George Clooney is an actor, screenwriter, producer and director, most notably known in ER (1994), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), and The Descendants (2011). He was born on May 6th, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky to Nick Clooney and Nina Clooney. His father was anchorman and game show host during the late 1990s.His family was heavily involved in the entertainment business; He is related to Rosemary Clooney, a cabaret singer and actress. His cousins, Miguel and Rafael Ferrer are also Hollywood actors. He moved a lot during his early childhood years but returned back to Kentucky when he was in the seventh grade. He started out as an extra for the mini-series Centennial (1978-79). This show was filmed in his hometown and gave him a great start into the film world. In 1984 he auditioned to for his first role, E/R not to be confused for ER (hospital drama). He later moved to LA to work on The Facts of Life, Roseanne, Baby Talk, Bodies of Evidence, and Sisters.
Clooney drew attention to himself by playing the role of Dr. Doug Ross in NBC’s medical drama, ER which he was on from 1994-1999. He received two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in 1995 and 1996. He was also nominated for three Golden Globes for Best Actor.After he left the ER, he began working with Steven Soderbergh with Out of Sight (1998). As a producer, he won Best Picture for Argo (2012). His later work includes, Gravity (2013), The Monuments Men (2014), Tomorrowland (2015), and Money Monster (2016).
The Coen brothers were impressed with his performance in Out of Sight and casted him for the role of Ulysses Everett in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He received a Golden Globe for Best Actor for that film. He has also acted in several of their films with Intolerable cruelty (2003), Burn After Reading (2008), and Hail, Caesar! (2016). The Coen brothers like to typecast him for the slow character. He is currently working on directing a script from the Coen brothers called Suburbicon.In an interview with Variety, he says he enjoys working with the Coen brothers because they are great writers and imaginative directors and they’re also hilarious. He likes that their scripts are written with specific tones.