May. 6th, 1961
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Guest TV Roles
Detective James Falconer
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
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.
- 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).
- 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).
- Sought the role of Jack in _Sideways (2004)_ (qv). However, the film's director, 'Alexander Payne (I)' (qv), felt that he was too big a star, and turned him down in favor of 'Thomas Haden Church' (qv).
- Shared an apartment with actor 'Thom Mathews' (qv) during the early 1980s.
- Quit the WGA in April 2008 after the union turned down his wish to be credited as a co-writer for _Leatherheads (2008)_ (qv). He felt that he was let down by the union.
- He got his start in a movie starring his cousin, 'Miguel Ferrer' (qv). Later, after Clooney had established himself on _"ER" (1994)_ (qv), Ferrer made a guest appearance on the very first show. George's aunt, 'Rosemary Clooney' (qv), made guest appearances on two shows the first month _"ER" (1994)_ (qv) aired.
- (August 2006) He and his producing partner 'Steven Soderbergh' (qv) have decided to close down their Section Eight production company after six years of working partnership.
- 2007 - Ranked #13 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.