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Academy Award® winner GEORGE CLOONEY (Directed by/Dodge Connolly) has gone from actor to producer to executive producer to screenwriter to director.

The son of an anchorman, Clooney has also become a strong First Amendment advocate, and he is deeply committed to humanitarian causes.

In 2006, Clooney received three Academy Award® nominations: for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (Good Night, and Good Luck.) and for Best Supporting Actor (Syriana). It was the first time in Academy® history that an individual received acting and directing nominations for two different films. Clooney won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for Syriana, of which he was also executive producer.

One of the most critically acclaimed films of 2007 was Warner Bros.’ Michael Clayton, in which Clooney plays an in-house “fixer” at a corporate law firm. His dirty work leads him to one of the biggest challenges of his life and career.

Leatherheads is the first film produced by Smokehouse, Clooney’s recently formed production company. Clooney is partnered in Smokehouse with Grant Heslov. Production has been completed on the dark comedy Burn After Reading, which will reunite Clooney with the Coen Brothers. Also on the Smokehouse production slate is The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, based on the John Grisham novel.

Heslov and Clooney worked together at Section Eight, a company in which Clooney was partnered with Steven Soderbergh. Section Eight produced many films, including Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Michael Clayton, The Good German, Good Night, and Good Luck., Syriana, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Jacket, Full Frontal and Welcome to Collinwood.

In Section Eight’s television division, Clooney was an executive producer and directed five episodes of Unscripted, a reality-based show that debuted on HBO. He was executive producer and cameraman on K Street, also for HBO.

Clooney made his directorial debut in 2002 with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind for Miramax, winning the Special Achievement in Film Award from the National Board of Review.

In 2005, Clooney received Oscar® nominations for writing and directing for his second directorial project, Good Night, and Good Luck. He also won the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America and the Freedom Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. In addition to two Oscar® nominations, the film earned Clooney nominations for two Golden Globes, two BAFTAs, a SAG Award, an Independent Spirit Award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, a WGA Award and a DGA Award.

That same year, Clooney starred in and co-produced Syriana for Warner Bros. The film won him worldwide accolades, including an Oscar® and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the film. He was also nominated for SAG, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice awards for his performance.

In 2006, Clooney was honored with the American Cinematheque Award and the Modern Master Award from the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Clooney has also starred in the blockbuster Ocean’s franchise (Warner Bros.) and the Coen Brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Disney), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy. He also received critical acclaim for the award-winning drama Three Kings (Warner Bros.) and the Oscar®-nominated Out of Sight (Universal). His other film credits include Intolerable Cruelty (Universal), Solaris (FOX), The Peacemaker (DreamWorks), Batman & Robin (Warner Bros.), One Fine Day (20th Century Fox) and From Dusk Till Dawn (Miramax).

He has starred in several television series but is best known to television audiences for his five years on the

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