George Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
For George Clooney's work as an actor, he has received two Golden Globe
Awards and an Academy Award. George is noted for parlaying his celebrity into
social activism and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace
since January 31, 2008.
Though George Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, he gained fame and recognition by portraying Dr. Douglas "Doug" Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. While working on ER, George Clooney started attracting a variety of leading roles in films including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), where he first teamed with long-term collaborator Steven Soderbergh. In 2001, his fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean's Eleven, the first of a profitable film trilogy, that is a remake of the movie from 1960 with the members of The Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean.
George Clooney made his directorial debut a year later with the 2002
biographical thriller Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and has since directed
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Leatherheads (2008). He won the 2006
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Middle East thriller
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, and creating documentaries such as Sand and Sorrow to raise awareness about international crises.
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