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Career

FEATURE FILMS
2016
Acted in the role of Baird Whitlock Hail, Caesar
2016
Acted in the role of Lee Gates Money Monster
2015
Acted in the role of Frank Walker Tomorrowland
2014
Co-writer/Producer/Director and acted in the role of Frank Stokes Monuments Men
2013
Acted in the role of Matt Kowalsky Gravity
2011
Co-writer/Producter/Director and acted in the role of Governor Mike Morris The Ides of March
2011
Acted in the role of Matt King The Descendants
2010
Producer and acted in the role of Jack/Edward The American
2009
Acted in the role of Ryan Bingham Up in the Air
2009
Producer and acted in the role of Lyn Cassady The Men Who Stare at Goats
2009
Voice of Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox / Animated Feature Film
2008
Co-writer/Producer/Director and acted in the role of Jimmy "Dodge" Connelly Leatherheads
2008
Acted in the role of Harry Pfarrer Burn After Reading
2007
Acted as himself Darfur Now (Documentary)
2007
Executive Producer and acted in the role of Michael Clayton Michael Clayton
2007
Acted in the role of Danny Ocean Ocean's Thirteen
2006
Acted in the role of Jake Geismar The Good German
2005
Co-writer/Director and acted in the role of Fred Friendly Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
Executive Producer and acted in the role of Bob Barnes Syriana
2004
Acted in the role of Danny Ocean Ocean's Twelve
2003
Acted in the role of Miles Massey Intolerable Cruelty
2003
Acted in the role of Devlin Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2002
Director and acted in the role of CIA Officer Jim Byrd Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2002
Acted in the role of Chris Kelvin Solaris
2002
Executive Producer and acted in the role of Jerzy Welcome to Collinwood
2001
Acted in the role of Danny Ocean Ocean's Eleven
2001
Acted in the role of Devlin Spy Kids
2000
Acted in the role of Ulysses Everett McGill O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000
Acted in the role of Captain Billy 'Skip' Tyne The Perfect Storm
1999
Acted in the role of Major Archie Gates Three Kings
1999
Appeared as himself The Book that Wrote Itself
1999
Voice of Doctor Gouache (first voice role) South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut / Animated Feature Film
1998
Acted in the role of Captain Bosche The Thin Red Line
1998
Acted in the role of Jack Foley Out of Sight
1998
Appeared as himself Waiting for Woody (Short)
1997
Acted in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman Batman & Robin
1997
Acted in the role of Lt. Colonel Thomas Devoe The Peacemaker
1996
Acted in the role of Seth Gecko From Dusk till Dawn
1996
Acted in the role of Jack Taylor One Fine Day
1993
Acted in the role of lip-synching transvestite The Harvest
1992
Acted in the role of Mac Unbecoming Age
1989
Acted in the role of Remar Red Surf
1988
Acted in the role of Matt Stevens Return of the Killer Tomatoes
1987
Acted in the role of Oliver Return to Horror High
1987
Acted in unnamed role Grizzly II: The Predator
1987
Acted in the role of Major Bill Woods Combat Academy
FEATURE FILMS - PRODUCED
2015
Producer Our Brand Is Crisis
2013
Producer August: Osage County
2012
Producer Argo
2009
Executive Producer The Informant!
2009
Executive Producer Playground (Documentary)
2008
Executive Producer Tony (Short)
2007
Executive Producer and Narrator Sand and Sorrow (Documentary)
2007
Executive Producer Wind Chill
2006
Executive Producer A Scanner Darkly
2006
Executive Producer Pu-239
2005
Executive Producer Rumor Has It...
2005
Executive Producer The Big Empty (Short)
2005
Producer The Jacket
2004
Producer Criminal
2002
Executive Producer Far from Heaven
2002
Executive Producer Insomnia
2001
Executive Producer Rock Star
TELEVISION SERIES
2014
Acted in the role of Lord George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood Text Santa / Episode 1
19942009
Acted in the role of Dr. Doug Ross ER
1998
Acted in the role of Doctor #2 Murphy Brown / Episode: Never Can Say Goodbye: Part 2
1997
Sparky the Dog (voice) South Park / Episode: "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride"
Crazy Like a Fox / Episode: "Suitable for Framing"
1995
Acted in the role of Dr. Michael Mitchell Friends / Episode: "The One With Two Parts: Part Two"
19931994
Acted in the role of Detective James Falconer Sisters / 19 episodes
1993
Acted in the role of Bonnie's Fiancee The Building / Episode: "Pilot"
19921993
Acted in the role of Detective Ryan Walker Bodies of Evidence / 16 episodes
1992
Acted in the role of Rick Logan Jack's Place / Episode "Everything Old Is New Again"
19901992
Acted in the role of Chic Chesbro Sunset Beat / 2 episodes
1991
Acted in the role of Joe Baby Talk / 5 episodes
19881991
Acted in the role of Booker Brooks Roseanne / 11 episodes
1987
Acted in the role of Bobby Hopkins The Golden Girls / Episode: "To Catch A Neighbor"
1987
Acted in the role of Matthew Winfield Hunter / Episode: "Double Exposure"
1987
Acted in the role of Kip Howard / Episode: "No Laughing Murder" Murder, She Wrote
19851987
Acted in the role of George Burnett The Facts of Life / 17 episodes
1986
Acted in the role of Nick Miller Hotel / Episode: "Recriminations"
1986
Acted in the role of Rollo Moldonado Throb / Episode: "My Fair Punker Lady"
1985
Acted in the role of Kevin Stark Street Hawk / Episode: "A Second Self"
19841985
Acted in the role of Mark 'Ace' Kolmar E/R / 16 episodes
1984
Acted in the role of Lenny Colwell Riptide / Episode: "Where the Girls Are"
1978
Village Extra Centennial
TELEVISION FILMS
2014
Acted in the role of Lord George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood (segment "Downton Abbey") Text Santa 2014
2000
Executive Producer and acted in the role of Colonel Jack Grady Fail Safe
1993
Acted in the role of Kevin Shea Without Warning: Terror in the Towers
1991
Actor Rewrite for Murder
1990
Acted in the role of Rick Stepjack Knights of the Kitchen Table
1990
Acted in the role of Chic Chesbro Sunset Beat
1987
Acted in the role of Tom Bennett Bennett Brothers
1986
Acted in the role of Major Biff Woods Combat High
TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS
20102011
Executive Producer Memphis Beat / TV Series / 19 episodes
2010
Executive Producer Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief / TV Movie
2005
Executive Producer Unscripted / TV Series / 10 episodes
2003
Executive Producer K Street / TV Series / 10 episodes
1999
Executive Producer Kilroy / TV Movie

Accomplishments of note

2008
Named: United Nations Messenger of Peace United Nations / New York, New York USA Raised public awareness, and support for the United Nations peacekeeping efforts around the world
2005
Ranked: Number 1 on "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list TV Guide
2002
Ranked: #27 Power 100 List Premiere Magazine / New York, New York USA
Named: List of 100 Most Influential People Time Magazine / New York, New York USA Years: 2009; 2008; 2007 and 2006

Professional honors and awards

2015
Cecil B. DeMille Award Hollywood Foreign Press Association Outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment
2014
People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Duo: Gravity / Shared with Sandra Bullock
2013
OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture: Argo / Shared with Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov
2013
AFI Award American Film Institute, USA Movie of the Year: Argo / Shared with Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov
2013
Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA)
2013
PGA Award Producers Guild of America Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Argo / Shared with Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov
2013
The Academy Award - Oscar Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Motion Picture of the Year: Argo / Shared with Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck
2013
Golden Globe Award Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Motion Picture – Drama: Argo / Shared with Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov
2013
British Academy Film Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Best Film: Argo / Shared with Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck
2012
AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Screenplay: The Ides of March / Shared with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
2012
Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actor: The Descendants
2012
Jupiter Award Jupiter CINEMA und TV Spielfilm Best International Actor: The Ides of March
2012
Golden Globe Award Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: The Descendants
2011
NBR Award The National Board of Review, USA Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Actor of the Year: The Descendants
2011
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
Brian Award Venice Film Festival The Ides of March
2011
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Ensemble: The Descendants / Shared with Beau Bridges,Shailene Woodley,Matthew Lillard,Robert Forster and Judy Greer
2010
Bob Hope Humanitarian Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences In recognition of humanitarian work that has brought credit to the industry and whose deeds and actions have a lasting impact on society
2009
NBR Award The National Board of Review, USA Best Actor: Up in the Air / Tied with Morgan Freeman for Invictus
2009
Awards Circuit Community Awards - 2nd Place Awards Circuit.com Best Cast Ensemble: Up in the Air / Shared with Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga, Melanie Lynskey, Amy Morton, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Zach Galifianakis, Danny McBride, Sam Elliot)
2009
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2008
People's Choice Awards People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite on Screen Match-up: Ocean's Thirteen (with Brad Pitt)
2007
NBR Award The National Board of Review, USA Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2007
Sant Jordi Award RNE Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera): Good Night, and Good Luck
2007
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2007
Teen Choice Award Fox Television Network Choice Movie: Chemistry: Ocean's Thirteen
2006
WIRED Rave Award: WIRED Renegade WIRED Magazine With Mark Cuban, Jeff Skoll, Steven Soderbergh; The New Hollywood
2006
FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Foreign Film - English Language: Good Night, and Good Luck
2006
Paul Selvin Honorary Award Writers Guild of America, USA Script that best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2006
Golden Globe Award Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Syriana
2006
Freedom Award Broadcast Film Critics Association For writing and directing: Good Night, and Good Luck
2006
Literary Award PEN Center USA West Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2006
OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Original: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2006
ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Second Place - Best Original Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2006
OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2006
American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute In recognition of contributions to the art form
2006
OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2005
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Supporting Actor: Syriana
2005
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Director: Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
Golden Osella Venice Film Festival Best Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2005
Satellite Award International Press Academy Outstanding Screenplay, Original: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2005
Screen International Award European Film Academy and EFA Production Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
Bratislava International Film Festival Award Bratislava International Film Festival Best Director: Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Screenplay, Original: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2005
Capri Movie of the Year Award Capri, Hollywood Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
Human Rights Film Network Award - Special Mention Venice Film Festival Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
Pasinetti Award Venice Film Festival Competition: Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
Special Achievement Award International Press Academy Good Night, and Good Luck / For an "Auteur"
2005
FIPRESCI Prize Venice Film Festival Competition: Good Night, and Good Luck
2002
Special Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2001
Golden Globe Award Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000
Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster LLC Favorite Action Team: Three Kings / Shared with Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube
2000
Golden Camera Award HÖRZU Television Magazine Best International Actor
1999
Special Achievement Award Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble: The Thin Red Line / Shared with the entire cast
1999
Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG Award) Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: ER / Shared with Anthony Edwards,Laura Innes,Alex Kingston,Eriq La Salle,Julianna Margulies,Kellie Martin,Gloria Reuben and Noah Wyle
1998
Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG Award) Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: ER / Shared with Maria Bello, Anthony Edwards,Laura Innes,Alex Kingston,Eriq La Salle, Julianna Margulies,Gloria Reuben and Noah Wyle
1997
Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG Award) Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: ER / Shared with Anthony Edwards,Laura Innes,Eriq La Salle,Julianna Margulies,Gloria Reuben,Sherry Stringfield and Noah Wyle
1996
Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor: From Dusk Till Dawn
1996
MTV Movie Award MTV (Music Television) Best Breakthrough Performance: From Dusk Till Dawn
1996
Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG Award) Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: ER / Shared with Anthony Edwards,Eriq La Salle,Julianna Margulies,Gloria Reuben,Sherry Stringfield and Noah Wyle

Community

Community service

2010–present
Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) Co-founder with John Prendergast / Focus on human rights, civilian protection, and humanitarian response
2008–present
Not on Our Watch Los Angeles, California USA Member, Board of Directors / Focuses global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world
ONE Campaign Washington, District of Columbia USA Supporter / Takes action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa
Realizing the Dream Atlanta, Georgia USA Supporter / Continues the legacy and work of Dr. and Mrs. King in wiping out poverty and injustice
2012
American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) Los Angeles, California USA Appeared in fund raiser with Martin Sheen and Brad Pitt / Reenacted federal trail that overturned California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage
2012
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) New York, New York and Washington, District of Columbia USA Supporter / Creates a safe space in schools for children who are or may be perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual o
2010
Telethon: Hope for Haiti Now Developer with Wyclef Jean, Joel Gallen and MTV Networks / Raised funds for 7 non-profile organizations doing relief work in Haiti
2005
United Way of America Alexandria, Virginia USA At-large Board of Trustees member / Identify and resolve pressing community issues, and makes measurable changes in communities

Community honors and awards

2014
Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film The Monuments Men
2012
Chairman's Award Palm Springs International Film The Ides of March and The Descendants
2012
COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Ensemble: The Descendants / Shared with Shailene Woodley,Amara Miller,Nick Krause,Beau Bridges,Mary Birdsong,Rob Huebel,Robert Forster,Matthew Lillard andJudy Greer
2011
Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival
2011
NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
WAFCA Award The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association Best Actor: The Descendants
2011
BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Second Place - Best Actor: The Descendants
2010
Humanitarian Award Houston Film Critics Society
2010
COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2010
COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year: Up in the Air; The Men Who Stare at Goats; Fantastic Mr. Fox
2010
COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Ensemble: Up in the Air / Shared with Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick,Jason Bateman,Amy Morton,Melanie Lynskey,J.K. Simmons,Danny McBride,Zach Galifianakis and Sam Elliott
2009
WAFCA Award The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor: Up in the Air and Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009
SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role: Up in the Air
2009
OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Best Actor: Up in the Air
2009
KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Actor: Up in the Air
2008
Named United Nations Messenger of Peace United Nations Helped raise public awareness, and support for the United Nations peacekeeping efforts around the world
2007
SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2007
DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2007
Summit Peace Prize Award Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
2007
DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2007
OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2006
COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2006
Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2005
SLFCA Award Best Supporting Actor: Syriana
WAFCA Award The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Actor: Michael Clayton
2005
KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay, Original: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2005
DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Second Place - Best Director: Good Night, and Good Luck
2005
SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Best Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck / Shared with Grant Heslov
2005
Spirit of Independence Award Los Angeles Film Festival
2005
PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Director: Good Night, and Good Luck
1998
BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Second Place - Best Actor: Out of Sight
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Raised a strict Roman Catholic
Sports
Baseball and basketball
Avocation
Acting , writing, humanitarian and political activist
Hobbies
Card games, hanging with friends, listening to music, motorcycles, swimming, tennis and traveling

Education

Primary school
St. Susanna
Mason, Ohio USA
Secondary school
Augusta High School Augusta, Kentucky USA Class of 1979

Was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player

University
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio USA Attended briefly
University
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Kentucky USA Broadcast Journalism 19791981
Native language
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
May 6, 1961
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Lexington, Kentucky USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

2014–present
Amal Alamuddin
19891993
Talia Balsam

Parents

Father
Nicholas J. Clooney
Mother
Nina Bruce (Warren) Clooney

Grandparents

Father's father
Andrew Joseph CLOONEY, Jr. (1902-1974)
Father's mother
Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) Clooney (1909-1973)
Mother's father
Marvin Jackson WARREN (1910-1985)
Mother's mother
Dica Mae (Edwards) Warren (1918-2010)

Ancestry

Irish, German and English