George Clooney

BirthDay:

06 May 1961

BirthPlace:

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

BirthName:

George Timothy Clooney

Bio:

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky, and graduated from Augusta High School. He was very active in sports such as basketball and baseball, and tried out for the Cincinnati Reds, but was not offered a contract.

After his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, got him a small part in a feature film, Clooney began to pursue acting. His first major role was on the sitcom E/R (1984) as "Ace", an orderly. More roles soon followed, including "George Burnett", the handsome handyman on The Facts of Life (1979); "Booker Brooks", a supervisor on Roseanne (1988); and "Detective James Falconer" on Sisters (1991). Clooney had his breakthrough when he was cast as "Dr. Doug Ross" on the award-winning drama series, ER (1994), opposite Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies.

While filming "ER", Clooney starred in a number of high profile film roles, such as Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), and One Fine Day (1996), opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1997, Clooney took on the role of "Batman" in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin (1997). The film was a moderate success in the box office, but was slammed by critics, notably for the nipple-laden Bat suit. Clooney went on to star in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998), Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line (1998), and David O. Russell's Three Kings (1999).

In 1999, Clooney left "ER" (though he would return for the season finale) and appeared in a number of films, including O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), and Ocean's Eleven (2001). Collaborating once again with Steven Soderbergh, "Ocean's Eleven" received critical acclaim, earned more than $450 million at the box office, and spawned two sequels: Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

In 2002, Clooney made his directorial debut with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), an adaptation of TV producer Chuck Barris's autobiography. This was the first film under the banner of "Section Eight Productions", a production company he founded with Steven Soderbergh. The company also produced many acclaimed films, including Far from Heaven (2002), Syriana (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005). Clooney won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in "Syriana", and was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for "Good Night, and Good Luck".

In 2006, "Section Eight" was shut down so that Soderbergh could concentrate on directing, and Clooney founded a new production company, "Smokehouse Productions", with his friend and long-time business partner, Grant Heslov.

Clooney went on to produce and star in Michael Clayton (2007) (which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor), directed and starred in Leatherheads (2008), and took leading roles in Burn After Reading (2008), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), and Jason Reitman's Up in the Air (2009). Clooney received critical acclaim for his performance in "Up in the Air" and was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe and Academy Award. He didn't win that year, but took home both Best Actor awards (as well as countless nominations) for his role as a father who finds out his wife was unfaithful as she lay in a coma in Alexander Payne's The Descendants (2011). Throughout his career, Clooney has been heralded for his political activism and humanitarian work. He has served as one of the "United Nations Messengers of Peace" since 2008, has been an advocate for the Darfur conflict, and organized the "Hope for Haiti" telethon, to raise money for the victims of the 2010 earthquake. In March of 2012, Clooney was arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam, from 1989 until 1993. After their divorce, he swore he would never marry again. Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman bet him $10,000 that he would have children by the age of 40, and sent him a check shortly after his birthday. Clooney returned the funds and bet double or nothing he wouldn't have children by the age of 50. Although he has remained a consummate bachelor, Clooney has had many highly publicized relationships, including with former WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler. In 2014, he married lawyer and activist Amal Clooney.
Filmography

Actor ( 217 credits )

Money Monster (2016) Lee Gates
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Eddie Mannix
A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Himself
Tomorrowland (2015) Frank Walker
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself - Carpooler (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Monuments Men (2014) Frank Stokes
Gravity (2013) Matt Kowalski
Movie Guide (2013)  Matt Kowalsky (1 episode, 2013)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Frame (2013)  Matt Kowalsky (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Radioman (2012) Himself
George Clooney's Irish Roots (2012) Himself
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Unscripted (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Movie Talk with Peter Bart (2012)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Col. Jack Grady (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Touch of Evil (2011) The Tyrant
The Ides of March (2011) Governor Mike Morris
The Descendants (2011) Matt King
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Basta (2011)  Danny Ocean (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
ZIP! Zoom in People (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Who the Hell Is Not George Clooney? (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Morning Glory (2010) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The American (2010) Jack / Edward
Pon! (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Mr. Fox (voice)
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009) Himself
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Lyn Cassady
Up in the Air (2009) Ryan Bingham
Tosh.0 (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
George W. Bush Battles Jesus Christ (2008) Bob Barnes (archive footage)
Burn After Reading (2008) Harry Pfarrer
Leatherheads (2008) Dodge Connelly
A Juicy Turkey (2008) Dr. Doug Ross (archive footage)
Fareed Zakaria GPS (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Gruen Transfer (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Darfur Now (2007) Himself
Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Danny Ocean
Michael Clayton (2007) Michael Clayton
TMZ on TV (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Seth Gecko (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
5 Second Movies (2007)  Batman (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Un jour, un destin (2007)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Memòries de la tele (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Kinotipp (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Sand and Sorrow (2007) Narrator / Himself
The Good German (2006) Jake Geismer
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Himself
Nespresso... What Else? (2006) George Clooney
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
What It Takes (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
La rentadora (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Associated Press: YouTube Channel (2006)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Syriana (2005) Bob Barnes
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Fred Friendly
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Ocean's Twelve (2004) Danny Ocean
Freedom2speak v2.0 (2004) Himself - Actor, USA
At the Movies (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Miradas 2 (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Les hyènes (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (9 episodes, 2006-2014)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Miles
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) Devlin
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2010)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Imagine (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2008)
Filmland (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Shownieuws (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Love Chain (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Jim Byrd
Solaris (2002) Chris Kelvin
Welcome to Collinwood (2002) Jerzy
Starbuck Holger Meins (2002) Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Fashion Police (2002)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Ocean's Eleven (2001) Danny Ocean
Spy Kids (2001) Devlin
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Everett McGill
The Perfect Storm (2000) Captain Billy Tyne
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Lux (2000)  Himself (2001)
Ahora (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Secrets of the Dead (2000)  Himself - Narration (1 episode, 2013)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Limey (1999) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Book That Wrote Itself (1999) Himself
Three Kings (1999) Archie Gates
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Dr. Gouache (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Beckmann (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Waiting for Woody (1998) Himself
The Thin Red Line (1998) Capt. Charles Bosche
Out of Sight (1998) Jack Foley
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
God kveld Norge (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Full Tilt Boogie (1997) Himself / Seth Gecko
The Peacemaker (1997) Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
Batman & Robin (1997) Batman / Bruce Wayne
South Park (1997)  Sparky (1 episode, 1997)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Jack Docherty Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
One Fine Day (1996) Jack Taylor
Curdled (1996) Seth Gecko (archive footage) (uncredited)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Seth Gecko
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (6 episodes, 1996-2000)
Fox News Sunday (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
This Week (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tonight (1996)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2000)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2006-2015)
Friends (1994)  Dr. Michael Mitchell / ... (3 episodes, 1995-2004)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Extra (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
ER (1994)  Dr. Doug Ross (109 episodes, 1994-2009)
Taff (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 1995-2014)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Building (1993)  Bonnie's Fiancee (1 episode, 1993)
Corazón, corazón (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Unbecoming Age (1992) Mac
The Harvest (1992) Lip Syncing Transvestite
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Bodies of Evidence (1992)  Det. Ryan Walker (16 episodes, 1992-1993)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 1998-2007)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jack's Place (1992)  Rick Logan (1 episode, 1992)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself - Om Filmen / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2010)
Sisters (1991)  Detective James Falconer (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Baby Talk (1991)  Joe (5 episodes, 1991)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (13 episodes, 2000-2014)
E! News (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2014)
Sunset Beat (1990)  Chic Chesbro (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
The More You Know (1989)  Himself
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) Matt Stevens
Roseanne (1988)  Booker Brooks (11 episodes, 1988-1991)
Murphy Brown (1988)  Doctor #2 (1 episode, 1998)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (4 episodes, 2006-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 2014)
ITV Lunchtime News (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Return to Horror High (1987) Oliver
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2003-2011)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Throb (1986)  Rollo Moldonado (1 episode, 1986)
Star's Table (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
The Golden Girls (1985)  Bobby Hopkins (1 episode, 1987)
Street Hawk (1985)  Kevin Stark (1 episode, 1985)
American Masters (1985)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)  Kip Howard (1 episode, 1987)
Hunter (1984)  Matthew Winfield (1 episode, 1987)
Riptide (1984)  Lenny Colwell (1 episode, 1984)
E/R (1984)  Ace (16 episodes, 1984-1985)
Crazy Like a Fox (1984) (1 episode, 1985)
Gran premio internazionale della TV (1984)  Himself - Winner (1 episode, 2000)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Hotel (1983)  Nick Miller (1 episode, 1986)
Grizzly II: The Concert (1983)
And They're Off (1982)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (78 episodes, 2003-2014)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Facts of Life (1979)  George Burnett (17 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ein Herz für Kinder (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Evening Magazine (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1981)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1995)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2007-2014)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (6 episodes, 2003-2006)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "George Clooney") (1 episode,
The Nick Clooney Show (1968)  Himself (1968)
Heute (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Today (1952)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
Meet the Press (1947)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)

Producer ( 30 credits )

Ocean's Eight (2018) producer
Suburbicon (2017) producer
Money Monster (2016) producer
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) producer
The Monuments Men (2014) producer
August: Osage County (2013) producer
Argo (2012) producer
The Ides of March (2011) producer
The American (2010) producer
Memphis Beat (2010) executive producer (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) producer
The Informant! (2009) executive producer
Playground (2009) executive producer
Tony (2008) executive producer
Wind Chill (2007) executive producer
Michael Clayton (2007) executive producer
Sand and Sorrow (2007) executive producer
Pu-239 (2006) executive producer
A Scanner Darkly (2006) executive producer
Rumor Has It... (2005) executive producer
Syriana (2005) executive producer
The Big Empty (2005) executive producer
The Jacket (2005) producer
Unscripted (2005) executive producer (10 episodes, 2005)
Criminal (2004) producer
K Street (2003) executive producer (10 episodes, 2003)
Welcome to Collinwood (2002) executive producer / producer
Far from Heaven (2002) executive producer
Insomnia (2002) executive producer
Rock Star (2001) executive producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

The Monuments Men (2014) (screenplay) &
Gravity (2013)
The Ides of March (2011) (screenplay) &
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) (written by) &

Director ( 7 credits )

Suburbicon (2017)
The Monuments Men (2014)
The Ides of March (2011)
Leatherheads (2008)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Unscripted (2005) (5 episodes, 2005)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)