George ClooneyGeorge Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Academy Awards; one for his acting and the other as a producer. He has been honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2015, the Honorary César in 2017, AFI Life Achievement Award in 2018, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2022.
Clooney started his career in television, gaining wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC medical drama ''ER'' from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He expanded to leading roles in films, with his breakthrough role in ''From Dusk till Dawn'' (1996). followed by superhero film ''Batman & Robin'' (1997), Steven Soderbergh's ''Out of Sight'' (1998), David O. Russell's ''Three Kings'', and the Coen brothers' ''O Brother, Where Art Thou?'' (2000). Greater stardom came from his starring role in Soderbergh's ''Oceans'' film series from 2001 to 2007.
Clooney made his directorial debut with the spy drama ''Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'' (2002), and has since directed the historical drama ''Good Night, and Good Luck'' (2005), the political drama ''The Ides of March'' (2011), the war film ''The Monuments Men'' (2014), and the science fiction film ''The Midnight Sky'' (2020). Clooney won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the thriller ''Syriana'' (2005), and earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller ''Michael Clayton'' (2007), and the comedy-dramas ''Up in the Air'' (2009) and ''The Descendants'' (2011). He received the Academy Award for Best Picture for co-producing the political thriller ''Argo'' (2012). He has also starred in ''Burn After Reading'' (2008), ''The American'' (2010), ''Gravity'' (2013), ''Hail, Caesar!'' (2016), and ''Ticket to Paradise'' (2022).
As of 2022, Clooney is one of three people to have been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a position shared with Walt Disney. Clooney was included on ''Time'' annual Time 100 list, which identifies the most influential people in the world, every year from 2006 to 2009. He is also noted for his political and economic activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since 2008. Clooney is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is married to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Outside of acting, Clooney is known for cofounding Casamigos tequila, which was one of the best-selling spirits of 2022. Provided by Wikipedia
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