About George Clooney

It would be no surprise to find a picture of George Clooney next to the definition of sexy in the dictionary. In addition to being named the "Sexiest Man Alive," twice; George was voted "Most Eligible Bachelor" by People Magazine, in 2001. However, there is more to George than his charm and sex appeal. In 2008, he was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He was ranked number 13 on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood, in 2007, also.

George ClooneyOn May 6, 1961, one very fine day, George Timothy Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. This gorgeous hunk comes by his handsome appearance naturally. For years, his father, famous broadcaster and award winning journalist, Nick Clooney had almost every woman in the greater Cincinnati viewing area addicted to the local news. Women across the nation tuned in to see Nick hosting American Movie Classics for several years, also. Nina Bruce Warren Clooney, George's mother, is a former beauty queen, as well. In fact, Nick was the pageant emcee when Nina was crowned first runner up for Miss Kentucky. It must have been love at first sight; they were married in 1959.

Nick Clooney's great grandparents, Nicholas Clooney and Bridget Byron, immigrated to America from Ireland. George and his older sister, Ada, had a strict Roman Catholic upbringing. They attended Catholic schools in Kentucky and Ohio. As a boy, George was taunted when he suffered from a short bout with Bells Palsy. Later, George was a student at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati, but did not earn a degree. George dreamed of being a major league baseball player. He tried out for the Reds and didn't make the cut. Then, he had several odd jobs before deciding to focus on an acting career.

The late, very talented Rosemary Clooney was George's aunt. Rosemary was married to Academy Award winner, Jose Ferrer. Two of George's cousins, Raphael and Miguel, are actors. Miguel Ferrer has played many roles including "Dr. Garret Macy" in the television series, Crossing Jordan. The Clooney clan is blessed with more than stunning good looks and impressive, performing talents. They have plenty of "smarts" and compassionate hearts, as well. Some might describe George as a "bleeding heart - liberal."

George Clooney has been actively seeking a resolution to the ongoing crisis in Darfur. Nick and George have been advocates for action since 2006. In January, George contracted malaria while visiting Sudan. This was the second case of malaria for George. Fortunately, he has fully recovered. Previously, George's efforts helped provide aid to families of 9/11 victims. Also, he was responsible for the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon in January, 2010. Through the years, he has organized a number of fundraisers and initiated several humanitarian foundations and programs. On January 18, 2008, he was appointed "Messenger of Peace" by the United Nations. Although his father ran, unsuccessfully, for Congress in Kentucky, George states he will not seek an elected political office.

George ClooneyHis list of television and screen credits is quite extensive. Prior to his "break out" role on the highly acclaimed, dramatic television series ER, George appeared in numerous TV sitcoms and commercials. He was cast in reoccurring roles on The Facts of Life, Roseanne, Sisters, and Bodies of Evidence. He was a detective on an episode of "The Golden Girls" and a doctor on an episode of "Friends," also. There were many other bit parts and roles in failed television pilots. In 1994, he landed the career changing role as "Dr. Doug Ross" on ER. In 1999, he left the series to pursue his filmmaking career.

With his freshly earned recognition and stardom, George began to receive many attractive movie offers. From Dusk til Dawn, The Peacemaker, Full Tilt Boogie, and One Fine Day are of some his early films. In 1997, George starred in Batman & Robin. Out of Sight, Three Kings, and The Perfect Storm preceded his charismatic performance in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Playing the part of Danny Ocean, Clooney joined an all star cast in "Ocean's Eleven," in 2001. George decided to expand his horizons and venture into the fields of writing, directing, and producing. Kilroy, Fail Safe, Welcome to Collinwood, Far from Heaven, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Syriana, Rumor Has It, Michael Clayton, Leatherheads, and The Men Who Stare at Goats are some of his more successful ventures. Presently, fans anxiously await the opening of "The Ides of March."

To the dismay of enamored women everywhere, George Clooney has been romantically involved with Elisabetta Canalis, a beautiful Italian model, since 2009. They live together in his villa on Lake Como in Italy. In addition to pretty women, George loves family, friends, beer, motorcycles, and a good party.

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