012)
2006Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleSyriana (2005)

Golden Globe Awards

2012Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Descendants (2011)
2006Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureSyriana (2005)
2001Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

BAFTA Awards

2013Best FilmArgo (2012)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

1996Best Breakthrough PerformanceFrom Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

People's Choice Awards

2014Favorite Movie DuoGravity (2013)
2008Favorite On Screen Match-upOcean's Thirteen (2007)

George Clooney biography timelines

  • // 6th May 1961
    George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky to entertainer Nick Clooney and beauty queen Nina Bruce. He was the younger of the two children, the other being his older sister Adelia. His aunt is actress Rosemary Clooney.
  • // 1977
    the famous actor was invited to try out for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977. He did not make the team.
  • // 1978
    Clooney made a living selling women’s shoes, insurance and cutting tobacco before making his television debut in the 1978 mini-series ‘Centennial.’ He spent the next ten years landing small roles on sitcoms like ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Roseanne.’
  • // 1994
    In 1994 he landed the role that would mark the beginning of his career on the hit drama ‘ER’. His association with the series continued for the next five years wherein he played the character of Doug Ross, a womanizer.
  • // 1996
    In 1996 his movie career took off when he starred in the cult-classic ‘From Dusk till Dawn.’ He then took a completely different route starring along Michelle Pfeiffer in the rom-com ‘One Fine Day.’
  • // 1997
    His lead role in 1997’s ‘Batman & Robin’ was deemed a failure. Even the actor himself was quoted as saying the film “may have killed the franchise.”
  • // 1998
    The year, 1998, saw him co-starring in ‘Out of Sight’ and ‘The Thin Red Line.’
  • // 1999
    ‘Three Kings’, a war drama co-starring Mark Wahlberg, came out in 1999. The next year he again teamed up with Wahlberg for ‘The Perfect Storm’ and starred in the award-winning ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’.
  • // 2000
    In 2000 he received a ‘Golden Globe’ for ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’
  • // 2001
    2001 saw the first of the highly successful ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ trilogy. He also co-founded ‘Section Eight Productions’ the same year.
  • // 2001
    2001’s ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ was one of Clooney’s most successful films earning over $450 million. The movie went on to spawn two sequels and set George as the leader of ‘The New Rat Pack’ whose members included Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and others.
  • // 2002
    Clooney made his directorial debut in ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ in 2002. He also starred in the sci-fi film ‘Solaris’.
  • // 2004 To 2010
    He helped raise funds for victims of the ‘2010 Haiti earthquake’, ‘2004 tsunami’ and ‘9/11 terrorist attacks’. He served as a ‘United Nations Messenger of Peace’ since 2008 and co-founded the ‘Satellite Sentinel Project’.
  • // 2005
    He directed, produced, and starred in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ in 2005. The following year, he starred in ‘The Good German’ and started ‘Smokehouse Pictures Production Company’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005 he starred in ‘Syriana’. This movie earned him an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Clooney suffered a severe spinal injury during filming that would take 2 separate surgeries to repair. The pain was so severe he contemplated suicide.
  • // 2005
    His charm and good looks earned him the #1 spot on TV Guide’s ‘Sexiest Stars of All Time’ in 2005 and a spot on ‘Time’ magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, four years later.
  • // 2006
    2006 was a big year as this talented actor won an Oscar for his role in ‘Syriana’ and won the ‘American Cinematheque Award’.
  • // 2007
    He played a legal “fixer” in Tony Gilroy’s 2007 directorial venture ‘Michael Clayton’. The same year he directed ‘Leatherheads.’
  • // Dec 2007
    He received the ‘Summit Peace Award’ in December 2007 for bringing attention to the Darfur situation.
  • // 2009
    In 2009 he co-starred in ‘The Men who Stare at Goats’ and ‘Up in the Air’. He then went on to voice the lead character in the animated ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011 he starred in ‘The Descendants’ and co-wrote and directed ‘The Ides of March’.
  • // 2011
    His work in ‘The Descendants’ won him the ‘Broadcast Film Critics Association Award’ and a ‘Golden Globe’, in 2011.
  • // 2012
    Clooney won his second ‘Oscar’ in 2012 as a producer of ‘Argo’.
  • // 2012
    He was arrested for civil disobedience after protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in D.C. in 2012.
  • // 2013 To 2015
    In recent years Clooney has shown no signs of slowing down. From 2013-2015 he starred in movie such as ‘Gravity’, ‘Monuments Men’ and ‘Tomorrowland’.
  • // 27th Sep 2014
    After his first marriage dissolved, Clooney declared he would never again marry. But as fate would have it, this charismatic actor met his match in human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. They wed on September 27, 2014.
  • // 2015
    According to certain sources Clooney’s net worth in 2015 was estimated at $180 million.
  • // 11th Jan 2015
    On January 11, 2015, he received the ‘Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award’.

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George Clooney's FAQ

  • What is George Clooney birthday?

    George Clooney was born at 1961-05-06

  • Where is George Clooney's birth place?

    George Clooney was born in Lexington

  • What is George Clooney nationalities?

    George Clooney's nationalities is American

  • What is George Clooney hobbies?

    George Clooney's hobbies is Acting,Card Games,Music,Baseball,Tennis,Hanging with Friends,Swimming,Listening Music,Motorcycles,Basketball,Traveling,Writing

  • Who is George Clooney spouses?

    George Clooney's spouses is Kelly Preston, Talia Balsam

  • Who is George Clooney siblings?

    George Clooney's siblings is Adelia Clooney

  • Who is George Clooney childrens?

    George Clooney's childrens is Alexander Clooney, Ella Clooney

  • What was George Clooney universities?

    George Clooney studied at Northern Kentucky University, Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School, Augusta High School, University of Cincinnati

  • Which company or organization was founded by George Clooney?

    George Clooney was the founder/co-founder of Section Eight Productions

  • What is George Clooney's religion?

    George Clooney's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is George Clooney?

    George Clooney's height is 180

  • Who is George Clooney's father?

    George Clooney's father is Nick Clooney

  • Who is George Clooney's mother?

    George Clooney's mother is Nina Bruce Warren

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    George Clooney is Taurus

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    George Clooney is famouse as Actor