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George Clooney net worth:
$180 Million

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American celebrity, film director, producer, and screenwriter George Clooney estimated his sum net worth is over $160 million. Being an actor is becoming Clooney critical source for cash. The actor deserves it since Clooney has been nearly his time by playing before the display. The Forbes reported that Clooney may one of the best paid performers on the planet.

As senior performer, his name is actually promising for several hit films like Batman & Robin, Ocean’s Eleven, and Syriana. Forbes additionally recognized that Clooney yearly salary in 2007 is about $25 million. This amount of money becomes $25 million in 2009 and little reduced to $19million in last 2010. George Clooney is the sort of performer who dislike exposed his salary in the movie, but some media reported several records of his yearly wages while starring in several films.

George was born at the center of a family that dedicated their lives in artwork. No wonder since Clooney quite youthful, he’s been determine to hone his ability in playing. In 1978, Clooney got his first part before television by appearing in TV series Centennial. Through his character, this man was received two Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations. Clooney made his advent in movie by appearing in American action horror movies, From Dusk till Dawn. In 2000s, Clooney recovers his success by appeared in Ocean’s Eleven show.


George Clooney information

George Clooney information

Birth date: May 6, 1961
Birth place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Television Director, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
Education:Northern Kentucky University, Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School, Augusta High School, University of Cincinnati
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Amal Clooney (m. 2014), Talia Balsam (m. 1989–1993)
Parents:Nina Bruce Warren, Nick Clooney
Siblings:Adelia Clooney
Awards:Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award,
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Lion, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Golden Bear, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Grand Jury Prize, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, AACTA International Award for Best Film, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Silver Lion for Best Director, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, AACTA International Award for Best Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Icon, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Best Sports Movie ESPY Award, MTV Movie Award for Best Dressed, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Bodil Award for Best American Film, TV Land Most Memorable Kiss Award, National Television Award for Most Popular Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, TV Land Little Screen/Big Screen Star Award
Movies:Ocean's Eleven, Money Monster, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Up in the Air, Good Night, and Good Luck, Michael Clayton, Syriana, The Descendants, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Out of Sight, From Dusk till Dawn, Three Kings, The American, Batman & Robin, Hail, Caesar!, Leatherheads, The Perfect Storm, Burn After Reading, Tomorrowland, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Intolerable Cruelty, Gravity, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Peacemaker, Solaris, One Fine Day, The Good German, Argo, The Thin Red Line, Welcome to Collinwood, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Return to Horror High, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, August: Osage County, Red Surf, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Spy Kids, Unbecoming Age, Fail Safe, Our Brand Is Crisis, The Jacket, A Very Murray Christmas, Sand and Sorrow, Suburbicon, Combat Academy, 8, Criminal
TV shows:ER, The Facts of Life, Roseanne, Bodies of Evidence, E/R, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, Baby Talk, Sisters, K Street, Sunset Beat, America: A Tribute to Heroes

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Money Monster2016Lee Gates
Hail, Caesar!2016Baird Whitlock
A Very Murray Christmas2015George Clooney
Tomorrowland2015Frank Walker
Text Santa 20142014TV MovieLord George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood
The Monuments Men2014Frank Stokes
Gravity2013Matt Kowalski
82012VideoDavid Boies
Touch of Evil2011ShortThe Tyrant
The Descendants2011Matt King
The Ides of March2011Governor Mike Morris
The American2010Jack Edward
Fantastic Mr. Fox2009Mr. Fox (voice)
The Men Who Stare at Goats2009Lyn Cassady
Up in the Air2009/IRyan Bingham
ER1994-2009TV SeriesDoug Ross
Burn After Reading2008Harry Pfarrer
Leatherheads2008Dodge Connelly
Michael Clayton2007Michael Clayton
Ocean's Thirteen2007Danny Ocean
The Good German2006Jake Geismer
Nespresso... What Else?2006ShortGeorge Clooney
Syriana2005Bob Barnes
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005Fred Friendly
Ocean's Twelve2004Danny Ocean
Intolerable Cruelty2003Miles
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003Devlin
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Jim Byrd
Solaris2002Chris Kelvin
Welcome to Collinwood2002Jerzy
Ocean's Eleven2001Danny Ocean
Spy Kids2001Devlin
The Perfect Storm2000Billy Tyne
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000Everett
Fail Safe2000TV MovieCol. Jack Grady
Three Kings1999Archie Gates
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999Dr. Gouache (voice)
The Thin Red Line1998Capt. Charles Bosche
Out of Sight1998Jack Foley
Murphy Brown1998TV SeriesDoctor
The Peacemaker1997Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
South Park1997TV SeriesSparky
Batman & Robin1997Batman Bruce Wayne
One Fine Day1996Jack Taylor
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Seth Gecko
Friends1995TV SeriesDr. Michael Mitchell
Sisters1993-1994TV SeriesDetective James Falconer
The Building1993TV SeriesBonnie's Fiancee
Bodies of Evidence1992-1993TV SeriesDet. Ryan Walker
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers1993TV MovieKevin Shea
Unbecoming Age1992Mac
Sunset Beat1990-1992TV SeriesChic Chesbro
The Harvest1992Lip Syncing Transvestite
Jack's Place1992TV SeriesRick Logan
Roseanne1988-1991TV SeriesBooker Brooks
Rewrite for Murder1991TV Movie
Baby Talk1991TV SeriesJoe
Knights of the Kitchen Table1990TV MovieRick Stepjack
Red Surf1989VideoRemar
Return of the Killer Tomatoes!1988Matt Stevens
Bennett Brothers1987TV MovieTom Bennett
The Golden Girls1987TV SeriesBobby Hopkins
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesKip Howard
Return to Horror High1987Oliver
Hunter1987TV SeriesMatthew Winfield
The Facts of Life1985-1987TV SeriesGeorge Burnett
Combat High1986TV MovieMaj. Biff Woods
Throb1986TV SeriesRollo Moldonado
Hotel1986TV SeriesNick Miller
Crazy Like a Fox1985TV Series
E/R1984-1985TV SeriesAce
Street Hawk1985TV SeriesKevin Stark
Riptide1984TV SeriesLenny Colwell
Grizzly II: The Concert1983Ron
And They Are Off1982
Centennial1978TV Mini-SeriesVillage Extra (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Informant!2009executive producer
Playground2009Documentary executive producer
Tony2008Short executive producer
Michael Clayton2007executive producer
Sand and Sorrow2007Documentary executive producer
Wind Chill2007executive producer
Pu-2392006executive producer
A Scanner Darkly2006executive producer
Rumor Has It...2005executive producer
Syriana2005executive producer
The Big Empty2005Short executive producer
Unscripted2005TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Jacket2005producer
Criminal2004producer
K Street2003TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Far from Heaven2002executive producer
Welcome to Collinwood2002executive producer / producer
Insomnia2002executive producer
Rock Star2001executive producer
Fail Safe2000TV Movie executive producer
Kilroy1999TV Movie producer
Ocean's Eight2018producer post-production
Suburbicon2017producer post-production
On Becoming a God in Central FloridaTV Movie executive producer announced
Money Monster2016producer
Our Brand Is Crisis2015producer
The Monuments Men2014producer
August: Osage County2013producer
Argo2012producer
The Ides of March2011producer
Memphis Beat2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
The American2010producer
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Men Who Stare at Goats2009producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburbicon2017post-production
The Monuments Men2014
The Ides of March2011
Leatherheads2008
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005
Unscripted2005TV Series 5 episodes
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburbicon2017post-production
The Monuments Men2014screenplay
Gravity2013script collaborator - uncredited
The Ides of March2011screenplay
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005written by
Kilroy1999TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas2015performer: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin"
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000performer: "You Are My Sunshine" 1940

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Moneymaze1974TV Series stage hand - 1974-1975
The Nick Clooney Show1968TV Series stage hand

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
God Is the Greatest2013Short very special thanks
Casting Couch2013/Ispecial thanks
Trafficking2009/IShort the producers wish to thank
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009Documentary special thanks
Streetballers2009special thanks
Hostelsuckers2008very special thanks
SuperNews!2007TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo2007Documentary thanks
A Moment of Grace2004Short special thanks
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube1999Video documentary short thanks
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'Out of Sight'1998Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David O. Russell's 'Three Kings' Video Journal2000Video documentary shortHimself
Lux2000TV SeriesHimself (2001)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood: Wild in the Streets1999Video documentaryHimself - Party footage
The Book That Wrote Itself1999Himself
An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube1999Video documentary shortHimself
Waiting for Woody1998ShortHimself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Peacemaker: From the Cutting Room Floor1998Video shortHimself
The Peacemaker: Stunt Footage1998Video shortHimself
Tony Bennett Live by Request: An All-Star Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
Ôsama no buranchi1998TV SeriesHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Drama Series
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
Inside 'Out of Sight'1998Video documentary shortHimself / Jack Foley
Full Tilt Boogie1997DocumentaryHimself / Seth Gecko
Town Meeting with Diane Sawyer: Celebrities vs. the Press1997TV Special documentaryHimself
The Jack Docherty Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese1997TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Cinema 31996TV SeriesHimself
Dennis Miller Live1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / Favorite New Television Dramatic Series and Presenter: Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
Golden Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
Evening Magazine1981TV SeriesHimself
The Nick Clooney Show1968TV SeriesHimself (1968)
Last Night at the Carlyle2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2016TV MovieHimself
Access Hollywood2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight1995-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2003-2016TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2016TV Series documentaryHimself (L'interview d'Augustin) / Himself
The Insider2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Carpooler
Celebrity Style Story2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
The First Monday in May2016DocumentaryHimself (Cameo)
Film '722003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016DocumentaryHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself
Jôhô purezentâ toku dane!2015TV SeriesHimself
Mezamashi terebi2015TV SeriesHimself
Pon!2015TV SeriesHimself
Sôkai jôhô variety Sukkiri!!2015TV SeriesHimself
Zip!2015TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2014-2015TV Series shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
E! Live from the Red Carpet2006-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - After Party
Bandes originales: Alexandre Desplat à notre portée2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Film that Changed the World2014DocumentaryHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself - Video Message
Are You in or Out?: The Making of 'Ocean's Eleven'2014Video documentaryHimself
Pros and Cons: Inside Ocean's Outfit2014Video documentaryHimself
Ready, Jet Set, Go: The Making of 'Ocean's Twelve'2014Video documentaryHimself
Tosh.02014TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche prochain2014TV SeriesHimself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
Días de cine2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2000-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Daily Show2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2013TV SeriesHimself
Argo: Ben Affleck's Balancing Act2013Video shortHimself
Secrets of the Dead2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Narration
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: In Memoriam & Winner: Best Picture
The Oscars Red Carpet Live2013TV MovieHimself - Interviewee
The EE British Academy Film Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
George Clooney's Irish Roots2012DocumentaryHimself
Radioman2012DocumentaryHimself
Fareed Zakaria GPS2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Meet the Press2012TV SeriesHimself
La noche de los Oscar2012TV MovieHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Best Adapted Screenplay
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet2012TV SpecialHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Movie Talk with Peter Bart2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama / Himself - Presenter
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet2012TV SpecialHimself
55th BFI London Film Festival2011TV MovieHimself
At the Movies2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
His Way2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dateline NBC-Winds of War: George Clooney in Sudan2010TV MovieHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute2010TV MovieHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Mr. Fox
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2010TV SeriesHimself - Om filmen up in the air
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live2010TV MovieHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Ein Herz für Kinder2008TV SeriesHimself
Kinotipp2008TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Loft2008TV SeriesHimself
His Highness Hollywood2008Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Shootout2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2006-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Rencontres de cinéma2008TV SeriesHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2008TV Series documentaryHimself
An Evening at the Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
La noche de los Oscar2008TV MovieHimself
Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin2008TV SpecialHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHimself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere2008TV SpecialHimself
Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute2007TV MovieHimself
Larry King Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TMZ on TV2007TV SeriesHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2007TV SeriesHimself
Darfur Now2007DocumentaryHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2007TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino2007TV MovieHimself
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1998-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Capt. Billy Tyne
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 902007TV Movie documentary
Sand and Sorrow2007DocumentaryNarrator / Himself
Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews2007VideoHimself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2007TV MovieHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Taff2006TV SeriesHimself
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute2006TV MovieHimself
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Associated Press: YouTube Channel2006TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men2006TV SpecialHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHimself
This Week2006TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E!'s Live 2006 Academy Awards Post Show2006TV SpecialHimself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role / Nominee: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay / Presenter: In Memoriam
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHimself
Tim Janis: Coastal America2006TV MovieHimself - Narrator
Getaway2006TV SeriesHimself
Heute2006TV Series documentaryHimself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Nominee: Best Motion Picture Drama / Best Director
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
What It Takes2006TV SeriesHimself
The 2005 European Film Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner European Film Academy Non-European Film
The View2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2005TV MovieHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
Biography2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
Batman & Robin Heroes: Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter - The Production Design of 'Batman & Robin'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Dressed to Thrill - The Costumes of 'Batman & Robin'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Ahora2004TV SeriesHimself
Les hyènes2004TV Series documentaryHimself
UFC 47: It's On!2004TV SpecialHimself
Tim Janis: Beautiful America2004TV MovieHimself - Narrator
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty'2004Video documentary shortHimself / Miles Massey
Freedom2speak v2.02004DocumentaryHimself - Actor, USA
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: George Clooney Live2004TV MovieHimself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
God kveld Norge2003TV SeriesHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
'Solaris': Behind the Planet2003Video documentary shortHimself
Filmland2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Dateline NBC2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2003TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHimself
Beckmann2003TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson2002TV SeriesHimself
Starbuck Holger Meins2002DocumentaryHimself
'Ocean's Eleven': The Look of the Con2002Video shortHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer2001TV Series documentaryHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Comedy / Musical & Presenter
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Under the Bunker: On the Set of 'Three Kings'2000Video documentary shortHimself / Archie Gates
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Look: Down from the Mountain2000TV Short documentaryHimself
The Coen Brothers2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Goes to Hell2000TV Short documentaryHimself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Howard Stern1998-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comme au cinéma2000TV Series documentaryHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Gran premio internazionale della TV2000TV SeriesHimself - Winner
Tonight2000TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Die goldene Kamera 20002000TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2008-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Tomorrowland
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Gruen XL2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Eamonn and Ruth: How the Other Half Lives2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesCol. Jack Grady
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryDr. Doug Ross - ER
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesMatt Kowalsky
The Frame2013TV SeriesMatt Kowalsky
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar2012TV SeriesHimself
Kriegsversprechen II - Terrormanagement im 21. Jahrhundert2012Video documentaryHimself
Samsung AACTA Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Producer / Writer / Matt King
The Gruen Transfer2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Who the Hell Is Not George Clooney?2011ShortHimself (uncredited)
Basta2011TV SeriesDanny Ocean
Biography2003-2011TV Series documentaryHimself / George Burnett in 'The Facts of Life'
Morning Glory2010Himself (uncredited)
Espías en Hollywood2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
George W. Bush Battles Jesus Christ2008ShortBob Barnes
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers2008Video documentaryHimself
Secrets of Body Language2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Un jour, un destin2008TV Series documentaryHimself / Various roles
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryMichael Clayton (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele2008TV SeriesHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesBatman
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
A Juicy Turkey2008ShortDr. Doug Ross
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself Bob Barnes Michael Clayton
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentarySeth Gecko
La rentadora2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Shownieuws2007TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimself
51 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia2007TV SpecialFred Friendley
Penélope, camino a los Oscar2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieHimself
Academy Awards Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa2006TV SpecialHimself
Fashion Police2006TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "George Clooney")
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Corazón, corazón2005TV SeriesHimself
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #80
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Batman Unbound2005Video documentary shortHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Les 40 ans de la 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV MovieDr. Michael Mitchell (uncredited)
Celebrities Uncensored2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #57 Batman & Robin
Love Chain2003TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryJim Byrd Chris Kelvin
La guerra en el cine2003Video documentary shortCapt. Bosche
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Gomorron2002TV SeriesHimself
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentaryBatman
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryJack Taylor
Ôsama no buranchi2000TV SeriesHimself
The Limey1999Himself (uncredited)
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party1999Video documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review1997TV ShortHimself
Curdled1996Seth Gecko (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016VDKUF AwardVDKUF Award - Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und FilmemacherLifetime Achievement
2015Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
2014Truly Moving Picture AwardHeartland FilmThe Monuments Men (2014)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie DuoGravity (2013)· Sandra Bullock
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmArgo (2012)· Grant Heslov
· Ben Affleck
2013AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsStanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearArgo (2012)· Grant Heslov
· Ben Affleck
2012AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorThe Ides of March (2011)
2012NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012Chairman's AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Ides of March (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Descendants (2011)
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Descendants (2011)
2011IFCS AwardInternet Film Critic SocietyBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
2011Brian AwardVenice Film FestivalThe Ides of March (2011)
2010Bob Hope Humanitarian AwardPrimetime Emmy Awards
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationActor of the YearUp in the Air (2009)
2010Humanitarian AwardHouston Film Critics Society Awards
2010NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Lead RoleUp in the Air (2009)
2009SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2008People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On Screen Match-upOcean's Thirteen (2007)· Brad Pitt
2007WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Paul Selvin Honorary AwardWriters Guild of America, USAGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006American Cinematheque AwardAmerican Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2006Freedom AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Foreign Film - English LanguageGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006Literary AwardPEN Center USA West Literary AwardsScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006Modern Master AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleSyriana (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureSyriana (2005)
2005Best DirectorBratislava International Film FestivalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005Capri Movie of the Year AwardCapri, HollywoodGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005Screen International AwardEuropean Film AwardsGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005Spirit of Independence AwardLos Angeles Film Festival
2005PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Screenplay, OriginalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005Auteur AwardSatellite AwardsGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorSyriana (2005)
2005Golden OsellaVenice Film FestivalBest ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005FIPRESCI PrizeVenice Film FestivalCompetitionGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalCompetitionGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005Human Rights Film Network Award - Special MentionVenice Film FestivalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2002Special Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Action TeamThree Kings (1999)· Mark Wahlberg
· Ice Cube
2000Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest International Actor
1999Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Motion Picture EnsembleThe Thin Red Line (1998)· Jim Caviezel
· Sean Penn
· Adrien Brody
· Nick Nolte
· Elias Koteas
· Ben Chaplin
· Dash Mihok
· John Cusack
· John C. Reilly
· Woody Harrelson
· Miranda Otto
· Jared Leto
· John Travolta
· Nick Stahl
· John Savage
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Kirk Acevedo
· Thomas Jane
· Penelope Allen
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Kellie Martin
· Paul McCrane
· Gloria Reuben
· Noah Wyle
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Maria Bello
· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Gloria Reuben
· Noah Wyle
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Gloria Reuben
· Sherry Stringfield
· Noah Wyle
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorFrom Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceFrom Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Gloria Reuben
· Sherry Stringfield
· Noah Wyle

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2016People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/FantasyTomorrowland (2015)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorGravity (2013)
2013AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest FilmArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest FilmThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Brian Oliver
2012Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest DirectorThe Ides of March (2011)
2012Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationActor of the YearThe Descendants (2011)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Ides of March (2011)· Ryan Gosling
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Paul Giamatti
· Evan Rachel Wood
· Marisa Tomei
· Jeffrey Wright
· Max Minghella
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)The Ides of March (2011)
2012DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)The Ides of March (2011)· Beau Willimon
· Grant Heslov
2012ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Descendants (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie Icon
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Brian Oliver
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Descendants (2011)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Descendants (2011)· Beau Bridges
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
· Matthew Lillard
· Shailene Woodley
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Descendants (2011)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Ides of March (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureThe Ides of March (2011)· Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2011VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe American (2010)
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Descendants (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearThe Descendants (2011)
2011Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Descendants (2011)· Shailene Woodley
· Beau Bridges
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
· Matthew Lillard
· Nick Krause
· Amara Miller
· Mary Birdsong
· Rob Huebel
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceThe Descendants (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Descendants (2011)
2011SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion PictureThe Descendants (2011)
2011TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Ides of March (2011)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialHope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010)· Joel Gallen (executive producer)
2010BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Jason Bateman
· Danny McBride
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsPerformer of the Decade
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actor of the DecadeUp in the Air (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Bateman
· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
· Danny McBride
2010IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actor in a Leading RoleUp in the Air (2009)
2010IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)Up in the Air (2009)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearUp in the Air (2009)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleUp in the Air (2009)
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleUp in the Air (2009)
2010VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaUp in the Air (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Bateman
· Sam Elliott
· Vera Farmiga
· Zach Galifianakis
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
· Danny McBride
· Amy Morton
· J.K. Simmons
2009EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleUp in the Air (2009)
2009CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearUp in the Air (2009)
2009IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actor in a Leading RoleMichael Clayton (2007)
2009SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalUp in the Air (2009)
2009TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorUp in the Air (2009)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBurn After Reading (2008)· Frances McDormand
· John Malkovich
· Tilda Swinton
· Brad Pitt
· Richard Jenkins
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2008IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2008ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearMichael Clayton (2007)
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleMichael Clayton (2007)
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleMichael Clayton (2007)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaMichael Clayton (2007)
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2007Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearMichael Clayton (2007)
2007ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceMichael Clayton (2007)
2007SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: ChemistryOcean's Thirteen (2007)· Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Don Cheadle
· Matt Damon
· Elliott Gould
· Eddie Jemison
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Shaobo Qin
· Carl Reiner
· Eddie Izzard
· Andy Garcia
2007TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, MaleMichael Clayton (2007)
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLittle Screen/Big Screen Star (Men)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Original ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleSyriana (2005)
2006BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorSyriana (2005)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest WriterGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Rose Abdoo
· Alex Borstein
· Robert John Burke
· Patricia Clarkson
· Jeff Daniels
· Reed Diamond
· Tate Donovan
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Grant Heslov
· Peter Jacobson
· Frank Langella
· Tom McCarthy
· Dianne Reeves
· Matt Ross
· David Strathairn
· Ray Wise
2006Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Director (Miglior regia)Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Syriana (2005)
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorSyriana (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006White ElephantRussian Guild of Film CriticsBest Foreign FilmGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleSyriana (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Rose Abdoo
· Alex Borstein
· Robert John Burke
· Patricia Clarkson
· Jeff Daniels
· Reed Diamond
· Tate Donovan
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Grant Heslov
· Peter Jacobson
· Frank Langella
· Tom McCarthy
· Dianne Reeves
· Matt Ross
· David Strathairn
· Ray Wise
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLittle Screen/Big Screen Star (Men)
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable KissER (1994)· Julianna Margulies
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005Golden LionVenice Film FestivalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleSyriana (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· David Strathairn
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Patricia Clarkson
· Jeff Daniels
· Frank Langella
2005Grand PrixBratislava International Film FestivalGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleOcean's Twelve (2004)· Don Cheadle
· Matt Damon
· Andy Garcia
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Julia Roberts
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorSyriana (2005)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearSyriana (2005)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· David Strathairn
· Patricia Clarkson
· Jeff Daniels
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Frank Langella
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Movie Star
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLittle Screen/Big Screen Star
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsBig Star/Little Screen Favorite
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorSolaris (2002)
2003Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising DirectorConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsSmall Screen to Silver Screen
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamOcean's Eleven (2001)· Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Don Cheadle
· Matt Damon
· Elliott Gould
· Eddie Jemison
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Shaobo Qin
· Carl Reiner
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest DressedOcean's Eleven (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleOcean's Eleven (2001)· Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Matt Damon
· Andy Garcia
· Elliott Gould
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Carl Reiner
· Julia Roberts
2002TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest First FeatureConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - DramaThe Perfect Storm (2000)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)· Tim Blake Nelson
· John Turturro
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissOut of Sight (1998)· Jennifer Lopez
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaER (1994)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleBatman & Robin (1997)· Chris O'Donnell
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a SeriesER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)· Anthony Edwards
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Sherry Stringfield
· Noah Wyle

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Descendants (2011)· Shailene Woodley
· Amara Miller
· Nick Krause
· Beau Bridges
· Mary Birdsong
· Rob Huebel
· Robert Forster
· Matthew Lillard
· Judy Greer
2011BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Descendants (2011)
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Descendants (2011)· Beau Bridges
· Shailene Woodley
· Matthew Lillard
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Jason Bateman
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
· J.K. Simmons
· Danny McBride
· Zach Galifianakis
· Sam Elliott
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Melanie Lynskey
· Amy Morton
· Jason Bateman
· J.K. Simmons
· Zach Galifianakis
· Danny McBride
· Sam Elliot
2007DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2007SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMichael Clayton (2007)
2006COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2006ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorSyriana (2005)
2005SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Grant Heslov
2005SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
1998BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorOut of Sight (1998)

TitleSalary
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)$15,000,000
Syriana (2005)$350,000
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)$1
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)$15,000,000
Ocean's Eleven (2001)$20,000,000
The Perfect Storm (2000)$8,000,000
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)$1,000,000
Three Kings (1999)$5,000,000
Out of Sight (1998)$10,000,000
The Peacemaker (1997)$3,000,000
Batman & Robin (1997)$10,000,000
One Fine Day (1996)$3,000,000
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)$250,000
Sisters (1991)$40,000 per episode

#Fact
1Continues to be good friends with Charlotte Rae.
2His wedding to Amal Alamuddin cost an estimated $4.6 million.
3He gained 30 pounds for his Oscar winning role as Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005).
4Is very closely related to the noted Republican president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's aunt is George Clooney's great-great-great-great grandmother. Which also makes him a distant cousin of Tom Hanks, via Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks.
5In the process of setting the mood at his home for his marriage proposal to fiancée Amal, George programmed a playlist of his legendary aunt Rosemary Clooney's records including the apt, "Why Shouldn't?" (first verse: Why shouldn't I take a chance when romance passes by? / Why shouldn't I know of love? / Why wait around when each age has a sage who has sung / That upon this earth love is all that is really worth thinking of?).
6Among the guests at his wedding to Amal Alamuddin were Bono, Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Richard Kern and Anna Wintour.
7He and his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, have both shared a role with their respective fathers. Nick Clooney plays the aged version of George's character in The Monuments Men (2014). Miguel Ferrer played the younger version of José Ferrer's character on the Magnum, P.I. (1980) episode, Magnum, P.I.: Lest We Forget (1981).
8In 2002, he made a controversial joke about Charlton Heston getting Alzheimer's disease; for which he refused to apologize.
9As of 2014, has appeared in 6 films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Thin Red Line (1998), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009), The Descendants (2011) and Gravity (2013), and produced the Oscar- winning Argo (2012).
10Appointed a U.N. "Messenger of Peace". [January 2008]
11In Amsterdam (Netherlands) filming for Ocean's Twelve (2004). [May 2004]
12Directed one Oscar nominated performance: David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005).
13Suffers from a form of malaria that surfaces from time to time; he has to live with it for the rest of his life.
14Has been friends with Sandra Bullock for around 25 years. They appear in a movie together for the first time in Gravity (2013).
15Is supporting President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, and hosted a fundraiser for the President at his home on May 10, 2012. A record $15 million in contributions was raised.
16He and his father, Nick Clooney, were arrested, on March 16, 2012, for participating in a staged protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.
17During the 2012 Newsweek Magazine Oscar roundtable, Clooney told a story about working for the women's shoe department of a Cincinnati, Ohio, department store in 1979. He said that it was fashionable at that time for some women to have their fourth toe surgically removed so that they could more easily fit into tight pumps and heels. He came to know which women had had this procedure done, and he always tried to pass those customers of onto his coworkers, since he found the sight of the deliberately missing toe so disturbing.
18Relationship with Stacy Keibler [2011-2013].
19Was in a 2-year relationship with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis (2009-2011).
20Three of the films he has directed are concerned with jobs held by himself or his father. Nick Clooney was a news anchor, and Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) is about television reporters. Nick later ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress. George plays a man running for President in The Ides of March (2011). Leatherheads (2008) was about college football. Before becoming an actor, George pursued a career as a professional athlete.
21His role as Danny Ocean in the Ocean's Eleven (2001) trilogy was parodied on Robot Chicken (2005), and the character was voiced by his cousin Miguel Ferrer.
22Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine four times: March '95, October '97, November '98 (with Harrison Ford and Chris Rock) and January '03.
23Has an older sister named Adelia "Ada" Clooney Zeidler. She married the late Norman Monroe Zeidler, an artist and U.S. Army captain, who died of a heart attack in 2004. They have two children, Allison and Nick, who are the only grandchildren of Nina and Nick Clooney.
24He is known for his self-mocking sense of humor. The creators of South Park (1997) spoofed his Oscar acceptance speech in a South Park episode, and his political views in Team America: World Police (2004). Clooney commented that he would have been really disappointed, had he not been spoofed in the latter.
25Lives in Los Angeles, California.
26His production company, Section 8 Productions, is named after Jamie Farr's M*A*S*H (1972) character "Maxwell Q Klinger" (Klinger tried to get out of the army via a section 8).
27Close friends with actress Julia Roberts and actor Brad Pitt.
28On the DVD commentary for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney says that shortly after he met Grant Heslov in 1982, Heslov loaned Clooney $200.00 to buy his first set of headshots, and they have been friends ever since (and later writing and producing partners).
29Friend of Rande Gerber.
30His favorite song is "Destination Moon" by Dinah Washington.
31Quit the WGA in April 2008 after the union turned down his wish to be credited as a co-writer for Leatherheads (2008). He felt that he was let down by the union.
32His palatial villa overlooking Italy's Lake Como comprises 15 rooms, a wine cellar, and a master bedroom suite atop three floors. In his garage, Clooney keeps his collection of Piaggio motorbikes. Docked at his pier is a Colombo classic powerboat.
33Merited a place in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section) with a tribute written by Roseanne Barr (Issue May 12, 2008).
34Turned down two roles which went to Kevin Kline: "Artemus Gordon" in Wild Wild West (1999) and "Guy Noir" in A Prairie Home Companion (2006).
35He and his girlfriend, Sarah Larson, had an accident in 2007 while riding a motorcycle. She broke some toes, and Clooney broke a rib.
36Supported Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
37In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $25 million.
38In 2007, he was ranked #13 on Entertainment Weekly's 'The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood'.
39Helped celebrate a plan to rebuild a hospital in hurricane-devastated Louisiana alongside former President George Bush. The pair appeared outside the courthouse in Cameron Parish, the only surviving building in the town following Hurricane Rita. Bush presented local officials with a check for $2 million from the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund. The money will help run South Cameron Memorial Hospital once it has been rebuilt. Former ER (1994) star Clooney quipped, "There is good news in all of this, which is that when the hospital gets up and running, I will not be doing any of the medical procedures" (20 December 2006).
40In September 2006 he addressed the United Nations Security Council, urging it to act over Darfur.
41Clooney grew up working in tobacco fields. In his late teens, he took up smoking and continued to do so through his late 20's. A decision he regrets and has discussed in numerous interviews. He finally decided to quit when his favorite Uncle died after a long battle with lung cancer. Clooney's parents were non-smokers, although many of his Aunts and Uncles smoked.
42In 2001 was voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
43His The Peacemaker (1997) co-star Nicole Kidman presented him his Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2006.
44Was considered for the part of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four (2005).
45In December 2006, he traveled to China and Egypt to make a personal plea to Chinese and Egyptian officials to use their ties with the Sudanese government to help stop the violence in the Darfur region.
46Suffered from Bell's palsy for a time while he was in high school.
47His famed "Roman haircut" was actually an accident. While filming From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), he wanted to make his character Seth Gecko look really crazy with a chopped off hairstyle. But the haircut became popular and turned into a positive.
48From 1996 through 2003, stuntman Brad Martin served as Clooney's personal stunt double.
49In 2006, voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".
50He auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs (1992), but was turned down.
51He and Grant Heslov founded production company Smoke House after his production company Section Eight closed down.
52In August 2006, he and his producing partner Steven Soderbergh decided to close down their Section Eight production company after a 6-year working partnership.
53Played a gangster in seven movies: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Out of Sight (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
54Was originally to star in Jack Frost (1998) but chose to do Batman & Robin (1997) instead. His part went to Michael Keaton, who had previously starred as Batman in Batman (1989) and in Batman Returns (1992).
55As of 2006, he is the only regular cast member from ER (1994) to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana (2005)).
56Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006).
57Ranked #21 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #43 in 2005.
58Frequently involves himself in projects involving the "Golden Age" of television. For example, he produced and starred in Fail Safe (2000), a throwback to the live television plays of the 1950s and 1960s; he directed and appeared in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), a movie about Chuck Barris' career in early game shows; and he directed, wrote, and appeared in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), a movie about Edward R. Murrow's battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy.
59Is the first actor who played Batman (in Batman & Robin (1997) to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana (2005)). Five years later, Christian Bale won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter (2010).
60In winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Syriana (2005), he becomes the second generation of his family to win an Oscar. His uncle, José Ferrer, won a Best Actor Oscar for playing in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Also appearing in Syriana (2005) was Christopher Plummer, who once played Christian to Ferrer's Cyrano in a subsequent production, and later succeeded Ferrer as Cyrano as well.
61Owns a villa in Laglio at Lake Como, Italy, where he lives several months of the year.
62Sought the role of Jack in Sideways (2004). However, the film's director, Alexander Payne, felt that he was too big a star, and turned him down in favor of Thomas Haden Church.
63In October 2005, after an accident on the set of his movie Syriana (2005), he suffered from back pain, bad headaches, and memory loss. After several spine surgeries, he fully recovered.
64Appears on the cover of the first Men's Vogue. (2005)
65He and his Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Ocean's Twelve (2004) co-stars, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Elliott Gould, and Bruce Willis who did a cameo in Ocean's Twelve as himself, all have guest-starred on the TV show Friends (1994), though not in the same episodes.
66Received the first "Spirit of Independence Award" of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Find Independent (FIND). [June, 2005]
67Is a Dallas Mavericks fan.
68Lived in a friend's closet while struggling as an actor in L.A., early in his career.
69He loves beer. He does voiceovers for Budweiser TV commercials and allegedly had a beer keg installed in his dressing room during filming of Ocean's Eleven (2001).
70Born 2:48 AM, EST.
71Auditioned five times for Ridley Scott for the role of J.D. in Thelma & Louise (1991), a role that ultimately went to future friend Brad Pitt and catapulted Pitt to super-stardom.
72Shared an L.A. home with Kelly Preston when both were struggling actors.
73At 43, he was voted sexiest male celebrity in a 'Naughty Forties' poll conducted for UK television station FX.
74He has Irish, English, German, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and French Huguenot, roots.
75He loves the show South Park (1997). He got a hold of Trey Parker, the creator of the series, and asked for a part in an episode. He was given the role of "Sparky," the gay dog, which involved little more than panting and yelping. However, when it was time for South Park to go to the big screen, Clooney got a full speaking part, as an ER surgeon.
76Son of actor and AMC host Nick Clooney and Nina Warren Clooney.
77Rode a bicycle to get to auditions as a struggling actor.
78Ranked #16 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
79Was the second man, after Richard Gere, to make an appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine.
80Shared an apartment with actor Thom Mathews during the early 1980s.
81Heads his own film and television production company, Maysville Pictures.
82His voice was dubbed for the singing moments in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
83No. 3 of 10 Top Sexiest Men in People magazine. (2003)
84Is the sixth actor to play Batman.
85Ranked #29 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
86He got his start in a movie starring his cousin, Miguel Ferrer. Later, after Clooney had established himself on ER (1994), Ferrer made a guest appearance on the very first show. George's aunt, Rosemary Clooney, made guest appearances on two shows the first month ER (1994) aired.
87Was a pallbearer at the funeral of his late aunt, Rosemary Clooney.
88One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002).
89First cousin once removed of Gabi Ferrer.
90Ex-son-in-law of Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten while he was married to Talia Balsam.
91Frequently stars in so-called "heist movies" that revolve around some type of robbery: Out of Sight (1998), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Three Kings (1999), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
92Ranked #27 on Premiere's 2002 Power 100 List.
93Has stated in several interviews that he has suffered from bleeding stomach ulcers and is still on medication for stomach pain.
94Good friends with actor Mark Wahlberg and Ben Weiss.
95Reportedly got into a fistfight with Three Kings (1999) director David O. Russell on the set. Russell had yelled and derided a few extras out of frustration and Clooney didn't appreciate it. Russell has since said, "I wouldn't make another George Clooney movie if they paid me $20 million."
96Committed to O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) before even reading a script, because of his wish to work with the Coen brothers. He even accepted a significantly lower salary than usual.
97He was talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell's very first guest when her TV show debuted (The Rosie O'Donnell Show: Episode dated 10 June 1996 (1996)).
98Coincidentally, his first steady TV role was in the medical sitcom E/R (1984) that was based in Chicago and co-starred Elliott Gould, Mary McDonnell and Jason Alexander. Ten years later it would take another TV series ER (1994) (also based in Chicago) to finally launch him into the galaxy of superstardom.
99Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
100Owned a pet pig named Max, given to him by Kelly Preston, for eighteen years. Max died on December 1, 2006.
101Educated at Northern Kentucky University.
102Nephew of singer/actress Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney. Half-nephew of Gail Stone.
103Uncle is the late actor José Ferrer.
104Cousin of Miguel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, Gabriel Ferrer, Monsita Ferrer, Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock, Carlos Campo, Cathi Campo, Cari Leary, and Cristina Stretz. Half-cousin of Mica Darley. Cousin-in-law of Debby Boone and Terry Botwick.
105Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." [1996]
106Was voted "Best Dressed Male Television Star." [1997]
107Was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine. [1997]
108Waged war against the paparazzi by boycotting Entertainment Tonight (1981), the sister show of Hard Copy (1989), which had filmed Clooney without his permission.
109He says he will never get married again, not have any children, but Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman both bet $10,000 each that he would be a father before he turned 40. They were both wrong, and each sent him a check. He returned the money, betting double or nothing that he won't have kids by age 50. At age 53, he broke his vows to never marry again when he wed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) in 2014. As of 2015 they have no children.
110Tried out for a position on the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.
111Best man at the wedding of Richard Kind.

#Quote
1At 52 I found the love of my life, I've never been happier in a relationship by any stretch of the imagination. Oftentimes, I feel like an idiot talking to my own wife.
2[2016, when Bernie Sanders supporters protested outside his fundraiser for Hillary Clinton] Their T-shirts said, you know, 'You sucked as Batman.' And I was like, 'Well, you kind of got me on that one.'
3I always apologize for Batman!
4[describing his work ethic] When I make a movie, it,s four months out of my life. If I'm directing, it's a year or two out of my life. I'm going to enjoy what I do for a living first and foremost: I want to make a good film, secondly, I'm not going to work on a set where people are yelling, screaming and unhappy, thirdly, I am in the luckiest business in the world I'm very aware of "catching the brass ring". I'm very aware of the fact that if not for a Thursday night time slot on ER, I would't have this career, I'm very aware of that so I'm going to enjoy it to push the limits as much as I can, in terms of the kind of work I can do, the kind of films I can make.
5[his response to the question asked by a student on Inside the Actors Studio (1994): "When you first started out and you were getting rejected what did you find was the most effective method for you to prove that you were the right person for the role?"] That's the funny thing, you can't prove you are the right person for the role, that's one thing actors can never understand and I couldn't either what you have to remember about this is: the product you're selling is "you", this is the difference to any other business we're all salesmen the product you're selling is extremely and completely personal, it's you, if you're selling vacuum cleaners, you can say "I have another one here if you don't like that one" or if you're selling suits you'd say, "if you don't like that suit here's another suit", so when they say "they don't want you", it literally means they don't want "you" personally, and it hurts and it costs you something every time, the reason why actors are celebrated when they become celebrities is because they're taking risks that other people wouldn't take because it's embarrassing and humiliation is one of the greatest fears in the world actors risk humiliation every time they audition so you're going to have a tough thick skin and keep telling yourself "I still think I'm on the right track and I'm going the right way", you'll succeed as long as you're confident because you're also selling your coincidence, so good luck.
6[on his marriage to Amal Clooney] I have someone who I can talk to about anything and someone who I care more about than I've cared about anybody, so it's really nice.
7[on Michelle Pfeiffer] She is so beautiful you might forget what a talented actress she is, but then you watch Married to the Mob (1988) or The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) or a dozen other films, and you remember that she's a world-class actor...who just happens to be beautiful.
8[on Britain's Daily Mail] The worst kind of tabloid. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them.
9I watch Batman & Robin (1997) from time to time. It's the worst movie I ever made, so it's a good lesson in humility.
10When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
11I did not attend a private boys' school, I worked in tobacco fields and in stock rooms, and construction sites. I've been broke more of my life than I have been successful, and I understand the meaning of being an employee and how difficult it is to make ends meet.
12It's hard when you get thumped. I've been proficient at failure. But the only thing you can do is say, "Here's what I won't do next time." I was a baseball player in school. I had a good arm, I could catch anything, but I was having trouble hitting. I would be like, "I wonder if I'll hit it; just let me hit the ball." And then I went away for the fall, learned how to hit, and by my sophomore year I'd come to the plate and think, "I wonder *where* I want to hit the ball, to the left or right?" Just that little bit of skill and confidence changed everything. Well, I had to treat acting like that. I had to stop going to auditions thinking, "Oh, I hope they like me." I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem. You could feel the difference in the room immediately. The greatest lesson I learned was that sometimes you have to fake it. And you have to be willing to fail.
13[on funding a spy satellite to monitor the activities of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir] I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get.
14I'm trying to make movies in my life... that last longer than opening weekend. That's it, that's my whole goal. I don't have to make money; I do films for scale and then, you know, I go do coffee commercials overseas, and I make a lot of money so I get to live in a nice house. ... And I don't give a shit. And people will go, 'Oh that's a sellout.' And you know what? Fuck you.
15[on working with the Coen Brothers] There's rarely a re-write on a Coen brother movie. The script they write is what we shoot. And it's great.
16[on his support for President Obama's reelection] I fund raised for him [in 2008] I didn't do any campaigning. I really don't think it helps to have well-known, famous people campaigning for you, but you can do fund raisers. I'm a Democrat, I'm a believer in him, I feel like he's done a wonderful job and I think he's having a tough time in a very difficult environment. So I root for him, I root for the President of the United States.
17[on Paul Newman's performance in The Verdict (1982)] That was the first time I was very aware of good acting.
18That ego issue, which is always an interesting thing. What happens is, you get a modicum of success, and then it becomes about the strangest shit you've ever seen. I am from Kentucky, okay? We try not to live in trailers. That is not something that...we don't brag about being in a double wide, or the largest trailer. And all of a sudden, somebody will come up on the set--and I've had this happen, where it's like, they're upset because their trailer isn't the same size. And you go, 'take my trailer,' because, honestly, that's not what I would consider something to brag about. And it becomes about certain things, and oftentimes it is people who haven't experienced it for a period of time, or people who are trying to hold on to something...being in a trailer is not fun. [2012, Newsweek Magazine Oscars Roundtable]
19[on The Ides of March (2011)] It's not a bad thing to hold a mirror up and look at some of the things we're doing [politically]. Everybody makes moral choices that better themselves and hurt someone else. And then we look at whether the means justify the ends. So The Ides of March could've been literally set in Wall Street.
20I love Spencer Tracy. Love him. He's a hero of mine. I heard he never wore makeup, so I've never worn makeup, ever. I won't put it on in any movie. I'm dark complexioned, so I can get away with it. I cut my own hair. It's sort of still being scrappy. It makes you feel like a guy still. I still can take my motorcycle apart and put it back together again. It keeps you feeling like you're still a guy. You have to fight for that. What happens when you're famous is that you get a flat tire and come back and your assistants have fixed it for you. You'll come into a bar and it's really fun and exciting and a guy comes over and says, "Mr. Clooney, come with us", and they take you to a private room in the back. You're thinking, I don't want to be in here. I want to be out there. What the fuck am I doing in here? So you have to fight it as much as you can. It's possible to be a guy with your friends. You get on your motorcycles, you head out on the road. It's as good as it gets. [2000, Playboy Magazine]
21When I first started out in television, I took any job that came along. It was, 'Let's just get a job, any job'. I fought to get ER (1994) and I got it and it changed my life. Then, when I started doing movies, the same thing happened. At first, I did anything that I could get. But I learned. In TV, I learned to focus on the script, but I didn't apply that lesson to movies. But the cliché is true: You can take a good script and make a bad movie. But you can't take a bad script and make a good movie. [2000]
22[on working with David O. Russell on Three Kings (1999)] He'd throw off his headset and scream, "Today the sound department fucked me!" For me, it came to a head a couple of times. Once, he went after a camera-car driver who I knew from high school. I had nothing to do with his getting his job, but David began yelling and screaming at him and embarrassing him in front of everybody. I told him, "You can yell and scream and even fire him, but what you can't do is humiliate him in front of people. Not on my set, if I have any say about it". Another time, he screamed at the script supervisor and made her cry. I wrote him a letter and said, "Look, I don't know why you do this. You've written a brilliant script, and I think you're a good director. Let's not have a set like this. I don't like it and I don't work well like this". I'm not one of those actors who likes things in disarray. He read the letter and we started all over again. But later, we were three weeks behind schedule, which puts some pressure on you, and he was in a bad mood. These army kids, who were working as extras, were supposed to tackle us. There were three helicopters in the air and 300 extras on the set. It was a tense time, and a little dangerous, too. David wanted one of the extras to grab me and throw me down. This kid was a little nervous about it, and David walked up to him and grabbed him. He pushed him onto the ground. He kicked him and screamed, "Do you want to be in this fucking movie? Then throw him to the fucking ground!" The second assistant director came up and said, "You don't do that, David. You want them to do something, you tell me". David grabbed his walkie-talkie and threw it on the ground. He screamed, "Shut the fuck up! Fuck you", and the AD goes, "Fuck you! I quit". He walked off. It was a dangerous time. I'd sent him this letter. I was trying to make things work, so I went over and put my arm around him. I said, "David, it's a big day. But you can't shove, push or humiliate people who aren't allowed to defend themselves". He turned on me and said, "Why don't you just worry about your fucked-up act? You're being a dick. You want to hit me? You want to hit me? Come on, pussy, hit me". I'm looking at him like he's out of his mind. Then, he started banging me on the head with his head. He goes, "Hit me, you pussy. Hit me". Then, he got me by the throat and I went nuts. Waldo, my buddy, one of the boys, grabbed me by the waist to get me to let go of him. I had him by the throat. I was going to kill him. Kill him. Finally, he apologized, but I walked away. By then, the Warner Bros. guys were freaking out. David sort of pouted through the rest of the shoot and we finished the movie, but it was truly, without exception, the worst experience of my life.
23[on a part he wished he had gotten] The part that Brad Pitt played in Thelma & Louise (1991). It was down to three actors, including Brad and me, at one time. I read about five times with Geena Davis. I thought I was going to get it, but Brad did. The part catapulted him. I didn't watch the movie for a couple of years and then rented it on tape one night. I watched it and, of course, he's perfect in the role, better than I would have been. [2000]
24In college, I basically partied a lot. You gotta understand. We're a very strict Catholic family. Curfew was at nine p.m. when I was a senior in high school. So I got out of the house and thought, Oh my God! People don't ever really like to talk about this anymore, but there was a period of time when blow was considered OK, like it won't hurt you at all. It was almost mainstream. All the designer drugs were OK-Quaaludes and blow. So that was the time in college for me: Drugs and chasing girls. I came from a town of 1500 people to Cincinnati. I would visit class every once in a while and stop by and go, "How's everybody doing?" I was still a responsible kid, but I didn't take school seriously. I had jobs. I sold men's suits and shoes and worked in stockrooms of department stores, and I cut tobacco when it was the season. I was paying for my thing along the way. But I quit school.
25I'm a 39-year-old man. In the way I was raised, this is the time when you make your mark. In your 20s, you figure out what it is you're going to be. You do a lot of different jobs. By your late 20s, you sort of have some idea of what it is. Then you spend your 30s and a lot of your 40s making your mark. You spend your 50s being able to reap the benefits of the work that you've done. [2000]
26[on fame] Here's an example of how it works. I had never been to the Playboy Mansion and really wanted to go. When I finally did, it was for one of the Mansion's pajama parties, where I was hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jim Carrey. We were all sort of protecting one another; you don't want to seem like you're desperate. I grew up with the magazine, so naturally I wanted to see the Grotto. When I got there, I was cornered by about 15 people, most of them pretty girls. But it's not like you might imagine. Instead, they all wanted to have their picture taken with me. When that happens, it's like you're a cardboard cutout for people to stand next to. It's not like talking to a girl and getting to know her. At the height of it, when there were people pulling at me from every direction and it was at its most embarrassing, some guy comes over and says, "Look at this shit, man! You got it made! Chicks are all over you." Meanwhile, I was thinking how much easier it was before this. Then it was just about being a guy talking to a girl and all the other stuff that's so interesting about dating-that dance you do. You see somebody at a party and lock eyes and eventually get closer and closer to each other. Somehow you find a way to talk and maybe-all that stuff. That's a turn-on. That has been taken away from me. If you were to ask what I miss about the anonymity that I used to have, it's that experience, that slow and natural getting to know someone - that kind of electricity. [2000]
27I'm different from a lot of guys. I don't go up to girls I don't know in a bar and ask them to dance. I never have. Never. I've never gone up to somebody I don't know and asked them out. I just won't do it and never did, because I never wanted to take my ego, as fragile as any guy's, and hand it to some girl so that she could demolish it. To me it has always seemed like a stupid thing to do. So in terms of, like, "Hey, you want to go out?" I don't do it. [2000]
28[n the downside of fame] In Los Angeles, there are a million famous people around, so you are left alone. They see Mel Gibson at the grocery store, so they're not impressed with me. But if you go to any other town and walk into a bar, you can never have a normal experience. Once people have a few drinks, they get brave. All of a sudden, there is a crowd of guys going, "Dude!" and hanging on to me. They want to buy me a drink and sit down and talk. But I've got my friends, see. I don't want a bunch of guys coming over to buy me drinks. The funny part is what I end up doing: I'm polite and I sit and talk to them. I wind up doing the things a girl would do in the same sort of situation at a bar. [2000]
29The truth is, most actors I know aren't assholes. They often get that reputation because people around them are assholes. The people around you can treat people like shit and pretend they are doing it to protect you. Once, my assistant was rude to someone. I said, "You know, you represent me when you talk to people." So you have to be careful. And that's not to say people don't treat people badly in this business. I once had lunch with a movie producer who was completely dismissive and rude to our waiter, which told me all I needed to know about him. I know that someone like that will be nice to me right now - I'm in a position where he wants to be nice to me, since he needs something from me. But what happens if I'm not in that position anymore? If he treats everyone else dismissively, he'll treat me dismissively. He isn't the type of person you want to work with. [2000]
30[on his friends keeping him grounded] I've got eight buddies: The Boys. They've been my friends for 20 years. Every Sunday we ride motorcycles and play basketball together. For Christmas this year, the boys came out and there were new bikes sitting out there-new Indians for each of them. The best part of having money is sharing it with your buddies. I lived on their closet floors when I was broke and they had money and were working. They've been through this whole ride with me. So now, when someone comes up to me and says, "You're so brilliant," they look over at me and go, "Man, can you believe that shit?" I met them when I first moved out here, in acting classes. Richard Kind, who's on Spin City (1996), is one of them. When his father died of a heart attack, Richard called and said he was going to Trenton for the funeral. All the boys were immersed in work at that point and had no time, but I called them up and told them what happened. There were no commercial flights available, so I chartered a jet. We didn't tell him we were coming. We sat in the back of the synagogue and Richard was in front with his back to us. When he got up and started to talk about his dad, he saw us and started sobbing. He said, "I'm sorry, but I just saw my best friends back there." There was this amazing feeling that every one of these guys had dropped everything just to be there. That's what it's like. People like that keep you sane. [2000]
31[on the paranormal] I'm not a big believer in much of that. Everybody goes through déjà vu and things like that, but I don't really go for that stuff. I find it mostly to be coincidence.
32I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show. It's funny, because most male actors work with actresses who are considerably younger. But earlier in my career I was working with a lot of actresses who were my age or older so people always thought I was older anyway; and now I'm going through this thing with people thinking I'm about 60. But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.
33If the movie makes money, I make money. If I don't, I've still made the movie I wanted to make.
34I'd rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page!
35I never thought Batman & Robin (1997) was going to be a great film. I thought it was a great opportunity for me. And suddenly we're filming. The script isn't together. I'm just miserable in the suit, trying to make scenes work. That's not the way to make a movie. The thing is, it took "Batman & Robin" to get to the point where I am now. When I got in a position to greenlight a picture and get the picture made, I really had to adjust my thinking. Because when you're an actor, you're thinking about getting good roles. You go, "That's a great part!" And you sign on to make the movie. Only now, those movies are being greenlit because you're doing them, and when the reviews come out, you're being held responsible not just for what you did in the film, but for the entire film. From here on in, I realised, it's my responsibility. If I'm going to blow it, if I'm going to bomb, it's going to be on my taste. So I started out doing Out of Sight (1998) and Three Kings (1999) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and making only films I'd go see. Now, that doesn't always end well. Sometimes a movie doesn't work. But the lesson of "Batman & Robin" was a great one.
36Here's your options: Live long enough to watch your friends die, or die young. Now, I'm not pessimistic at all. I'm just saying I realize that's true. I don't want to see any of my buddies die, and I don't have any interest in dying young, either. But I had to come to terms with what I'm not going to do.
37I didn't become really successful until I was in my thirties. I can still remember sitting on the closet floor of my buddy's house, completely broke. My friends would want to go out to dinner, to get a hamburger, and I couldn't afford to go. They had the money to pay, but I didn't want them to pay. That happened a lot. At one point, I remember my buddy Brad loaning me a hundred dollars. He's now running our production company. I'm still paying that debt off, you know?
38I'm protected as an actor by a really good screenplay, number one; and then a really good director, number two; and then really good actors, number three - but first and foremost a good screenplay. You cannot make a good film out of a bad script. You can make a bad film out of a good script - easily. I've seen that happen before, but you can't do it the other way around; it always has to be the screenplay.
39Had I not got the Thursday night ten o'clock slot at ER (1994), if they'd put us on Friday night, then I wouldn't have a film career. That's luck, not my own genius, though I like to think it was.
40[on films made between 1964 and 1976] It's 12 years and you could find ten films a year that are masterpieces. They don't make those films anymore. You couldn't come near making those films.
41[on who will win the Best Actor Oscar in 2008] If you want my honest opinion, I think it's going to be Daniel Day-Lewis [for There Will Be Blood (2007)]. He sort of irritates all of us because he's so good. I'll tell you right now, I don't like him!
42[on celebrity activism] You don't want to be a spokesperson unless you are absolutely committed to a cause because you can hurt it. I've been asked to help represent environmental groups. I'm a big proponent of cleaning up the environment. I have two electric cars. But I also have a big weak spot because I've flown on private jets. However, I welcome any of these dumb pundits who make celebrities out to be bad guys to a discussion about Darfur. Because I've been there and I've met all the players, and I guarantee you the pundits haven't.
43[on what makes a man stylish] For me, a sense of humor is number one. It's certainly what's most attractive. It's not the first thing you notice at 21, but it's the first thing you notice now. If celebrity is a credit card, I'm using my credit. My job is to try and find ways of talking about issues that move us forward. I don't make policy, but I can shine a light on faulty or good policy. The Not On Our Watch launch reached more than 9 million people. We need to focus global attention on the plight of the 2.5 million civilians who have fled their homes. Rather than talk about who I'm dating, let's talk about saving lives.
44You can only get so far without discernible talent - then you either work, or use cheap publicity tricks to keep the public's attention. Paris (Hilton) has no reason to complain if she is on the end of bad publicity.
45We're the ones who talked about AIDS when it was just being whispered. And we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. This academy - this group of people - gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this academy, proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch.
46The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say "Oh, it's really tough, my character is really suffering" - come on. For us, even in the rotten ones, we've had a good time. I don't think you have to suffer.
47I don't live at full tilt the way I used to. You begin to hate waking up with the kind of hangover you get from going on huge benders with your buddies. Also, since my neck surgeries, I've been forced to take things easier and not beat up my body the way I used to. I'm more cautious.
48You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk.
49Here is my theory in debunking photographs in magazines. You know, the paparazzi photographs. I want to spend every single night for three months going out with a different famous actress. You know, Halle Berry one night, Salma Hayek the next, and then walk on the beach holding hands with Leonardo DiCaprio. People would still buy the magazines, they'd still buy the pictures, but they would always go, 'I don't know if these guys are putting us on or not.'
50I know what my limitations are as an actor, but my strength is putting myself into a well-written part. When I get in trouble is when I have to fix it, or when I have to carry it on personality.
51Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties.
52I'm the flavor of the month.
53People thought I was Tom and Nicole's bodyguard. They'd come up and go, "Is it okay if I go up and ask for an autograph?' It was good. I'd charge 'em three bucks a person. Yeah, you gotta make some money off of that.
54I doubt anybody gets taken seriously for very long. I'll be on some reality show in about six years going, Hey, I had a great year in 2006.
55An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It's a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing.
56[Responding to media reports that he had contemplated suicide following surgery] I think, if you listen to the piece, I certainly did not talk about wanting to kill myself. I was talking about the idea of living for years in that kind of pain. Please don't use my words out of context.
57[on Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)] I'm not a snob, I like entertaining films as well. But when you do a film like this, or like Three Kings (1999) - films that get you in a bit of trouble - it's fun to open up a debate.
58It's true information is harder to get these days. When I was growing up there were three networks - three news shows, delivering the same information. You took that information into your home and you formed your own opinions. Now we have 130 channels. You go to the channel that plays to your belief pattern. We start with different sets of facts, it's more polarizing.
59Steven [Steven Soderbergh] and I have a great relationship inside the studio system. We make the kinds of films we want and commercial films at the same time. Steven and I have lost a lot of money. We are way in the hole. But this is not a day job. I've got some cash. I have a nice house in Italy. I do OK.
60I'm a hybrid. I succeed in both worlds. I hope that selling out on Ocean's Eleven (2001) is not such a bad deal. The trade-off is, I get to go make something uncommercial that will probably lose money.
61[on making Ocean's Eleven (2001)] It was the easiest shoot ever for any actor, and we all knew it when we were doing it. We were like, it's never going to be better than this. He [director Steven Soderbergh] was in hell because it was a really complicated film to put together. We were like, we're in Las Vegas, we go to work at one in the afternoon, and we gotta be done by six at night. Six hours of work. Steven was editing all night.
62You got to think of things at their worst, not at their best. And Out of Sight (1998) was the first time where I had a say, and it was the first good screenplay that I'd read where I just went, 'That's it.'And even though it didn't do really well box office-wise-we sort of tanked again-it was a really good film. And I realized from that point on that it was strictly screenplay first. And then it becomes easier, because once you eliminate the idea of doing a vehicle. . . believe me, there's nobody who's encouraging us to make these films, not agents, not . . . we're not getting paid for these things, and it's not like we're going to make a mint.
63See, the first thing about actors is, you're just trying to get a job; and you audition and audition and you finally get them. And you still consider yourself an auditioning actor. I auditioned for One Fine Day (1996), I wasn't offered that. So you're still in that 'Hey, I'm just trying to get a job' thing. Then, you get to the point where, if you decide to do it, then they'll make the film. That's a different kind of responsibility, and it usually takes a couple of films to catch up. And then you have to actually pay attention to the kind of films that you're making.
64Directors are the captains of the ship, and it's your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understand that by doing whatever he says.
65We've been trying to push our involvement within the studio system, sort of push the things that we've learned from foreign and independent films through the '80s and push those things back into the studio system. Like Out of Sight (1998) isn't your standard studio film by any means; Three Kings (1999) wasn't the standard Warner Bros. kind of film.
66I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately...you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
67Directing is really exciting. In the end, it's more fun to be the painter than the paint.
68Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) bombed. But I can take it. Most of the films I've done haven't done particularly well. I'm surprised I'm continuing to work.
69Ninety percent of films are pretty mediocre, but they have a built-in audience and open on 3,000 screens.
70It's not about an opening weekend. It's about a career, building a set of films you're proud of. Period.
71[speaking about the 2003 start to the Iraq war] You can't beat your enemy anymore through wars; instead you create an entire generation of people revenge-seeking. These days it only matters who's in charge. Right now that's us -for a while, at least. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win. . . . I believe [Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld] thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore. We can't beat anyone anymore.
72[on the fact he had nothing to do with the breakup of Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt] I was too busy breaking up Tom and Nicole's marriage.
73I don't like to share my personal life... it wouldn't be personal if I shared it.
74[discussing casting choices Mel Gibson and Nicolas Cage for Three Kings (1999) before he had signed] Luckily, both those guys were tied and gagged in my apartment, and that was a problem for the casting department.

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