The ancestors of the actor George Clooney lived in the village of Windgap, Co Kilkenny Ireland. Clooney’s great-great-grandfather, Nicholas Clooney, emigrated to America in 1852. The family settled in Kentucky.
George Timothy Clooney, actor, writer, producer and director was born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA in 1961. At school he was a keen sportsman but also scored excellent grades. He studied journalism at university but dropped out and worked at various jobs including picking tobacco.
Singer and actress, Rosemary Clooney, was an aunt of George Clooney. When Rosemary’s husband and son were making a film about horses in Kentucky they offered George a role. The role turned out to be the beginning of his acting career. He moved to Hollywood and played in several TV series and movies before making his breakthrough in the medical drama ‘ER’ in 1994.
During the following five years whilst continuing to play the character Dr Ross in ER, Clooney also began to appear in movies such as Batman and Out of Sight. He left ER in 1999 and won a Golden Globe award for his part in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Clooney has starred in thirty movies. He has also produced twenty six, directed six and was co-writer of five movies. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards and was the winner on two occasions. He has also won five Golden Globe awards and sixty other various awards.
As well as his movie career, Clooney also plays an active part in social and political issues. He has been officially appointed as a UN Peace Envoy and has been involved in trying to find a solution to the Darfur conflict in the Sudan. He has raised funds for the victims of 9/11 and for those affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. On September 27th 2014 George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
George Clooney, actor, filmmaker and activist, was born in the year 1961 On This Day.
George Clooney si sposa con Amal a Venezia
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