THE MONUMENTS MEN
GEORGE CLOONEY (Frank Stokes / Director / Producer /
Co-writer) has been recognized with Oscar nominations and numerous other honors
for his work as an actor, writer, director, and producer, and is equally
recognized for his global humanitarian efforts.
Clooney will next star alongside Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson in Disney's
sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird and written by Bird, Jeff
Jensen and Damon Lindelof.
He most recently starred opposite Sandra Bullock in the worldwide hit film
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron. In addition, with his producing partner at
Smokehouse, Grant Heslov, he produced the feature film August: Osage County.
With Heslov and director/producer Ben Affleck, Clooney won the Oscar for
Best Picture for the thriller Argo. The film also won Best Picture awards from
BAFTA, the Golden Globes and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
In 2012, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for his
work on the political drama The Ides of March, which he also directed, produced,
and starred in. He also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Director and
Best Screenplay, as well as nominations from both the Producers Guild of America
(PGA) and Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award.
Previously, Clooney's highly acclaimed film Good Night, and Good Luck, which
he also co-wrote with Grant Heslov, garnered a series of accolades. He earned
Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Critics' Choice Award nominations
for Best Director and Best Screenplay; nominations from both the Directors Guild
of America Award (DGA) and a Writers Guild of America (WGA); an Independent
Spirit Award nomination for Best Director; and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Award nomination for Best Ensemble, shared with the cast. He also received the
Freedom Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the film.
His directorial debut, the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind won the
Special Achievement in Film Award from the National Board of Review.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov inaugurated Smokehouse Pictures with the 2008
release of Leatherheads, which Clooney directed and starred in. Under their
Smokehouse banner, Clooney also starred in and produced 2009's The Men Who Stare
at Goats, marking Heslov's film directorial debut.
Clooney was previously partnered with Steven Soderbergh in the production
company Section Eight, which produced the Ocean's trilogy, directed by
Soderbergh and starring Clooney as part of an all-star ensemble cast." Other
Section Eight films include Michael Clayton, Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck,
The Informant!, The Good German, Insomnia, Far From Heaven, The Jacket, Full
Frontal, and Welcome to Collinwood. For Section Eight's television division,
Clooney executive produced and directed five episodes of "Unscripted," a
reality-based show that debuted on HBO in 2005. He was also an executive
producer on HBO's "K Street."
Clooney has been equally honored for his acting performances. He won an
Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana; in addition, he won a
Golden Globe Award and earned BAFTA Award, SAG Award and Critics' Choice Award
nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Clooney has also been honored with three
additional Oscar nominations for Best Actor, for his roles in Michael Clayton,
Up in the Air, and The Descendants. His performance in The Descendants also
earned him a Golden Globe and several critics groups' awards, as well as BAFTA
Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for Best Actor.
His other film acting credits include the Coen brothers' films Burn After
Reading, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, for which Clooney won his first Golden
Globe Award, and Intolerable Cruelty; Soderbergh's Solaris and Out of Sight; The
Perfect Storm, The Peacemaker, Batman & Robin, One Fine Day and From Dusk Till
Dawn." He also lent his voice to the title character in Wes Anderson's
Oscar-nominated animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox.
On the small screen, Clooney has starred in several television projects but
is best known for his five years on "ER." His portrayal of Dr. Doug Ross on the
hit NBC drama series earned him Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.
Additionally, in 2000, he was an executive producer and star of the Golden
Globe-winning live television broadcast of "Fail Safe," based on the 1962 novel
of the same name. He is also an executive producer on the Smokehouse series
More recently, Clooney was nominated for an Emmy for his producing work on
the 2010 telethon "Hope for Haiti Now," which raised more than $66 million,
setting a new record for donations made by the public through a disaster-relief
The son of an anchorman, Clooney is a strong First Amendment advocate with a
deep commitment to humanitarian causes. In 2006, Clooney and his father, Nick,
went to drought-stricken Darfur, Africa to film the documentary Journey to
Darfur. Clooney's work on behalf of Darfur relief led to his addressing the
United Nations Security Council. He also narrated the Darfur documentary Sand
In 2007, Clooney, 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. Also taking part in
the ceremony were Rome's Mayor, Walter Veltroni, Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev
and the Dalai Lama. In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace,
one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Clooney the Bob Hope
Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Primetime Emmys. He was the fourth recipient of
this prestigious award.
Later that year, Clooney received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award
for his dedication to humanitarian efforts in Sudan and Haiti.
In December of 2010, Clooney, along with the United Nations, Harvard
University and Google, launched "The Satellite Sentinel Project," an effort to
monitor violence and human-rights violations between Southern and Northern
Sudan. Not on Our Watch funded new monitoring technology, which allows private
satellites to take photographs of any potential threats to civilians, detect
bombs, observe the movement of troops and note any other evidence of possible
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