George Clooney Photos: Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day Sep 3, 2011

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day” is George Clooney.

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.

George Clooney, Jeffrey Wright, and Talia Akiva

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Governor Morris (George Clooney, left) addresses supporters after receiving Senator Thompson's (Jeffrey Wright, center) endorsement; Morris' wife, Cindy (Jennifer Ehle, right) and their daughter (Talia Akiva, bottom right) stand by in Columbia Pictures' IDES OF MARCH.

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).

To read more about George Clooney go to wikipedia.org

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