His father, Nick Clooney , is a former anchorman and television host, including five years on the AMC network. Susanna School in Mason, where he served as an altar boy. The Clooneys moved back to Kentucky when George was midway through the seventh grade. The malady went away within a year. In an interview with Larry King , he stated that "yes, it goes away. It takes about nine months to go away. It was the first year of high school, which was a bad time for having half your face paralyzed.
And I think that's an important part of being famous. The practical jokes have to be aimed at you. He has stated that he earned all As and a B in school,  and played baseball and basketball. He tried out to play professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in , but he did not pass the first round of player cuts and was not offered a contract. Michener and was partly filmed in Clooney's hometown of Augusta, Kentucky. His first prominent role was a semi-regular supporting role in the sitcom Roseanne , playing Roseanne Barr 's supervisor Booker Brooks, followed by the role of a construction worker on Baby Talk , a co-starring role on the CBS drama Bodies of Evidence as Detective Ryan Walker, and then a year-long turn as Det.
James Falconer on Sisters. In , Clooney played a role in the comedy-horror film Return of the Killer Tomatoes. After leaving the series in , he made a cameo appearance in the 6th season and returned for a guest spot in the show's final season.
His first major Hollywood role was in the horror comedy-crime thriller From Dusk till Dawn , directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-starring Harvey Keitel. In , he teamed up with Soderbergh again for the heist comedy Ocean's Eleven , a remake of the s Rat Pack film of the same name , with Clooney playing Danny Ocean, originally portrayed by Frank Sinatra.
Clooney made his directorial debut in the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , based on the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris. Though the film did not do well at the box office, critics stated that Clooney's directing showed promise. Clooney suffered an accident on the set of Syriana, one which caused a brain injury with complications from a punctured dura. Murrow 's famous war of words with Senator Joseph McCarthy.
He won the Oscar for his role in Syriana. In October , Clooney received the American Cinematheque Award , which honors someone in the entertainment industry who has made "a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures".
Later that year, he directed his third film, Leatherheads , in which he also starred. On April 4, , Variety reported that Clooney had quietly resigned from the Writers Guild of America over a dispute concerning Leatherheads.
Clooney, who is the director, producer, and star of the film, claimed that he had contributed in writing "all but two scenes" of it, and requested a writing credit alongside Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly , who had worked on the screenplay for 17 years.
Clooney lost an arbitration vote 2—1, and withdrew from the union over the decision. He became a " financial core status" non-member, meaning he no longer has voting rights, and cannot run for office or attend membership meetings, according to the WGA's constitution. Also in November , he voiced Mr.
Fox in Wes Anderson 's animated feature Fantastic Mr. The same year, Clooney starred in the comedy-drama Up in the Air , which was initially given limited release, and then wide-released on December 25, Clooney played the lead role, and was a producer of the film. He is the only person in Academy Award history to be nominated for Oscars in six different categories: Osage County , an adaptation of the play of the same name.
The film stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. Clooney portrayed Baird Whitlock, a Robert Taylor -type film star who is kidnapped during the production of a film.
Josh Brolin co-starred as fixer Eddie Mannix. Our opponents are going to resort to car bombs and suicide attacks because they have no other way to win I believe [ Donald Rumsfeld ] thinks this is a war that can be won, but there is no such thing anymore.
We can't beat anyone anymore. GLSEN works to create a safe space in schools for children who are or may be perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Clooney has advocated a resolution of the Darfur conflict.
In April , he spent ten days in Chad and Sudan with his father to make the TV special "A Journey to Darfur" reflecting the situation of Darfur's refugees, and advocated for action. In his acceptance speech, Clooney said that "Don and I The simple truth is that when it comes to the atrocities in Darfur SSP aims to monitor armed activity for signs of renewed civil war between Sudan and South Sudan, and to detect and deter mass atrocities along the border regions there.
President Omar al-Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide , is escalating bombing and food aid obstruction in Darfur, and he now threatens the entire north-south peace process International support should be sought immediately for denying debt relief , expanding the ICC indictments, diplomatically isolating the regime, suspending all non-humanitarian aid, obstructing state-controlled bank transactions and freezing accounts holding oil wealth diverted by senior regime officials.
He is one of the chief associates of the Lives Initiative, a project which aims to remember the lives lost during the event. He called the paper "the worst kind of tabloid. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers.
He purchased the 7,square-foot The driver of the car reported that Clooney attempted to pass him on the right,  while Clooney said that the driver signaled left and then decided to make an abrupt right turn and clipped his motorcycle. On October 9, , more than two dozen staff at Palisades Medical Center were suspended without pay for looking at Clooney's medical records in violation of federal law.
Clooney was caricatured in the American Dad! The movie was released on DVD in November Best Lead Actor and Best Cast. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.