Today, the sixth day of May, his 51st birthday marks one of the most prominent Hollywood actors - George Clooney . Congratulations!
George Timothy Clooney was born the sixth in May 1961 near Lexington, in Kentucky, in a religious Catholic family. George’s father – a successful journalist and broadcaster Nick Clooney, and his mother – Nina Bruce – was once a beauty queen.
Clooney since childhood had a real talent to attract attention. He was not afraid of public speaking – a pleasure to come to work for his father, where he participated in the filming of the show.
Clooney’s happy childhood ended when in high school he was suddenly struck by Bell’s palsy – a genetic disease, inherited from his father. Classmates laughed at poor George, who for nearly a year was paralyzed half of his face, and even came up with him the nickname “Frankenstein.”Subsequently, the actor recalled the time as the worst.
Fortunately, life has gradually become Clooney improve. With his parents he moved to another city – Ogusta, and with it, and changed the school. George studied very actively involved in sports. At the same time, he even thought about becoming a professional baseball player – but not developed. After high school, from 1979 to 1981, Clooney studied journalism at Northern Kentucky University, and for a time was a student at University of Cincinnati, but none of them have not graduated. Along with learning the future actor moonlighting – he tried his hand as a seller of men’s clothing, as well as cut tobacco for a while.
But soon a handsome young man was invited to act in films. He made his debut in 1978, playing a small role in the mini-series “Centennial,” filmed partly held in Oguste. And his first truly significant role in the sitcom followed by E / R in 1984. Among the early works of Cluny were such series as “The Facts of Life,” “Hotel,” “Hunter,” “Golden Girls,” “Pulse,” “Major Struggle” and many others.
In the feature film Clooney began to appear in the late 1980s. In 1987 he played in the horror film “Back to school horror,” “Grizzly 2: The Predator” in 1988 followed by another horror film with his participation – “The Return of the killer tomatoes.”
In the late 1980s – early 1990s, George Clooney, who had already had a well established, very active filming. For the star status he lacked just a really loud, a successful project. He was in the 1994 TV series “ER”, which is so liked by the audience that did not go to the screens for nine seasons and has been repeatedly nominated for the prestigious “Golden Globe”. But Dr. Doug Ross, played by Clooney was one of the favorite heroes of the audience.
In parallel with the TV series “ER”, where George was shot up to 1999, he had time to work on other projects. In the 1995th, he played a major role in the sensational film by Robert Rodriguez ‘From Dusk Till Dawn, “for which he received the award” Saturn “in the category” Best Actor “and the MTV award in the category” Breakthrough of the Year. “
“From Dusk Till Dawn”
Career Clooney finally went up the hill – it was invited to lead roles in major Hollywood projects.In 1996 he co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in the melodrama “One Fine Day”, in the 1997th – in the thriller “The Peacemaker”, where his partner was Nicole Kidman .
“One Fine Day”
Also in 1997 Clooney played Batman in the sci-fi thriller Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin.”The film received devastating reviews from critics, joined by George himself. However, the project enjoyed the attention of the audience and, of course, the popularity of Clooney grew even more.
“Batman and Robin”
Among the films with the late George of the 1990s were such as “Out of Sight” (1998), “The Thin Red Line” (1998), “Three Kings”.
“Out of Sight”
Leaving the TV series “ER,” Clooney starred in 2000 in two commercially successful films – the Coen brothers crime comedy “Oh, where are you, brother?” For which he received the “Golden Globe”, and Wolfgang Petersen’s thriller “The Perfect Storm” .
Clooney lucky. In 2001 came a new picture of success with his participation – fiction thriller “Spy Kids” by Robert Rodriguez. Clooney appeared in the sequel – “Spy Kids 3: Game Over”, released in 2003.
In 2001 the premiere of the movie “Ocean’s 11″ by Steven Soderbergh. The film was a huge success with audiences and, as a result, it was also filmed two sequels – “Ocean’s 12″ (2004) and “Ocean’s 13″ (2007). In addition, in 2001, with Soderbergh, Clooney founded the company Section Eight Productions. At the 2002nd George made his debut as a director, removing the picture of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (it also played a role), which is based autobiographical book Chuck Burris. Special commercial film does not bring benefits, but a success at film festivals.
Among the works of George the first half of the 2000s there were many interesting projects – “Solaris” by Steven Soderbergh, “Intolerable Cruelty” (2003), the Coen brothers, where Clooney’s partner was Catherine Zeta-Jones , “Good Night, and Good Luck” (George made here and as a director), the film “Syriana,” for his work in which Clooney won the “Oscar” in the category “Best Actor”.
In the second half of the 2000s, George Clooney, this has already become a big star, went on to appear in an active and interesting projects. Among his film credits these years – “The Good German” (2006), “Michael Clayton” (2007), “Love is outside the rules” (2008), “Burn After Reading” (2008), “Up in Sky “(2009),” Who Stare at Goats “(2009).
In 2010, Clooney starred in the crime drama by Anton Corbijn, “American.” Definitely good for George began in 2011. He has acted as director and one of the roles in the film “ The Ides of March ”, was nominated, including the” Oscar “and” Golden Globe “. In the same year the film was released in theaters by Alexander Payne, “ Descendants ”- for his role in this tape Clooney was nominated for” Oscar “, and also received the” Golden Globe “in the category” Best Actor “. Among the new projects, George – Drama “8″ Rob Reiner, and Alfonso Cuaron thriller “Gravity.”
“The Ides of March”
Clooney is known for his active public life. Thus, during the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama supported the actor. George stands for gay rights, is engaged in charity work, taking part in various actions, for which he has recently even been arrested .
In the handsome George Clooney in Hollywood heartthrob murderous reputation. He was married only once – from 1989 to 1993 his wife was the actress Talia Bales, after which the actor said that more is not going to marry. Among his girls were British model Lisa Snowdon, reality TV star Sarah Larson, actress Elisabetta Canalis.
George Clooney and Talia Bales
Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney
Since July 2011, George met with Stacy Kibler, who was a wrestler in the past.
George and Stacy Kibler
Despite the fact that Clooney would seem to have everything – a lot of famous friends, the beautiful girl, a successful career – in the words of an actor, not all of his life so rosy. Recently, he confessed in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that suffers from insomnia, chronic pain due to a back injury received while filming “Syriana” and loneliness. He said:
I think if someone says that he never feels lonely – it’s not true. Moreover, the most I feel alone in public places. In such cases, try to find some secluded corner, away from the general fun. … I have never felt so lonely as when I had some bad relationships …In my life is gone.
George’s wish that in his life, everything went just as he would have wanted it, and, of course, waiting for new Prime Minister with his participation. Happy Birthday!