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George Timothy Clooney, commonly known as George Clooney, is a famous American screenwriter, film and television director, voice actor, as well as an actor. To the public George Clooney is known for a variety of roles, yet his most successful one was in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy heist film entitled “Ocean’s Eleven”. Considered to be the highest grossing film of 2001 with more than $450 million earned in the box office, “Ocean’s Eleven” enjoyed a huge commercial and critical success. Clooney reprised his role in “Ocean’s Twelve” in 2004, starring Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts and Bernie Mac. Since then, Clooney has starred in such films as “The Good German” with Cate Blanchett, “Ocean’s Thirteen”, and “The Men Who Stare at Goats”, where he co-starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey. George Clooney’s more recent film venture is the movie, which he directed, produced and starred in called “The Monuments Men”. For his contributions to the film industry, George Clooney has been honored with four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award among many others.

George Clooney Net Worth $180 Million

Average annual earnings $19,000,000
Number of movies acted in 68
Number of movies produced 29
Number of movies directed 6
Number of movies written 5

A well-known actor and director, how rich is George Clooney? According to sources, in 2010 his annual salary amounted to $19 million, while in 2013 it rose to as much as $46 million. In regards to his overall wealth, George Clooney’s net worth is estimated to be $180 million, most of which he has accumulated from his involvement in the film industry.

George Clooney was born in 1961, in Kentucky, United States, where he studied at the Blessed Sacrament School. When his family moved to Augusta, Clooney continued his studies at Augusta High School, where he also played basketball and baseball. His passion for baseball even led him to try-out for the Cincinnati “Reds” team, but he failed to secure a spot on the team. Upon his graduation from high school, Clooney enrolled in Northern Kentucky University, and then studied for a brief period of time at the University of Cincinnati. George Clooney debuted on television screens in 1978, in the miniseries called “Centennial” with Michael Ansara, Mark Harmon, Sally Kellerman, and Anthony Zerbe to name a few. Several years later, in 1984, Clooney received a lot of public exposure when he was cast as a recurring character in Peter Bonerz’s sitcom entitled “E/R”. Clooney’s breakthrough came in 1994, when he joined the cast of Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle and Laura Innes in the medical drama series called “ER”. For his portrayal of Dr. Doug Ross, Clooney was nominated for two Academy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Following his success in the series, in 1996 Clooney starred opposite Harvey Keitel in the film written by Quentin Tarantino, “From Dusk till Dawn”, signifying his shift from soap operas towards Hollywood films.

In regards to his personal life, George Clooney was married to Talia Balsam from 1989 until 1993, when they divorced. More recently, in 2014 Clooney celebrated his marriage to a British-Lebanese lawyer, as well as a well-known lawyer and author Amal Ramzi Alamuddin.

George Clooney salary in movies:

The Monuments Men (2014) $2,000,000
Gravity (2013) $20,000,000 + (Revenue Share)
Up in the Air (2009) $2,000,000
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) $15,000,000
Syriana (2005) $350,000
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) $3 more information
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 – 1996) $40,000 / episode

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Money Monster 2016 Lee Gates
Hail, Caesar! 2016 Baird Whitlock
A Very Murray Christmas 2015 George Clooney
Tomorrowland 2015 Frank Walker
Text Santa 2014 2014 TV Movie Lord George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood
The Monuments Men 2014 Frank Stokes
Gravity 2013 Matt Kowalski
8 2012 Video David Boies
Touch of Evil 2011 Short The Tyrant
The Descendants 2011 Matt King
The Ides of March 2011 Governor Mike Morris
The American 2010 Jack Edward
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 Mr. Fox (voice)
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 Lyn Cassady
Up in the Air 2009/I Ryan Bingham
ER 1994-2009 TV Series Doug Ross
Burn After Reading 2008 Harry Pfarrer
Leatherheads 2008 Dodge Connelly
Michael Clayton 2007 Michael Clayton
Ocean's Thirteen 2007 Danny Ocean
The Good German 2006 Jake Geismer
Nespresso... What Else? 2006 Short George Clooney
Syriana 2005 Bob Barnes
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 Fred Friendly
Ocean's Twelve 2004 Danny Ocean
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 Miles
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 2003 Devlin
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Jim Byrd
Solaris 2002 Chris Kelvin
Welcome to Collinwood 2002 Jerzy
Ocean's Eleven 2001 Danny Ocean
Spy Kids 2001 Devlin
The Perfect Storm 2000 Billy Tyne
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Everett
Fail Safe 2000 TV Movie Col. Jack Grady
Three Kings 1999 Archie Gates
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 Dr. Gouache (voice)
The Thin Red Line 1998 Capt. Charles Bosche
Out of Sight 1998 Jack Foley
Murphy Brown 1998 TV Series Doctor
The Peacemaker 1997 Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
South Park 1997 TV Series Sparky
Batman & Robin 1997 Batman Bruce Wayne
One Fine Day 1996 Jack Taylor
From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 Seth Gecko
Friends 1995 TV Series Dr. Michael Mitchell
Sisters 1993-1994 TV Series Detective James Falconer
The Building 1993 TV Series Bonnie's Fiancee
Bodies of Evidence 1992-1993 TV Series Det. Ryan Walker
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers 1993 TV Movie Kevin Shea
Unbecoming Age 1992 Mac
Sunset Beat 1990-1992 TV Series Chic Chesbro
The Harvest 1992 Lip Syncing Transvestite
Jack's Place 1992 TV Series Rick Logan
Roseanne 1988-1991 TV Series Booker Brooks
Rewrite for Murder 1991 TV Movie
Baby Talk 1991 TV Series Joe
Knights of the Kitchen Table 1990 TV Movie Rick Stepjack
Red Surf 1989 Video Remar
Return of the Killer Tomatoes! 1988 Matt Stevens
Bennett Brothers 1987 TV Movie Tom Bennett
The Golden Girls 1987 TV Series Bobby Hopkins
Murder, She Wrote 1987 TV Series Kip Howard
Return to Horror High 1987 Oliver
Hunter 1987 TV Series Matthew Winfield
The Facts of Life 1985-1987 TV Series George Burnett
Combat High 1986 TV Movie Maj. Biff Woods
Throb 1986 TV Series Rollo Moldonado
Hotel 1986 TV Series Nick Miller
Crazy Like a Fox 1985 TV Series
E/R 1984-1985 TV Series Ace
Street Hawk 1985 TV Series Kevin Stark
Riptide 1984 TV Series Lenny Colwell
Grizzly II: The Concert 1983 Ron
And They Are Off 1982
Centennial 1978 TV Mini-Series Village Extra (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Informant! 2009 executive producer
Playground 2009 Documentary executive producer
Tony 2008 Short executive producer
Michael Clayton 2007 executive producer
Sand and Sorrow 2007 Documentary executive producer
Wind Chill 2007 executive producer
Pu-239 2006 executive producer
A Scanner Darkly 2006 executive producer
Rumor Has It... 2005 executive producer
Syriana 2005 executive producer
The Big Empty 2005 Short executive producer
Unscripted 2005 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Jacket 2005 producer
Criminal 2004 producer
K Street 2003 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Far from Heaven 2002 executive producer
Welcome to Collinwood 2002 executive producer / producer
Insomnia 2002 executive producer
Rock Star 2001 executive producer
Fail Safe 2000 TV Movie executive producer
Kilroy 1999 TV Movie producer
Ocean's Eight 2018 producer post-production
Suburbicon 2017 producer post-production
On Becoming a God in Central Florida TV Movie executive producer announced
Money Monster 2016 producer
Our Brand Is Crisis 2015 producer
The Monuments Men 2014 producer
August: Osage County 2013 producer
Argo 2012 producer
The Ides of March 2011 producer
Memphis Beat 2010-2011 TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
The American 2010 producer
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburbicon 2017 post-production
The Monuments Men 2014
The Ides of March 2011
Leatherheads 2008
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005
Unscripted 2005 TV Series 5 episodes
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburbicon 2017 post-production
The Monuments Men 2014 screenplay
Gravity 2013 script collaborator - uncredited
The Ides of March 2011 screenplay
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 written by
Kilroy 1999 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas 2015 performer: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin"
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 performer: "You Are My Sunshine" 1940

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Moneymaze 1974 TV Series stage hand - 1974-1975
The Nick Clooney Show 1968 TV Series stage hand

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
God Is the Greatest 2013 Short very special thanks
Casting Couch 2013/I special thanks
Trafficking 2009/I Short the producers wish to thank
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 2009 Documentary special thanks
Streetballers 2009 special thanks
Hostelsuckers 2008 very special thanks
SuperNews! 2007 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo 2007 Documentary thanks
A Moment of Grace 2004 Short special thanks
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube 1999 Video documentary short thanks
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'Out of Sight' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David O. Russell's 'Three Kings' Video Journal 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Lux 2000 TV Series Himself (2001)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hollywood: Wild in the Streets 1999 Video documentary Himself - Party footage
The Book That Wrote Itself 1999 Himself
An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Waiting for Woody 1998 Short Himself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Peacemaker: From the Cutting Room Floor 1998 Video short Himself
The Peacemaker: Stunt Footage 1998 Video short Himself
Tony Bennett Live by Request: An All-Star Tribute 1998 TV Special Himself
Ôsama no buranchi 1998 TV Series Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Drama Series
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1998 TV Special Himself
Inside 'Out of Sight' 1998 Video documentary short Himself / Jack Foley
Full Tilt Boogie 1997 Documentary Himself / Seth Gecko
Town Meeting with Diane Sawyer: Celebrities vs. the Press 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
The Jack Docherty Show 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese 1997 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Cinema 3 1996 TV Series Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / Favorite New Television Dramatic Series and Presenter: Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
Golden Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
MTV Video Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1995 TV Series Himself - Host
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself
Star's Table 1986 TV Series Himself
Evening Magazine 1981 TV Series Himself
The Nick Clooney Show 1968 TV Series Himself (1968)
Last Night at the Carlyle 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2016 TV Movie Himself
Access Hollywood 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1995-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
Fox News Sunday 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008-2016 TV Series documentary Himself (L'interview d'Augustin) / Himself
The Insider 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself - Carpooler
Celebrity Style Story 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
The First Monday in May 2016 Documentary Himself (Cameo)
Film '72 2003-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016 Documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Himself
Jôhô purezentâ toku dane! 2015 TV Series Himself
Mezamashi terebi 2015 TV Series Himself
Pon! 2015 TV Series Himself
Sôkai jôhô variety Sukkiri!! 2015 TV Series Himself
Zip! 2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2014-2015 TV Series short Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2006-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - After Party
Bandes originales: Alexandre Desplat à notre portée 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Film that Changed the World 2014 Documentary Himself
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Himself - Video Message
Are You in or Out?: The Making of 'Ocean's Eleven' 2014 Video documentary Himself
Pros and Cons: Inside Ocean's Outfit 2014 Video documentary Himself
Ready, Jet Set, Go: The Making of 'Ocean's Twelve' 2014 Video documentary Himself
Tosh.0 2014 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2014 TV Series Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Actor
Días de cine 2014 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2000-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Daily Show 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2013 TV Series Himself
Argo: Ben Affleck's Balancing Act 2013 Video short Himself
Secrets of the Dead 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Narration
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Made in Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: In Memoriam & Winner: Best Picture
The Oscars Red Carpet Live 2013 TV Movie Himself - Interviewee
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
George Clooney's Irish Roots 2012 Documentary Himself
Radioman 2012 Documentary Himself
Fareed Zakaria GPS 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Meet the Press 2012 TV Series Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2012 TV Movie Himself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Best Adapted Screenplay
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2012 TV Special Himself
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Movie Talk with Peter Bart 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama / Himself - Presenter
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet 2012 TV Special Himself
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Movie Himself
At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
His Way 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dateline NBC-Winds of War: George Clooney in Sudan 2010 TV Movie Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner: Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2010 TV Movie Himself
Guys Choice 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Mr. Fox
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 2010 TV Series Himself - Om filmen up in the air
ITV Lunchtime News 2010 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Ein Herz für Kinder 2008 TV Series Himself
Kinotipp 2008 TV Series Himself
The Movie Loft 2008 TV Series Himself
His Highness Hollywood 2008 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Shootout 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
American Masters 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee / Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2008 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2008 TV Series Himself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
An Evening at the Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2008 TV Movie Himself
Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin 2008 TV Special Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Caiga quien caiga 2008 TV Series Himself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere 2008 TV Special Himself
Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2007 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Live 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
TMZ on TV 2007 TV Series Himself
Eigo de shabera-night 2007 TV Series Himself
Darfur Now 2007 Documentary Himself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino 2007 TV Movie Himself
Miradas 2 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
HypaSpace 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1998-2007 TV Series documentary Himself / Capt. Billy Tyne
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 90 2007 TV Movie documentary
Sand and Sorrow 2007 Documentary Narrator / Himself
Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews 2007 Video Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2007 TV Movie Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Taff 2006 TV Series Himself
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Associated Press: YouTube Channel 2006 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men 2006 TV Special Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself
This Week 2006 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
E!'s Live 2006 Academy Awards Post Show 2006 TV Special Himself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role / Nominee: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay / Presenter: In Memoriam
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2006 TV Series Himself
Tim Janis: Coastal America 2006 TV Movie Himself - Narrator
Getaway 2006 TV Series Himself
Heute 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Nominee: Best Motion Picture Drama / Best Director
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
What It Takes 2006 TV Series Himself
The 2005 European Film Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Winner European Film Academy Non-European Film
The View 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2005 TV Movie Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
GMTV 2005 TV Series Himself
Biography 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
Batman & Robin Heroes: Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Bigger, Bolder, Brighter - The Production Design of 'Batman & Robin' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Dressed to Thrill - The Costumes of 'Batman & Robin' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Ahora 2004 TV Series Himself
Les hyènes 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
UFC 47: It's On! 2004 TV Special Himself
Tim Janis: Beautiful America 2004 TV Movie Himself - Narrator
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty' 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Miles Massey
Freedom2speak v2.0 2004 Documentary Himself - Actor, USA
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: George Clooney Live 2004 TV Movie Himself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
God kveld Norge 2003 TV Series Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
'Solaris': Behind the Planet 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Filmland 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Dateline NBC 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2003 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 TV Special Himself
Beckmann 2003 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson 2002 TV Series Himself
Starbuck Holger Meins 2002 Documentary Himself
'Ocean's Eleven': The Look of the Con 2002 Video short Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1997-2001 TV Series Himself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Comedy / Musical & Presenter
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Under the Bunker: On the Set of 'Three Kings' 2000 Video documentary short Himself / Archie Gates
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Look: Down from the Mountain 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
The Coen Brothers 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Goes to Hell 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
Howard Stern 1998-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comme au cinéma 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Gran premio internazionale della TV 2000 TV Series Himself - Winner
Tonight 2000 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Die goldene Kamera 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Tomorrowland
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Gruen XL 2016 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Eamonn and Ruth: How the Other Half Lives 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Col. Jack Grady
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Dr. Doug Ross - ER
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Matt Kowalsky
The Frame 2013 TV Series Matt Kowalsky
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar 2012 TV Series Himself
Kriegsversprechen II - Terrormanagement im 21. Jahrhundert 2012 Video documentary Himself
Samsung AACTA Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Producer / Writer / Matt King
The Gruen Transfer 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Who the Hell Is Not George Clooney? 2011 Short Himself (uncredited)
Basta 2011 TV Series Danny Ocean
Biography 2003-2011 TV Series documentary Himself / George Burnett in 'The Facts of Life'
Morning Glory 2010 Himself (uncredited)
Espías en Hollywood 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
George W. Bush Battles Jesus Christ 2008 Short Bob Barnes
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers 2008 Video documentary Himself
Secrets of Body Language 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Un jour, un destin 2008 TV Series documentary Himself / Various roles
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Michael Clayton (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele 2008 TV Series Himself
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Batman
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
A Juicy Turkey 2008 Short Dr. Doug Ross
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself Bob Barnes Michael Clayton
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2007 TV Series documentary Seth Gecko
La rentadora 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Shownieuws 2007 TV Series Himself
Guys Choice 2007 TV Movie Himself
51 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia 2007 TV Special Fred Friendley
Penélope, camino a los Oscar 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2006 Documentary Himself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
Academy Awards Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa 2006 TV Special Himself
Fashion Police 2006 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "George Clooney")
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Corazón, corazón 2005 TV Series Himself
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Himself - Place #80
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Batman Unbound 2005 Video documentary short Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Les 40 ans de la 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends 2004 TV Movie Dr. Michael Mitchell (uncredited)
Celebrities Uncensored 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #57 Batman & Robin
Love Chain 2003 TV Series Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Jim Byrd Chris Kelvin
La guerra en el cine 2003 Video documentary short Capt. Bosche
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Gomorron 2002 TV Series Himself
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros 2001 TV Movie documentary Batman
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Jack Taylor
Ôsama no buranchi 2000 TV Series Himself
The Limey 1999 Himself (uncredited)
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party 1999 Video documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1998 TV Series Himself
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review 1997 TV Short Himself
Curdled 1996 Seth Gecko (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 VDKUF Award VDKUF Award - Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und Filmemacher Lifetime Achievement
2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
2014 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film The Monuments Men (2014)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Duo Gravity (2013) · Sandra Bullock
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Argo (2012) · Grant Heslov
· Ben Affleck
2013 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Argo (2012) · Grant Heslov
· Ben Affleck
2012 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Screenplay The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor The Ides of March (2011)
2012 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 Chairman's Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Ides of March (2011)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Descendants (2011)
2011 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Actor of the Year The Descendants (2011)
2011 IFCS Award Internet Film Critic Society Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
2011 Brian Award Venice Film Festival The Ides of March (2011)
2010 Bob Hope Humanitarian Award Primetime Emmy Awards
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Humanitarian Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards
2010 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role Up in the Air (2009)
2009 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2008 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On Screen Match-up Ocean's Thirteen (2007) · Brad Pitt
2007 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Paul Selvin Honorary Award Writers Guild of America, USA Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2006 Freedom Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Foreign Film - English Language Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 Literary Award PEN Center USA West Literary Awards Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Syriana (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Syriana (2005)
2005 Best Director Bratislava International Film Festival Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 Capri Movie of the Year Award Capri, Hollywood Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 Screen International Award European Film Awards Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay, Original Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 Spirit of Independence Award Los Angeles Film Festival
2005 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Screenplay, Original Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 Auteur Award Satellite Awards Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Syriana (2005)
2005 Golden Osella Venice Film Festival Best Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 FIPRESCI Prize Venice Film Festival Competition Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 Pasinetti Award Venice Film Festival Competition Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 Human Rights Film Network Award - Special Mention Venice Film Festival Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2002 Special Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Action Team Three Kings (1999) · Mark Wahlberg
· Ice Cube
2000 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best International Actor
1999 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble The 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
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) · Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Kellie Martin
· Paul McCrane
· Gloria Reuben
· Noah Wyle
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) · Maria Bello
· Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Alex Kingston
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Gloria Reuben
· Noah Wyle
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) · Anthony Edwards
· Laura Innes
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Gloria Reuben
· Sherry Stringfield
· Noah Wyle
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) · Anthony Edwards
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Gloria Reuben
· Sherry Stringfield
· Noah Wyle

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2016 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Tomorrowland (2015)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Gravity (2013)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Film Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Film The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Brian Oliver
2012 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director The Ides of March (2011)
2012 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Grant Heslov
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year The Descendants (2011)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Ides of March (2011) · Ryan Gosling
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Paul Giamatti
· Evan Rachel Wood
· Marisa Tomei
· Jeffrey Wright
· Max Minghella
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) The Ides of March (2011)
2012 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale) The Ides of March (2011) · Beau Willimon
· Grant Heslov
2012 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year The Descendants (2011)
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Icon
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Brian Oliver
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role The Descendants (2011)
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Descendants (2011) · Beau Bridges
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
· Matthew Lillard
· Shailene Woodley
2012 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Descendants (2011)
2012 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Ides of March (2011)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture The Ides of March (2011) · Grant Heslov
· Beau Willimon
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The American (2010)
2011 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Descendants (2011)
2011 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year The Descendants (2011)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2011 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Descendants (2011) · Shailene Woodley
· Beau Bridges
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
· Matthew Lillard
· Nick Krause
· Amara Miller
· Mary Birdsong
· Rob Huebel
2011 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance The Descendants (2011)
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Descendants (2011)
2011 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture The Descendants (2011)
2011 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Ides of March (2011)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010) · Joel Gallen (executive producer)
2010 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Acting Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Jason Bateman
· Danny McBride
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Decade
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor of the Decade Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Up in the Air (2009) · Jason Bateman
· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
· Danny McBride
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actor in a Leading Role Up in the Air (2009)
2010 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) Up in the Air (2009)
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Up in the Air (2009)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Up in the Air (2009)
2010 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Up in the Air (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · Jason Bateman
· Sam Elliott
· Vera Farmiga
· Zach Galifianakis
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
· Danny McBride
· Amy Morton
· J.K. Simmons
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Up in the Air (2009)
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Up in the Air (2009)
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actor in a Leading Role Michael Clayton (2007)
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Up in the Air (2009)
2009 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Up in the Air (2009)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Burn After Reading (2008) · Frances McDormand
· John Malkovich
· Tilda Swinton
· Brad Pitt
· Richard Jenkins
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Michael Clayton (2007)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Ocean'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
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Male Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Men)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Syriana (2005)
2006 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Syriana (2005)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Writer Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Good 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
2006 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Syriana (2005)
2006 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Syriana (2005)
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Syriana (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Good 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
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Men)
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Most Memorable Kiss ER (1994) · Julianna Margulies
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay - Original Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Syriana (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · David Strathairn
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Patricia Clarkson
· Jeff Daniels
· Frank Langella
2005 Grand Prix Bratislava International Film Festival Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Ocean's Twelve (2004) · Don Cheadle
· Matt Damon
· Andy Garcia
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Julia Roberts
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Syriana (2005)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year Syriana (2005)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · David Strathairn
· Patricia Clarkson
· Jeff Daniels
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Frank Langella
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Movie Star
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Little Screen/Big Screen Star
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Big Star/Little Screen Favorite
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Solaris (2002)
2003 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2003 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Director Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Small Screen to Silver Screen
2002 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Ocean's Eleven (2001) · Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Don Cheadle
· Matt Damon
· Elliott Gould
· Eddie Jemison
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Shaobo Qin
· Carl Reiner
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Dressed Ocean's Eleven (2001)
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Ocean's Eleven (2001) · Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Matt Damon
· Andy Garcia
· Elliott Gould
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Carl Reiner
· Julia Roberts
2002 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best First Feature Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2001 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama The Perfect Storm (2000)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Tim Blake Nelson
· John Turturro
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
1999 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Out of Sight (1998) · Jennifer Lopez
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama ER (1994)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama ER (1994)
1998 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Batman & Robin (1997) · Chris O'Donnell
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama ER (1994)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Series ER (1994)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama ER (1994)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1996 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series ER (1994) · Anthony Edwards
· Eriq La Salle
· Julianna Margulies
· Sherry Stringfield
· Noah Wyle

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Descendants (2011) · Shailene Woodley
· Amara Miller
· Nick Krause
· Beau Bridges
· Mary Birdsong
· Rob Huebel
· Robert Forster
· Matthew Lillard
· Judy Greer
2011 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Descendants (2011)
2011 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble The Descendants (2011) · Beau Bridges
· Shailene Woodley
· Matthew Lillard
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Jason Bateman
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
· J.K. Simmons
· Danny McBride
· Zach Galifianakis
· Sam Elliott
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Melanie Lynskey
· Amy Morton
· Jason Bateman
· J.K. Simmons
· Zach Galifianakis
· Danny McBride
· Sam Elliot
2007 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2007 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Clayton (2007)
2006 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2006 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
2005 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Syriana (2005)
2005 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Grant Heslov
2005 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
1998 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Out 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
1 Continues to be good friends with Charlotte Rae.
2 His wedding to Amal Alamuddin cost an estimated $4.6 million.
3 He gained 30 pounds for his Oscar winning role as Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005).
4 Is 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.
5 In 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?).
6 Among the guests at his wedding to Amal Alamuddin were Bono, Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Richard Kern and Anna Wintour.
7 He 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).
8 In 2002, he made a controversial joke about Charlton Heston getting Alzheimer's disease; for which he refused to apologize.
9 As 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).
10 Appointed a U.N. "Messenger of Peace". [January 2008]
11 In Amsterdam (Netherlands) filming for Ocean's Twelve (2004). [May 2004]
12 Directed one Oscar nominated performance: David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005).
13 Suffers from a form of malaria that surfaces from time to time; he has to live with it for the rest of his life.
14 Has been friends with Sandra Bullock for around 25 years. They appear in a movie together for the first time in Gravity (2013).
15 Is 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.
16 He 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.
17 During 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.
18 Relationship with Stacy Keibler [2011-2013].
19 Was in a 2-year relationship with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis (2009-2011).
20 Three 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.
21 His 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.
22 Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine four times: March '95, October '97, November '98 (with Harrison Ford and Chris Rock) and January '03.
23 Has 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.
24 He 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.
25 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
26 His 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).
27 Close friends with actress Julia Roberts and actor Brad Pitt.
28 On 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).
29 Friend of Rande Gerber.
30 His favorite song is "Destination Moon" by Dinah Washington.
31 Quit 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.
32 His 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.
33 Merited 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).
34 Turned down two roles which went to Kevin Kline: "Artemus Gordon" in Wild Wild West (1999) and "Guy Noir" in A Prairie Home Companion (2006).
35 He and his girlfriend, Sarah Larson, had an accident in 2007 while riding a motorcycle. She broke some toes, and Clooney broke a rib.
36 Supported Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
37 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $25 million.
38 In 2007, he was ranked #13 on Entertainment Weekly's 'The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood'.
39 Helped 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).
40 In September 2006 he addressed the United Nations Security Council, urging it to act over Darfur.
41 Clooney 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.
42 In 2001 was voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
43 His The Peacemaker (1997) co-star Nicole Kidman presented him his Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2006.
44 Was considered for the part of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four (2005).
45 In 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.
46 Suffered from Bell's palsy for a time while he was in high school.
47 His 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.
48 From 1996 through 2003, stuntman Brad Martin served as Clooney's personal stunt double.
49 In 2006, voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".
50 He auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs (1992), but was turned down.
51 He and Grant Heslov founded production company Smoke House after his production company Section Eight closed down.
52 In August 2006, he and his producing partner Steven Soderbergh decided to close down their Section Eight production company after a 6-year working partnership.
53 Played 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).
54 Was 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).
55 As of 2006, he is the only regular cast member from ER (1994) to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana (2005)).
56 Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006).
57 Ranked #21 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #43 in 2005.
58 Frequently 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.
59 Is 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).
60 In 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.
61 Owns a villa in Laglio at Lake Como, Italy, where he lives several months of the year.
62 Sought 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.
63 In 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.
64 Appears on the cover of the first Men's Vogue. (2005)
65 He 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.
66 Received the first "Spirit of Independence Award" of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Find Independent (FIND). [June, 2005]
67 Is a Dallas Mavericks fan.
68 Lived in a friend's closet while struggling as an actor in L.A., early in his career.
69 He 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).
70 Born 2:48 AM, EST.
71 Auditioned 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.
72 Shared an L.A. home with Kelly Preston when both were struggling actors.
73 At 43, he was voted sexiest male celebrity in a 'Naughty Forties' poll conducted for UK television station FX.
74 He has Irish, English, German, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and French Huguenot, roots.
75 He 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.
76 Son of actor and AMC host Nick Clooney and Nina Warren Clooney.
77 Rode a bicycle to get to auditions as a struggling actor.
78 Ranked #16 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
79 Was the second man, after Richard Gere, to make an appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine.
80 Shared an apartment with actor Thom Mathews during the early 1980s.
81 Heads his own film and television production company, Maysville Pictures.
82 His voice was dubbed for the singing moments in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
83 No. 3 of 10 Top Sexiest Men in People magazine. (2003)
84 Is the sixth actor to play Batman.
85 Ranked #29 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
86 He 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.
87 Was a pallbearer at the funeral of his late aunt, Rosemary Clooney.
88 One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002).
89 First cousin once removed of Gabi Ferrer.
90 Ex-son-in-law of Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten while he was married to Talia Balsam.
91 Frequently 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).
92 Ranked #27 on Premiere's 2002 Power 100 List.
93 Has stated in several interviews that he has suffered from bleeding stomach ulcers and is still on medication for stomach pain.
94 Good friends with actor Mark Wahlberg and Ben Weiss.
95 Reportedly 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."
96 Committed 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.
97 He 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)).
98 Coincidentally, 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.
99 Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
100 Owned a pet pig named Max, given to him by Kelly Preston, for eighteen years. Max died on December 1, 2006.
101 Educated at Northern Kentucky University.
102 Nephew of singer/actress Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney. Half-nephew of Gail Stone.
103 Uncle is the late actor José Ferrer.
104 Cousin 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.
105 Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." [1996]
106 Was voted "Best Dressed Male Television Star." [1997]
107 Was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine. [1997]
108 Waged war against the paparazzi by boycotting Entertainment Tonight (1981), the sister show of Hard Copy (1989), which had filmed Clooney without his permission.
109 He 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.
110 Tried out for a position on the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.
111 Best man at the wedding of Richard Kind.

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1 At 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.'
3 I 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.
9 I watch Batman & Robin (1997) from time to time. It's the worst movie I ever made, so it's a good lesson in humility.
10 When 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.
11 I 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.
12 It'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.
14 I'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.
18 That 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.
20 I 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]
21 When 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]
24 In 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.
25 I'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]
27 I'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]
29 The 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.
32 I 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.
33 If the movie makes money, I make money. If I don't, I've still made the movie I wanted to make.
34 I'd rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page!
35 I 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.
36 Here'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.
37 I 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?
38 I'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.
39 Had 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.
44 You 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.
45 We'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.
46 The 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.
47 I 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.
48 You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk.
49 Here 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.'
50 I 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.
51 Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties.
52 I'm the flavor of the month.
53 People 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.
54 I 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.
55 An 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.
58 It'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.
59 Steven [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.
60 I'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.
62 You 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.
63 See, 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.
64 Directors 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.
65 We'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.
66 I 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.
67 Directing is really exciting. In the end, it's more fun to be the painter than the paint.
68 Confessions 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.
69 Ninety percent of films are pretty mediocre, but they have a built-in audience and open on 3,000 screens.
70 It'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.
73 I 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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