Not many actors have careers that are as illustrious as that of George Clooney. He is a multi-faceted personality and is known for not shying away from playing unconventional characters. Apart from working as an actor, he has also donned the director’s hat. During his career in movies, he won several awards. He has already won the coveted Academy Awards twice. In addition to that he has three Golden Globe Award wins under his belt. Over time, many movies with George Clooney have risen to cult status.
Considered one of the most influencing individuals, his name was featured in the Time’s annual Time 100 list from 2006 to 2009. Extraordinary in every way, he has a record of being nominated in six different categories of Academy Awards, an achievement he shares with stalwarts like Walt Disney and Alfonso Cuaron. Beyond the mainstream career, his activism has impacted lives. He was also the United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2008.
George Clooney’s Personal Details
|Full Name||George Timothy Clooney|
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1961|
|Birthplace||Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Profession||American Actor and Filmmaker|
|Height||in centimeters- 180 cm|
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight|| in Kilograms- 80 kg|
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements|| – Chest: 44 Inches|
– Waist: 35 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hobbies||Playing Baseball, Playing Basketball, Swimming, Travelling, Writing|
George Clooney’s Family Details
|Family||Father- Nick Clooney (Journalist)|
Mother- Nina Bruce Warren (Beauty Queen)
Sisters- Adelia Clooney
|Wife/spouse||Talia Balsam, TV Actress (1989-1993)|
Amal Clooney, Lawyer (2014-present)
|Children||Son- Alexander Clooney|
Daughter- Ella Clooney
|Hometown||Augusta, Kentucky, USA|
|Ethnicity||English, German, Irish|
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George Clooney’s Relationships and Marriage
George Clooney, in his early years, dated Kelly Preston (1987-89). In the year 1989, Clooney was married. Clooney’s first wife was Talia Balsam. Later on, George Clooney dated Ginger Lynn Allen. Clooney dated Cameron Diaz and Frances Fisher in the year 1995. He was also in a relationship with Celine Balitran, a French reality TV personality. For over five years, Clooney was in a relationship with Lisa Snowdon around the year 2000.
In 2014, Clooney got engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Clooney and Alamuddin got married on 27 September 2014, at Ca’ Farsetti. In 2017, Amal gave birth to George Clooney’s twins Ella and Alexander.
George Clooney’s Affairs
|Affairs||Kelly Preston, Actress (1987-1989)|
Talia Balsam, Actress (1989-1993)
Elizabeth Daily, Actress (1993)
Kimberly Russell, Actress (1995)
Karen duffy, Actress (1995)
Vendela Kirsebom, Model (1996)
Celine Balitran, Model (1996-1999)
Lucy Liu, Actress (2000)
Lisa Snowdon, Television Presenter (2000-2005)
Traylor Howard, Actress (2000)
Jennifer Siebel, Filmmaker (2002)
Mariella Frostrup, Journalist (2002)
Krista Allen, Actress (2002-2004)
Monika Jakisic, Model (2007)
Sarah Larson, Actress (2007-2008)
Elisabetta Canalis, Actress (2009-2011)
Stacy Keibler, Actress (2011-2013)
Amal Alamuddin, Lawyer (2013-present)
George Clooney’s Education Details
|School||Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, |
St. Michael’s School in Columbus, Ohio,
Western Row Elementary School, Mason, Ohio,
St. Susanna School Mason, Ohio,
Augusta High School, Augusta, Kentucky
|College||Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati, Ohio,|
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
George Clooney’s Beliefs and Interests
George Clooney is a gay rights supporter and endorses equality. For the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Clooney supported Barack Obama. In the 2016 elections, he was a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
George Clooney was raised a Catholic, but switched to atheism later on in his life.
He has been vocal about the Darfur Conflict in Sudan. He, along with his father, spent a few days in Chad and Sudan in order to shoot a documentary titled ‘A Journey to Darfur’ (2006).
George Clooney Life as a Child
Coming from an Irish, German and English ancestry, George Clooney was born on the 6th day of May in 1961. George Clooney’s beliefs were firm as he came from a strict catholic family. His personality is a reflection of his parents. George Clooney’s parents were Nina Bruce, who worked in the city council and had glamour in her presence, and Nick Clooney who was a television anchor.
George is known for working at the AMC network for five years. George Clooney, as a kid, studied at the Blessed Sacrament School, Kentucky. Later, he went on to study at the St. Michael’s School, Ohio and then attended St. Susanna School in Mason. When he was in the seventh grade, his family shifted back to Kentucky. During his first year in high school, he was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. This disease leads to paralysis of one’s face. However, he was able to recover in less than a year.
Post his parents’ relocation to Augusta, Kentucky, he got admitted to Augusta High School. During his days at AHS, he played baseball and basketball. In fact, he wanted to take up baseball professionally and tried out for Cincinnati Reds, but couldn’t make it to the team.
George Clooney’s education continued after he joined Northern Kentucky University and later Cincinnati University for a brief period. However, he left the university in order to earn a living.
He is an extremely hard-working actor and leaves no stone unturned to make things happen on the big screen. So, you can say that George Clooney did not make it to the A list by sheer luck. At earlier points in his life when he wasn’t so successful, his source of income was selling shoes, arranging shelves at stores, and chopping tobacco. Considering his earlier vocations, he has really come a long way.
George Clooney’s Career
The Initial Struggle (1978-1993)
George Clooney’s first role was in the television mini-series, named ‘Centennial’ as an extra in 1978. It was based on a novel by James A. Michener that goes by the same name. In fact, this series was partly filmed in Augusta, Kentucky, his hometown. He also starred in ‘Sisters’ as Detective Falconer.
In the series, ‘The Facts of Life’, he portrayed the role of a handyman. He also made a brief appearance in the show ‘The Golden Girls’ as Bobby Hopkins, a detective. He also had the role of Detective Ryan Walker in CBS drama ‘Bodies of Evidence’.
What became the major breakthrough in George Clooney’s career was his portrayal of Dr Doug Ross in his hit medical drama ER that was first aired in 1994 and continued to be a major part of the show till 1999.
Post his outstanding persona and acting in the show, he was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ by Primetime Emmy Award. He was also nominated for ‘Best Actor-Television Drama Series’ by Golden Globe Award in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
Clooney, while still a part of the ER cast, began featuring in Hollywood movies. His first major role was for a movie, named ‘From Dusk till Dawn’, a horror-comedy thriller. After featuring in many other Hollywood projects, he was cast in the movie Batman & Robin, which was not approved by the critics.
Some of George Clooney’s other notable films are ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, Spy Kids (both 2001), ‘The Good German’ (2006), ‘Sand and Sorrow’ (2007), Tomorrowland (2015), and ‘Hail, Caesar’ (2016).
Of late, George Clooney’s Netflix film ‘The Midnight Sky’ became a critical success.
A Star was Born
Clooney, along with Soderberg, established his production house ‘Section Eight Productions’ in 2001. In 2002, with the movie ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’, he made his directorial debut. According to critics, his direction had potential. However, the movie opened to a lukewarm response from the audiences.
George Clooney’s ‘Syriana’ role won him an Oscar in 2005. That very year, he also made ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’. He was the producer, director and actor in the film. He was nominated for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’ at the Academy Awards, 2006.
George Clooney’s Revenue
George Clooney is amongst the biggest stars and A-list actors of Hollywood. Known to be a hard-working and informed citizen, George Clooney’s net worth is estimated to be over $500 million USD in the year 2020. Given his stature in Hollywood, his worth is expected to soar higher with each passing year.
|Net Worth||$500 million|
George Clooney’s Assets
|Cars||Tango 600, Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 Convertible|
|Bikes||Harley Davidson Motobike, Piaggio Mp3 250 Scooter|
George Clooney Association with Charities and Donations
George has been involved with an organization that focuses on global attention and resources to prevent mass atrocities called ‘Not On Our Watch’ Project. He has done various shows and telethons to raise funds for social causes. In 2010, he was the organizer of a telethon called ‘Hope for Haiti Now’. It was initiated to collect donations to support the 2010 Haiti Earthquake victims.
Clooney once took an auction winner out to lunch which benefited the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLESN), an organisation that actively works in creating a safe space for children who are or are perceived to be LGBTQI+.
George Clooney and wife (Amal) donated $100,000 to three Lebanese charities post the devastation of Beirut by a deadly explosion. The blast killed 145 people and injured as many as 5,000 lives.
George Clooney’s Favourite Things
|Favourite Book||Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace|
|Favourite Actress||Michelle Pfeiffer|
|Cars Collection||Tango 600, Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 Convertible|
|Bikes Collection||Harley Davidson Motobike, Piaggio Mp3 250 Scooter|
George Clooney Trivia
George Clooney tried out for a position on the Cincinnati Reds Baseball team.
People Magazine voted George Clooney the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 1997 and 2006. He is often referred to as Gorgeous George.
Clooney co-founded Section Eight Productions with the American actor Grant Heslov in 2001. Later, the duo went on to start Smokehouse Pictures in 2006 and produced their first movie in 2008, titled Leatherheads. Since then the company has produced several movies such as The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), The Ides of March (2011), Argo (2012), The Monuments Men (2013), and Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
Pitt is one of the founders of Not On Our Watch, an organization with the aim to stop mass atrocities, along with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub.
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. He was also a part of the Hope for Haiti campaign, which collects donations for earthquake victims.
Clooney was also a major advocate in the resolution of the Dafur conflict. He spent ten days in Chad and Sudan with his father to document ‘A Journey to Dafur’, shedding light on the situation of the Dafur refugees. He delivered a speech to the UN Security Council and visited China and Egypt to ask both governments to pressure the Sudan government into taking immediate measures.
George Clooney also aided the Syrian refugees in relocating themselves. His wife and he travelled to Germany in 2016 to visit the refugees on the fifth anniversary of the conflict. He then met the German chancellor Angela Merkel thanking her for Germany’s open door policy.
George Clooney’s Personal Quotes
You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk.
“It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.”
“When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.”
“An acting career usually has a shelf life of about 10 years before people get sick of seeing you.
“An acting career usually has a shelf life of about 10 years before people get sick of seeing you.
“Here’re your options: live long enough to watch your friends die, or die young.”
The only failure is not to try.
I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.
I was in a bar and I said to a friend, ’You know, we’ve become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, ’Isn’t it sad?’
It’s incredibly unfair. You don’t see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.
I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad’s sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
I was watching ‘Up In The Air’ and I thought, ‘Jesus, who’s the old gray-haired guy?’ And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it’s starting to show.
Hollywood still makes things. We still export a couple billion dollars’ worth of product overseas. Original, new product. Some people might not agree that it’s original or new, but basically it is.
I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.
Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.
Anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get lonely at times.
Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.
I love my grey hair and wrinkles. I love the fact that my face has more of an edge and more character than it did when I was in my twenties and thirties. No Botox for me.
I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they’re on Twitter. It’s just stupid.
I watch ‘Batman & Robin’ from time to time. It’s the worst movie I ever made, so it’s a good lesson in humility.
As you get older and ease your way into being a character actor you have to be comfortable with where you are in life and career, and I’m very comfortable with what I’m doing – working on projects I’m proud of.