Capital: € 450 million
Age: 58
Born: May 6, 1961
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Most people know him from “Ocean’s Eleven”, others from “Emergency Room”, still others from his bizarre and dramatic roles in the late nineties. In any case, there is something for every taste in the wide range of George Clooney’s roles – hardly any actor can stage every atmosphere as effectively as Clooney.

Early life

George Timothy Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky in May 1961. He is the son of a television host and has a sister, his aunt is an actress. Clooney had his first television experience at the age of five when he was allowed to hold the text boards for his father in a quiz show.

From 1979 to 1981 Clooney studied radio journalism in Kentucky, but did not graduate. Instead, he developed a keen interest in acting. Initially, he only received roles in second-rate series of the eighties that never lasted very long. An exception was the sitcom “Roseanne”. In 1982 Clooney made his screen debut as an extra, followed by small supporting roles in films of low quality.


From 1994 to 1999 George Clooney played in the hospital series “Emergency Room”, which was his final breakthrough. In 1996 he became known to the cinema audience with the leading role in “From Dusk Till Dawn”. This was followed by roles in the films “Out of Sight” and “The Narrow Ridge”, which showed that Clooney initially had more success with artistically oriented than commercial films.

After assuming the role of Batman in 1997, George Clooney landed his next success in 2000 with “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. In 2001 he played the main figure of the extremely successful film “Ocean’s Eleven”, which was continued in 2004 and 2007. Clooney’s other works in 2013 were “Monuments Men”, based on a true story, and the Oscar-winning “Argo”.

George Clooney made his screenplay debut in 1999 with the film “Kilroy”. This was also the first plant on which he worked as a producer. A year later, Clooney and his friend Steven Soderbergh founded the production company “Eight Productions”, where he worked for eight years. In 2005, Clooney released the film “Good Night, and Good Luck”, in which he worked as a director, co-author and actor.

Career highlights

The “Emergency Room” series marked the breakthrough for George Clooney in the mid-1990s. It became an international success and not only made him famous, but also a swarm of women. In 1996 Clooney received the cult role as the main character in “From Dusk Till Dawn”, in 1997 he played the title role in “Batman & Robin”. These films helped him achieve worldwide success.

In 2000, Clooney played in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, Which received a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar. Just a year later, the leading role in “Ocean’s Eleven” followed alongside many other stars such as Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. The film became an instant international success, received two sequels and meant Clooney’s rise to the top earner.

In 2005 George Clooney released the award-winning film “Good Night, and Good Luck”, for which he worked not only as an actor, but also as a screenwriter and director. A year later he received his first Oscar for best supporting actor in “Syriana”. Another Oscar followed in 2013 for the production of the film “Argo”.

Famous quotes

– Success makes everyone attractive.
– I don’t believe in happy ends because either you die young or you live long and see your friends die.
– It is terrible how people’s suffering is displayed voyeuristically, how it is even made fun of.
– I am against comparing art.

Amazing facts

– George Clooney currently lives in a second marriage with a journalist.
– 1997 and 2006 Clooney was voted Sexiest Man Alive.
– He is an enemy of the war and often shows this in his public appearances. Clooney’s strong political commitment also included working as a UN peace ambassador from 2008 to 2014.
– In 2015 Clooney received a Golden Globe Award for his life’s work.


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