Clooney (1961- )
Like Robert Redford, George Clooney is proving
he's more than just a pretty face. When liberals were
speaking out against George W. Bush's policies, Clooney
was to the forefront, and was vilified for his daring to
criticise anything the American President did. Things are
now changing, and George Clooney is being applauded for
the ethical movies he's been involved with, notably 'Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)',
a film about 1950s America's shameful McCarthy era, and
'Syriana (2005)', a film revolving around the 'war on
terror' era we are living in. Clooney also won a Best
Supporting Actor Oscar in the latter.
Clooney first made his
name as Dr. Douglas Ross in the American hospital drama,
'ER', from 1994 to 1999. Despite his greying locks, George Clooney soon built up a large
female following, which he still has, and his talent as
an actor, producer, director, and writer continues to see
his reputation grow as one of the most gifted men in the
George Clooney's early
movie career was hardly spectacular, and 'Batman &
Robin (1997)' was famously pilloried. The anti-Gulf War film, 'Three Kings (1999)',
was a turning point for Clooney, however, and then the
success of 'Ocean's Eleven (2001)' really launched
Clooney into the upper echelon of modern film stars.
- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.
George Clooney on the set of 'Oceans 12'
Good Night, And Good Luck - Film Review