Clooney at the 85th Academy Awards
|8 Nominations / 2 Wins|
|Role||Actor, Director, Screenwriter|
|Born||May 6, 1961|
|Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
George Clooney is an Academy Award winning actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama "ER" from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), in which he first worked with long-time collaborator Steven Soderbergh. In 1999, Clooney took the lead role in Three Kings. In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean's Eleven, the first of the film trilogy. He made his directorial debut a year later with the biographical thriller Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2008), The Ides of March (2011), and The Monuments Men (2014). He is the only person ever to be nominated for Academy Awards in six categories. Clooney is also noted for his political activism and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. His humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami, and 9/11 victims. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- 78th Academy Awards, 2005
- Best Supporting Actor — Syriana
- Best Director — Good Night, and Good Luck.
- Best Original Screenplay — Good Night, and Good Luck. (shared with Grant Heslov)
- 84th Academy Awards, 2011
- Best Actor — The Descendants
- Best Adapted Screenplay — The Ides of March (shared with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon)