Believe it or not, George Clooney’s acting career got off to a rather slow start in the 1980s, where, despite his mesmerizing good looks, he was limited to bit parts in sitcoms like ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Roseanne.’ However, he finally made his breakthrough when he was cast as Dr. Ross in ‘ER,’ and what a breakthrough it was. He earned several Emmy nominations during his four-season run, and became a familiar face in the fantasies of ladies everywhere. He left the show to pursue a film career, which got off to a rocky start in 1997 with his portrayal of the infamous nipple-suit version of Batman in the widely condemned ‘Batman & Robin.’ But Clooney simultaneously redeemed himself and earned some serious film cred when he starred films like the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ series and ventured into directing with his Oscar-nominated ‘Good Night, and Good Luck.’ The dreamy-eyed silver fox continues to impress audiences with his film performances, as well as his writing and producing talents.
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. For his work as an actor, he has received three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Clooney is also noted for his political activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. Though he made his acting debut on television in 1978, Clooney gained fame and recognition by portraying Dr. Douglas 'Doug' Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. While working on ER, he started attracting a variety of leading roles in films including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), in which he first teamed with long-term collaborator Steven Soderbergh. 1999 saw the release of Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War featuring Clooney in another lead role.
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