George Clooney

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About George Clooney George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. Clooney has balanced his performances in big-budget blockbusters with work as a producer and director behind commercially riskier projects, as well as social and liberal political activism. On January 31, 2008, the United Nations named Clooney a "Messenger of Peace."Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce (née Warren), was a former pageant queen; his father, Nick, is a journalist, anchorman, game show and American Movie Classics host, and aspiring politician from the state of Kentucky. Clooney was raised in an Irish Catholic family; his paternal great-great grandparents, Nicolas Clooney (of County Kilkenny) and Bridget Byron, immigrated to the United States from Ireland. He has an older sister, Adelia (also known as Ada), and his cousins include actors Miguel and Rafael Ferrer, who are the sons of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, and actor José Ferrer. He is also related to another singer, Debby Boone, who married José and Rosemary's son, Gabriel Ferrer. From an early age, Clooney would hang around his father's sets, often participating in shows, where he proved to be a crowd favorite. Clooney began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Spending part of his childhood in Ohio, he attended St. Michael's School in Columbus, St. Susanna School in Mason, Ohio. In middle school, Clooney developed Bell's palsy, a debilitating condition that partially paralyzes the face. The malady went away within a year. "That was the worst time of my life," he told the Mirror in 2003. "You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger." His parents eventually moved to Augusta, Kentucky, where Clooney attended Augusta High School. He has stated that he earned all As and a B in school, and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He had considered a career in Law at this time, but later retracted. He tried out with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 to play professional baseball, but was not offered a contract. He did not pass the first round of player cuts. He attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981 and, very briefly, the University of Cincinnati, but did not graduate from either. He had such odd jobs as selling mens' suits and cutting tobacco.

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United States of America Actors Ranking

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27. Cuba Gooding Jr. 394
28. Jonah Hill 346
29. John Travolta 274
30. Marlon Brando 251
31. George Clooney 194
32. Taylor Lautner 182
33. Denzel Washington 178
34. Viggo Mortensen 168
35. Kevin Sorbo 151

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305. Kang Ji-hwan 205
306. Dimitris Papamichai 203
307. George Corraface 200
308. Manos Katrakis 200
309. George Clooney 194
310. Jackie Chan 192
311. Nadim Sawalha 190
312. Sreenivasan 184
313. Vladimir Gostyukhin 184

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