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George Clooney BiographyBorn in Lexington, Kentucky, as son of Nick Clooney, a TV newscaster of many years, who hosted a talk show at Cincinnati and often invited George into the studios already at the age of 5. Avoiding competition with his father, he quit his job as broadcast journalist after a short time.
Studied a few years at Northern Kentucky University. Failed to join the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. He came to acting when his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, got him a small part in a feature film. After that, he moved to L.A. in 1982 and tried a whole year to get a role while he slept in a friend's closet. His first movie, together with Charlie Sheen, stayed unreleased but got him the producers' attention for later contracts.
SalaryOcean's Thirteen (2007): $15,000,000
Syriana (2005): $350,000
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005): $1
Intolerable Cruelty (2003): $15,000,000
Ocean's Eleven (2001): $20,000,000
The Perfect Storm (2000): $8,000,000
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000): $1,000,000
Three Kings (1999): $5,000,000
Out of Sight (1998): $10,000,000
The Peacemaker (1997): $3,000,000
Batman & Robin (1997): $10,000,000
One Fine Day (1996): $3,000,000
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996): $250,000
TriviaBest man at the wedding of Richard Kind. He says he will never get married again, nor have any children, but Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman both bet $10,000 each that he would be a father before he turned 40. They were both wrong, and each sent him a check. He returned the money, betting double or nothing that he won't have kids by age 50. Was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.  Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."  Uncle is the late actor José Ferrer. Education: Northern Kentucky University Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. He was talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell's very first guest when her TV show debuted. Reportedly got into a fistfight with Three Kings (1999) director David O. Russell on the set. Russell had yelled and derided a few extras out of frustration and Clooney didn't appreciate it. Russell has since said, "I wouldn't make another George Clooney movie if they paid me $20 million." Dated Renée Zellweger and Mariella Frostrup. Ranked #27 on Premiere's 2002 Power 100 List. Was once the son-in-law of Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten while he was married to Talia Balsam. One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002). He got his start in a movie starring his cousin, Miguel Ferrer. Later, after Clooney had established himself on "ER" (1994), Ferrer made a guest appearance on the very first show. George's aunt, Rosemary Clooney, made guest appearances on two shows the first month "ER" (1994) aired. Is the sixth actor to play Batman. His voice was dubbed for the singing moments in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Broke up with girlfriend Krista Allen (2004). Dated Céline Balitran from 1996 to 1999. Ranked #16 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties." Son of actor and AMC host Nick Clooney and Nina Warren Clooney. Is of Irish-American descent. Shared an L.A. home with Kelly Preston when both were struggling actors. Born 2:48 AM, EST. Lived in a friend's closet while struggling as an actor in L.A., early in his career. Received the first "Spirit of Independence Award" of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Find Independent (FIND). [June, 2005] His relationship with Krista Allen, whom he met on the set of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), ended after 2 years. [March 2004] Appears on the cover of the first Men's Vogue. (2005) Sought the role of Jack in Sideways (2004). However, the film's director, Alexander Payne, felt that he was too big a star, and turned him down in favor of Thomas Haden Church. In winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Syriana (2005), he becomes the second generation of his family to win an Oscar. His uncle, José Ferrer, won a Best Actor Oscar for playing in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Frequently involves himself in projects involving the "Golden Age" of television. For example, he produced and starred in _Fail Safe (2000) (TV)_, a throwback to the live television plays of the 1950s and 1960s; he directed and appeared in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), about Chuck Barris's' career in early game shows; and he directed, wrote, and appeared in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), about Edward R. Murrow's battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy. Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006). Was originally to star in Jack Frost (1998) but chose to do Batman & Robin (1997) instead. His part went to Michael Keaton, who had previously starred as Batman in Batman (1989) and in Batman Returns (1992). He and his producing partner Steven Soderbergh have decided to close down their Section Eight production company after six years of working partnership. [August 2006] He auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs (1992), but was turned down. Is frequently cast as a soldier, as seen in The Thin Red Line (1998), The Peacemaker (1997), Three Kings (1999), and The Good German (2006). His famed "Roman haircut" was actually an accident. While filming From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), he wanted to make his character Seth Gecko look really crazy with a chopped off hairstyle. But the haircut became popular and turned into a positive. In December 2006, he traveled to China and Egypt to make a personal plea to Chinese and Egyptian officials to use their ties with the Sudanese government to help stop the violence in the Darfur region. Was considered for the part of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four (2005). 2001: Voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine. In September 2006 he addressed the United Nations Security Council, urging it to act over Darfur. 2007 - Ranked #13 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. Supports Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election. Personal favorite movies from his filmography include: Out of Sight (1998), Three Kings (1999), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), etc.  Turned down two roles which went to Kevin Kline: "Artemus Gordon" in Wild Wild West (1999) and "Guy Noir" in A Prairie Home Companion (2006). Broke up with Sarah Larson [June, 2008]. Quit the WGA in April 2008 after the union turned down his wish to be credited as a co-writer for Leatherheads (2008). He felt that he was let down by the union. Friend of Rande Gerber. Close friends with actress Julia Roberts and actor Brad Pitt. Was in a relationship with Renée Zellweger (April-November 2001). Lives in Los Angeles, California.
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