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GEORGE CLOONEY (Baird Whitlock) is recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry.

Clooney's achievements as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, four Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, one British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award, two Critics' Choice Movie Awards, a Primetime Emmy and four National Board of Review awards. When Clooney received his eighth Academy Award nomination, he earned a special spot in the Oscar record books. He has now been nominated in more categories than anyone else in Oscar history.

Clooney will next star in TriStar Pictures' Money Monster, which he will also produce. He was recently seen in the Netflix Original Holiday Special A Very Murray Christmas and starred in the Walt Disney Pictures sci-fi film Tomorrowland.

Through his production company Smokehouse Pictures, Clooney will direct and produce Hack Attack for Sony Pictures Entertainment, based on the book, "Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch” by Nick Davies. Also through Smokehouse, Clooney most recently produced the Warner Bros. film Our Brand Is Crisis and produced, directed and starred in The Monuments Men for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Clooney also recently starred with Sandra Bullock in director Alfonso Cuarón's drama Gravity for Warner Bros.

In 2013, Smokehouse, along with Jean Doumanian Productions, produced the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County, which starred Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor and Julia Roberts for The Weinstein Company.

Other Smokehouse films include the Warner Bros. Academy Award-winning drama Argo and The Ides of March. The Ides of March, which Clooney starred in, co-wrote and directed, received Golden Globe nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture - Drama. In addition, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

In 2011, Clooney starred in Alexander Payne's The Descendants for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Clooney won the Critics' Choice Movie Award, a Golden Globe Award and a National Board of Review Award for Best Actor. In addition, he received SAG and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.

In 2009, Clooney starred in the critically acclaimed film Up in the Air. He received Oscar, Golden Globe Award, SAG and BAFTA nominations for Best Actor for his performance. For his role, Clooney won National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

When Clooney received his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Syriana in 2006, he also earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck. It was the first time in Academy Award history that an individual had received acting and directing nominations for two different films in the same year.

Clooney and Grant Heslov first worked together at Section Eight, a company in which Clooney was partnered with Steven Soderbergh. Section Eight Productions included 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.

Before his film career, Clooney 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. Doug Ross earned him Golden Globe Award, SAG and Primetime Emmy award nominations.

For 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 also was executive producer and cameraman on K Street, another show featured on HBO.

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

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

In 2007, Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub 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, one of them was the 2007 Peace Summit Award, given at the 8th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. In 2008, Clooney was designated a United Nations Messenger of Peace, one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the United Nations and its peacekeeping efforts.

In January 2010, Clooney, along with Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions, produced the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which raised more than $66 million, setting a new record for donations made by the public through a disaster-relief telethon.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Clooney the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards.

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 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 funds 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 mass violence.

In March 2012, Clooney was part of the delegation that peacefully demonstrated in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., calling worldwide attention to the human-rights violations being committed in Sudan, which resulted in his arrest.

In October 2012, Clooney was the honoree at the Carousel of Hope Ball, which benefits the Children's Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC).


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