Clooney on the set of Ocean's Twelve, 2004
|Born||George Timothy Clooney|
May 6, 1961
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
|Spouse(s)||Talia Balsam (1989—1993)|
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwards's character's best friend and partner, Dr. Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 film. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Talia Balsam (born in New York City) the daughter of actors Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten, is an American TV and Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on This article is about the American actor For the British academic see A Douglas "Doug" Ross. He is best known for his subsequent rise as an "A-List" movie star in contemporary American cinema. The A-list is a term that alludes to major Movie stars and/or the most bankable in the Hollywood movie industry. For other uses including various songs titled "Movie Star" see Movie star (disambiguation. United States cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century Clooney has balanced his glamorous performances in big-budget blockbusters with work as a producer and director behind commercially riskier projects, as well as social and liberal political activism. This article refers to the theatrical slang term for other uses see Blockbuster (disambiguation. Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change On January 31, 2008, the United Nations named Clooney a "Messenger of peace". Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security 
Clooney, an Irish American, was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Lexington (officially Lexington-Fayette Urban County is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 68th largest in the United States. His mother, Nina Bruce (née Warren), is a former pageant queen, while his father, Nick, is a journalist, anchorman, game show and American Movie Classics host, and – in later years – an aspiring politician from the state of Kentucky. A beauty contest or beauty pageant is a competition based mainly though not always entirely on the physical beauty of its contestants and often incorporating Personality Nicholas Clooney (born January 13, 1934) is an American television Journalist, anchorman and Game show host as well as a Politician A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends AMC is a cable television network that primarily airs movies The letters originally stood for American Movie Classics. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. 
Clooney also has an older sister, Adelia (aka Ada), one niece, Alison, and one nephew, Nicholas (aka Nick). His cousins include actors Miguel and Rafael Ferrer, who are the sons of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, and actor José Ferrer. Miguel José Ferrer (born February 7, 1955) is a Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Actor, who is often typecast Rafael Ferrer (born 23 March 1960 in Los Angeles California) is an American actor Rosemary Clooney ( May 23, 1928 &ndash June 29, 2002) was an American Singer and actress whose warm radiant José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón ( January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992) was a Puerto Rican theater and He is also related to another singer, Debby Boone, who married José and Rosemary's son, Gabriel Ferrer. Debby Boone (born Deborah Ann Boone, on September 22 1956) is an American Singer and theater actress. From an early age, Clooney would hang around his father's sets, often participating in shows, where he proved to be a crowd favorite.
Clooney began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. Spending part of his childhood in Ohio, he attended St. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Michael's School in Columbus, and the Western Row and St. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Susanna schools, both in Mason. Mason is a city in southwestern Warren County, Ohio, United States. There he developed an interest in theater. Eventually, his parents moved to Augusta, Kentucky, where he went to Augusta High School and began his lead in several plays. Augusta is a city in Bracken County, Kentucky, United States, along the Ohio River. Augusta High School is part of the Augusta Independent Schools school district in Bracken County Kentucky, founded in 1887. Clooney has stated that he earned all A's and a B in school, and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 to play professional baseball, but was not offered a contract. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA He did not pass the first round of player cuts. 
Clooney attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981 and, very briefly, the University of Cincinnati, but did not graduate from either. The University of Cincinnati is a Coeducational public Research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
His first major role came in 1984 in the television medical comedy-drama E/R. E/R (referring to the Emergency Room of a hospital is an American television Sitcom that aired in 1984 and 1985. Though it took place in a hospital, it should not be confused with ER, which Clooney more famously starred in a decade later. ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on Additionally, he played a handyman on the series The Facts of Life. The Facts of Life is an American Sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979 He played Bobby the detective on one episode of The Golden Girls. The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, His first significant break was a semi-regular supporting role in the sitcom Roseanne, playing Roseanne Barr's overbearing boss Booker Brooks, followed by the role of a construction worker on Baby Talk and then as a sexy detective on Sisters. Roseanne is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring Stand-up comedian Roseanne Roseanne Cherrie Barr, aka Roseanne Barr, aka Roseanne Arnold, aka Roseanne Thomas, aka Roseanne (born November 3 1952 is an Emmy Baby Talk is the name of an ABC Sitcom that aired from 1991 until 1992 as part of ABC's TGIF lineup Sisters is a Television Drama which aired on NBC for six seasons from 1991 to 1996 Clooney achieved stardom when he was selected to play Dr. Doug Ross on the hit NBC drama ER from 1994 to 1999. Dr Douglas Ross is a fictional character The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on Clooney was also partnered with Deborah Leoni in their production company Mirador Entertainment.
Prior to his success on ER, he met Michael Riffenburg, a later close friend with whom he co-wrote Good Night, and Good Luck. Good Night and Good Luck  is a 2005 film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov that portrays the conflict between Heslov was also the president of Section Eight Productions, Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh's production company. Section Eight Productions is a movie studio founded in 2000 by Film director Steven Soderbergh and film actor Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14 1963 is an American Film producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, editor, and In August 2006, Clooney and Heslov started a new company: Smoke House. Clooney said in an interview that he was driving an RV through the country with Heslov, who, at the time, was getting over a broken engagement, when he got a phone call from his agent telling him that NBC just picked up ER for a full season. Clooney said, "I think I just got my career. "
It has been rumored that Clooney was the one to have circulated the videotape of Jesus vs. Santa (the video greeting card that gave birth to South Park) around the Los Angeles area in 1995. This article is about the animated shorts by Trey Parker and Matt Stone South Park is an animated American television comedy series created and written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for Comedy Central Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  The show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, invited him to play a role in the show as the voice of Stan Marsh's gay dog Sparky in the episode "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride", a role with no dialogue except normal dog noises. Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an Academy Award - nominated Emmy Award - winning American Animator Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III (born October 19, 1969) is an American Animator, Screenwriter, Film director Stanley "Stan" Marsh is a Fictional character in the Animated television series South Park. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. " Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride " is the fourth episode of Comedy Central 's animated series South Park. He later appeared in the film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. South Park Bigger Longer & Uncut is an Academy Award -nominated Animated satirical Comedy Despite their history, the show's creators, Parker and Stone, lampooned Clooney for his outspoken political views in their feature film Team America: World Police. Team America World Police is a 2004 Comedy film, written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Pam Brady and directed However, Clooney later said that he would have been offended if he hadn't been made fun of in the film.  He was also mentioned in the episode "Smug Alert!", which mocks his acceptance speech at the 78th Academy Awards. Smug Alert! is episode 1002 of South Park. It first aired on March 29, 2006, as a send-up of the environmental movement hybrid cars The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California
Clooney continued to star in movies while appearing in ER, his first major Hollywood role being From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez. From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 action / Horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20 1968 is an American director, writer, producer, Cinematographer, editor and Musician He followed its success with One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer and The Peacemaker with Nicole Kidman, the latter being the initial feature length release from Dreamworks SKG studio. One Fine Day is a 1996 Romantic comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer ( IPA: /mɪˈʃɛl ˈfаɪfɜr/ born April 29 1958 is an American Actress. The Peacemaker is a 1997 thriller and Action movie starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. DreamWorks LLC, also known as DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, or DreamWorks Studios, is a major American Film studio Clooney was then cast as the new Batman in Batman & Robin. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created " Batman & Robin " is a 1997 film from the Batman film series starring George Clooney as Batman, Chris O'Donnell returning In 1998, he starred in Out of Sight, opposite Jennifer Lopez. For other uses see Out of Sight (disambiguation. Out of Sight is a 1998 Academy Award -nominated movie directed Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July This was the first of many collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh. Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14 1963 is an American Film producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, editor, and He also starred in Three Kings during the last weeks of his contract with ER. Three Kings is a 1999 action - comedy - drama War film written and directed by David O
In 1999, Clooney left the cast of ER to pursue his film career full-time. He mentioned a few times that he would like to do a few cameos; to date, he has only done one.
After leaving ER, Clooney starred in major Hollywood successes, such as The Perfect Storm and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The Perfect Storm is a 2000 Film adapted from the book of the same title by Sebastian Junger. O Brother Where Art Thou? is a Comedy Film made by the Coen Brothers. In 2001, he teamed up with Soderbergh again for Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960s Rat Pack film of the same name. Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 Remake of the 1960 Rat Pack Caper film of the same name. A " remake' " is a term used to described something that has been done again sometimes with better Quality, and usually with more features The Rat Pack was a group of popular entertainers most active between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s Ocean's Eleven (or Ocean's 11) is a 1960 Heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers Frank To this day, it remains Clooney's most commercially successful movie, earning approximately US$ 444,200,000 worldwide. The film spawned two sequels starring Clooney, Ocean's Twelve in 2004 and Ocean's Thirteen in 2007. Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 film. Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an Ensemble cast. In 2001, Clooney founded the production studio Section Eight with Steven Soderbergh.
He made his directorial debut in the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an adaptation of the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris. A directorial debut is the first production of anyone working for the first time as a director for a film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 American film based on the " unauthorized Autobiography " by Chuck Barris The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking Chuck Barris (born Charles Hirsch Barris on June 3, 1929) is an American Game show producer and presenter who was responsible for many of Though the movie didn't do well at the box office, Clooney's direction was praised among critics and audiences alike. A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for Admission to a venue
In 2005, Clooney starred in Syriana, which was based loosely on former Central Intelligence Agency agent Robert Baer and his memoirs of being an agent in the Middle East. Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller Film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all Robert "Bobby" Baer (born July 1 1952 is an author and former case officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. The same year he directed, produced, and starred in Good Night, and Good Luck, a film about 1950s television journalist Edward R. Murrow's famous war of words with Senator Joseph McCarthy. Good Night and Good Luck  is a 2005 film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov that portrays the conflict between Edward R Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25 1908 &ndash April 27 1965) was an American journalist Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14 1908 – May 2 1957 was an American politician who served as a Republican U Both films received critical acclaim and decent box-office returns despite being in limited release. At the 2006 Academy Awards, Clooney was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Syriana. The Academy Award for Achievement in Directing (Best Director is one of the Awards of Merit presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts He became the first person in Oscar history to be nominated for directing one movie and acting in another in the same year. He would go on to win for his role in Syriana. More recently, he appeared in The Good German, a film-noir directed by Soderbergh. The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of the novel by Joseph Kanon. Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize moral ambiguity and sexual motivation The film is set in post-World War II Germany. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
Clooney is one of only two people to have been given the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" twice by People Magazine, first in 1997 and again in 2006. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published  Clooney also received the American Cinematheque Award in October 2006, an award that honors an artist in the entertainment industry who has made "a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures". The American Cinematheque Award annually honors "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making  On January 22, 2008, Clooney was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Michael Clayton, but lost to Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood. Events 565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Michael Clayton is a 2007 American dramatic Legal thriller Film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and produced Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957 is an English actor There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Clooney is self-deprecating in interviews, telling STV in April 2008 that Leatherheads, one of his lightest movies, is a "cry for peace". STV is the brand used by both ITV licensees in Northern and Central Scotland formerly known as Grampian TV (now legally STV North Ltd Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports Comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney In the same interview, when asked about reconciling George Clooney the actor and George Clooney the director, he said "there's a lot of ego there. . . so I just take it out on the actors. "
Clooney is represented by Bryan Lourd, Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Bryan William Lourd (b November 5 1960) is a Talent agent. He has served as Partner Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency Creative Artists Agency ( CAA) is an entertainment and sports agency which represents a vast array of actors musicians writers directors and athletes as well as a variety
On July 8, 2005, news reports said that Clooney would be working with Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber to design and build a new casino hotel in Las Vegas. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford (born February 20 1966 is an American model and actress. Rande Gerber, (born April 27 1962 is a former model and the owner/operator of the Midnight Oil chain of bars and lounges A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally On August 29, the same year, Clooney officially announced his involvement with the Las Ramblas Resort project. Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) The Las Ramblas Resort was a proposed Hotel, Resort, and Casino project in Las Vegas Nevada by George Clooney and Rande Gerber  However, the project never came to fruition, and the property on which the resort was to be built was sold in June 2006.
After serving as pitchman outside the U. S. for products like Fiat and Martini vermouth, Clooney lent his voice to a series of Budweiser ads beginning in 2005 (which were still running as of September 2007). Fiat SpA (an Acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automobile manufacturer Martini is a brand of Italian Vermouth, named after the Martini & Rossi Distilleria Nazionale di Spirito di Vino in Turin. Budweiser is an American-style lager and is one of the most popular beers in the United States. In September 2007, Clooney defended his work when asked by an Italian journalist how he reconciled working in a Nestle advertisement for Nespresso with his criticism of multinational companies. Nestlé is a multinational packaged food company founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland Nespresso is a division of Nestlé, concentrating on the high-end of the Coffee market 
After the success of Good Night, and Good Luck, Clooney said, he plans to devote more of his energy to directing. He has said that the directing industry is "a great industry to grow old in. " Clooney directed the film Leatherheads, in which he also stars. Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports Comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney
Clooney has been married once, to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. Talia Balsam (born in New York City) the daughter of actors Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten, is an American TV and He says he will never get married again nor have any children, but Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman each bet him $10,000 that he would be a father before he turned 40. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer ( IPA: /mɪˈʃɛl ˈfаɪfɜr/ born April 29 1958 is an American Actress. 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.  Clooney started a relationship in mid-2007 with Fear Factor winner Sarah Larson. The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. Sarah Larson (born January 1, 1979) is a former cocktail waitress at Las Vegas 's Palms Casino Resort.  However, on May 28, 2008, it was reported that they had allegedly split. Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, a politician, is noted for saying about himself:
|“||I spent the first part of my life being referred to as Rosemary Clooney’s brother, and now I am spending the last part of my life being referred to as George Clooney’s dad. Nicholas Clooney (born January 13, 1934) is an American television Journalist, anchorman and Game show host as well as a Politician||”|
In 2004, Clooney injured himself on Syriana's set during a torture scene. Torture, according to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, is "any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental is intentionally He had some excruciating headaches and suffered short term memory loss. It took a few weeks for his doctors to find the reasons for his health problems. During The Good German's promotion (two years afterwards), he revealed that he still had to wear a back brace due to this injury. 
Never a heavy smoker, Clooney quit the habit at a very early stage. He says that at least eight or nine of his great-uncles and great-aunts died because of it.
On September 21, 2007, Clooney and Sarah Larson were injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Sarah Larson (born January 1, 1979) is a former cocktail waitress at Las Vegas 's Palms Casino Resort. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Clooney's motorcycle was hit by a car. The driver of the car reported that Clooney attempted to pass on the right, while Clooney stated that the driver signaled left and then decided to make an abrupt right turn and clipped the motorcycle. Clooney suffered a broken rib and road rash; Larson broke two toes. Road rash is a colloquial term used to refer to skin and bone Injury caused by abrasion with road surfaces usually as consequence of cycling Both were treated and released from the Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, New Jersey. Palisades Medical Center is a regional hospital in North Bergen New Jersey. North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.  Then on October 9, 2007, more than two dozen hospital staff members were suspended without pay for looking at Clooney's medical records in violation of federal law. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Clooney himself quickly issued a statement on the hospital records matter, saying no one should be punished. He said "This is the first I've heard of it. And while I very much believe in a patient's right to privacy, I would hope that this could be settled without suspending medical workers. Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively "
Clooney had a 280 pounds (130 kg) Vietnamese black bristled, pot-bellied pig, named Max, that had lived with him for eighteen years. Pot Belly Sowjpg|300px|thumb|Pot-bellied sow]]The pot-bellied pig is a Breed of Domesticated Pig originating in Vietnam with fourteen sub-species Max (1987— December 1, 2006) was the Vietnamese black bristled potbellied pig pet of George Clooney, often referred to as "Max the star" Max died on December 1, 2006. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  He also had two bulldogs, named Bud and Lou, after the famous comedy team Abbott and Costello. William (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo performed together as Abbott and Costello, an American comedy duo whose Both of the dogs have since died, one from a rattlesnake attack. 
It was reported on April 4, 2008 in Variety Magazine that George Clooney had quietly resigned from the Writer's Guild of America over controversy surrounding Leatherheads. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman The Writers Guild of America is a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE representing Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports Comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney Clooney, who is the director, producer, and star of the film, stated that he had contributed in writing, "all but two scenes," of the film and requested a writing credit, alongside Duncan Brantley and Rick Reiley, who had been working on the project for 17 years. In an arbitration vote, Clooney lost 2-1 and ultimately decided to withdraw from the union over the decision. Clooney is now technically a "financial core status" nonmember, meaning he loses his voting rights, and cannot run for office or attend membership meetings, according to the WGA's constitution. He must continue to pay his dues, but gets a break on "non-germane" WGA activities, such as political and lobbying efforts. His decision is also irrevocable. Beforehand, Clooney was an active member of the WGA, even receiving an Academy Award-nomination for writing Good Night and Good Luck. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Good Night and Good Luck  is a 2005 film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov that portrays the conflict between  He is currently writing two screenplays with his associate Grant Heslov.
Clooney is a self-described political liberal. Liberalism in the United States is a broad political and philosophical mindset favoring individual Liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty whether they come from Speaking about the Iraq war: "You can't beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people seeking revenge. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign These days it only matters who's in charge. Right now that's us — for a while at least. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons . . . I believe (Rumsfeld) thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore. Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9 1932 is a United States Businessman, Politician, the 13th Secretary of Defense under President We can't beat anyone anymore. "
Clooney is noted for his public criticisms of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Jack Abramoff (born February 28 1959 is a former Lobbyist, and a businessman who was a central figure in a series of high-profile political scandals. On January 16, 2006, during his acceptance speech for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Syriana, Clooney paused to sarcastically thank Abramoff before adding, "Who would name their kid Jack with the word ‘off’ at the end of your last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up!"
There has been movement to try to convince Clooney to run for political office in his home state of Kentucky, including talk of a Clooney candidacy for US Senate against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2008. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr (born February 20 1942 is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky.  In response, Clooney has said: "Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties. "
Clooney supports Barack Obama for a 2008 presidential run. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by 
Clooney is active in advocating a resolution of the Darfur conflict. The War in Darfur is a military conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan.  His efforts include an episode of Oprah and speaking at the Save Darfur rally in Washington, D. Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29 1954 often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American The Save Darfur Coalition is a US-based advocacy group calling for international intervention in the Darfur conflict in the Eastern African state of Sudan. C. , on April 30, 2006. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In 2006, he was involved in several events to highlight the issue. In April, he spent ten days in Chad and Sudan with his father to make a film in order to show the dramatic situation of Darfur's refugees. In September, he spoke in front of the Security Council of the U. N. with Nobel Prize-winner Elie Wiesel to ask the U. Elie Wiesel (born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30 1928 in Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania) is a Jewish writer professor political activist N. to find a solution to the conflict and to help the people of Darfur.  In December, he made a trip to China and Egypt with Don Cheadle and two Olympic winners to ask both governments to pressure Sudan's government. Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American 
Clooney is involved with Not On Our Watch, an organization that focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities, along with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Jerry Weintraub. Not On Our Watch The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond is a book co-authored by Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle and human rights activist and William Bradley "Brad" Pitt Pitt received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8 1970 is an American Actor and Philanthropist. Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American Jerry Weintraub (born September 26, 1937) is an American film producer and former chairman and CEO of United Artists.  He narrated and was co-executor producer of the documentary Sand and Sorrow. 
On March 25, 2007, he sent an open letter to German chancellor Angela Merkel, calling on the European Union to take "decisive action" in the region in the face of Omar al-Bashir's failure to respond to the U. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. (ˈaŋɡela doʁoˈteːa ˈmɛɐ̯kəl (born Angela Dorothea Kasner, 17 July 1954 in Hamburg, West Germany) is the Chancellor of Germany. The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir ( Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير born January 1 1944) is the President of Sudan. N. resolutions. 
Clooney also appears in the documentary film Darfur Now, a call to action film for people all over the world to help stop the ongoing crisis in Darfur. Darfur Now is a 2007 Documentary film examining the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The film was released on November 2, 2007. Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
On December 13, 2007, Clooney and fellow actor Don Cheadle were presented with the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates at the 8th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome. Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American In his acceptance speech Clooney said that he and Cheadle "Don and I…stand here before you as failures. The simple truth is that when it comes to the atrocities in Darfur…those people are not better off now than they were years ago. "
On January 18, 2008, the United Nations announced Clooney's appointment as a United Nations messenger of peace, effective from January 31. Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
Clooney is an environmentalist, owning the first Tango car to be sold. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. The Tango is an ultra-narrow electric sports car initially designed and built by Commuter Cars, an American company based in Spokane Washington  Clooney made a deposit on a Tesla Roadster from Tesla Motors. The Tesla Roadster is a fully electric Sports car. It is the first car produced by electric car firm Tesla Motors. It is a battery electric sportscar with a 250-mile (402 km) range. The battery electric vehicle, or BEV, is a type of Electric vehicle (EV that uses chemical Energy stored in Rechargeable battery He will be among the first 100 owners. 
Clooney stirred up controversy for remarks he made about Charlton Heston at a 2003 National Board of Review event. Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4 1923 &ndash April 5 2008) was an American Actor of The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor "Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease ( AD) also called Alzheimer disease or simply Alzheimer's, is the most common form of Dementia. " (Heston had publicly announced his diagnosis the previous year. )
When asked if he went too far with his remarks, Clooney responded, "I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association; he deserves whatever anyone says about him. " 
Heston himself commented, "It just goes to show that sometimes class does skip a generation," referring to Clooney's late aunt, Rosemary Clooney. Rosemary Clooney ( May 23, 1928 &ndash June 29, 2002) was an American Singer and actress whose warm radiant 
Heston further commented on the Clooney joke: "I don't know the man — never met him, never even spoken to him, but I feel sorry for George Clooney — one day he may get Alzheimer's disease. I served my country in World War II. I survived that — I guess I can survive some bad words from this fellow". 
Clooney said he subsequently apologized to Heston in a letter, and that he received a positive response from Heston's wife. 
|1985 - 1986||The Facts of Life||George Burnett|
|1987||Return to Horror High||Oliver|
|Grizzly II: The Predator||uncredited|
|Combat Academy||Maj. Street Hawk was an American Television series that aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985. The Facts of Life is an American Sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979 Return to Horror High is a 1987 American Comedy / Horror film starring Richard Brestoff George Clooney, Vince Edwards Grizzly II The Predator (also known as Predator The Concert) is a 1987 Horror film sequel to the popular Grizzly. Combat Academy (also known as Combat High) is a 1986 Comedy film by the creator of Police Academy, Neal Israel Biff Woods|
|Murder, She Wrote||Kip Howard||episode: "No Laughing Murder"|
|The Golden Girls||Detective Bobby Hopkins||episode: "To Catch a Neighbor"|
|1988||Return of the Killer Tomatoes||Matt Stevens|
|1988 - 1991||Roseanne||Booker Brooks||11 episodes|
|1993||The Harvest||Lip Synching Transvestite|
|1993 - 1994||Sisters||Detective James Falconer|
|1994 - 1999||ER||Dr. Murder She Wrote is a television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988 was the first sequel to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Roseanne is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring Stand-up comedian Roseanne The Harvest is a 1993 thriller directed by David Marconi and starring Miguel Ferrer. Sisters is a Television Drama which aired on NBC for six seasons from 1991 to 1996 ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on Doug Ross||106 episodes|
Emmy nomination: Outstanding Lead Drama Actor
Golden Globe nomination: Best TV Actor - Drama
|1995||Friends||Dr. Friends was an Michael Mitchell||episode: "The One with Two Parts, Part Two"|
|1996||From Dusk Till Dawn||Seth Gecko|
|One Fine Day||Jack Taylor|
|Curdled||Seth Gecko||uncredited; only photo shown|
|The Peacemaker||Thomas Devoe|
|Batman & Robin||Batman/Bruce Wayne|
|South Park||Sparky the Dog (voice)||episode: "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride"|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Captain Bosche|
|Out of Sight||Jack Foley|
|Waiting for Woody||himself||Comedic Short|
|1999||Three Kings||Major Archie Gates|
|The Book That Wrote Itself||himself|
|South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut||Voice of Doctor Gouache|
|The Limey||TV Interviewee|
|2000||The Perfect Storm||Billy 'Skip' Tyne|
|Fail Safe||Col. The following is a list of episodes of the Emmy Award -winning United States Situation comedy Friends. From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 action / Horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. One Fine Day is a 1996 Romantic comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney. Curdled is 1996 Black comedy about a Colombian immigrant who takes a job cleaning up after crime scenes and discovers evidence about a local The Peacemaker is a 1997 thriller and Action movie starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. " Batman & Robin " is a 1997 film from the Batman film series starring George Clooney as Batman, Chris O'Donnell returning South Park is an animated American television comedy series created and written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for Comedy Central " Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride " is the fourth episode of Comedy Central 's animated series South Park. The Thin Red Line is a 1998 war film which tells a fictional story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in For other uses see Out of Sight (disambiguation. Out of Sight is a 1998 Academy Award -nominated movie directed Three Kings is a 1999 action - comedy - drama War film written and directed by David O South Park Bigger Longer & Uncut is an Academy Award -nominated Animated satirical Comedy The Limey ( 1999) is an American revenge Neo-noir Crime film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Lem Dobbs The Perfect Storm is a 2000 Film adapted from the book of the same title by Sebastian Junger. Jack Grady|
|O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Ulysses Everett McGill||Golden Globe: Best Musical/Comedy Actor|
|2001||Ocean's Eleven||Danny Ocean|
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||CIA Officer Jim Byrd||also director|
|Welcome to Collinwood||Jerzy||producer|
|Starbuck Holger Meins||Documentary|
|2003||Intolerable Cruelty||Miles Massey|
|Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Devlin|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Danny Ocean||also executive producer|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck.||Fred Friendly||Academy Award nomination: Best Director, Best Original Screenplay|
BAFTA Award nomination: Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe nomination: Best Director, Best Screenplay
|Syriana||Bob Barnes||also producer; Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor
BAFTA Award nomination: Best Supporting Actor
|2006||The Good German||Jake Geismar|
|2007||Michael Clayton||Michael Clayton||also producer; Best Actor of 2007, National Board of Review;|
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
|Ocean's Thirteen||Danny Ocean|
|2008||Leatherheads||Jimmy "Dodge" Connelly||also director, producer, and co-writer (uncredited; see: Leatherheads Controversy)|
|Burn After Reading||Harry Pfarrer||awaiting release|
|2009||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Mr. O Brother Where Art Thou? is a Comedy Film made by the Coen Brothers. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 Remake of the 1960 Rat Pack Caper film of the same name. Spy Kids is the first film of the ''Spy Kids'' series. It is directed and written by Robert Rodriguez. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 American film based on the " unauthorized Autobiography " by Chuck Barris Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney. Welcome to Collinwood is a 2002 film about five small-time criminals from the Collinwood area of Cleveland, who try to organise one last Intolerable Cruelty is a 2003 dark comedy / romance directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring George Clooney, Spy Kids is the first film of the ''Spy Kids'' series. It is directed and written by Robert Rodriguez. Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 film. Good Night and Good Luck  is a 2005 film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov that portrays the conflict between "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller Film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of the novel by Joseph Kanon. Michael Clayton is a 2007 American dramatic Legal thriller Film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and produced Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951 Darfur Now is a 2007 Documentary film examining the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an Ensemble cast. Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports Comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney George Timothy Clooney (born May 6 1961 is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe award-winning American actor director, producer, Burn After Reading is a 2008 Dark comedy film written produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Fantastic Mr Fox is a Stop motion Animated film based on Roald Dahl 's book Fantastic Mr Fox (voice)||filming|
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck|
|Actors to portray Batman|
|People's Sexiest Man Alive|
|People's Sexiest Man Alive|
for Million Dollar Baby
|Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
for Little Miss Sunshine
|Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture|
Cinema for Peace Award
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Clooney, George Timothy|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 6, 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|