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GEORGE CLOONEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

George Clooney was born on May 6th, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky to Nick Clooney and Nina Bruce.  He attended school at Blessed Sacrament School in Kentucky and St. Michael's School in Columbus, Ohio.  His father was employed as a newscaster and by the age of fifteen Clooney was accompanying his dad to work.  He became interested in the entertainment industry but did not want to be a newscaster such as his father so he began to pursue other interests.
 
After graduating from Augusta High School he tried to join the Cincinnati Reds professional Baseball team but did not make the cut, therefore he went on to study at Northern Kentucky University and majored in Broadcast Journalism, however he never earned his college degree.
 
He decided to drop out early and first found work in various odd jobs such as selling men's suits and cutting tobacco.  He soon became interested in acting when his cousin, Miguel Ferrer was able to get him a small role in a feature film.  He then decided he liked acting and decided to relocate to Los Angeles and pursue a career as a professional actor.  He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and then began trying to get involved as a professional actor.
 
His first role in Los Angeles was working as an extra in the Television series, "Centennial" (1978).  A couple more years of some extra work and small roles took place before in 1984, Clooney got his first major role on the television sitcom, "E/R".  Some other small roles followed on such series as, "The Facts of Life", "The Golden Girls", "Roseanne" and "Sisters".
 
His big break came when he was cast on the television drama series, "ER" (1994-1999).  While working on this series he began to gain a large amount of attention from Hollywood and began appearing in films such as, "From Dusk till Dawn", "One Fine Day", "The Peacemaker", "Batman & Robin" (1997), "The Perfect Storm", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Out of Sight" (1998) and "Three Kings".
 
In 2001 he appeared on the big screen again in, "Ocean's Eleven" which then also had an "Ocean's Twelve' and "Ocean's Thirteen" to follow.  Along with his highly successful acting career, Clooney also became involved in directing when he partnered with, Steven Soderbergh and together they started, Section Eight Productions and directed, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002), and followed by directing and starring in, "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005) for which he was nominated for Best Director and Best Supporting Actor at the 2006 Academy Awards.  He did not win for best director but did for Best Supporting Actor.  He also directed, "Leatherheads" (2008) for which there was some controversy after the film aired and therefore, Clooney then resigned from the Writers Guild.
 
Clooney continued to take on more film assignments such as, "The Men Who Stare At Goats" (2009) and "Up in the Air" which was nominated for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA and an Academy Award.  Clooney has also been nominated twice by, People's Magazine, being given the title of, "Sexiest Man Alive".  Clooney alongside a successful career as a television and film actor has also been seen in a number of advertisements for such products as, Fiat, Nespresso and Martini vermouth.
 
George Clooney has been married only once to Talia Balsam whom he wed in 1989 and they divorced in 1993.  He vows to never marry again but has had numerous lasting relationships.     
 
Along with a successful career he is also involved in social activism and serves as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace and is also an advocate for a finding a resolution to the Darfur conflict.  He was also very involved with raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami and September 11th victims.  Along with his close friends, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and others, he is involved in an organization called, 'Not On Our Watch' that puts attention and provides resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities.
 
George Clooney currently resides in Los Angeles, California but also owns a home in Ital.  He continues to act with his latest role currently in pre production, "Gravity" set to release 2012.  He also still owns his own Production Company, Maysville Pictures. 

 
Filmography

2012 Gravity
2011 The Descendants
2011 The Ides of March
2010 The American
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats
2009 Up in the Air
1994-2009 ER
2008 Burn After Reading
2008 Leatherheads
2007 Michael Clayton
2007 Ocean's Thirteen
2006 The Good German 
2006 Nespresso... What Else?
2005 Syriana
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.
2004 Ocean's Twelve
2003 Intolerable Cruelty
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 
2002 Solaris
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 
2002 Welcome to Collinwood 
2001 Ocean's Eleven
2001 Spy Kids 
2000 The Perfect Storm 
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000 Fail Safe 
1999 Three Kings 
1999 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 
1998 The Thin Red Line 
1998 Out of Sight 
1998 Murphy Brown 
1997 The Peacemaker
1997 South Park
1997 Batman & Robin
1996 One Fine Day
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
1995 Friends
1993-1994 Sisters
1993 The Building 
1992-1993 Bodies of Evidence 
1993 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers 
1992 The Harvest
1992 Jack's Place
1992 Unbecoming Age
1988-1991 Roseanne
1991 Rewrite for Murder
1991 Baby Talk 
1990 Sunset Beat 
1990 Sunset Beat
1990 Red Surf
1990 Knights of the Kitchen Table 
1988 Return of the Killer Tomatoes! 
1987 Bennett Brothers
1987 The Golden Girls 
1987 Murder, She Wrote
1987 Hunter 
1985-1987 The Facts of Life 
1987 Return to Horror High 
1987 Grizzly II: The Concert 
1986 Combat High
1986 Throb
1986 Hotel
1985 Crazy Like a Fox 
1984-1985 E/R
1985 Street Hawk
1984 Riptide 
1978 Centennial 
1968 The Nick Clooney Show





Matinee Classics - Ocean's 13 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Vincent Cassel, Bob Einstein, Olga Sosnovska, David Palmer, Julian Sands, Angel Oquendo, Jerry Weintraub, Scott L. Schwartz, Oprah Winfrey and Noureen DeWulf
Matinee Classics - Ocean's 12 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Vincent Cassel, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Albert Finney, Eddie Izzard, Jeroen Krabbe, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Topher Grace, Candice Azzara, erry Weintraub, Mini Anden and Jared Harris


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