George Clooney

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George Clooney

American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriteradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (63%), (7%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Steven Soderbergh, Grant Heslov, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Linked to: Augusta High School, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, International Rescue Committee, National Rifle Association




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George Clooney was born in 1961 add something


He tried out to play professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, but was not offered a contract. add something


Clooney's first role was as an extra in the TV series Centennial in 1978. add something


He attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981, majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and very briefly attended the University of Cincinnati, but did not graduate from either. add something


Clooney's first major role came in 1984 in the short-lived sitcom E/R. add something


Dana Hill - Hill appeared as Sergeant Andrea Pritchett alongside George Clooney in "Combat Academy" , a 1986 film from the producers of "Police Academy"


In 1988, Clooney played a role in Return of the Killer Tomatoes. add something


Max was bought by Clooney in 1988 as a gift for his-girlfriend Kelly Preston, Travolta's current wife. add something


Talia Balsam - Balsam married actor George Clooney in Las Vegas and was married to him from 1989 to 1993


Doug Ross, alongside Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies, and Noah Wyle on the hit NBC drama ER from 1994 to 1999. add something


He is often credited with saving Clooney's life by waking him up before the Northridge earthquake on January 16, 1994. add something


Julianna Margulies - In 1994, Margulies was cast in a role in the pilot episode of "ER" as an emergency care nurse who, despondent over her relationship with George Clooney's character, Doug Ross, attempted suicide


Mae Whitman - In 1996, Whitman appeared in two films: "Independence Day" as the President's daughter; and "One Fine Day" playing George Clooney's character's daughter Maggie


Entertainment Tonight - In 1996, actor George Clooney decided to boycott "Entertainment Tonight" to protest the presence of intrusive paparazzi after "Hard Copy" did an exposé about his love life, violating an agreement he had with Paramount, which produced both shows


Amanda Peet - The film was released in late 1996, and she co-appeared with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer


One Fine Day (film) - "'One Fine Day"' is a 1996 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney as two single working parents, with Alex D. Linz and Mae Whitman as their children


Clooney is one of three people to have been given the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" twice by People Magazine, first in 1997 and again in 2006. add something


Batman in film - Schumacher directed the 1997 sequel "Batman & Robin", which starred George Clooney


The Peacemaker (1997 film) - "'The Peacemaker"' is a 1997 American action/thriller film starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman and directed by Mimi Leder


In 1998, he starred in Out of Sight opposite Jennifer Lopez, marking the first of his many collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh. add something


Ice Cube - He wrote, executive produced, and made his directorial debut in The Players Club in 1998, and in 1999 starred alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the critically acclaimed Three Kings.


Jennifer Lopez - In 1998, she had one of her most acclaimed roles, starring opposite George Clooney in Out of Sight, Steven Soderbergh's adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel.


Out of Sight - The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and star George Clooney, it was released on June 26, 1998


After leaving the series in 1999, he made a cameo appearance in the 6th season and returned for a guest spot in the show's final season. add something


Sam Rockwell - After appearances as a bumbling actor in 1999's science fiction satire "Galaxy Quest", in the 1999 Shakespeare adaptation "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as Flute, and as gregarious villain Eric Knox in "Charlie's Angels" , Rockwell won the biggest leading role of his career as "The Gong Show" host Chuck Barris in George Clooney's 2002 directorial debut, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"


After meeting on the set of a Martini advertisement in 2000, he had a five-year on-again, off-again relationship with British model Lisa Snowdon. add something


Fail Safe (1964 film) - In 2000, the novel was adapted again as a televised play, starring George Clooney, Richard_Dreyfuss and Noah Wyle, and broadcast live in black and white on CBS


Douglas Preston - The book is currently being developed into a movie by the studio Fox 2000, produced by George Clooney, in which Clooney will play the role of Preston


In 2001, Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh co-founded the Section Eight Productions, for which Grant Heslov was president of television. add something


In 2001, he teamed up with Soderbergh again for Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960s Rat Pack film of the same name. add something


Matt Damon - He co-starred as thief Linus Caldwell, alongside George Clooney, Brad_Pitt, and Julia Roberts, in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the Rat Pack's 1960 caper film of the same name; the successful crime dramedy spawned two sequels, "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen"


Clooney made his directorial debut in the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an adaptation of the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris. add something


Chuck Barris - A 2002 feature film version, directed by George Clooney and starring Sam Rockwell, depicts Barris as killing 33 people


Angie Dickinson - In 2002, TV Guide ranked her No. 3 on their list of the "50 Sexiest television Stars of All Time," behind Diana Rigg and George Clooney


Peter Thomas (composer) - In his directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , actor George Clooney used three tracks of Peter Thomas' music originally composed for Edgar Wallace movies of the 1960s


Rachelle Lefevre - Lefevre appeared in the film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", directed by George Clooney, in 2002


In 2003, he opposed the Iraq war, saying: "You can't beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people seeking revenge. add something


In February 2003, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported that while speaking at a National Board of Review event, Clooney had made the following remarks: "Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's. add something


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - George Clooney, Chuck_Barris, Sam Rockwell, "Behind The Scenes of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", 2003, Miramax Home Entertainment and Curtis Hanson instantly agreed to direct with Sean Penn in the lead role and George Clooney and Drew Barrymore attached to co-star


Charlton Heston - Actor George Clooney joked about Heston's failing health at a 2003 National Board of Review award ceremony, saying that Heston "announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's.


Rafael Kayanan - Black Belt Magazine, 2003 He trained actor Sam Rockwell for director George Clooney's film, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind


The film spawned two sequels starring Clooney, Ocean's Twelve in 2004 and Ocean's Thirteen in 2007. add something


Simon Helberg - In 2004 he appeared in the film "A Cinderella Story" starring Hilary Duff and Chad_Michael_Murray; Helberg played the minor role of Terry in George Clooney's 2005 film "Good Night, and Good Luck," where he had one line


Clooney has appeared in commercials outside the US for products like Fiat, Nespresso and Martini vermouth, and has lent his voice to a series of Budweiser ads beginning in 2005. add something


In 2005, Clooney starred in Syriana, which was based loosely on former Central Intelligence Agency agent Robert Baer and his memoirs of being an agent in the Middle East. add something


Because he was known to have arthritis, and was partly blind, the animal was falsely reported to have died in January 2005. add something


Batman in film - Joel Schumacher, Peter MacGregor-Scott, Chris O'Donnell, Val Kilmer, Uma Thurman, John Glover, "Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 6-Batman Unbound", 2005, Warner Home Video and was replaced by George Clooney


Good Night, and Good Luck - "' is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels


Commuter Cars - The first production car is owned by actor George Clooney who took delivery on August 9, 2005


Max Minghella - Minghella followed with the political thriller "Syriana", which was released in November 2005, playing the son of George Clooney's CIA agent character


After making his first trip to Darfur in 2006 with his father Nick, Clooney made the TV special "A Journey to Darfur", and advocated for action in the US. The documentary was broadcast on American cable TV as well as in the UK and France. add something


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. add something


Clooney next appeared in The Good German, a film noir directed by Soderbergh that is set in post-World War II Germany. add something


In April 2006, he spent ten days in Chad and Sudan with his father to make a film in order to show the dramatic situation of Darfur's refugees. add something


In August 2006, Clooney and Heslov started the production company Smokehouse Pictures. add something


Clooney received the American Cinematheque Award in October 2006, an award that honors an artist in the entertainment industry who has made "a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures". add something


Tobey Maguire - In 2006, Maguire starred in his first villainous role as Corporal Patrick Tully opposite George Clooney and Cate Blanchett in Steven Soderbergh's "The Good German", based on the Joseph Kanon novel of the same name


Walter Cronkite - In 2006, he presented the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom *award to actor and activist George Clooney on behalf of his organization at its annual dinner in New York


Cate Blanchett - In 2006, she starred in Babel opposite Brad Pitt, The Good German with George Clooney and Notes on a Scandal opposite Dame Judi Dench.


Tegla Loroupe - In December, 2006, she traveled with George Clooney, Joey Cheek, and Don Cheadle to Beijing, Cairo, and New York on a diplomatic mission to bring an end to violence in Darfur


Steven Soderbergh - The Good German, a romantic drama set in post-war Berlin starring Cate Blanchett and Clooney, was released in late 2006.


Grant Heslov - In August 2006, he and George Clooney started a movie company, Smoke House


Elie Wiesel - In September 2006, he appeared before the UN Security Council with actor George Clooney to call attention to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur


Clooney was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007, 2008, and 2009. add something


George Clooney cast his hands and shoes in the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 2007. add something


The film was released on November 2, 2007. add something


In June 2007, he started dating reality personality Sarah Larson, but the couple broke up in May 2008. add something


The Persuaders! - In 2007 Hugh Grant and George Clooney were later announced as the stars with Stiller attached as producer


Ken Howard - In 2007, Howard appeared in "Rambo" again with Sylvester Stallone, and "Michael Clayton" as the villain to George Clooney's hero


Argo (2012 film) - In 2007, the producers George Clooney, Grant_Heslov and David Klawans set up a project based on the article


Michael Clayton (film) - "'Michael Clayton"' is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, starring George Clooney, Tom_Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack


Steven Soderbergh - The sixth pairing of Clooney and Soderbergh, Ocean's Thirteen, was released in June 2007.


Howard Dean - On October 11, 2007 it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney were in early talks about making a "political thriller" based on Howard Dean's 2004 campaign, tentatively titled "Farragut North"


Don Cheadle - On December 13, 2007, Cheadle and fellow actor George Clooney were presented with the Summit Peace *award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome for their work to stop the genocide and relieve the suffering of the people of Darfur


Clooney supported-Senator Barack Obama's campaign in the 2008 presidential election. add something


Clooney in Abeche, Chad, in January 2008 with the UNClooney has been active in advocating a resolution of the Darfur conflict. add something


David Boies - Boies was portrayed by actor Ed Begley, Jr. in the 2008 film "Recount", by Jack Laufer in the 2010 TV series "Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment", and by George Clooney and Morgan Freeman in the 2012 play "8"


Renee Zellwegger - In 2008, she starred in the western Appaloosa with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen and the period comedy Leatherheads with fellow Oscar-winner George Clooney.


Renee Zellweger - In 2008, she starred in the western "Appaloosa" with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen and the period comedy "Leatherheads" with George Clooney


Ocean's Trilogy - Soderbergh and George Clooney initially downplayed the possibility of an "Ocean's Fourteen" or subsequent sequels due to Bernie Mac's death in 2008


The same year, Clooney starred in Up in the Air, which was initially given limited release, and wide-released on December 25, 2009. add something


In February 2009, he visited Goz Beida, Chad, with NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. add something


From July 2009 to June 2011, Clooney was in a relationship with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis. add something


Also in November 2009, he voiced Mr. Fox in Wes Anderson's animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox. The same year, Clooney starred in Up in the Air, which was initially given limited release, and wide-released on December 25, 2009. add something


Gregor and Kevin Spacey in The Men Who Stare At Goats, which was directed by Heslov and released in November 2009. add something


Jason Reitman - In the spring of 2009, Reitman directed "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney


Fantastic Mr Fox - It was released in 2009 and features the voices of George Clooney as Mr Fox, Meryl Streep as Mrs Fox, Bill Murray as Badger, Hugo Guinness as Bunce, and Michael Gambon as Bean


Melanie Lynskey - Lynskey's 2009 films included "Leaves of Grass", in which she co-starred with Edward Norton and Susan Sarandon, and the Academy *award-nominated "Up in the Air", in which she played Julie Bingham, the younger sister of George Clooney's character


John Malkovich - In November 2009, Malkovich appeared in an advertisement for Nespresso with fellow actor George Clooney.


Vera Farmiga - Farmiga starred opposite George Clooney, Anna_Kendrick, and Melanie Lynskey in the 2009 comedy-drama "Up in the Air" , which was initially given limited release, and wide-released on December 25, 2009


In January 2010, he organized the Telethon Hope for Haiti Now, which collected donations for the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims. add something


Clooney discusses Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010. add something


Johan Leysen - In the 2010 film "The American", he appeared as Pavel, mysterious handler of Jack, the assassin character played by George Clooney


Thekla Reuten - She played opposite George Clooney in the 2010 Anton Corbijn movie "The American


The American (2010 film) - "'The American"' is a 2010 American thriller film directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney, Thekla_Reuten, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund, and Paolo Bonacelli


John Krasinski - The couple married on July 10, 2010, in Italy with celebrity friends George Clooney, Matt_Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stanley Tucci, David Schwimmer, and Meryl Streep in attendance


As of 2011, Clooney is represented by Bryan Lourd, co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency. add something


As of 2011, it was Clooney's most commercially successful film, earning more than $450 million worldwide. add something


Clooney and Prendergast co-wrote a Washington Post op-ed piece in May 2011, titled "Dancing with a dictator in Sudan", arguing that: "President Omar al-Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, is escalating bombing and food aid obstruction in Darfur, and he now threatens the entire north-south peace process. add something


Since July 2011, Clooney has been dating former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler. add something


The story was released on DVD in November 2011 add something


Alexandre Desplat - Desplat's 2011 projects included "The Tree of Life", directed by Terrence Malick , "A Better Life", "La Fille du Puisatier", Roman Polanski's "Carnage", and " George Clooney's "The Ides of March"


Charlie Rose - He appears as himself in the 2011 George Clooney directed film, "The Ides of March"


Ryan Gosling - In his final appearance of 2011, Gosling was directed by George Clooney in the political drama "The Ides of March", in which he played an ambitious press secretary


Alexander Payne - Payne returned to directing in 2011 after a seven year hiatus with the film "The Descendants", starring George Clooney


The Ides of March (film) - "'The Ides of March"' is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Clooney, along with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon


Stacy Keibler - Keibler has been dating George Clooney since July 2011


Kauai - "The Descendants", a film by Alexander Payne released in November 2011 and featuring George Clooney as lead actor, has major parts shot in Kauai, where the main character and his cousins own ancestral lands which they are considering selling


On March 16, 2012, Clooney was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy for civil disobedience, during a protest add something


In September 2012, Clooney offered to take an auction winner out to lunch to benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network add something


Grant Heslov - Heslov, alongside George Clooney and Ben Affleck, won for the Best Picture Oscar for the 2012 film "Argo"


Jim McGovern (American politician) - He was arrested again on March 16, 2012 alongside George Clooney during a protest outside of the Sudanese embassy speaking out against the Bashir regime in the Sundan


Jeffrey Katzenberg - Katzenberg co-hosted a fundraiser for President Obama at the home of actor George Clooney in May 2012


Clooney has several films set to be released in 2013 add something


In 2013, Clooney won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama, the BAFTA award for Best Picture and the Academy award for Best Picture for producing the film "Argo" add something


In 2013, he received the Academy award for Best Picture for producing the film "Argo", alongside Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov add something


Clooney and Keibler ended their relationship in July 2013 add something


The science fiction film will be released on October 4, 2013 add something


Alfonso Cuaron - Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the film was released in the fall of 2013 and opened the 70th Venice International Film Festival in August


As of 2014, Clooney is engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin add something


Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, as confirmed by a representative at the law firm Doughty Street Chambers add something


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 add something


On August 7, 2014, Clooney and Alamuddin obtained marriage licenses at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of the United Kingdom add something


Alamuddin and Clooney were officially married on September 27, 2014 at Ca' Farsetti add something


Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume - In George Clooney's 2014 film The Monuments Men, Valland is represented as Claire Simone, played by Cate Blanchett


Audrey Marnay - In 2014, George Clooney chooses her to be in his Monuments Men.


Matt Damon - In 2014, he starred in George Clooney's "Monuments Men"


Matteo Barzini - The film premiered on February 8, 2014 during the Roman premiere of George Clooney's film Monuments Men


Money Monster - On May 8, 2014, it was announced that George Clooney was director Foster's choice to star in the film as a TV personality, Lee Gates, but the deal to star was not confirmed yet


Daily Mail - In July 2014 American actor George Clooney refused to accept the "Mail"'s apology after it printed a false story about his marriage


Amal Alamuddin - In September 2014, she married American actor George Clooney


Eddie Mannix - In October 2014, George Clooney, Ralph_Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum were announced as cast members


On January 11, 2015, Clooney was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award add something


In November 2015 it was announced the Clooney's are expecting their first child add something


Nocturnal Animals (film) - On March 24, 2015, it was announced that Smoke House Pictures' partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov would be producing a thriller "Nocturnal Animals", based on the Austin Wright's 1993 novel "Tony and Susan"


Brad Bird - His latest film, "Tomorrowland", starring George Clooney, was released in May 2015


A Very Murray Christmas - The film features an ensemble cast including Bill Murray, George Clooney, Paul_Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, May 2015 a Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Rashida Jones, and Miley Cyrus and was released on December 4, 2015 on Netflix


Clooney visited Armenia to commemorate the 101th anniversary of the event in April 2016 add something


Helena Mattsson - She appeared in a beaver costume in a Nespresso television commercial titled "Training Day" that featured Danny DeVito and George Clooney in 2016


Jodie Foster - The following year, Foster received the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement *award at the Athena Film Festival, and directed her next film, "Money Monster", which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and is scheduled for release in April 2016


Jodie Foster - The following year, Foster received the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement *award at the Athena Film Festival, and directed her next film, "Money Monster", which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and is scheduled for release in May 2016


Coen Brothers - The film was eventually directed by George Clooney and began filming in October 2016


On 9 February 2017, it was reported by the CBS talk show, "The Talk," that Amal Alamuddin was pregnant, and that they were expecting twins add something


On June 6, 2017, Amal gave birth to a daughter, Ella, and a son, Alexander add something


Stoneman Douglas High School shooting - Clooney helped fund the March for Our Lives after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 add something


He is about to receive the 2018 AFI Life Achievement award on June 7, 2018 add something


On July 10, 2018, Clooney was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle to film set in Sardinia add something


On March 28, 2019, Clooney wrote an open letter calling for the boycott of the Sultan of Brunei's hotels over a new law that comes into force on April 3, 2019 that will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death by stoning add something


MGM Interactive - In April 2019, MGM signed a two-year, first look deal for films with Smokehouse Pictures, owned by George Clooney and Grant Heslov


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - In April 2019, MGM signed a two-year, first look deal for films with Smokehouse Pictures, owned by George Clooney and Grant Heslov