George Clooney at the movie premier for 'Ocean's Thirteen'
About George Clooney - George Clooney. George Timothy Clooney is born on 06.05.1961
in Kentucky. His father is a broadcasting journalist, his aunt
is the famous jazz singer Rosemary Clooney, who is married to
the Hollywood actor José Ferrer. The actor Miguel Ferrer
indead is the cousin of George.
Even with all this background, Clooney will
be without rules for a whole year when he decides to move to
Hollywood and to be an actor. He was doing TV series without
success and b-movies before he became what he is today...a celebrity!
And it is the TV series "Emergency Room" that makes
him finally become a star. He plays the part of peditrician
Dr. Doug Ross from 1994 to 1999. He gets used to the television
since he is a kid, having some appeareances in the show of his
father. He also tries to work as a broadcasting journalist like
him, but he decides to leave this job. He goes to attend the
Northern Kentucky University for three years, and becomes a
for a short time a baseball player in the Cincinnati Reds team
. He starts his actor career when his cousin Miguel Ferrer gives
him a small part in a movie. In 1982 he moves to Los Angeles
and attends a drama school. But it takes a whole year before
he gets his first part and so he lives with his aunt Rosemary
and later with a friend, sleeping in his bathroom. His first
film is with Charlie Sheen, but has never been shown to the
public. But nevertheless Hollywood gets interested in the smart
He gets parts in some television series like
"The facts of life" (1985/86) or "Roseanne".
There are also some b-movies, for example "The return of
the killer tomatoes" (1988). After some more tv series
("Sunset Beat", "Baby Talk", "Sisters")
in 1994 he finally gets the right occasion: he is Dr. Doug Ross
in "Emergency Room", which is going to be one of the
most famous tv series all over the world: he gets nominations
for the Emmy, the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award
and the People's Choice Award, and all this finally confirms
his big success. And finally he gets offers for good movies:
as Seth Gecko in "From Dusk Till Dawn", directed by
Robert Rodriguez, he fights against vampires together with Quentin
Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") and other famous actors
like Salma Hayek, Juliette Lewis and Harvey Keitel. It is followed
by "One Fine Day" (1996): George and Michelle Pfeiffer
are single parents who have to find a compromise between their
careers and their kids. "Batman & Robin" is the
4th part of the Batman movies, the film is not successfull as
the ones before, but George becomes a top star and has now the
possibility to play only in movies he likes to.
George Clooney plays Danny Ocean in 'Ocean's Twelve'
Directed by ER directress Mimi Leder, in 1997 he has the part
of colonel Tom Devoe who has to save the world next to Nicole
Kidman: "The Peacemaker" is the first movie of Steven
Spielbergs Dream Works Studios. The thriller "Out of Sight"
(1998) is on his own opinion the best he ever did (until now
..). His partner is Jennifer Lopez, the director is Steven Soderbergh,
and the story is based on a novel by Elmore Leonard. 1999 -
a cameo part in the war drama "The Thin Red Line ",directed
by Terrence Malick, playing with lots of other famous collegues:
John Travolta, Chris Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson, Bill
Pullman e John Cusack. Immediately after this one another war
movie, which is definied by the director David O. Russel an
"anti war" story because of the unusual content -
"Three Kings": the gulf war is over, and three soldiers
(with him playing Mark Wahlberg and the rapper Ice Cube) are
going out into the desert to find the gold stolen by Saddam
Hussein: they want to go back to America as rich people. A big
adventure and a great film!
2000 - finally the big blockbuster for George:
the drama "The Perfect Storm " based on a true story.
He has the part of captain Billy Tyne, again next to Mark Wahlberg,
with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Diane Lane: the true story
of the fisherboat "Andrea Gail" lost during a hurricane
in october 1991. The film is directed by Wolfgang Peteresen
And in the same year he stars also in a commedy: "O Brother
Where Are Thou", directed by the Coen brothers ("The
Big Lebovski"), a Mississippi odissey in which are playing
also Holly Hunter and John Goodman. And George Clooney demostrates
that he is also a great comedian!
The new project planned for 2001 is the remake of "Oceans
Eleven", which already now has a great cast: Julia Roberts,
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Matt Damon.. Besides his actors career,
George Clooney has founded also tow production companies, "Left
Bank" for movies and "Mirador Entertainment"
for tv films. In 2000 he has made "Fail Safe" - a
live remake of the film from the 60ths. The private life? Clooney
was married from 1989 to 1992 to the actress Talia Balsam, and
he was dating for three years the french girl Célin Balitran.
He is definied one of America's most eligible bachelors. Did
you know that he has a pet? His pig is called Max