Biography of George Clooney | Director and Actor.

(George Timothy Clooney;) Lexington, Kentucky, 1961) American film director and Actor. Popular thanks to the TV series ER, its stylish appeal and variety of their records as an actor enabled him to develop since the 90's an ascending career. His first achievements as independent director, on the other hand, have highlighted its social and political concerns.

George Clooney
Raised in a family of artists (was nephew of actor José Ferrer), being still a child he moved with his family to Cincinnati and then felt attraction to cameras; He made his first television appearance at age five in a show presenting his father, Nick Clooney. He studied drama at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and to devote himself fully to the interpretation had to give up being a professional baseball player, rejecting an offer from the Cincinnati Reds.
Against what they believed his father, who advised him to not devote himself to the art world, he worked the summer of his 21 years in a coffee plantation, where gathered the money that you would move to Los Angeles to try his luck as an actor. After a difficult debut, he managed to take part in a feature film along with Charlie Sheen, although the film did not reach the production stage and remained unpublished.
For ten years he devoted himself almost exclusively to television, with little success. But since 1994 and until 1999 he played Dr. Douglas Ross on the series ER, one of the great successes of the television of the United States, and ended up becoming a star in the middle. Clooney was nominated several times to the Emmy and Golden Globe, and the series received the prize for the best interpretation of a set of Screen Actor completo Guild, the Association of United States actors.
His acting career progressed dramatically in a very short time and their roles in the film changed radically. Open until dawn (1996), Robert Rodríguez, was their first success on the big screen. In it, Clooney and Quentin Tarantino (author of the screenplay and executive producer) interpreted two murderous brothers in flight to Mexico.
Considered by all kinds of publications and surveys as one of the most attractive men of the screen, your romantic side in the comedy exploited an unforgettable day (1996), Michael Hoffman, along with Michelle Pfeiffer. He was chosen for the role of Batman in the blockbuster Batman and Robin (1997), Joel Schumacher, with what became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. After being filmed in secret and appear in the program of TV Entertainment Tonight without his permission, he began a long personal and legal battle against the tabloid press.
The peacemaker (1997), Mimi Leder, he played a military rebel paired with Nicole Kidman, and in a very dangerous affair (1998), by Steven Soderbergh, shared center stage with Jennifer López. In this latest Clooney gave life to a bank robber who has a strange love story with the federal agent who pursues him. Based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, it was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay. In three kings (1999), David Russell, she played an American soldier travelled to the Iraqi desert during the Gulf war.
Clooney strengthened his successful career with two new movies released in the year 2000. In the first one, the perfect storm of Wolfgang Petersen, the actor is enlisted in a classic film of adventures with manicured special effects which was a worldwide box office hit. The second, or brother, is a particular version of Bröderna Cohen of the Ulysses of Homer in the deep South of the United States, where Clooney plays the ringleader of a particular gang of inmates fleeing a Mississippi prison.
In 2002 participated in two new projects, Welcome to Colinwood and (again under the command of Soderbergh) Solaris. He returned to work in 2003 with the Coen brothers to embroider an extraordinary role in intolerable cruelty. In 2004, he starred in Ocean's twelve, second part of Ocean's eleven which was not as successful as the first.

With Brad Pitt in Ocean's eleven (2001) and with
Catherine Zeta-Jones in intolerable cruelty (2003)
The debut of Clooney as independent director immediately placed him among the most prominent Hollywood liberal sector. With only two films, confessions of a dangerous mind (2002) and good night and good luck (2005), his work behind the camera has earned the best reviews and has opened the debate on the issues that dominate the current landscape of the planet: the war over oil, famines, the instrumentalization of fear and other pulsating current affairs. Good night and good luck asked in the "witch hunt" of Senator McCarthy through the journalist who was able to deal with it, Ed Murrow.
Also in 2005, she starred in Syrianna, a film about shady oil dealings. Golden Globe and Oscar received in 2006 as best supporting actor for his role of disenchanted in SyrianaCIA agent, as well as nominations for an Oscar in the categories of best director and best screenplay for his film good night and good luck, corroborated his capacity to work at the highest level before and behind the cameras.
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