May. 6th, 1961
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
George Clooney's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, as son of Nick Clooney, a TV newscaster of many years, who hosted a talk show at Cincinnati and often invited George into the studios already at the age of 5. Avoiding competition with his father, he quit his job as broadcast journalist after a short time.
Studied a few years at Northern Kentucky University. Failed to join the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. He came to acting when his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, got him a small part in a feature film. After that, he moved to L.A. in 1982 and tried a whole year to get a role while he slept in a friend's closet. His first movie, together with Charlie Sheen, stayed unreleased but got him the producers' attention for later contracts.
- (1997) Was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.
- (October 2005) After an accident on the set of his movie _Syriana (2005)_ (qv), he suffered from back pain, bad headaches, and memory loss. After several spine surgeries, he fully recovered and is fine now.
- Merited a place in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section) with a tribute written by 'Roseanne' (qv) (Issue May 12, 2008).
- His voice was dubbed for the singing moments in _O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)_ (qv).
- Born 2:48 AM, EST.
- On the DVD commentary for _Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)_ (qv), George Clooney says that shortly after he met 'Grant Heslov' (qv) in 1982, Heslov loaned Clooney $200.00 to buy his first set of headshots, and they have been friends ever since (and later writing and producing partners).
- He loves beer. He does voiceovers for Budweiser TV commercials and allegedly had a beer keg installed in his dressing room during filming of _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv).
- Dated 'CÚline Balitran' (qv) from 1996 to 1999.