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.
- Tried out for a position on the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.
- Best friend is 'Richard Kind' (qv).
- Supports Senator 'Barack Obama' (qv)'s bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
- Is a Dallas Mavericks fan.
- Frequently involves himself in projects involving the "Golden Age" of television. For example, he produced and starred in _Fail Safe (2000) (TV)_, a throwback to the live television plays of the 1950s and 1960s; he directed and appeared in _Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)_ (qv), about 'Chuck Barris' (qv)'s' career in early game shows; and he directed, wrote, and appeared in _Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)_ (qv), about 'Edward R. Murrow' (qv)'s battle with Senator 'Joseph McCarthy (II)' (qv).
- Turned down the role of Sgt. 'John McLoughlin (II)' (qv) in _World Trade Center (2006)_ (qv).
- Frequently stars in movies that revolve around some type of robbery: _Out of Sight (1998)_ (qv), _From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)_ (qv), _Three Kings (1999)_ (qv), _O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)_ (qv), _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv), _Welcome to Collinwood (2002)_ (qv), _Ocean's Twelve (2004)_ (qv), and (announced) _Ocean's Thirteen (2007)_ (qv).
- No. 3 of 10 Top Sexiest Men in People magazine. (2003)