120+ Interesting Facts about the [Lead Actor of the famous movies 'GRAVITY' and 'THREE KINGS' (GEORGE CLOONEY) ] with net worth of $500 million from his personal life journey

120+ Interesting Facts about the [Lead Actor of the famous movies 'GRAVITY' and 'THREE KINGS' (GEORGE CLOONEY) ] with net worth of $500 million from his personal life journey

120+ Interesting Facts about the [Lead Actor of the famous movies 'GRAVITY' and 'THREE KINGS' (GEORGE CLOONEY) ] with net worth of $500 million from his personal life journey
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 George Timothy Clooney

Name of Profession

 Actor, Director, Producer, Screen Writer

Birth Place

 Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.

Date of Birth

 6 May, 1961


 Northern Kentucky University (History and Politics)

University of Cincinnati (History and Politics)

Net Worth

 500 million dollar


 1. Gravity (2013)

2. Three Kings (1999)

3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 

4. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

5. Out of Sight (1998)

6. Michael Clayton (2007)

7. Up in the Air (2009)

8. The Descendants (2011)

9. Hall, Caesar! (2016)

10. The Ideas of March (2011)

11. Argo (2012)




 1. Academy Awards (USA), Oscar , Best Motion Picture of the Year (Argo)

2.  Academy Awards (USA), Oscar , Best Supporting Actor (Syriana)

3. Prime Time Emmy Awards (Bob Hope Humanitarian Award)

4. BAFTA Films Awards, Best Film (Argo)

5. AACTA International Awards, Best Screenplay ( The Ideas of March)

6. AARP Grownups Awards, Career Achievement Award

7. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (USA), Best Actor (From Dusk Till Dawn)

8. BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards, Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award Excellence in Film

9. Blockbuster Entertainments Awards, Favorite Action Team (Three Kings)

10. Bratislava International Film Festival, Best Director (Good Night, and Good Luck)



                       GEORGE CLOONEY'S FAMILY


 Talia Balsam (1989-1993)

Amal Clooney (m 2014-present)


 Nick Clooney

Nina Bruce Warren


 Alexander Clooney

Ella Clooney


Betty Clooney (Aunt)
Tessa Ferrer (Cousin)
Rosemary Clooney (Aunt)
Miguel Ferrer (Cousin)
Adelia Clooney (Sibling)

1. Best man at the wedding of Richard Kind.

2. Tried out for a position on the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.

3. During the 1990s, Clooney often publicly asserted that he would never get remarried or have any children, but Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman both bet $10,000 each that he would be a father before he turned 40. They were both wrong, and each sent him a check. He returned the money, betting double or nothing that he wouldn't have kids by age 50. At age 53, he broke his vows to never marry again when he wed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) in 2014. In early 2017, news broke that the couple were pregnant with twins.

4. Waged war against the paparazzi by boycotting Entertainment Tonight (1981), the sister show of Hard Copy (1989), which had filmed Clooney without his permission.

5. Was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine. [1997]

6. Was voted "Best Dressed Male Television Star". [1997]

7. Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World". [1996]

8 .Cousin of Miguel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, Gabriel Ferrer, Monsita Ferrer, Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock, Carlos Campo, Cathi Campo, Cari Leary and Cristina Stretz. Half-cousin of Mica Darley. Cousin-in-law of Debby Boone and Terry Botwick.

9. Uncle is Academy Award winner José Ferrer.

10. Nephew of singer/actress Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney. Half-nephew of Gail Stone.

11. Attended and graduated from Augusta High School in Augusta, Kentucky.

12. Attended Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

13. Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.

14. Coincidentally, his first steady TV role was in the medical sitcom E/R (1984) that was based in Chicago and co-starred Elliott Gould, Mary McDonnell and Jason Alexander. Ten years later, it would take another TV series ER (1994) (also based in Chicago) to finally launch him into the galaxy of super-stardom.

15. He was talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell's very first guest when her TV show debuted (The Rosie O'Donnell Show: Episode #1.1 (1996)) and Stephen Colbert's first in September 2015 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: George Clooney/Governor Jeb Bush/Mavis Staples & Friends (2015).

16. Committed to O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) before even reading a script, because of his wish to work with the Coen brothers. He even accepted a significantly lower salary than usual.

17. Reportedly got into a fistfight with Three Kings (1999) director David O. Russell on the set. Russell had shouted and derided a few extras out of frustration and Clooney didn't appreciate this. Russell has since said, "I wouldn't make another George Clooney movie if they paid me $20 million.".

18. Owned a pet pig named Max, given to him by Kelly Preston, for eighteen years. Max died on December 1, 2006.

19. Has stated in several interviews that he has suffered from bleeding stomach ulcers and is still on medication for stomach pain.

20. Ranked #27 on Premiere magazine's 2002 Power 100 List.

21. Frequently stars in so-called "heist movies" that revolve around some type of robbery: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Out of Sight (1998), Three Kings (1999), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).

22. Ex-son-in-law of Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten while he was married to Talia Balsam.

23. First cousin once removed of Gabi Ferrer.

24. Was voted one of People magazine's Top 50 Bachelors. [2002]

25. Was a pallbearer at the funeral of his late aunt, Rosemary Clooney.

26. He got his start in a movie starring his cousin, Miguel Ferrer. Later, after Clooney had established himself on ER (1994), Ferrer made a guest appearance on the very first show. George's aunt, Rosemary Clooney, made guest appearances on two shows the first month ER (1994) aired.

27. Ranked #29 in Premiere magazine's 2003 annual Power 100 List.

28. Ranked #3 of 10 Top Sexiest Men in People magazine. [2003]

29. His voice was dubbed for the singing moments in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).

30. Heads his own film and television production company, Maysville Pictures.

31. Shared an apartment with actor Thom Mathews during the early 1980s.

32. Was the second man, after Richard Gere, to make an appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine.

33. Ranked #16 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties".

34. Rode a bicycle to get to auditions as a struggling actor.

35. Son of actor and AMC host Nick Clooney and Nina Warren Clooney.

36. He loves the sitcom South Park (1997). He got a hold of Trey Parker, the creator of the series, and asked for a role in an episode. He was given the role of "Sparky", the gay dog, which involved little more than panting and yelping. However, when it was time for South Park to go to the big screen, Clooney got a full speaking role, as an ER surgeon.

37. He has Irish, English, German, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Welsh, and French Huguenot, roots.

38. At age 43, he was voted sexiest male celebrity in a 'Naughty Forties' poll conducted for UK television station FX.

39. Shared an L.A. home with Kelly Preston when both were struggling actors.

40. Auditioned five times for Ridley Scott for the role of J.D. in Thelma & Louise (1991), a role that ultimately went to future friend Brad Pitt and catapulted Pitt to super-stardom.

41. He loves beer. He does voiceovers for Budweiser TV commercials and allegedly had a beer keg installed in his dressing room during filming of Ocean's Eleven (2001).

42. Resided in a friend's closet while struggling as an actor in Los Angeles, early in his career.

43. Is a huge fan of the basketball team Dallas Mavericks.

44. He and his Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Ocean's Twelve (2004) co-stars, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Elliott Gould, and Bruce Willis who did a cameo in Ocean's Twelve as himself, all have guest-starred on the sitcom Friends (1994), though not in the same episodes.

45. Received the first "Spirit of Independence Award" of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Find Independent (FIND). [June 2005]

46. Appears on the cover of the first Men's Vogue magazine. [2005]

47. In October 2005, after an accident on the set of his movie Syriana (2005), he suffered from back pain, bad headaches, and memory loss. After several spine surgeries, he fully recovered.

48. Sought the role of Jack Cole in Sideways (2004). However, the film's director, Alexander Payne, felt that he was too big a star, and turned him down in favor of Thomas Haden Church.

49. Owns a villa in Laglio at Lake Como, Italy, where he resides several months of the year.

50. In winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Syriana (2005), he becomes the second generation of his family to win an Oscar. His uncle, José Ferrer, won a Best Actor Oscar for playing in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Also appearing in Syriana (2005) was Christopher Plummer, who once played Christian to Ferrer's Cyrano in a subsequent production, and later succeeded Ferrer as Cyrano as well.

51. Is the first actor who played Batman (in Batman & Robin (1997) to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana (2005)). Five years later, Christian Bale won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter (2010).

52. Frequently involves himself in projects involving the "Golden Age" of television. For example, he produced and starred in Fail Safe (2000), a throwback to the live television plays of the 1950s and 1960s; he directed and appeared in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), a movie about Chuck Barris' career in early game shows; and he directed, wrote, and appeared in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), a movie about Edward R. Murrow's battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy.

53 .Ranked #21 on Premiere magazine's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #43 in 2005.

54. Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006), which went to Nicolas Cage.

55. As of 2006, he is the only regular cast member from ER (1994) to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana (2005)).

56. Was originally to star in Jack Frost (1998) but chose to do Batman & Robin (1997) instead. His role went to Michael Keaton, who had previously starred as Batman in Batman (1989) and in Batman Returns (1992).

57. Played a gangster in seven movies: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Out of Sight (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Welcome to Collinwood (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

58. In August 2006, he and his producing partner Steven Soderbergh decided to close down their Section Eight production company after a six-year working partnership. Soon after, he and Grant Heslov founded their production company, Smokehouse Pictures.

59. He auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs (1992), but was turned down. The role instead went to Michael Madsen.

60. Was voted People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive". [2006]

61. From 1996-2003, stuntman Brad Martin served as Clooney's personal stunt double.

62. Suffered from Bell's palsy for a time while he was in high school.

63. His famous "Roman haircut" was actually an accident. While filming From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), he wanted to make his character Seth Gecko look really crazy with a chopped off hairstyle. But the haircut became popular and turned into a positive.

64. In December 2006, he traveled to China and Egypt to make a personal plea to Chinese and Egyptian officials to use their ties with the Sudanese government to help stop the violence in the Darfur region.

65. He was considered for the role of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four (2005), which went to Ioan Gruffudd.

66. In 2006, his The Peacemaker (1997) co-star Nicole Kidman presented him his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

67. Was voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People magazine. [2001]

68. Clooney grew up working in tobacco fields. In his late teens, he took up smoking and continued to do so through his late 20's. A decision he regrets and has discussed in numerous interviews. He finally decided to quit when his favorite Uncle died after a long battle with lung cancer. Clooney's parents were non-smokers, although many of his Aunts and Uncles smoked.

69. In September 2006, he addressed the United Nations Security Council, urging this to act over Darfur.

70. Helped celebrate a plan to rebuild a hospital in hurricane-devastated Louisiana alongside former President George Bush. The pair appeared outside the courthouse in Cameron Parish, the only surviving building in the town following Hurricane Rita. Bush presented local officials with a check for $2 million from the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund. The money will help run South Cameron Memorial Hospital once it has been rebuilt. Former ER (1994) star Clooney quipped, "There is good news in all of this, which is that when the hospital gets up and running, I will not be doing any of the medical procedures" (20 December 2006).

71. In 2007, he was ranked #13 on Entertainment Weekly's 'The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood'.

72. In 2007, Forbes magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $25 million.

73. Supported Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.

74. Turned down two roles which went to Kevin Kline: Artemus Gordon in Wild Wild West (1999) and Guy Noir in A Prairie Home Companion (2006).

75. In 2007, he and his girlfriend, Sarah Larson, had an accident while riding a motorcycle. She broke some toes, and Clooney broke a rib.

76. Merited a place in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section) with a tribute written by Roseanne Barr (Issue May 12, 2008).

77. His palatial estate "Villa Oleandra" in Laglio overlooking Italy's Lake Como comprises 15 rooms, a wine cellar, and a master bedroom suite atop three floors. In his garage, Clooney keeps his collection of Piaggio motorbikes. Docked at his pier is a Colombo classic powerboat. Previously owned by philanthropist Drue Heinz, the former mother-in-law of Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of US Secretary of State John Kerry, Clooney discovered the property when the was tossed from his Harley-Davidson motorcycle near the gates of the villa while touring the region in 2001. He purchased the estate for a reported EUR11.7 million in 2002.

78. In April 2008, he quit the WGA after the union turned down his wish to be credited as a co-writer for Leatherheads (2008). He felt that he was let down by the union.

79. His favorite song is "Destination Moon" by Dinah Washington.

80. Good friends with Mark Wahlberg and Ben Weiss. Friends with Rande Gerber.

81. On the DVD commentary for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney says that shortly after he met Grant Heslov in 1982, Heslov loaned Clooney $200.00 to buy his first set of headshots, and they have been friends ever since (and later writing and producing partners).

82. His production company, Section Eight Productions, is named after Jamie Farr's M*A*S*H (1972) character Maxwell Q. Klinger (Klinger tried to get out of the army via a section 8).

83. Currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

84. He is known for his self-mocking sense of humor. The creators of South Park (1997) spoofed his Oscar acceptance speech in a South Park episode, and his political views in Team America: World Police (2004). Clooney commented that he would have been really disappointed, had he not been spoofed in the latter.

85. Has an older sister named Adelia "Ada" Clooney Zeidler. She married the late Norman Monroe Zeidler, an artist and U.S. Army captain, who died of a heart attack in 2004. They have two children, Allison and Nick, who (until the 2017 birth of Amal and George Clooney's twins) were the only grandchildren of Nina Clooney and Nick Clooney.

86. Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine four times: March '95, October '97, November '98 (with Harrison Ford and Chris Rock) and January '03.

87. His role as Danny Ocean in the Ocean's Eleven (2001) trilogy was parodied on Robot Chicken (2001), and the character was voiced by his cousin Miguel Ferrer.

88. Three of the films he has directed are concerned with jobs held by himself or his father. Nick Clooney was a news anchor, and Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) is about television reporters. Nick later ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress. George plays a man running for President in The Ides of March (2011). Leatherheads (2008) was about college football. Before becoming an actor, George pursued a career as a professional athlete.

89. Was in a relationship with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis (2009-2011).

90. Was in a relationship with Stacy Keibler (2011-2013).

91. During the 2012 Newsweek Magazine Oscar roundtable, Clooney told a story about working for the women's shoe department of a Cincinnati, Ohio, department store in 1979. He said that it was fashionable at that time for some women to have their fourth toe surgically removed so that they could more easily fit into tight pumps and heels. He came to know which women had had this procedure done, and he always tried to pass those customers of onto his co-workers, since he found the sight of the deliberately missing toe so disturbing.

92. He and his father, Nick Clooney, were arrested, on March 16, 2012, for participating in a staged protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

93. Is supporting President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, and hosted a fundraiser for the President at his home on May 10, 2012. A record $15 million in contributions was raised.

94. Has been friends with Sandra Bullock for around 25 years. They appear in a movie together for the first time in Gravity (2013).

95. Suffers from a form of malaria that surfaces from time to time; he has to live with this for the rest of his life.

96. Directed one Oscar nominated performance: David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005).

97. On January 31, 2008, he was appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

98. In 2002, he made a controversial joke about Charlton Heston getting Alzheimer's disease; for which he refused to apologize.

99. As of 2014, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Thin Red Line (1998), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009), The Descendants (2011) and Gravity (2013), and produced the Oscar winning Argo (2012). He was nominated for Best Actor for Michael Clayton, Up in the Air and The Descendants, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck. Thus, he joins Orson Welles and Warren Beatty in being nominated for producing, directing, writing and lead acting in an Oscar Best Picture nominee, but did this for different films.

100. He and his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, have both shared a role with their respective fathers. Nick Clooney plays the aged version of George's character in The Monuments Men (2014). Miguel Ferrer played the younger version of José Ferrer's character on the series episode, Magnum, P.I.: Lest We Forget (1981).

101. Among the guests at his wedding to Amal Alamuddin were Bono, Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Richard Kern and Anna Wintour.

102. In the process of setting the mood at his home for his marriage proposal to fiancée Amal, George programmed a playlist of his legendary aunt Rosemary Clooney's records including the apt, "Why Shouldn't?" (first verse: Why shouldn't I take a chance when romance passes by? / Why shouldn't I know of love? / Why wait around when each age has a sage who has sung / That upon this earth love is all that is really worth thinking of?).

103. Is very closely related to the noted Republican president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's aunt is George Clooney's great-great-great-great grandmother. Which also makes him a distant cousin of Tom Hanks, via Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks.

104. He gained 30 pounds for his Oscar winning role as Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005).

105. His wedding to Amal Clooney (Amal Alamuddin) cost an estimated $4.6 million.

106. Continued to be good friends with Charlotte Rae until her death on August 5, 2018.

107. Close friends with Michelle Pfeiffer, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Julianna Margulies, Don Cheadle, Tina Fey, Anthony Edwards, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.

108. Is the only person to have been nominated for an Oscar in six different categories. Best Picture for Argo (2012), Best Actor for The Descendants (2011), Up in the Air (2009) and Michael Clayton (2007), Best Adapted Screenplay for The Ides of March (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005), and finally Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005).

109. Co-founded the popular drink brand "Casamigos Tequila" (house of friends) with friend and business partner Rande Gerber. [2013]

110. At eight weeks, he unknowingly and accidentally broke the "12 week pregnancy rule" when he told friend Matt Damon that he and his wife were expecting twins.

111. Announced that he will co produce with John Madden, who will direct, Gates of Fire, based on the epic Greek Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC when 300 Spartan warriors held back rampaging soldiers from the Persian Empire for six days before being slaughtered.

112. Played two unrelated movie characters with the last name Gates: Archie Gates in Three Kings (1999) and Lee Gates in Money Monster (2016).

113. George and Amal Clooney welcomed two babies on June 6, 2017, daughter Ella Clooney and son Alexander Clooney.

114. A renowned practical joker, of whom Brad Pitt is often a target, George Clooney revealed on The Graham Norton Show, that he had replaced the license plate frame on Brad Pitt's car with one that said, "Fuck Cops". Of course, Pitt was pulled over by the LAPD.

115. With his partners sold their tequila brand Casamigos to Diageo Plc, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company for $1 Billion. [June 2017]

116. Is the only actor to have played Batman who hasn't also played a figure from The Bible.

117. Has been romantically linked with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Mariella Frostrup, Céline Balitran, Lisa Snowdon, Linda Thompson, Charlize Theron, Frances Fisher, Karen Duffy, Vendela Kirsebom, Kimberly Russell and Cameron Diaz.

118. His cousin Miguel Ferrer was known for his role on Twin Peaks (1990). Clooney has worked with some of the other cast members. He appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) with Michael Parks, The Descendants (2011) with Michael Ontkean, Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) with Ray Wise, and Grizzly II: Revenge (1983) with Laura Dern. His character in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) was also named after Everett McGill.

119. Clooney was once related, by marriage, to actor Dick Van Patten. Van Patten's younger sister, Joyce Van Patten, is the mother of Clooney's first wife, Talia Balsam.

120. As of November 2019, twelve of George Clooney's 91 acting credits on IMDb are for appearing in Nespresso commercials.

121. Has been cutting his own hair for over 25 years using an old-fashioned Flowbee.

122. Born at 2:58 AM (EST).

123. Used to have a film company with Steven Soderbergh.

124. Has his own production co - Smoke House.

125. Married Talia Balsam, divorced 1993.

126. The first person to be .Oscar nominated for Best Director and Best Supporting actor for two separate films. He was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay. He lost out on Director but got Best Supporting Actor for Syriana.

127. His first film was Leatherheads.

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