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George Clooney

Actor George Clooney
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Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: After gaining wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama "ER", he has starred in numerous critically acclaimed films and received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.

He is the only person ever to be nominated for Academy Awards in six categories.

Born: May 6, 1961
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1989-12-15 Actor and director George Clooney (28) weds actress Talia Balsam (30) in Las Vegas
  • 2014-09-27 Actor George Clooney (53) weds lawyer Amal Alamuddin (36) at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy

Events in the Life of George Clooney

  • 1994-09-19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle
  • 1997-06-12 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2001-12-05 "Ocean's Eleven" directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California
  • 2007-09-21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 2007-10-05 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released
  • 2008-01-18 The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace
  • 2012-01-15 69th Golden Globes: "The Descendants," George Clooney & Meryl Streep win
  • 2012-03-16 George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience
  • 2013-08-27 "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso CuarĂ³n and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival
  • 2018-08-22 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)
  • 2019-03-31 Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death

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