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Biography #2 (for Ocean's Thirteen)

George Clooney is an Academy Award-winning actor, who has also been honored for his work as a writer, director and producer. He next stars in the title role of the drama Michael Clayton, for director Tony Gilroy. The film is slated for release in fall 2007.

He is currently in production on the romantic comedy Leatherheads, which he is directing and producing from a screenplay he co-wrote. Clooney is also starring in the film opposite Renée Zellweger. Leatherheads is the first film to be produced by Smoke House, the production company Clooney recently launched with Grant Heslov. Later this summer, he begins filming the Coen brothers' dark comedy Burn After Reading, in which he stars with Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand.

In 2006, Clooney earned three Academy Award nominations: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck.; and Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana. It marked 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 that year for his performance in Syriana, on which he also served as executive producer.

Clooney's work on Good Night, and Good Luck. and Syriana also brought him numerous other accolades. For the first, he garnered dual Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics' Choice Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay; nominations for both a Directors Guild of America Award and a Writers Guild of America Award; an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director; and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Best Ensemble, shared with the cast. The Broadcast Film Critics Association also presented Clooney with its Freedom Award for Good Night, and Good Luck. In addition, he won a Golden Globe Award and earned BAFTA, SAG and Critics' Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana.

Both films were produced under the banner of Section Eight, the production company in which Clooney was partnered with Steven Soderbergh. Section Eight also produced 2002's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which marked Clooney's film directorial debut. For his directing work on that film, he won a Special Achievement in Film Award from the National Board of Review. Other Section Eight films included Insomnia and Far From Heaven, which Clooney executive produced; Ocean's Eleven; Ocean's Twelve; 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 and cameraman for HBO's K Street.

Clooney previously won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his work in the Coen brothers' acclaimed 2000 comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? He also earned critical acclaim for his work in the award-winning drama Three Kings and the Oscar-nominated Out of Sight, which was his first collaboration with Soderbergh. Clooney's other film credits include Solaris, The Peacemaker, Batman & Robin, One Fine Day and From Dusk Till Dawn.

Clooney has starred in several television series but is best known for his five years on the hit NBC drama ER. His portrayal of Dr. Douglas Ross earned him Emmy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations. Additionally, he was an executive producer and co-star of the live television broadcast of Fail Safe, a 2000 telefilm based on the early 1960s novel of the same name. Fail Safe was nominated for both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Ocean's Thirteen" (27-Jun-2007)


Biography #3 (for Ocean's Twelve)

George Clooney first collaborated with Steven Soderbergh when he starred as fugitive bank robber Jack Foley in the Oscar-nominated Out of Sight, a film adaptation of Elmore Leonard's best-selling novel. He subsequently starred in the director's films Solaris and Ocean's Eleven.

Clooney most recently starred in Joel and Ethan Coen's Intolerable Cruelty with Catherine Zeta-Jones and the blockbuster hit The Perfect Storm. He received the 2000 Golden Globe Award as Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his performance in the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? He made his directorial debut and starred in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, for which he won the Special Achievement in Film Award from the National Board of Review.

Following Ocean's Twelve, Clooney starred with Matt Damon in the forthcoming political thriller Syriana for director Stephen Gaghan. Clooney portrays former CIA agent Robert Baer in the film which is based on Baer's memoir See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism.

Clooney earned unified critical acclaim for his role as Sergeant Major Archie Gates in the award-winning drama Three Kings. His previous feature film credits include starring roles in The Peacemaker, Batman & Robin, the romantic comedy One Fine Day and the vampire thriller, From Dusk Till Dawn.

Television audiences are familiar with the actor for his Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People's Choice and Emmy-nominated portrayal of Dr. Douglas Ross on ER.

Clooney is partnered with Steven Soderbergh in the film production company Section Eight. They produced the dark comedy Welcome to Collinwood, in which Clooney also had a cameo role. He was also an executive producer of two critically acclaimed Section Eight films: Insomnia and Far from Heaven. Most recently, they produced director Gregory Jacob's film Criminal, starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllanhaal.

They are currently in post-production on The Jacket, starring Adrian Brody, Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh under the direction of John Maybury.

Section Eight also has a television division, under which Clooney was executive producer and director of K Street, a political reality series for HBO.

Clooney was executive producer and co-star of the live television broadcast of Fail-Safe, 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 Emmy-award winning telefilm was based on the early 1960's novel of the same name.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Ocean's Twelve" (12-Dec-2004)


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