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BIO from wikipedia:

Birth name: George Timothy Clooney

Born: May 6, 1961

United States Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)

Spouse(s): Talia Balsam (1989-1993) (divorced)

Notable roles:

Dr. Doug Ross in ER

Daniel Ocean in Ocean's Eleven / Twelve / Thirteen

Bob Barnes in Syriana

Academy Awards:

Best Supporting Actor for Syriana

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–1999) and his rise as an "A-List" movie star in contemporary American cinema. Clooney has notably been able to balance his cinematic performances in big-budget blockbusters with more modestly-budgeted films on serious topics and more commercially-risky projects, while expanding his prominence as a movie producer.

Early life

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina, was a former pageant queen. His father, Nick Clooney, was a TV newscaster, actor, and talk-show host in Cincinnati. He has one sister, Ada. From an early age, George would hang around his father's sets, often participating in shows, where he proved to be a crowd favorite. George's aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, encouraged him to become a comedian. Early in their careers, George Clooney and Jay Leno, were simultaneously sheltered by her, according to the January 2nd, 2007 show of Tonight Show with Jay Leno when George Clooney was the guest.

Clooney spent his earlier years in Columbus, Ohio attending St. Michael's elementary school. Later, he attended Kentucky's Augusta High School, but was a poor student. George did excel in athletics, baseball in particular. A star at Augusta High, he was invited to try out for the Cincinnati Reds, but was not offered a contract. He briefly attended Northern Kentucky University, but did not graduate. He spent a season picking tobacco for his uncle Jack, then in 1982 took off for LA in his 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, with $300 in his pocket.

Film career

Clooney spent most of his "struggling actor" years riding to auditions on a bicycle. His first major role was in the television medical comedy/drama, E/R. Additionally, he played a handyman on the series The Facts of Life. 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. Clooney would achieve stardom when he was selected to play maverick Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC hit drama ER.

Prior to his success on ER, he befriended another actor named Grant Heslov, a close friend and frequent collaborator with whom Clooney later co-wrote Good Night, and Good Luck. Heslov is also the president of Section 8 Entertainment, Clooney's and director Steven Soderbergh's production company. Clooney said in an interview that he was driving an RV through the country with Heslov, (who 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."

Clooney continued to star in movies while appearing in ER, his first major role coming with From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and followed by The Peacemaker (1997), the first movie from Dreamworks SKG studio, Batman & Robin (1997), and Out of Sight (1998). In 1999 he left the cast of ER to pursue his film career full-time. As a stipulation in his new contract, Clooney would return to ER for occasional guest spots, which he only had to do once. Further movie roles included One Fine Day (1996),Three Kings (1999),The Perfect Storm (2000), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Ocean's Twelve (2004). He made his debut as a film director in the 2002 feature Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an adaptation of the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris.

In 1995, Clooney received a tape version of The Spirit of Christmas, the video greeting card which would inspire South Park. He thought it was so funny that he made copies and sent it around the LA area; Matt Stone and Trey Parker were so thankful for his help that they invited him to play a role in the show, and he ended up voicing 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. He later appeared in the film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Despite this history, show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone lampooned Clooney for his outspoken political views in their feature film Team America: World Police. However, Clooney later said that he would have been offended if he hadn't been made fun of in the film.

On January 31, the nominees for the 2006 Academy Awards were announced. Clooney was nominated for Achievement in Directing and Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck and Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role for Syriana. He became the first person in Oscar history to be nominated for directing one movie and acting in another in the same year. Clooney was also nominated for the David Lean Award for Achievement in Directing by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA for Good Night, and Good Luck.

Clooney's portrayal of Bob Barnes in Syriana won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His character, and story of Syriana, are based loosely on former CIA agent Robert Baer and his memoirs of being an agent in the Middle East.

Clooney has said that he plans to devote more of his energies to directing, after the success of Good Night, and Good Luck. On directing, Clooney said it's a great industry to grow old in, as he felt acting wasn't. He will next appear onscreen in The Good German which is directed by frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh.

In 2001, Soderbergh and Clooney set up the movie production studio Section Eight Productions.

Other ventures

On July 8, 2005, news reports said that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon would be working with Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber to design and build a new casino hotel in Las Vegas. On August 29, 2005, Clooney officially announced his involvement with the Las Ramblas Resort project. The project never came to fruition, however, 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 are still running as of October 2006). Clooney was later criticized by actor Russell Crowe for such extracurricular pursuits. Clooney then responded by pointing out hypocrisy in the form of Crowe's frequent endorsements of his extracurricular rock and roll band.

Clooney loves Italy and he owns two villas in on lake Como (Villa Oleandra and Villa Margherita).

Family

George's father Nick Clooney is an American television journalist, anchorman, game show and American Movie Classics host, as well as a politician from the state of Kentucky. George is also the nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer and the cousin of her actor son Miguel Ferrer. Clooney also has been noted for having a 300 pound pig, named "Max," that lived with him for 18 years which has since died.

Nick Clooney is noted for saying “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.”

He was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. Clooney has stated in interviews he has no intent or desire to have children.

Academy Awards

George Clooney is the first person in Academy Award history to be nominated for acting in one movie (Syriana) and for writing and directing another (Good Night, and Good Luck) in the same year.

Other Awards and honors

George Clooney is one of only two people to have been given the title of Sexiest Man Alive twice by People Magazine, first in November 1997 and again in November 2006. The other is Brad Pitt.

Clooney also received the American Cinematheque Award in October 2006.

Filmography - from imdb.com

1. White Jazz (2009) (pre-production) .... Dave Klein

2. Leatherheads (2008) (pre-production) .... Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly

3. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) (post-production) .... Danny Ocean

... aka 13 (USA: promotional abbreviation)

4. Michael Clayton (2007) (completed) .... Michael Clayton

5. The Good German (2006) .... Capt. Jacob 'Jake' Geismer

6. Syriana (2005) .... Bob Barnes

7. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) .... Fred Friendly

8. Ocean's Twelve (2004) .... Danny Ocean

9. Intolerable Cruelty (2003) .... Miles Massey

10. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) .... Devlin

... aka Spy Kids 3: Game Over (USA: video title)

11. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) .... Jim Byrd

... aka Confessions d'un homme dangereux (Canada: French title)

12. Solaris (2002) .... Chris Kelvin

13. Welcome to Collinwood (2002) .... Jerzy

... aka Safecrackers oder Diebe haben's schwer (Germany)

14. Ocean's Eleven (2001) .... Danny Ocean

... aka 11 (USA: promotional abbreviation)

... aka O11 (USA: informal short title)

15. Spy Kids (2001) .... Devlin

16. The Perfect Storm (2000) .... Capt. Billy Tyne

... aka Sturm, Der (Germany)

17. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) .... Everett

... aka O' Brother (France)

18. "ER" .... Dr. Doug Ross (108 episodes, 1994-2000)

- Such Sweet Sorrow (2000) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Dr. Doug Ross

- Responsible Parties (1999) TV Episode (voice) (uncredited) .... Dr. Doug Ross

- The Storm: Part 2 (1999) TV Episode .... Dr. Doug Ross

- The Storm: Part 1 (1999) TV Episode .... Dr. Doug Ross

- Choosing Joi (1999) TV Episode .... Dr. Doug Ross

(103 more)

19. Fail Safe (2000) (TV) .... Col. Jack Grady (command pilot, Group 6)

20. Three Kings (1999) .... Maj. Archie Gates

21. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) (voice) .... Dr. Gouache/Dr. Doctor

... aka South Park (International: English title: short title)

... aka South Park: BLU (USA: promotional abbreviation)

... aka South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (USA: closing credits title)

22. The Thin Red Line (1998) .... Captain Charles Bosche

... aka Mince ligne rouge, La (Canada: French title)

23. Out of Sight (1998) .... Jack Foley

24. "Murphy Brown" .... Doctor #2 (1 episode, 1998)

- Never Can Say Goodbye: Part 2 (1998) TV Episode .... Doctor #2

25. The Peacemaker (1997) .... Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe

26. "South Park" .... Sparky the Dog (1 episode, 1997)

- Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride (1997) TV Episode (voice) .... Sparky the Dog

27. Batman & Robin (1997) .... Batman/Bruce Wayne

28. One Fine Day (1996) .... Jack Taylor

29. Curdled (1996) (uncredited) .... Seth Gecko

30. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) .... Seth Gecko

31. "Friends" .... Dr. Michael Mitchell (1 episode, 1995)

- The One with Two Parts: Part 2 (1995) TV Episode .... Dr. Michael Mitchell

32. The Harvest (1993) .... Lip Syncing Transvestite

33. "Sisters" .... Detective James Falconer (1 episode, 1993-1994)

- Demons (1993) TV Episode .... Detective James Falconer

34. "The Building" .... Bonnie's Fiancee (1 episode, 1993)

- Pilot (1993) TV Episode .... Bonnie's Fiancee

35. "Bodies of Evidence" .... Det. Ryan Walker (16 episodes, 1992-1993)

- Flesh and Blood (1993) TV Episode .... Det. Ryan Walker

- Endangered Species (1993) TV Episode .... Det. Ryan Walker

- The Formula (1993) TV Episode .... Det. Ryan Walker

- Shadows (1993) TV Episode .... Det. Ryan Walker

- Eleven Grains of Sand (1993) TV Episode .... Det. Ryan Walker

(11 more)

36. Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993) (TV) .... Kevin Shea

37. Unbecoming Age (1992) .... Mac

... aka The Magic Bubble

38. "Baby Talk" (1991) TV Series .... Joe (unknown episodes, 1991)

39. "Roseanne" .... Booker Brooks (11 episodes, 1988-1991)

- Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down (1991) TV Episode .... Booker Brooks

- Let's Call It Quits (1989) TV Episode .... Booker Brooks

- Workin' Overtime (1989) TV Episode .... Booker Brooks

- Bridge Over Troubled Sonny (1989) TV Episode .... Booker Brooks

- Canoga Time (1989) TV Episode .... Booker Brooks

(6 more)

40. Rewrite for Murder (1991) (TV)

41. Sunset Beat (1990) (TV) .... Chic Chesbro

42. "Sunset Beat" .... Chic Chesbro (1 episode, 1990)

- One Down, Four Up (1990) TV Episode .... Chic Chesbro

43. Knights of the Kitchen Table (1990) (TV) .... Rick Stepjack

44. Red Surf (1990) .... Remar

45. Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) .... Matt Stevens

... aka Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel (USA: video box title)

46. "The Golden Girls" .... Bobby Hopkins (1 episode, 1987)

- To Catch a Neighbor (1987) TV Episode .... Bobby Hopkins

47. "Murder, She Wrote" .... Kip Howard (1 episode, 1987)

- No Laughing Murder (1987) TV Episode .... Kip Howard

48. "Hunter" .... Matthew Winfield (1 episode, 1987)

- Double Exposure (1987) TV Episode .... Matthew Winfield

49. "The Facts of Life" .... George Burnett (3 episodes, 1985-1987)

- A Star Is Torn (1987) TV Episode .... George Burnett

- Seven Little Indians (1987) TV Episode .... George Burnett

- Write and Wrong (1986) TV Episode .... George Burnett

50. Return to Horror High (1987) .... Oliver

51. Predator: The Concert (1987)

52. Combat High (1986) (TV) .... Maj. Biff Woods

... aka Combat Academy

53. "Hotel" .... Nick Miller (1 episode, 1986)

... aka Arthur Hailey's Hotel

- Recriminations (1986) TV Episode .... Nick Miller

54. "Crazy Like a Fox" (1 episode, 1985)

- Suitable for Framing (1985) TV Episode

55. "Street Hawk" .... Kevin Stark (1 episode, 1985)

- A Second Self (1985) TV Episode .... Kevin Stark

56. "E/R" (1984) TV Series .... Ace (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)

57. "Riptide" .... Lenny Colwell (1 episode, 1984)

- Where the Girls Are (1984) TV Episode .... Lenny Colwell

58. "Centennial" (1978) (mini) TV Series (uncredited) .... Village Extra

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Producer - filmography

(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)

1. Jennifer Government (2008) (in production) (producer)

2. Garland Bunting Project (2008) (announced) (producer)

3. "Untitled Steven Soderbergh/NBA Project" (2006) TV Series (announced) (executive producer)

4. White Jazz (2009) (pre-production) (producer)

5. Leatherheads (2008) (pre-production) (producer)

6. Tishomingo Blues (2007) (pre-production) (executive producer)

7. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) (post-production) (executive producer) (producer)

... aka 13 (USA: promotional abbreviation)

8. Michael Clayton (2007) (completed) (executive producer)

9. Wind Chill (2007) (completed) (executive producer)

10. The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (2006) (executive producer)

11. A Scanner Darkly (2006) (executive producer)

12. Rumor Has It... (2005) (executive producer)

... aka Rumour Has It... (Australia) (Canada: English title) (New Zealand: English title)

13. Syriana (2005) (executive producer)

14. The Big Empty (2005) (executive producer)

15. The Jacket (2005) (producer)

16. "Unscripted" (2005) TV Series (executive producer) (unknown episodes)

17. Criminal (2004) (producer)

18. "K Street" (2003) TV Series (executive producer) (unknown episodes)

19. Far from Heaven (2002) (executive producer)

... aka Loin du paradis (France)

20. Welcome to Collinwood (2002) (executive producer) (producer)

... aka Safecrackers oder Diebe haben's schwer (Germany)

21. Insomnia (2002/I) (executive producer)

22. Rock Star (2001) (executive producer)

23. Fail Safe (2000) (TV) (executive producer)

24. Kilroy (1999) (TV) (producer)

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Director - filmography

(In Production) (2000s)

1. Leatherheads (2008) (pre-production)

2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

3. "Unscripted" (2005) TV Series

4. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

... aka Confessions d'un homme dangereux (Canada: French title)

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Writer - filmography

(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)

1. Leatherheads (2008) (pre-production) (screenplay)

2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) (written by)

3. Kilroy (1999) (TV)

Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography

(2000s) (1990s)

1. A Moment of Grace (2004) (special thanks)

2. Inside 'Out of Sight' (1998) (V) (special thanks)

3. Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory (1998) (TV) (special thanks)

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Pamela Anderson and George Clooney might be dating

Pamela Anderson and George Clooney are supposedly a couple after the two were spotted having a romantic dinner date together. Clooney booked a private room at the Valley Inn restaurant in California recently, and the night ended with Anderson sitting on his lap and whispering in his ear. Since then the two have been inseparable, even walking their dogs together. A source says:

"George and Pam have been determined to keep this one quiet."

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Pamela Anderson and George Clooney might be dating

Pamela Anderson and George Clooney are supposedly a couple after the two were spotted having a romantic dinner date together. Clooney booked a private room at the Valley Inn restaurant in California recently, and the night ended with Anderson sitting on his lap and whispering in his ear. Since then the two have been inseparable, even walking their dogs together. A source says:

"George and Pam have been determined to keep this one quiet."

:eeeeeeks: OMG I thought this man would have some taste ... <_<

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