82 Facts About George Clooney


George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6,1961 and is an American actor and filmmaker.


George Clooney is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Academy Awards; one for his acting and the other as a producer.


George Clooney has been honored with the Cecil B DeMille Award in 2015, the Honorary Cesar in 2017, AFI Life Achievement Award in 2018, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2022.


George Clooney expanded to leading roles in films, with his breakthrough role in From Dusk till Dawn.


George Clooney won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the thriller Syriana, and earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller Michael Clayton, and the comedy-dramas Up in the Air and The Descendants.


George Clooney received the Academy Award for Best Picture for co-producing the political thriller Argo.


George Clooney was included on Time annual Time 100 list, which identifies the most influential people in the world, every year from 2006 to 2009.


George Clooney is noted for his political and economic activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since 2008.


George Clooney is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


George Clooney is married to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.


Outside of acting, George Clooney is known for cofounding Casamigos tequila, which was one of the best-selling spirits of 2022.


George Clooney was born on May 6,1961, in Lexington, Kentucky.


George Clooney's mother, Nina Bruce, was a beauty queen and city councilwoman.


George Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, is a former anchorman and television host, including five years on the AMC network.


George Clooney attended St Michael's School in Worthington, Ohio; then Western Row Elementary School in Mason, Ohio, from 1968 to 1974; and St Susanna School in Mason, where he served as an altar boy.


The Clooneys moved back to Kentucky when George was midway through the seventh grade.


In middle school, George Clooney developed Bell's palsy, a medical condition that partially paralyzes the face.


George Clooney has stated that he earned all As and a B in school, and played baseball and basketball.


George Clooney tried out to play professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, but he did not pass the first round of player cuts and was not offered a contract.


George Clooney attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981, majoring in broadcast journalism, and very briefly attended the University of Cincinnati, but did not graduate from either.


George Clooney earned money selling women's shoes, insurance door to door, stocking shelves, working in construction, and cutting tobacco.


George Clooney played a handyman on the series The Facts of Life and appeared as Bobby Hopkins, a detective, on an episode of The Golden Girls.


George Clooney's first prominent role was a semi-regular supporting role in the sitcom Roseanne, playing Roseanne Barr's supervisor Booker Brooks, followed by the role of a construction worker on Baby Talk, a co-starring role on the CBS drama Bodies of Evidence as Detective Ryan Walker, and then a year-long turn as Det.


In 1988, George Clooney played one of the lead roles in the comedy-horror film Return of the Killer Tomatoes.


George Clooney rose to fame when he played Dr Doug Ross, alongside Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies, and Noah Wyle, on the hit NBC medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999.


George Clooney followed its success with the romantic comedy One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer, and the action-thriller The Peacemaker with Nicole Kidman.


George Clooney starred in Three Kings during the last weeks of his contract with ER.


In 2003, George Clooney reunited with the Coen brothers in the romantic comedy Intolerable Cruelty opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.


In 2005, George Clooney starred in Syriana, which was based loosely on former Central Intelligence Agency agent Robert Baer's memoirs of his service in the Middle East.


George Clooney suffered an accident on the set of Syriana, which caused a brain injury with complications from a punctured dura.


At the 2006 Academy Awards, George Clooney was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Syriana.


George Clooney won the Oscar for his role in Syriana.


George Clooney next appeared in The Good German, a film noir directed by Soderbergh that is set in post-World War II Germany.


In October 2006, George Clooney received the American Cinematheque Award, which honors someone in the entertainment industry who has made "a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures".


On January 22,2008, George Clooney was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Michael Clayton losing to Daniel Day-Lewis who won for Paul Thomas Anderson's drama There Will Be Blood.


George Clooney, who is the director, producer and star of the film, claimed that he had contributed in writing "all but two scenes" of it, and requested a writing credit alongside Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly, who had worked on the screenplay for 17 years.


George Clooney became a "financial core status" non-member, meaning he no longer has voting rights, and cannot run for office or attend membership meetings, according to the Writers Guild of America's constitution.


In 2011 George Clooney starred in The Descendants as a husband whose wife has an accident that leaves her in a coma.


In 2013, George Clooney co-founded Casamigos Tequila with Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman.


In 2014, Clooney co-wrote, directed and starred in The Monuments Men, an adaptation of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M Edsel.


George Clooney portrayed Baird Whitlock, a Robert Taylor-type film star who is kidnapped during the production of a film.


George Clooney received the 2018 AFI Life Achievement Award on June 7,2018.


In 2019, George Clooney returned to television, starring, directing, and producing the Hulu historical miniseries Catch-22 based upon the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller.


George Clooney was initially cast in a main role in the series; however, he opted to take a smaller supporting role instead.


George Clooney directs The Tender Bar adaptation for Amazon Studios with Ben Affleck in the lead.


In September 2021, George Clooney reteamed with Brad Pitt for an untitled thriller film written and directed by Jon Watts.


George Clooney supported both of Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.


George Clooney endorsed Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential election, and he hosted a virtual fundraiser for Biden together with Obama on July 28,2020.


George Clooney has made humorous statements against Republican Party figures.


George Clooney has described Republican donor Steve Wynn as an "asshole" and a "jackass", after the two had a heated disagreement over the Affordable Care Act.


George Clooney is involved with Not On Our Watch Project, an organization that focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities, along with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub.


In September 2012, George Clooney offered to take an auction winner out to lunch to benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.


George Clooney spoke at a 2006 Save Darfur rally in Washington, DC In April 2006, he spent ten days in Chad and Sudan with his father to make the TV special "A Journey to Darfur" reflecting the situation of Darfur's refugees, and advocated for action.


George Clooney narrated and was co-executive producer of the 2007 documentary Sand and Sorrow.


George Clooney appeared in the documentary film Darfur Now, a call-to-action film released in November 2007 for people all over the world to help stop the Darfur crisis.


On March 16,2012, George Clooney was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy for civil disobedience.


George Clooney intended to be arrested when he planned the protest.


George Clooney is one of the chief associates of the 100 Lives Initiative, a project which aims to remember the lives lost during the event.


George Clooney had urged various American government officials to support the United States' recognition of the Armenian Genocide.


George Clooney visited Armenia to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the event in April 2016.


In May 2015, George Clooney told the BBC that the Syrian conflict was too complicated politically to get involved in and he wanted to focus on helping the refugees.


In March 2016, he and his wife, Amal George Clooney, met with Syrian refugees living in Berlin to mark the fifth anniversary of the conflict, before meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to thank her for Germany's open-door policy.


George Clooney has jokingly referred to Max as the longest relationship he had ever had.


George Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993.


George Clooney had a relationship with actress Ginger Lynn Allen.


George Clooney dated Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Krista Allen, and Linda Thompson.


In July 2009, George Clooney was in a relationship with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis until they split in June 2011.


In July 2011, George Clooney started dating former WWE personnel Stacy Keibler, and they ended their relationship in July 2013.


George Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28,2014.


In July 2014, George Clooney publicly mocked the British tabloid newspaper Daily Mail after it claimed his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.


Alamuddin and George Clooney were officially married on September 27,2014, at Ca' Farsetti.


In 2020, George Clooney revealed to Jimmy Kimmel and Graham Norton in their respective talk shows that the twins can speak Italian fluently, despite both George Clooney and Alamuddin not speaking the language.


George Clooney purchased the 7,354-square-foot house in 1995 through his George Guilfoyle Trust.


George Clooney owns a home in Los Cabos, Mexico, that is next door to the home of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.


The driver of the car reported that George Clooney attempted to pass him on the right, while George Clooney said that the driver signaled left and then decided to make an abrupt right turn and clipped his motorcycle.


On July 10,2018, George Clooney was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle to a film set in Sardinia.


George Clooney is an association football fan and supports EFL League One club Derby County FC.


In November 2021, George Clooney wrote an op-ed to British tabloid The Daily Mail, petitioning them to stop publishing photos of his children, highlighting that his wife is an international lawyer who works "confronting and putting on trial terrorist groups" and that the tabloid was endangering their lives.


George Clooney has appeared in commercials outside the US for Fiat, Nespresso, Martini vermouth, Omega, and Warburtons.


George Clooney was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007,2008, and 2009.


George Clooney is sometimes described as one of the most handsome men in the world.


On January 11,2015, Clooney was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.