George Clooney

George Clooney was born on May 6, 1961 to Nina and Nick Clooney, a journalist. His aunt was the legendary singer-actress Rosemary Clooney. The future Oscar winner was raised in Kentucky and Ohio, and initially went to college to be a journalist like his father.

He went on to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and scored roles on “The Facts of Life,” “Roseanne” and “Sisters.” Clooney’s breakout came in 1994 when he was cast on the medical drama “ER.” He remained with the show for five seasons as his fame steadily grew, earning two Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations.

Clooney was already making movies before leaving “ER,” starring in such films as “One Fine Day,” “The Peacemaker,” “Out of Sight,” and “Batman & Robin.” Following “ER,” Clooney focused exclusively on the big screen, with the 2000s bringing flicks like “The Perfect Storm,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (for which he won a Golden Globe), and the “Ocean’s Eleven” films.

In 2005, Clooney appeared in “Syriana,” for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and a Golden Globe. That same year, he directed, produced, and starred in “Good Night, and Good Luck,” which earned him Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations at the same Academy Awards.

Clooney’s next Oscar nod came for 2007’s “Michael Clayton,” the same year he directed “Leatherheads.” More Oscar nominations followed for 2010’s “Up in the Air” and 2011’s “The Descendants,” the latter of which led to a Golden Globes win. He also received an Academy Award screenplay nomination for “The Ides of March.”

The star’s second Oscar win, however, finally came in 2013 when “Argo” won Best Picture. As producer, Clooney got to take home one of the statues. Later that year he starred opposite Sandra Bullock in the critically-acclaimed “Gravity,” and in 2014, he wrote, directed, and starred in the less well-received movie, “The Monuments Men.” In early 2015, he received the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes for lifetime achievement.

Clooney has balanced his screen work with his passion for activism, and has frequently used his celebrity to raise awareness of certain causes, such as the crisis in Darfur and earthquake disaster relief in Haiti. His love life, however, has garnered even more interest. Following a short marriage to Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993, Clooney dated (and eventually dumped) a string of beautiful women, earning him the title of Hollywood’s top bachelor.

But Clooney’s playboy lifestyle came to a screeching halt when he met Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer, in 2013. They became engaged in early 2014, and had a star-studded wedding in Venice later that year.

George And Amal Clooney Meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel To Discuss Syria Refugee Crisis

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George Clooney Angela Merkel Meeting

George and Amal Clooney met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday at her office in Berlin to discuss Syria’s refugee crisis, and the efforts they could make to help solve the problem.

George Clooney Gets Annoyed With Reporter Who Questions Actor’s Refugee Crisis Activism

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George Clooney Annoyed Refugee Question

George Clooney lost his temper with a reporter at a Berlin Film Festival press conference on Thursday when the journalist questioned the actor’s dedication to helping solve Europe’s refugee crisis. Clooney, a staunch humanitarian, pointedly told the newswoman, “I have gone to places that are very dangerous, and I work a lot on these things.”

Rihanna And George Clooney Play “Never Have I Ever” On “Ellen DeGeneres Show”

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Rihanna George Clooney ellen DeGeneneres Show

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Rihanna and George Clooney played a revealing game on of “Never Have I Ever” on Thursday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Watch here!

George Clooney On All-White Oscars: “We’re Moving In Wrong Direction”

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George Clooney Oscars Race Interview

George Clooney says the all-white Oscars nominations is a sign that the entertainment industry is “moving in the wrong direction.” See his full comments here.

George Clooney: “I Played A Male Prostitute Drug Dealer”

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George Clooney Prostitute Drug Dealer

George Clooney reveals in a new op-ed piece that one of his first acting jobs was playing a “male prostitute drug dealer” in a small Los Angeles play, and that the part was actually a “turning point” in his career.

Amal Clooney NOT Divorcing George Clooney Over Cindy Crawford Comments, Despite Report

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Amal Clooney Divorce George Cindy Crawford

Amal Clooney is NOT divorcing George Clooney, despite a report ridiculously claiming Cindy Crawford is coming between them. Gossip Cop can debunk the nonsense.

Brad Pitt Talks Battling George Clooney For Movies

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Brad Pitt George Clooney Movie Battle

Brad Pitt says he and George Clooney, who both own film production companies, often compete for the rights to books they want to adapt into movies. Pitt also explained how he beat out his famous pal to produce The Big Short, an upcoming comedy about the financial crisis.

George Clooney: My Tequila Factory Is NOT A Sweatshop, Despite Report

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George Clooney Tequila Sweatshop

George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila is NOT produced in a sweatshop, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct this claim. We’re told it’s “completely false.”

Amal Clooney NOT “Sporting A Baby Bump,” Despite Report

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Amal Clooney Baby Bump November 2015

Amal Clooney is NOT “sporting a baby bump,” despite a new report wrongly speculating she and George Clooney are “expecting their first child.” Gossip Cop can bust the claim.

George And Amal Clooney NOT Expecting Baby, Despite Tabloid’s “Pregnant” Claim

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Amal Clooney Pregnant George Baby

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Amal and George Clooney are not expecting a baby, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim that she’s “pregnant” and “14 weeks along.”

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