We want him (Obama) to appoint a high-level, full-time diplomat ... to work hard and negotiate for a peace treatyClooney to discuss Darfur with Obama Feb 21, 2009
Warner Brothers has been a great place to work and I've felt like part of a family for almost 20 yearsClooney ditches Warner for Sony Pictures Jun 30, 2009
The world just got a little less funny. He will be dearly missedClooney, Pitt, Rock mourning loss of Mac Aug 11, 2008
His legacy will be one of the great legacies of great Americans. It sounds overstated, but it isn't. He's that important to usCronkite to be remembered in TV special Jul 18, 2009
I'm extremely happy with my private life. I'm lucky enough to live with sweet company, to be in good health, to have wonderful friends and a formidable familySingle days behind him, Clooney says Sep 07, 2010
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 two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Clooney is also noted for his social 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), where he first teamed with long-term collaborator Steven Soderbergh. In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean's Eleven, the first of a profitable film trilogy, that is a remake of the movie from 1960 with the members of The Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean. He made his directorial debut a year later with the 2002 biographical thriller Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Leatherheads (2008). He won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005).
Clooney's humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami and 9/11 victims, and creating documentaries such as Sand and Sorrow to raise awareness about international crises.