George Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker who emerged in the 1990s as a popular leading man, known for his good looks and versatility, and who later became a respected director and screenwriter.
George Clooney’s Early Life
His full name is George Timothy Clooney. George Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, United States.
George Clooney’s Nationality
George Clooney holds an American nationality and is of mixed ancestry; English, Irish and German.
George Clooney’s Parents, Siblings & Family
George Clooney was born to Nick Clooney, who was a broadcast journalist, and Beauty Queen Nina Bruce. His aunt, Rosemary Clooneybwas a famous singer and actress.
He was the youngest of the two children, the other being his older sister Adelia.
George Clooney’s Educational Background
While in high school, George Clooney developed Bell’s palsy – a paralyzed portion of his face that earned him the nickname ‘Frankenstein.’ Though he overcame Bell’s palsy, it left a profound effect.
George Clooney never graduated from college. After participating in a local production staged by his cousin, Clooney left for California where he spent five years studying acting at the ‘Beverly Hills Playhouse.’
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George Clooney’s Spouses
George Clooney was first married to American actress Talia Balsam. That union was short-lived, and Clooney vowed that he would never marry again or have children.
The pledge George Clooney made managed to catch the attention of actresses Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer, who both stated that they believed Clooney would be a father before he turned 40, and even placed bets on it. Both actresses lost their bets,
George Clooney finally tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin in September 2014. She is a British-Lebanese human rights lawyer. The couple adopted a rescue dog, Millie, from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. She is a Bassett hound.
George Clooney’s Girlfriends
- Talia Balsam, Actress (1989-1993)
- Vendela Kirsebom, Model (1996)
- Celine Balitran, Model (1996-1999)
- Lucy Liu, Actress (2000)
- Karen Duffy, Actress (1995)
- Kimberly Russell, Actress (1995)
- Lisa Snowdon, Television Presenter (2000-2005)
- Traylor Howard, Actress (2000)
- Jennifer Siebel, Filmmaker (2002)
- Monika Jakisic, Model (2007)
- Mariella Frostrup, Journalist (2002)
- Krista Allen, Actress (2002-2004)
- Elisabetta Canalis, Actress (2009-2011)
- Stacy Keibler, Actress (2011-2013)
- Sarah Larson, Actress (2007-2008)
- Elizabeth Daily, Actress (1993)
- Amal Clooney, Lawyer (2014-present)
George Clooney’s Career
Clooney has starred in several movies of varied genres. Clooney’s Ocean Eleven was his commercially most successful movie. His role in the movie, Syriana won him the Oscar.
The year 2006 was quite eventful for Clooney. Clooney was nominated for Best Director and Screenplay for the film Good Night, and Good Luck at the 2006 Academy Awards.
He had acted in, directed, and produced the film. Clooney ventured into business, with his Production House, Smokehouse Pictures. He bagged the American Cinematheque Award for “a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures”.
George Clooney’s Awards & Recognition
- 2015 – Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement
- 2012 – Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy
- 2009 – NYFCC, COFCA
- 2007 – Peoples Choice, Teen Choice
- 2005 – Satellite, Academy
- 2000 – Golden Globe
- 1997 – Screen Actors Guild
- 1996 – Fangoria Chainsaw, Screen Actors Guild, MTV Movie
George Clooney’s Net worth
George Clooney has an estimated net worth of $500m (£377m). According to him, he one time turned down $35m (£29.8m) for one day’s work after deciding “it’s not worth it”.