George Clooney Success Story
An American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and activist, George Timothy Clooney has an illustrious career as an actor and producer. Recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, Clooney was greatly acclaimed for his role of Dr Doug Ross. He debuted on television way back in 1978.
George Timothy Clooney With Brad Pitt
He was soon a sought-after actor for lead roles in films, Batman & Robin, Out of Sight, to name a few. He made his directorial debut with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a biographical spy comedy. Clooney has featured in Time’s annual list of “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
Born on May 6, 1961, to Nick Clooney and Nina Bruce in Lexington, Kentucky, Clooney is of mixed ancestry; English, Irish and German. Both his parents were in the show-business. His father was an anchorman and game show host. His mother Nina was city council-woman and a beauty queen.
Clooney has studied at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, St. Michael's School in Columbus, Ohio, Western Row Elementary School, and St. Susanna School, Mason, Ohio. He went to Augusta High School, when his parents shifted to Kentucky. He loved to play base-ball and basket-ball. He has done his major in Broadcast Journalism from Northern Kentucky University.
Clooney stepped into the television world of acting in the year 1978. He appeared in a miniscule role in the mini-series, Centennial. While struggling as an actor, he undertook a five-year acting course at the Play House Acting School, Beverly Hills. Clooney first tasted success with his role as Dr Doug Ross on ER, a medical drama on NBC.
He got a break in Hollywood films in, From Dusk till Dawn, a horror-comedy crime thriller.Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh started the Section Eight Productions in the 2001. A year later, Clooney debuted as a director with film, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. The film earned him critical acclaim.
Clooney has starred in several movies of varied genres. Clooney’s Ocean Eleven was his commercially most successful movie. His role in the movie, Syriana won him the Oscar. The year 2006 was quite eventful for Clooney. Clooney was nominated for the Best Director and Screenplay for the film Good Night, and Good Luck at the 2006 Academy Awards.
Apparently, he had acted in, directed and produced the film. Clooney ventured into business, with his Production House, Smokehouse Pictures. He bagged the American Cinematheque Award for "a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures".
Clooney’s acting in Up in the Air, a comedy drama was widely appreciated. He got recommended for the Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, and an Academy Award 2009.
Clooney’s fortitude and perseverance has brought success to his door. In the year 2013, he acted in Gravity, a science-fiction thriller.
A political activist, Clooney supported gay rights and was vociferous in his opposition of the Iraq war. A philanthropist at heart, Clooney is actively involved with the project, Not On Our Watch. The organisation strives to stop mass atrocities. He arranged a telethon, Hope for Haiti Now, to collect money for the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims. He has laboured hard to garner support for the people of Darfur. He was appointed as the UN messenger of peace by the United Nations.
Clooney has had relationships with several actresses. He was married to actress Talia Balsam for a few years. Clooney finally tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin in September 2014. She is a British-Lebanese human rights lawyer. The couple adopted a rescue dog, Millie, from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. She is a bassett hound.
Clooney’s career in Hollywood has seen the zenith of success. He won two Academy Awards for his acting and production skills. He has also bagged the BAFTA and the Golden Glow awards. His role in Descendants got him a Golden Globe Award. This year, he was accorded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Clooney was honoured with the Summit Peace Award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome, for his unwavering commitment towards ending the Darfur crisis.
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement
Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy
Peoples Choice, Teen Choice
Screen Actors Guild
Fangoria Chainsaw, Screen Actors Guild, MTV Movie
Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle and George Clooney Interview
- Full Name :
- George Timothy Clooney
- Birth Place :
- Education :
- Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School Los Angeles,
Augusta High School Kentucky,
University of Cincinnati Ohio,
Northern Kentucky University Kentucky
- Industry :
- Networth :
- $180 Million
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