Happy Birthday, George Clooney — Oscar Winner Is 59-Years-Old

Happy Birthday, George Clooney — Oscar Winner Is 59-Years-Old
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Actor George Clooney celebrates his 59th birthday on May 6, 2020.  the Oscar-winner and father of two is married to Amal Clooney and is best known for his roles in ER , Michael Clayton , Ocean's Eleven, and many more. As one of Hollywood's leading men, George Clooney is one of the world's most foremost A list actors. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Clooney was born into showbiz. His aunt was Rosemary Clooney and his cousins and other relations through marriage include Miguel Ferrer, Gabriel Ferrer, and Debby Booney, and Rafael Ferrer. Known for his chiseled good looks, George Clooney's mother, Nina was a former beauty queen and his father Nick Clooney was a news anchor and television host. With both Nick and his sister Rosemary Clooney going into television, it seemed inevitable that George would find his footing there.  Yet no one was prepared for the level of success he obtained.

It's hard to believe there was ever a time when George Clooney wasn't a household name. Before he burst on to the scene in 1984, winning women's hearts across the nation in ER , he was getting bit roles in television series such as Centenniel, Riptide , and Street Hawk. It's also impressive that ER was Clooney's first major role and he won two Emmys for playing the handsome Ace.

By the time ER was off the air, George Clooney was already a Hollywood superstar. His fame increased dramatically, preparing him for the leading roles in films such as Ocean's Eleven , where he played Danny Ocean. Over the next decade, he saw tremendous success with movies like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Ides of March, Syriana , Michael Clayton , The Descendants , and Argo (that he produced).

George Clooney isn't on social media but his fans found ways to celebrate his birthday none the less. Many photos and videos of the actor were shared and you may see a photo slideshow featuring some of George Clooney's best looks below.

You may see a biography about George Clooney in the video player below.

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Happy Birthday, George Clooney!

Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She enjoys writing about celebrities, entertainment, and fashion. Any reproduction of this article outside of Celebrity Insider will be met with legal action by the writer.

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