George Clooney

actor, director, producer, screenwriter George Clooney

George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Emmy Award nominations.
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George Clooney's personal information overview.
Birthday
06 May 1961
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George Clooney and Oprah donate $500000 each to Washington march against gun violence - ABC News
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ABC News George Clooney and Oprah donate $500000 each to Washington march against gun violence ABC News George Clooney and his family will be on hand next month in Washington, D.C., standing "side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country" in hopes of prioritizing safety in schools and combating gun violence ... George Clooney's donation to gun-control march prompts presidential speculation from right wingWashington Post George, Amal Clooney pledge $500K to support student gun reform marchCBS News Clooney, Winfrey and Spielberg Donate Money for March Against Gun ViolenceNew York Times Reuters -Business Insider -CNN -MarketWatch all 183 news articles »
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George Clooney Talks About His Love For Amal, And It’s Devastatingly Romantic
Huffington Post - 13 days
The actor described his love for his wife on David Letterman’s Netflix show.
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George Clooney reveals how he met Amal
CNN - 22 days
In an interview on "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman," actor George Clooney revealed how he met his wife Amal.
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WATCH: Hulu to stream two George Clooney series, 'Catch 22' and 'ER'
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George Clooney is working on a Watergate series for Netflix
CNN - 2 months
George Clooney is taking on Watergate.
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Yes, George Clooney Once Gifted His 14 Closest Friends $1 Million Each
Huffington Post - 2 months
One of the friends opened up about receiving the crazy gift.
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George Clooney makes TV return with 'Catch-22,' two decades after ER
Reuters.com - 3 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film's biggest names.
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'Jigsaw' Scares Off Box-Office Competition
The Wall Street Journal - 4 months
George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel “Jigsaw” topped all releases despite an underperforming debut.
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George Clooney rebukes racism in backdrop of thriller 'Suburbicon'
Reuters.com - 4 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As one of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, George Clooney is not afraid to use his platform to speak up on issues close to him, but do not expect the actor to enter the political arena anytime soon.
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'Suburbicon' CNN Movie Pass
CNN - 4 months
George Clooney directs Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac in "Suburbicon," a dark satire on the American Dream from the Coen Brothers.
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WATCH: 'Suburbicon' director George Clooney and star Matt Damon share Halloween plans
ABC News - 4 months
Damon says his wife makes him dress up with the kids, and Clooney says he has plans to attend a 1970s-themed Halloween party in Los Angeles.
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George Clooney's 'ER' costar accused him of 'blacklisting' her from Hollywood
Fox News - 4 months
George Clooney’s former “ER” costar Vanessa Marquez claimed the A-list star “helped blacklist” her after she reported that she was being harassed on the set.
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TIFF 2017: From breakout movies to insider interviews, full coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival
LATimes - 5 months
Inside the L.A. Times' photo suite, we asked filmmakers and celebrities at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to play a little word-association game, and the results were delightful. The rapid-fire responses from George Clooney, Ellen Page and Tommy Wiseau were hilarious. See the true...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Clooney
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 54
    Clooney visited Armenia to commemorate the 101th anniversary of the event in April 2016.
    In March 2016, he and his wife, Amal Clooney, met with Syrian refugees living in Berlin to mark the fifth anniversary of the conflict, before meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to thank her for her Germany's open door policy.
    In 2016, Clooney endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election.
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  • 2015
    Age 53
    In May 2015, Clooney told the BBC that the Syrian conflict was too complicated politically to get involved in and he wanted to focus on helping the refugees.
    On January 11, 2015, Clooney was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
    In 2015, Clooney and Alamuddin adopted a rescue dog, a bassett hound named Millie, from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society.
  • 2014
    Age 52
    In 2014, Clooney and his new British wife Amal Alamuddin bought the Mill House on an island in the River Thames at Sonning Eye in England at a cost of around £10 million.
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    Alamuddin and Clooney were officially married on September 27, 2014 at Ca' Farsetti.
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    On August 7, 2014, Clooney and Alamuddin retrieved marriage licenses at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of the United Kingdom.
    In July 2014, Clooney publicly criticized the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail after it claimed his fiancée's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.
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    Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, as confirmed by a representative at Alamuddin's chambers Doughty Street Chambers.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    On March 16, 2012, Clooney was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy for civil disobedience.
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    In September 2012, Clooney offered to take an auction winner out to lunch to benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
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    In March 2012, Clooney was featured with Martin Sheen and Brad Pitt in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play, '8'—a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage—as attorney David Boies.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In July 2011, Clooney started dating former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler, and they ended their relationship in July 2013.
    In 2011 Clooney starred in The Descendants as a husband whose wife has an accident that leaves her in a coma.
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    As of 2011, Clooney is represented by Bryan Lourd, co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
  • 2010
    Age 48
    For his performance in the film, which was directed by Jason Reitman, he was nominated for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, and an Academy Award. 2010 saw the release of The American, based on the novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth and directed by Anton Corbijn.
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    The same year, Clooney starred in the comedy-drama Up in the Air, which was initially given limited release, and then wide-released on December 25, 2009.
    Also in November 2009, he voiced Mr. Fox in Wes Anderson's animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox.
    He next co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey in the war parody comedy film The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was directed by Heslov and released in November 2009.
    In July 2009, Clooney was in a relationship with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis until they split in June 2011.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    Clooney supported President Obama's campaigns in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.
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    On April 4, 2008, Variety reported that Clooney had quietly resigned from the Writers Guild of America over a dispute concerning Leatherheads.
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    On January 22, 2008, Clooney was nominated for an Academy Award (and many other awards) for Best Actor for Michael Clayton (2007).
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    Clooney also appeared in the documentary film Darfur Now, a call-to-action film released in November 2007 for people all over the world to help stop the Darfur crisis.
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    Clooney dated Renée Zellweger (2001) and Krista Allen (2002–2008) In June 2007, he started dating reality personality Sarah Larson, but the couple broke up in May 2008.
  • 2006
    Age 44
    In October 2006, Clooney received the American Cinematheque Award, which honors someone in the entertainment industry who has made "a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures".
    In August 2006, Clooney and Heslov started the production company Smokehouse Pictures.
    At the 2006 Academy Awards, Clooney was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Syriana.
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  • 2005
    Age 43
    In 2005, Clooney starred in Syriana, which was based loosely on former Central Intelligence Agency agent Robert Baer's memoirs of his service in the Middle East.
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  • 2002
    Age 40
    Clooney made his directorial debut in the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, based on the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    In 2001, Clooney and Soderbergh co-founded Section Eight Productions, for which Grant Heslov was president of television.
    In 2001, he teamed up with Soderbergh again for the heist comedy Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960s Rat Pack film of the same name, with Clooney playing Danny Ocean, originally portrayed by Frank Sinatra.
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  • 2000
    Age 38
    After meeting British model Lisa Snowdon in 2000, he had a five-year on-again, off-again relationship with her.
  • 1998
    Age 36
    In 1998, he co-starred in the crime-comedy Out of Sight opposite Jennifer Lopez, marking the first of his many collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh.
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  • 1995
    Age 33
    He also earned three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 1995, 1996, and 1997 (losing to co-star Anthony Edwards).
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    For his work on the series, Clooney received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1995 and 1996.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    Clooney rose to fame when he played Dr. Doug Ross, alongside Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies, and Noah Wyle, on the hit NBC medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 27
    Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993.
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  • 1988
    Age 26
    In 1988, Clooney played a role in the comedy-horror film Return of the Killer Tomatoes.
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  • 1984
    Age 22
    Clooney's first major role came in 1984 in the short-lived sitcom E/R (not to be confused with ER, the better-known hospital drama, on which Clooney also co-starred a decade later).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 16
    Clooney's first role was as an extra in the television mini-series Centennial in 1978, which was based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener and was partly filmed in Clooney's hometown of Augusta, Kentucky.
    Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
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  • 1977
    Age 15
    He tried out to play professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, but he did not pass the first round of player cuts and was not offered a contract.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 6
    He attended St. Michael's School in Columbus, Ohio; then Western Row Elementary School (a public school) in Mason, Ohio, from 1968 to 1974; and St. Susanna School in Mason, where he served as an altar boy.
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  • 1961
    Born
    Born on May 6, 1961.
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