George Clooney

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George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. 


George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He has received three Golden Globe Awards and two Oscars, one for his role in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). In 2018 he received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Before Fame

Clooney attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981, majoring in television journalism, and briefly attended the University of Cincinnati very briefly, but did not graduate from either. He earned money selling women’s shoes, door-to-door insurance, storage shelves, construction work, and tobacco cutting.


Clooney’s first role was as an add-on in the 1978 Centennial television miniseries, which was based on the James A. Michener and was partially shot in Clooney’s hometown of Augusta, Kentucky.

Family Life

Clooney was first married to the American actress Talia Balsam. That union was short lived, and Clooney vowed never to get married or have children again.

Associated With

An outspoken liberal, Clooney has been a frequent target of right-wing politicians and personalities, including FOX News’s Bill O’Reilly.