Two-time academy award-winner with such style and magnetism that we forgave him for Batman and Robin. George Clooney embodies class and sophistication.
George Clooney shot to fame when he played Dr. Doug Ross on the hit NBC medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. For his work on the series, Clooney received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series in 1995 and 1996.
While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including the superhero film Batman & Robin and the crime comedy Out of Sight, in which he first worked with a director who would become a long-time collaborator, Steven Soderbergh.
He also starred in the commercially successful films The Perfect Storm, a disaster drama, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a Coen brothers’ adventure comedy. In 2001, he teamed up with Soderbergh again for the heist comedy Ocean’s Eleven, a remake of the 1960s Rat Pack film of the same name.
He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana, in 2005, and subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller Michael Clayton, the comedy-drama Up in the Air and the drama The Descendants.
In 2013, Clooney won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Picture and the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Argo. He is the only person in Academy Award history to be nominated for Oscars in six different categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Clooney is involved with Not On Our Watch Project, an organization that focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities, along with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub.
In January 2010, George Clooney organized the telethon Hope for Haiti Now, which collected donations for the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims.