George Clooney

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George Clooney
Real name:
George Timothy Clooney
Birth date:
(63 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
5'11 ft ()
196 lb (89 kg)
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George Clooney Biography

George Clooney is a Hollywood actor, producer, and director. He gained popularity through his work on the TV series "ER". He is an Oscar recipient for his supporting role in "Syriana" and, as a producer, for the movie "Argo".
Actor and Director George Clooney
Actor and Director George Clooney

Childhood and Youth

George was born in 1961 in Kentucky, USA, to the state beauty queen, Nina Bruce, and the host of "American Movie Classics," Nick Clooney. Young George often visited his father's workplace, where Nick's colleagues noticed him. Thus, at the age of five, Clooney started his television career, appearing in various TV shows.
George Clooney in his childhood with his sister
George Clooney in his childhood with his sister
When Clooney started school, he manifested a genetic disease passed down from his father - Bell's Palsy. For a year, half of his face was paralyzed, which became a subject of bullying amongst his classmates.
George Clooney and his family
George Clooney and his family
In high school, Clooney was passionate about baseball and basketball. In 1977, he tried out for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team but didn't get a contract. From 1979 to 1981, George attended Northern Kentucky University and later the University of Cincinnati, but he did not complete his education.

Career in Cinema

In the mid-80s, George Clooney attended auditions almost every day, followed by hard work after the trials. The young man worked as a construction assistant and loader. He very rarely managed to get a minor role, for instance, in the 1988 films "Return of the Killer Tomatoes" and "Return to Horror High".
George Clooney in Return to Horror High
The first significant role in cinema for Clooney was as a pediatrician in the TV series "ER" in 1994, in which he appeared until 2000. Two years later, George began collaborating with Quentin Tarantino, landing the lead role in the movie "From Dusk Till Dawn" directed by Robert Rodriguez.
George Clooney in the series 'ER'
George Clooney in the series 'ER'
In 1997, Clooney, along with Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzenegger, played Batman in the movie "Batman & Robin", a role the actor is not proud of. That same year, he appeared in the comedy "One Fine Day", followed by the movie "The Peacemaker" alongside Nicole Kidman.
George Clooney as Batman
George Clooney as Batman
George Clooney worked on several film sets simultaneously. So, in 1998, concurrently with his participation, the films "The Thin Red Line", where the actor starred alongside John Travolta and Woody Harrelson, and "Saving Private Ryan", depicting events of World War II by Spielberg, were released.
The Best of Dr Doug Ross In ER
In 1999, Clooney landed the role of an American infantryman in the movie "Three Kings", a role that Mel Gibson and Nicolas Cage had eyed. In 2002, the actor starred in the adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's novel "Solaris" directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Three years later, the film "Syriana" by Stephen Gaghan was released. During the filming, the actor nearly died, injuring his cervical vertebra. Clooney had to undergo two surgeries, but he still suffers from headaches. For this work, he was awarded the Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor".
George Clooney Wins Supporting Actor: 2006 Oscars
Together with director Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney founded the television and film studio "Section Eight" in 2000. Here, for example, "Ocean's Eleven" and its sequels were created, starring celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, "Full Frontal" and the thriller "The Jacket" with Keira Knightley in the lead role.
George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts on the set of 'Ocean's Eleven'
George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts on the set of 'Ocean's Eleven'
Besides his acting career, Clooney has proven to be quite a successful producer, earning his second Oscar for the film "Argo" in 2012. The actor also produced films like "Far from Heaven" and "Insomnia".
Argo's Best Film Bafta
In 2017, George Clooney released the film "Suburbicon" as a director and screenwriter. Matt Damon and Julianne Moore played the lead roles in the crime thriller.
George Clooney - Suburbicon Interview
In 2019, the mini-series "Catch-22" was released, in which Clooney not only acted as the lead actor but also served as the director and producer of the project. The plot of the series is based on a novel of the same name.
A scene from the mini-series 'Catch-22'
A scene from the mini-series 'Catch-22'

George Clooney's Personal Life

In 1987, Clooney dated actress Kelly Preston, who starred in the movie "Twins", for several years.

Then, in 1989, George married actress Talia Balsam, with whom he stayed married for four years.
George Clooney and his wife Talia Balsam
George Clooney and his wife Talia Balsam
Little is known to journalists about the actor's personal life, as George prefers to keep the details of his relationships secret. However, it is known that he had affairs with models Lisa Snowdon and Elisabetta Canalis, and actresses Renée Zellweger and Krista Allen. From 2011 to 2013, Clooney was in a relationship with athlete Stacy Keibler.

In September 2014, George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin got married in Venice. In 2017, they had twins Ella and Alexander.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Wedding in Venice
It is known that Clooney lived with a pig for 18 years. Despite the pet's extravagance and massive weight of 126 kilograms, George loved his pet and often let it sleep in his bed.
George Clooney's children
George Clooney's children

George Clooney Now

In recent years, Clooney has focused on producing and directing. In 2020, he presented the space thriller "The Midnight Sky", serving as its director, producer, and also the lead actor playing an aging astronomer left alone after a global catastrophe. The film was nominated for an "Oscar" in the "Best Visual Effects" category, but audiences received it quite coolly.
A scene from the movie 'The Midnight Sky'
A scene from the movie 'The Midnight Sky'
That same year, he served as executive producer for the documentary series "Trial by Media", an anthology of court cases significantly influenced by media.

In 2021, the drama "The Tender Bar" directed by George Clooney was released on Amazon Prime Video. The plot centers around a boy searching for a new dad among the patrons of a bar owned by his Uncle Charlie, played entirely for free by Ben Affleck, who was impressed by the screenplay. The main character was played by Daniel Ranieri, a young actor for whom "The Tender Bar" was a debut. Clooney spotted the boy on Jimmy Kimmel's TikTok show and invited him to audition.
'The Tender Bar': George Clooney and Daniel Ranieri
'The Tender Bar': George Clooney and Daniel Ranieri
Clooney called this film somewhat autobiographical:
I have an Uncle George, who I was named after. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky. My uncle lived near a bar that bears some resemblance to the one we filmed in our movie, albeit much less safe. This bar had a jukebox and a cigarette machine. So, I would go into this bar for cigarettes and might spend some time there, especially in the summer. I worked at the racetrack with my uncle, and I was about the same age as our main character then. The music that played there, and all the details of that bar, have been etched in my soul. I still remember them.
In 2022, he and Julia Roberts played divorced spouses in Ol Parker's comedy "Ticket to Paradise", and in December 2023, the premiere of Clooney's new directorial work "The Boys in the Boat", a biographical drama about a team of rowers from the University of Washington participating in the 1936 Olympics, took place.

  • I guess when I was going to kindergarten, Clooney looked like now so he didn`t change much.
    2021-05-12 14:22:12
  • I think I don`t have enough fingers to count in how many movies Clooney played.
    2021-05-06 14:37:59
  • George Clooney, despite his age, anyway plays very good male roles, I like it.
    2021-04-03 14:02:58
  • I guess the coolest role of him in From Dusk Till Dawn and they made a movie very nice.
    2021-03-02 18:43:41
  • Clooney is like a cognac, with a time it`s only better.
    2021-02-28 14:41:44