On Jan. 11, 2015, George Clooney was awarded with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes. This is an honorary Golden Globe award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment and is named after its first recipient, director Cecil B. DeMille.
Clooney was born in 1961 at Lexington, Kentucky to mother Nina Bruce and father Nick Clooney. He started his acting career in the television mini-series in 1978 known as the “Centennial,” as an extra. His breakthrough was on the hit NBC drama “ER” in 1994, where he played the role of Dr. Doug Ross. He received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in the Drama Series and three Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.
Clooney started appearing in the films like “One Fine Day,” “The Peacemaker,” “Out of Sight” and more. When he left “ER,” he starred in some successful films like “The Perfect Storm” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels. During “Ocean’s Eleven,” he met Soderbergh and co-founded Section Eight Productions.
Clooney started his directorial debut in 2002 with “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” He starred in “Syriana” in 2005, where he met an accident and suffered a brain injury. He directed, produced and starred in “Good Night, and Good Luck” in the same year. In 2006, he was nominated for “Good Night, and Good Luck” as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay in the Academy Awards. Healso won Oscar for his role in “Syriana” during the same year.
Clooney started another production company known as Smokehouse Pictures with Heslov in 2006 and received American Cinematheque Award for a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures. In 2008, he was nominated for Best Actor for “Michael Clayton” and directed “Leatherheads,” his third movie.
In 2009, he co-starred in “The Men Who Stares at Goats” and “Up in the Air.” He was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance.
Clooney won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Academy Award for the Best Picture and BAFTA Award for the Best Picture for producing “Argo” in 2013. He was the first person in the Academy Award history to be nominated for six different categories.
Other than his work in the entertainment industry, he has also actively participated in humanitarian work, such as Not on Our Watch Project, along with other actors. He has also participated in fundraising activities for earthquake victims in Haiti, American Foundation for Equal Rights and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. He advocated the Darfur Conflict and was a part of the Save Darfur Rally.
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