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George Clooney

Highest Rated:   100% Fail Safe (2000)
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Birthplace:   Lexington, Kentucky
As the son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney and the nephew of chanteuse Rosemary Clooney, George Clooney entered the world with show business coursing through his veins. Born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky, the future E.R. headliner appeared at the tender age of five on his father's Cincinnati talk program, The Nick Clooney Show. In his youth, Clooney honed a sharp interest in sports - particularly baseball - but by adulthood, Clooney launched himself as an onscreen presence, seemingly without effort. Beginning with a string of television commercials, then signed with Warner Brothers Entertainment as a supporting player. By the time Clooney had paid his dues, he'd appeared in single episodes of The Golden Girls, Riptide, Crazy Like a Fox, Street Hawk and Hunter.After regular gigs on TV shows like The Facts of Life, Roseanne, and Sisters, Clooney scored a role on the NBC medical drama E.R., which proved his breakthrough to superstardom. When that program shot up to #1 in prime time ratings, Clooney carried it (much more, in fact, than a first-billed Anthony Edwards) - his inborn appeal to women and his onscreen grace and charm massive contributing factors. This appeal increased as his character - initially something of a callous womanizer - matured with the show, eventually evolving into a kind and thoroughly decent, if somewhat hotheaded, human being.The performer's newfound star power led to big screen opportunities, like an acid-mouthed, rifle-wielding antihero (one of the Gecko Brothers, alongside Quentin Tarantino) in the Robert Rodriguez-directed, Tarantino-scripted horror comedy From Dusk Till Dawn (1995). Not long after, Clooney shifted gears altogether, co-headlining (with Michelle Pfeiffer) in the charming romcom One Fine Day (1996). Though he would notoriously misstep in accepting the role of Bruce Wayne in the 1997 attempted Batman reboot Batman & Robin, Clooney's honesty about the part being a bad fit was refreshing to audiences, and he took little flack for the movie, moving on to critically acclaimed movies like the action-laced crime comedy Out of Sight, and Terrence Malick's adaptation of The Thin Red Line. Out of Sight represented a massive watershed moment for Clooney: the first of his numerous collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh. In 1999 -- following his much-talked-about departure from E.R. - Clooney continued to work on a number of high-profile projects. He would star alongside Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube as an American soldier reclaiming Kuwaiti treasure from Saddam Hussein in David O. Russell's Three Kings, and eventually win a 2000 Golden Globe for his portrayal of a pomade-obsessed escaped convict in the Coen brothers' Odyssey update O Brother Where Art Thou?. It was around this time that Clooney, now an established actor equally as comfortable on the big screen as the small, began to branch out as the Executive Producer of such made-for-TV efforts as Killroy (1999) and Fail Safe (2000). Soon producing such features as Rock Star (2001) and Insomnia (2002), Clooney next re-teamed with Soderbergh for a modern take on a classic Rat Pack comedy with Ocean's Eleven (2001). After the dynamic film duo stuck together for yet another remake, the deep-space psychological science-fiction drama Solaris (2002), busy Clooney both produced and appeared in Welcome to Collinwood and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind later the same year.Confessions marked Clooney's behind-the-camera debut, and one of the most promising actor-turned-director outings in memory. Adapted by Charlie Kaufman from Gong Show host Chuck Barris's possibly fictionalized memoir, the picture exhibited Clooney's triple fascinations with politics, media and celebrity; critics did not respond to it with unanimous enthusiasm, but it did show Clooney's promise as a director. He went on to star alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Coen Brothers movie Intolerable Cruelty. The small film was a major sleeper hit among the lucky few who got t

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ocean's Eight
  • Producer
2018
41% Suburbicon
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2017
No Score Yet Architects Of Denial
  • Actor
$59k 2017
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  • Actor
$70.6k 2016
57% Money Monster
  • Producer
  • Lee Gates
2016
85% Hail, Caesar!
  • Baird Whitlock
$28M 2016
75% A Very Murray Christmas
  • Actor
2015
34% Our Brand is Crisis
  • Producer
$4.9M 2015
50% Tomorrowland
  • Frank
$71.6M 2015
No Score Yet The Yankee Commandante
  • Producer
  • Director
2015
30% The Monuments Men
  • Director
  • Frank Stokes
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$67.3M 2014
65% August: Osage County
  • Producer
$29.3M 2013
50% One Pm Central Standard Time
  • Himself/Narrator
2013
96% Gravity
  • Matt Kowalski
$274.1M 2013
96% Argo
  • Producer
$136.1M 2012
No Score Yet George Clooney's Irish Roots
  • Actor
2012
89% The Descendants
  • Matt King
$78.5M 2011
84% The Ides of March
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Governor Mike Morris
$41M 2011
66% The American
  • Jack/Edward
  • Producer
$35.6M 2010
91% Up in the Air
  • Ryan Bingham
$83.8M 2009
93% Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Mr. Fox
$21.1M 2009
52% The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Producer
  • Lyn Cassady
$32.5M 2009
79% The Informant!
  • Executive Producer
$33.3M 2009
No Score Yet Playground
  • Executive Producer
2009
78% Burn After Reading
  • Harry Pfarrer
$60.4M 2008
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  • Actor
2008
53% Leatherheads
  • Director
  • Dodge Connolly
$31.2M 2008
No Score Yet Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Sand and Sorrow
  • Narrator
  • Executive Producer
2007
73% Darfur Now
  • Actor
$64.4k 2007
90% Michael Clayton
  • Executive Producer
  • Michael Clayton
$49M 2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen
  • Executive Producer
  • Danny Ocean
$78.9M 2007
48% Wind Chill
  • Executive Producer
2007
32% The Good German
  • Producer
  • Jake Geismer
$0.9M 2007
No Score Yet Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
  • Actor
2006
68% A Scanner Darkly
  • Executive Producer
$5.3M 2006
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
  • Actor
2006
57% PU-239
  • Executive Producer
2006
20% Rumor Has It
  • Executive Producer
$43M 2005
73% Syriana
  • Executive Producer
  • Bob Barnes
$50.9M 2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck
  • Fred Friendly
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
$31.6M 2005
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2005
44% The Jacket
  • Producer
$6.3M 2005
No Score Yet Tim Janis - Coastal America
  • Actor
2005
56% Ocean's Twelve
  • Danny Ocean
$125.5M 2004
69% Criminal
  • Producer
$0.8M 2004
75% Intolerable Cruelty
  • Miles Massey
$35.1M 2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Jim Byrd
  • Director
2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over
  • Devlin
2003
87% Far From Heaven
  • Executive Producer
$15.9M 2003
No Score Yet Tim Janis' Beautiful America
  • Actor
2003
66% Solaris
  • Chris Kelvin
$14.8M 2002
54% Welcome to Collinwood
  • Producer
  • Jerzy
$75.7k 2002
92% Insomnia
  • Executive Producer
$67.3M 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Danny Ocean
$183.4M 2001
52% Rock Star
  • Executive Producer
$16.6M 2001
93% Spy Kids
  • Devlin
2001
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Ulysses Everett McGill
$45.2M 2000
47% The Perfect Storm
  • Billy Tyne
2000
100% Fail Safe
  • Executive Producer
  • Col. Jack Grady
2000
94% Three Kings
  • Archie
1999
81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • Dr. Gouache
1999
78% The Thin Red Line
  • Capt. Charles Bosche
1998
93% Out of Sight
  • Jack Foley
1998
88% Full Tilt Boogie
  • Actor
1997
10% Batman & Robin
  • Batman/Bruce Wayne
1997
47% One Fine Day
  • Jack Taylor
1996
64% From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Seth Gecko
1996
No Score Yet The Harvest
  • Lip Syncing Transvestite
1993
No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers
  • Kevin Shea
1993
No Score Yet Un-Becoming Age
  • Mac
1992
No Score Yet Red Surf
  • Remar
1990
No Score Yet ER
  • Douglas Ross
1990
0% Return of the Killer Tomatoes!
  • Matt Stevens
1988
No Score Yet Return to Horror High
  • Oliver
1987
No Score Yet Combat High
  • Biff Woods
1986

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