George Clooney (born 6.5.1961) George Clooney is an American actor, as well as a director and producer. He is also involved in the United Nations (UN) organisation.
Childhood: George Clooney was born in Kentucky, to Nina and Nick Clooney. His father was a journalist, a news anchorman and a games show host, whilst his aunt, Rosemary Clooney, was a singer. His uncle, José Ferrer was also an actor.
Clooney developed his interest in theatre at Sir Thomas Rich's Grammar School, in Gloucester, England. When his family moved back to Kentucky, George attended Augusta High School and earned the lead role in a number of plays.
Acting Breakthrough: In 1984, Clooney was given a role in a medical comedy drama named E/R. A decade later, he would more famously star in the similarly named, high profile drama ER. His first major break, however, was playing Roseanne Barr's boss in the sitcom Roseanne.
His role on Roseanne was followed by parts in Baby Talk and Sisters.
Clooney's major film debut was a small role in Return of the Killer Tomatoes.
The major TV breakthrough came in 1994, when Clooney landed the role of Dr. Doug Ross in ER. He stayed on the show between 1994 and 1999.
Mainstream Success: Whilst he was appearing in ER, Clooney also landed a number of major roles in Hollywood films, the first being a part in From Dusk Till Dawn, by maverick director Robert Rodriguez. This was followed by roles in The Peacemaker and One Fine Day. During the last few weeks of his ER contract, Clooney starred in Three Kings.
George Clooney has a long-standing and fruitful relationship with the Coen Brothers directorial team. His first film for them was O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Another lucrative relationship is that between Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, the director of the Ocean's trilogy. Clooney starred alongside Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in Ocean's Eleven and went on to star in Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.
Clooney's directorial debut came in 2002, with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. The film was unsuccessful at the box office, though Clooney's directorial skills were appreciated by film critics.
Returning to acting, Clooney starred in the lead role in Syriana (2005), a film about a former CIA agent. Shortly after filming Syriana, Clooney directed and acted in Good Night and Good Luck. Both films were considered a financial and critical success. The latter film earned Clooney two Oscar nominations, for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Syriana earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
In 2008, Clooney was once again nominated for an Oscar - this time for his role in Michael Clayton. He lost the prize to Daniel Day Lewis (for his role in There Will Be Blood).
Later that year, Clooney returned to working with the Coen brothers and once again shared screen-time with Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading.
Personal Life: George Clooney was once married to Talia Balsam, between 1989 and 1993. He also had a brief relationship with the actress Sarah Larson.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman each bet Clooney $10,000 each that he would have fathered a child before he turned 40. On his 40th birthday, Pfeiffer and Kidman both sent him a cheque. Clooney returned the cheques, betting double or nothing that he would still be childless when he turned 50.
Until 2006, George Clooney owned a pot-bellied pig named Max, which he had had for 16 years.
In the quiet, seemingly perfect land of suburbia, a businessman named Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) has everything. A high-flying career, a beautiful home, a wife and a young son, but when his house gets broken into by thugs who kill his wife, he starts to begin to understand the immensity of some of the mistakes he's made in his life. He's being hunted by loan sharks who happen to have connections to the mob, and they intend to get their money back no matter what the costs. When it starts to become clear that everything he has left is at stake, he decides to take matters into his own hands and give those mobsters as good as they give. Soon the neighbourhood transforms into one of the bloodiest in the area, and even his sister Margaret (Julianne Moore) gets dragged into her brother's vengeful scheme.
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The super-premium tequila brand Casamigos, which Clooney co-founded four years ago, is being sold to UK drinks giant Diageo.
The tequila company co-founded by Hollywood star George Clooney has been sold to British drinks firm Diageo in deal worth up to $1 billion, it has been reported.
Diageo, the company that owns high-profile brands like Smirnoff, Baileys, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, announced on Wednesday (June 21st) that it would be purchasing Casamigos, a deluxe brand of tequila created four years ago by Clooney along with Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber and property developer Mike Meldman.
George Clooney's tequila brand Casamigos is being sold for up to $1 billion
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The couple welcomed a little boy and girl on June 6
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her actor husband, George have created "stunningly beautiful babies" according to Amal’s mother, Baria Alamuddin. The couple, who married in Venice in 2014, welcomed a daughter and a son on Tuesday June 6 and now their grandmother has gushed over the tiny twins.
Amal and George Clooney are first time parents to a twin boy and girl
The 39-year-old gave birth to Ella and Alexander in London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with her 56-year-old husband by her side.
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Amal Clooney and George Clooney are thrilled following the birth of their two babies.
Congratulations to Amal Clooney and George Clooney, who have this week welcomed their first children into the world. They have been married for going on three years and the birth also marks both their first ventures into parenthood as individuals as well as a couple
George Clooney and Amal Clooney at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Amal and George have finally given birth to their long awaited twins - a daughter named Ella and a son named Alexander - and while mother is doing well, it seems that the 'Money Monster' star still hasn't recovered from the prospect of having two little babies.
The human rights lawyer addressed the United Nations on Thursday, urging action to prevent atrocities being committed by IS.
Amal Clooney delivered a passionate speech this week urging the world not to allow the Islamic State group to “get away with genocide” in Iraq, and to “stand up for justice” and show “moral leadership”.
The human rights lawyer and wife of George Clooney, whose law practice has represented the victims of IS rapes, beatings and kidnappings, told a United Nations assembly that the crimes being committed by the terrorist group were not the only things that were “shocking”, but also that the watching world had thusfar acted in such a “passive” manner.
Amal and George Clooney pictured in May 2016
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Amal’s husband George Clooney has said the couple are being more careful about where they travel to during her pregnancy.
George Clooney says that he and wife Amal have imposed certain travel restrictions on themselves as they prepare to welcome twins.
Amal, 39, is a high-profile human rights lawyer and her husband has admitted that the couple previously found it “exciting” to visit dangerous places.
George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney are expecting twins
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Congratulations Amal and George Clooney!
It seems Hollywood is having something of a baby boom recently as George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney become the latest stars to reveal that they are expecting twins. According to reports, they are expecting their bundle of joy in early summer.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney have twins on the way
Despite having had numerous high profile relationships and marriages over the year, the 'Hail, Caesar!' actor has never gone down the road of parenthood. Until now! He wed the love of his life - human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin - in 2014, and their beautiful union has culminated in the conception of twin Clooneys!
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Clooney remembered Obama's response to the Charleston massacre in 2015.
One such star is George Clooney, who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in London at a special screening of Netflix’s Syrian civil war documentary The White Helmets on Monday night (January 9th). The actor, known to be frequently politically engaged, shared his thoughts on the most memorable moment in Obama’s two terms as president.
George Clooney with wife Amal at Cannes in 2016
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George Clooney directing his new movie 'Suburbicon' which is being filmed in L.A. The film has been written by the Coen Brother who have worked with Clooney (in an acting role) on a number of other films including Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar! and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 19th October 2016
Director George Clooney seen on the set of 'Suburbicon' with actress Julianne Moore who was wearing yellow 50's attire. The film has been written by the Coen brothers and will also star Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th October 2016
The actor says he uses his high profile to focus attention on those “who couldn’t get any cameras on them at all”.
Hollywood actor George Clooney had said he tries to cope with the “suffocation” of fame by using his high profile to highlight global injustices. Clooney was speaking at an international forum on genocide prevention in in Armenia this weekend, where he will also hand out the the inaugural US Aurora Prize.
George Clooney had said he tries to cope with the “suffocation” of fame by doing charity work.
Clooney said he began tying to use his fame to highlight global issues after reading about atrocities being committed in Sudan’s Darfur region in the early 2000s. “Fame has an interesting element to it but if you tend to be followed round by a camera then you can feel suffocated at times,” the actor said.
Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.
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Date of birth
6th May, 1961
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