George Clooney was born on 6 May, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky to former pageant queen Nina Warren and journalist Nick Bruce. George Clooney first developed his interest in theatre whilst studying at St Michael’s School in Columbus. In middle school he developed Bell’s Palsy, a condition that paralyses the face, and he spent a year suffering with his left eye closed and unable to eat or drink normally. The condition later cleared up, though Clooney refers to that period of his life as one of the toughest.
In high school, George Clooney played the lead in several plays. Following highschool he went to Northern Kentucky University from 1979-1981 and then the University of Cincinnati for a brief period of time, however he did not graduate from either of the universities.
George Clooney got his first big acting break starring in the hit television series ER. Whilst filming ER, he starred in a series of hit Hollywood films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, One Fine Day, and The Peacemaker. In 1999, George Clooney finished up on the set of ER to pursue a career in film, which is where he has found most of his success. Following his departure from ER, George Clooney starred in The Perfect Storm and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, both which were huge Hollywood smash hits. However, it was his 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven that was one of George Clooney’s most successful films, and to this day remains his most commercially successful film. It resulted in a series of hits, including Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.
In 2002, George Clooney directed his first film – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. In 2005, he directed his second film, which he also starred in, Good Night, and Good Luck – the film was critically acclaimed. That same year he also starred in Syriana, which he won an Oscar for. He has also twice been named as People Magazine’s Sexiest Person Alive.