Trivia for the Oscar and Golden Globe-Winning Actor George Clooney
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Trivia for the Oscar and Golden Globe-Winning Actor George Clooney

Trivia for actor George Clooney, his Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and winnings, personal life, movies, other roles and more.
  1. George Clooney was born in 1961 in Kentucky.
  2. He stands at 1.80 cm (5’11”).
  3. He has been appearing on the screen since 1978 (excluding his appearances on his father’s show).
  4. He was once married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993.
  5. He’s famous for being a bachelor.
  6. Clooney’s uncle was also an actor.
  7. His celebrity friends include Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg and Nicole Kidman.
  8. Andre Zeller of Desperate Housewives (Susan’s grumpy art teacher) and Crossing Jordan’s Garret (Jordan’s boss), Miguel Ferrer is George Clooney’s cousin.
  9. Just like Mel Gibson, he thinks directing is more fun than acting.
  10. He has directed and co-starred in the movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind starring Sam Rockwell and Drew Barrymore.
  11. At this year’s Golden Globes he won the award for Best Actor in the drama category for his performance in the drama The Descendants. He was also nominated the same year in two other categories-Best Film and Best Screenplay for the movie The Ides of March. He starred in, directed and co-wrote it.
  12.  He has been nominated for Oscar 5 times, not including his possible nominations at this year’s academy awards.  Out of those 5 nominations, he won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Syriana. He was also nominated for Best Actor for his roles in Up in the Air and in Michael Clayton, and for Best Screenplay and Best Director for the movie Good Night and Good Luck.
  13. Some of his movie co-stars are Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Jason Bateman, Jessica Kendricks, Vera Farmiga, Andy Garcia, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfieffer, Nicole Kidman, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Ehle, Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei.  
  14. Before making it as a huge movie star, he starred and guest-starred in numerous TV series, but his best known TV role is the one in E/R.
  15. He guest-starred in an episode of Friends as a hot doctor who scored a double-date with his best friend. Their dates would be Monica (Courteney Cox) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), although things went out of hand when Rachel had to lie on her insurance form at the hospital and said her name was Monica. Monica got scared of getting caught, and their anger towards each other ruined a perfectly good date. That, and pretending to be each other and pointing out each other’s worst sides.
  16. His best known movie role is the Ocean’s series where he starred with an ensemble cast for three movies in a row: Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. His character’s name was Danny Ocean.

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Resources: imdb.com

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Comments (3)

George Clooney is a very talented and versatile actor. Very interesting trivia although movie trivia is more my ex-wife's thing than mine.

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Ha ha. Actually, I just posted a post on my blog saying that I find him a bit overrated. I like him, but I just don't see his diversity. I think I am disappointed with the academy for ignoring Gary Oldman and not having given an Oscar to Ralph Fiennes yet:)

Thanks, voted. : )

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