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            red-carpet color photograph of actor-director-producer George Clooney

"I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend,
and those films are the ones I'm proud of."

"I don't like to share my personal life. It wouldn't be personal if I shared it."

— George Clooney


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George Clooney entry at Wikipedia
George Clooney credits [since 1968] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Clooney on DVD at Amazon


won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Syriana" [2005]    George Clooney won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Syriana" [2005]
and was nominated 4 other times (2006-2010)

George Clooney also received
three Emmy Award nominations, 1995-2010
M.T.V. Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, 1996
four shared S.A.G. Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble Awards, 1996-99
shared Blockbuster Entertainment Award, 2000
three awards from National Board of Review, 2002-2009
European Screen International Award, 2005
Los Angeles Film Festival Spirit of Independence Award, 2005
four awards at the Venice Film Festival in 2005
American Cinematheque Gala Tribute Award in 2006
shared PEN Center USA West Literary Award, 2006
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Modern Master Award, 2006
shared W.G.A. Paul Selvin Honorary Award, 2006
six BAFTA Award nominations, 2006-2010
and footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {5 June 2007}

George Clooney was also
listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2006 & 2007 & 2008 & 2009;
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008; listed Top Ten Star 2008;
and twice named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People Magazine, in 1997 & 2006


Movies & TV of George Clooney
George Clooney credits [since 1968] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Clooney on DVD at Amazon

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Ocean's Trilogy Collection DVD box set starring George Clooney   "Ocean's Trilogy Collection" DVD Box Sets
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray set [11/2007] 3 disks for $19.99
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD set [3/2011] 2 disks for $10.49
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD set [11/2007] 3 disks for $19.99
contains three feature films: "Ocean's Eleven" [2001 remake], "Ocean's Twelve" [2004],
and "Ocean's Thirteen" [2007]; extras include 3 featurettes, trailers, audio commentaries
Four Favorite Films DVD box set starring Frank Sinatra, George Clooney & Brad Pitt  "Four Favorite Films" DVD Box Set [2009]
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD set [9/2009] 2 disks for $9.99
contains four feature films: "Ocean's Eleven" [1960 original] starring Frank Sinatra,
"Ocean's Eleven" [2001 remake], "Ocean's Twelve" [2004], and "Ocean's Thirteen"
[2007]; extras include featurettes, trailers, audio commentaries
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short-lived sitcom "E/R" [1984]

hospital drama "E.R." [107 episodes 1994-99]
"Bedside Manners: George Clooney and E.R." [4/1998] by Sam Keenleyside
http://www.amazon.com/Bedside-Manners-George-Clooney-Er/dp/1550223364/

"From Dusk Till Dawn" [1996] directed by Robert Rodriguez

"Full Tilt Boogie" [1997 documentary] directed by Sarah Kelly

"One Fine Day" [1996] with Michelle Pfeiffer

"The Peacemaker" [1997] with Nicole Kidman

Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin" [1997]

"Out of Sight" [June 1998]
Universal paid $3M for movie rts, deal to star GC 2/97; rlsd 6/98; prodrs Jersey Films; scr Scott Frank [did "GShorty"]; dir Steven Soderbergh; cast ann 10/97: George Clooney, Albert Brooks, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle ['Mouse' in DWBD], Dennis Farina, Steve Zahn, Wendell B. Harris, Michael Keaton, Sam Jackson, Nancy Allen

"Three Kings" [1999]

"Fail Safe (2000 TV)

"The Perfect Storm" [2000]

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" [2000] by the Coen Brothers
http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Where-Thou-Faber-Screenplays/dp/0571205186/

"Ocean's Eleven" remake [2001]

"Confessions of A Dangerous Mind" [2002]
Directorial debut of George Clooney; based on the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris

"Solaris" remake [2002]

"Welcome To Collinwood" crime comedy [2002]
A remake of the 1958 Italian film "I soliti ignoti" [1958] of Mario Monicelli; co-produced by &
starring George Clooney; written & directed by Anthony & Joe Russo

sequel "Ocean's Twelve" [2004]

won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor    "Syriana" [2005]

"The Good German" > postwar 2005 w/clooney

"Good  Night,  And,  Good  Luck"
[Warner Independent Oct 2005]

"The script for this film was written 52 years ago by Edward R. Murrow, who taught us many valuable lessons about responsibility
and always, always questioned authority, because without it authority often goes unchecked." —  George Clooney

Good Night, and Good Luck poster  TV newsman Edward R. Murrow airs a story about a man discharged from the Navy without a trial. Murrow is accused of being a 'Communist sympathizer', and the C.B.S. news team goes on the offensive. "See It Now" airs a series of shows detailing the lies and un-Constitutional tactics of Senator Joe McCarthy, leading to McCarthy's censure by the U.S. Senate. Co-written & directed by & co-starring George Clooney; starring David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella, with Joseph McCarthy via archive footage; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor {DS, of course), Best Cinematograpy & Best Art Direction
Warner widescreen b&w DVD [3/2006] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb; official moviesite

CLOONEY/MURROW ==http://www.motherjones.com/arts/qa/2005/11/Harvest_of_Fame.html ==http://www.motherjones.com/arts/film/2005/11/murrow.html ”The four discs—“This Reporter,” an anchor- studded biography; “The Best of ‘See It Now,’” Murrow’s early documentary series; “The McCarthy Years”; and the landmark migrantworker documentary “Harvest of Shame”—

"Good Night, and Good Luck.: The Screenplay and History Behind the Landmark Movie (Newmarket Shooting Script)
by George Clooney and Grant Heslov (Mar 3, 2006)
http://www.amazon.com/Good-Night-Luck-Screenplay-Newmarket/dp/1557047146/

sequel "Ocean's Thirteen" [2007]

"Michael  Clayton" [Castle Rock Oct 2007]
Michael Clayton movie poster  The 'fixer' at a New York law firm tries to save an overworked partner from a crisis of conscience, but billions of dollars are at stake in a class action lawsuit against the ruthless agri-giant client, and the partner's sudden suicide looks a lot like murder. Written & directed by Tony Gilroy; co-produced by Steve Samuels, Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney & Sydney Pollack; starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Tilda Swinton, Robert Prescott, Terry Serpico, Merritt Wever & Sean Cullen; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (TS), Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor (Clooney), Best Sipporting Actor (TW) & Best Original Music Score; won BAFTA Best Supporting Actress; nominated for DGA, PGA & WGA Award, 3 SAG Award noms
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [2/2008] for $16.99
Warner Home Video color DVD [2/2008] for $21.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Leatherheads" [2008]
Directed by & starring George Clooney

"Burn After Reading" [2008]

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" [2009]
"Best American Film of 2009." — critic Stuart Klawans
voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon,
Willem Dafoe & Owen Wilson • full credits from IMDb
http://www.amazon.com/Fantastic-Mr-Blu-ray-George-Clooney/dp/B001QOGYBS/

"The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox: A Film by Wes An..." [] by Wes Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Fantastic-Mr-Fox-Anderson/dp/0847833542/

"The Men Who Stare At Goats"
[B.B.C./Overture Nov 2009]
Men Who Stare at Goats movie starring George Clooney  A reporter stumbles upon the existence of a U.S. military unit trained in psychokinetic warfare, and is caught up in the search for the unit's missing leader and a trainee on the loose. Location filming at Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Willard, Roswell & Zia Pueblo in New Mexico; directed by Grant Heslov; script by Peter Straughan, based on the book by Jon Ronson; starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root & Stephen Lang
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; full credits at IMDb
Men Who Stare at Goats book by Jon Ronson  "The Men Who Stare At Goats" [2005]
by Jon Ronson

S&S 8½x5½ movie tie-in pb [4/2006] for $10.98
S&S 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2005] out of print/used

"Up In The Air" [Paramount Dec 2009]
Up In The Air movie directed by Jason Reitman, starring George Clooney   The cherished 'on the road' lifestyle of a corporate downsizing expert is threatened by internet conferencing just as he is on the brink of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he finds that he has fallen for the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Jason Reitman; co-adapted by Sheldon Turner, from Walter Kirn's 2001 novel; cinematography by Eric Steelberg; starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bate-man, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride & Sam Elliott; nominated for D.G.A. Award, 3 S.A.G. Awards, W.G.A. Award, and 6 BAFTA Awards, including Best Picture
http://www.amazon.com/Up-Air-Blu-ray-George-Clooney/dp/B00337KMAA/
http://www.amazon.com/Up-Air-George-Clooney/dp/B00337KM2S/
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site
Up In The Air 2001 novel by Walter Kirn  
"Up In The Air" [2001 novel] by Walter Kirn
Anchor movie tie-in mass pb [10/2009] for $7.99
Anchor movie tie-in 7¾x5 pb [10/2009] for $10.17
Doubleday 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2001] out of print/used

"The American" [Focus Features Sept 2010]
The American 2010 movie starring George Clooney  This is a noir love story. Roger Ebert compares the film to Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samourai" [1967], but for me it resonates more with Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" [1960]. The attempt to kill an American in Sweden is unsuccessful; he flees to Italy and hides out in a mountaintop village. He is a maker of illegal weapons, and can trust no one, not even the beautiful prostitute who has fallen in love with him. Co-produced by & starring George Clooney; directed by Anton Corbijn; script by Rowan Joffe, based on a novel by Martin Booth; cinematography by Martin Ruhe; also starring Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen, Bruce Altman, Irina Björklund, Samuli Vauramo, Filippo Timi & Björn Granath
Focus Features widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2011] 2 disks for $14.14
Focus Features widescreen color DVD [6/2011] for $5.95
11"x17" orange poster from Amazon for $9.84
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
Very Private Gentleman novel by Martin Booth  
"A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel" [2004] by Martin Booth
Picador 8x5½ movie tie-in pb [8/2010] for $10.08
Picador 8x5½ pb [1/2005] for $12.24
Thomas Dunne Books 8¾x5¾ hardcover [1/2004] out of print/used

"The Ides of March" [Sony/Columbia Oct 2011]  
The Ides of March directed by & starring George Clooney  An idealistic staffer of a potential presidential candidate is assigned as P/R spokesperson during the Ohio primary election and soon learns to be cynical. Co-produced, co-written, directed by & starring George Clooney; co-written by Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, based on Willimon's 2008 stageplay "Farragut North"; also starring Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Mantell & Jennifer Ehle
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Descendants" [Fox Searchlight Nov 2011]
The Descendants movie starring George Clooney  The easy life of the King family in Hawai'i is disrupted when the wife/mother is hospitalized on life support after a boating accident. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Alexander Payne; based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie, Beau Bridges, Michael Ontkean, Tom McTigue, Mary Birdsong, Robert Forster & Judy Greer
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
The Descendants novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings  "The Descendants: A Novel" [2007] by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Matthew King is one of Hawai'i's major landowners, but his luck has changed. His youngest daughter is rebellious, his teenager is a former model and recovering drug addict. His wife is on life support after a boating accident, and her living will requires him to pull the plug after gathering the dozens of family cousins to her bedside. Learning that his wife was having an affair, he takes his two daughters on the road to inform his wife's lover of her death.
Random House Trade movie tie-in 8x5 pb [10/2011] for $10.20
Random House Trade 8x5½ pb [4/2008] for $10.20
Random House hardcover [5/2007] out of print/used

"Argo" [G.K. Films/Warner Bros. Oct 2012?]
Argo movie about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis  "Based on a declassified true story" While the world watched the news about the 66 American diplomats held hostage in Tehran during 1979, a C.I.A. team worked to rescue six Americans who managed to flee to the home of the Canadian ambassador; the plan requires making a fake Hollywood movie with real Hollywood stars and execs. Co-produced by George Clooney; directed by & starring Ben Affleck; script by Chris Terrio, based on an article by Joshuah Bearman; also starring Taylor Schilling, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy, Clea DuVall, Alan Arkin, Rory Cochrane, Adrienne Barbeau, Titus Welliver & Michael Parks
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"Gravity" [Warner Bros. Oct 2013?]
Space shuttle crisis tale directed by Alfonso Cuarón; starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney • latest info at IMDb

"The Yankee Commandante" [Focus Features 2013?]
Announced 6/2012: George Clooney is expected to direct a movie based on the New Yorker Magazine article
by David Grann about American citizen William Alexander Morgan, who helped Fidel Castro oust dictator
Fulgencio Batista during the Cuban Revolution of 1953-59 • latest info at IMDb

"The Monuments Men" [Columbia Pictures Dec 2013?]
Announced 12/2012: Story set during World War II follows a group of art historians and museum curators who team up to track down artworks stolen by the Nazis; Clooney is directing & starring in the film; written by Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History" by Robert M Edsel; others in cast include Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, maybe Matt Damon • latest info at IMDb

"Tomorrowland" sci-fi feature [Disney May 2015]
'Tomorrowland' 2015 feature film starring George Clooney  Announced 11/2012: ultra-secret sci-fi feature project to be written by Damon Lindelof and directed by Brad Bird, starring George Clooney; name changed again 1/2013: after "Tesla", then "1952", to Disneyland-centered "Tomorrowland"; the teen daughter of a N.A.S.A. engineer receives a pin with seeming magical qualities, allowing her to visit another world with flying cars and people; but there are robotic Men In Black tracking her . . . Filmed in Spain, Canada, California & Florida; co-produced, co-written & directed by Brad Bird; co-produced & co-written by Damon Lindelof; co-written by Jeff Jensen; starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Bauer, Thomas Robinson, Pierce Gagnon, Matthew MacCaull, Judy Greer & Shiloh Nelson
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 3/2015 official trailer [2:34] online at YouTube

"Money Monster" thriller movie  5/2016
[Sony/TriStar/Smokehouse May 2016]
Money Monster thriller movie starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts, directed by Jodie Foster  TV show by economic guru Lee Gates is invaded by a desparate man with a gun and explosives who demands exposure of the Wall Street tycoons who stole billions of equity from stock owners like himself. Co-produced by George Clooney; directed by Jodie Foster; written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf; starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Giancarlo Esposito
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [2:43] at YouTube

Works  About  George Clooney

"The Biography of George Clooney" [11/97] by Andy Dougan
http://www.amazon.com/Biography-George-Clooney-Andy-Dougan/dp/0752211463/

"George Clooney: An Illustrated Story" [9/99] by David Bassom
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Illustrated-David-Bassom/dp/0600592715/

"George Clooney" 4/2003] by Jeff Hudson
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Jeff-Hudson/dp/B000HWYP3O/

Boffo!, Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters from H.B.O.  "Boffo!: Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters" documentary [H.B.O. June 2006]
Directed by Bill Couturié; co-produced & co-written by Bill Couturié & Peter Bart; interviewees include Peter Bogdanovich, George Clooney, Danny DeVito, Richard Dreyfuss, Clint Eastwood, Robert Evans, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Brian Grazer, Peter Guber, Tom Hanks, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Sherry Lansing, Penny Marshall, Sydney Pollack, John Singleton, Charlize Theron, Nia Vardalos & Richard D. Zanuck • full credits at IDb
H.B.O. Home Video widescreen color DVD [11/2006] for $9.99

"George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star" [Applause Books 9/2007] by Kimberly Potts
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Great-Revised-Updated/dp/1557837856/
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Great-Movie-Applause/dp/155783721X/

"George Clooney and the Crisis in Darfur" [9/2008] by Tamra Orr
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Crisis-Celebrity-Activists/dp/1404217630/

"George Clooney: The Illustrated Biography" [10/2008] by Shana Cushman
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Illustrated-Shana-Cushman/dp/B004JZWYQK/

"George Clooney: A Biography" [Greenwood 11/2009] by Joni Hirsch Blackman
http://www.amazon.com/George-Clooney-Biography-Greenwood-Biographies/dp/0313358265/

"His Way" documentary feature about producer Jerry Weintraub  "His Way" documentary [H.B.O. Documentary Films March 2011]
Written & directed by Douglas McGrath, from personal video, archival footage & interviews with producer Jerry Weintraub, friends, family, co-workers & actors; featuring George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Ellen Barkin, James Caan, Elliott Gould, Andy Garcia & Ralph Macchio
H.B.O. Films color DVD [11/2011] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb


Friends  &  Family
George Timothy Clooney was born in 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky; his acting career began on television in 1978, and on film in the 1990s.

father Nicholas Joseph 'Nick' Clooney [b. 1934]
mother Nina Bruce Warren Clooney, married 1959
sister Adelia 'Ada' Clooney Zeidler

aunt singer Rosemary Clooney Ferrer [1928-2002]
uncle actor José Ferrer [1912-92], married 1953-1961 and 1964-67
cousin actor Miguel José Ferrer [b. 1955]
cousin Maria Ferrer [b. 1956]
cousin Gabriel Ferrer [b. 1957]
cousin Monsita Ferrer [b. 1958]
cousin Rafael Ferrer [b. 1960]
"Girl Singer: An Autobiography" [10/2001] by Rosemary Clooney & Joan Barthel /0767905555/

first wife Talia Balsam Clooney, married 1989, divorced 1993

bachelor Clooney had relationships with . . . too numerous to mention

second wife British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin - engaged 4/2014, married 9/2014
the couple maintains homes in: Los Angeles, California; Lake Como, Italy; Los Cabos, Mexico;
and a XVIIth Century home west of London, England


L i n k s
George Clooney entry at Wikipedia
George Clooney credits [since 1968] at Internet Movie Database
browse George Clooney on DVD at Amazon

co-founder of 'Not On Our Watch' charity [est. 2009]


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