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GEORGE CLOONEY (Mr. Fox) has gone from actor to producer to executive producer to screenwriter to director. 

The son of an anchorman, Clooney is a strong First Amendment advocate with a deep commitment to humanitarian causes. 

In 2006, the same year Clooney won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for SYRIANA, he also received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and for Best Original Screenplay for GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. It was the first time in Academy history that an individual received acting and directing nominations for two different films. In addition, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for SYRIANA and was nominated for SAG, BAFTA and Critic's Choice awards. The following year, Clooney's performance in the critically acclaimed film, MICHAEL CLAYTON earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. 

Clooney's upcoming projects include THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, to be released in the fall. He stars as a former member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion whose goal was to use paranormal powers to end war. The film is produced by Smokehouse, the production company Clooney formed with Grant Heslov. Smokehouse's initial production was the romantic comedy LEATHERHEADS, which Clooney also directed for Universal. 

His other upcoming release includes Jason Reitman's UP IN THE AIR, for Paramount, in which he stars as a corporate downsizer. 

Clooney's recent film credits include BURN AFTER READING, which reunited him for the third time with the Coen Brothers. (He also worked with them on O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and on INTOLERABLE CRUELTY. Clooney refers to the three films as "my trilogy of idiots.”) 

Heslov and Clooney worked together at Section Eight, a company in which Clooney was partnered with Steven Soderbergh. Section Eight productions included OCEAN'S 11, OCEAN'S 12, OCEAN'S 13, 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 addition to receiving Oscar nominations for writing and directing for his second directorial project -- GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.-- he won the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America and the Freedom Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film also earned Clooney nominations for two Golden Globes, two BAFTA's, a SAG Award™, an Independent Spirit Award, two Critic's Choice Awards, a WGA Award and a DGA Award.

In 2006 he won the American Cinematheque Award and the Modern Master Award from the Santa Barbara Film Festival. 

Clooney 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 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, becoming best known to TV audiences for his five years on the hit NBC drama "ER." His portrayal of Dr. Douglas Ross earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People's Choice and Emmy nominations. In 2009, he returned for one final episode in which his character was reunited with his longtime love. 

Clooney was executive producer and co-star of the live television broadcast of "Fail Safe," an Emmy®-winning telefilm developed through his Maysville Pictures. "Fail Safe” was nominated for a 2000 Golden Globe Award as Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. The film was based on the early 1960s novel of the same name.

In 2006, Clooney and his father, Nick, went to Darfur to film the documentary "Journey to Darfur.” His work on behalf on Darfur relief led to his addressing the United Nations Security Council. He also narrated the Darfur documentary "Sand and Sorrow.” 

In 2007, Clooney, along with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub, co-founded "Not On Our Watch,” an organization whose mission is to focus global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities in Darfur. 

Among the many honors received as a result of his humanitarian efforts in Darfur was the "2007 Peace Summit Award,” given at the eighth World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates at their annual meeting in Rome. Among those presiding over the ceremonies were Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni, Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Dalia Lama. In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace. He was one of eight individual chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its peacekeeping efforts.

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