George Clooney is an American movie actor, musician, director, writer and philanthropist. He has been the recipient of a number of Golden Globe Awards and lots of Academy Awards, most notably for his portrayal of Alex Cross. In recent decades, he has been the subject of numerous critical reviews and has been nominated for Oscars eleven times. He currently ranks ninth among all actors of all time in terms of total number of Oscar awards received.
After studying acting at the University of London, Clooney went to study drama at the University of California, Los Angeles. There he met future wife Amalaya Clooney, who was then employed as an assistant director on the film Napoleon Dynamite. After leaving the college, they worked together on the movie, winning the Oscar for it.
Following that success, Clooney chose to make his name more known by starring in certain well-received movies. One of them was the Vanilla Sky, which did not do so well at the box office. However, it was a critical success on the way to winning him an additional Oscar for his second film. Along with the similarly themed Apartment Zero, this was the start of a long series of Oscar winning movies. The next movie in his career was The Deerhunter, which was also well received by critics and won him a fourth Oscar for his work in it. Following these successes, other similar movies followed such as Man on the Moon, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bruce Almighty, and Signs and Stones.
As a director, Clooney has written or co-written the scripts for a number of his movies. His first movie in this genre was Rainmaker. This was made by his friend, the late Charles Bronson. His next film to star him was A Few Good Men, that did not do so well at the box office, but was a hit in the audience’s eye. The cash failed to flow into the picture’s coffers, however, and it wasn’t expected to perform very well.
Following that, Clooney decided to focus on dramas rather than comedies, but he did star in a few comedies, such as 1997’s Man on the Moon, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and cast him alongside Ben Affleck. While the movie failed to perform very well at the box office, it was a beloved movie by those who saw it. He also featured in the 1998 movie Webster, which was nicely critically acclaimed. Following this, Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel was released, which starred Clooney as the title character.
Then he teamed up again with Spielberg for the movie Jurassic Park. This time, the film did quite well at the box office, earning him an additional Oscar nomination. Jurassic Park ranks as the highest grossing movie of all time, and its success continues today. Other big budget franchise movies have followed in its footsteps, including Harry Potter and Star Wars. In fact, all these films were produced during the golden age of blockbuster filmmaking, and George Clooney has certainly had his hands in quite lots of memorable ones.
But, it was The Game which truly defined what a George Clooney film ought to be. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood, and it was considered to be among the best films of its time. It told the story of an aging retired athlete that strove to lead a normal life after being diagnosed with cancer. The film featured prospective actors such as Jeff Bridges and Bill Murray.
No matter which film you prefer, it’s possible you will see at least one movie from the illustrious career of George Clooney. His movies will continue to be remembered by generations of Americans. Following his stint with Hollywood, Clooney would go on to star in several independent films, such as Seabiscuit and Labor Day. He would then turn his attention to movies directed by fellow Hollywood screenwriters, such as author Paul Newman and director Carlito’s Way.