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George Clooney is an award-winning actor and producer who has recently turned director: he is currently in post-production on his feature directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. The film is based on the "unauthorized autobiography" of Chuck Barris, who is played by Sam Rockwell. Clooney also stars in the film with Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts.
As actor, Clooney next stars in the science-fiction thriller Solaris for Steven Soderbergh; and Joel and Ethan Coen's Intolerable Cruelty, opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.
He is partnered with Steven Soderbergh in the film production company Section Eight. The company's first project, Anthony and Joe Russo's Welcome to Collinwood, has Clooney not only as producer but also in a cameo role. The film world-premiered as the Closing Night film of the Directors Fortnight section at the 2002 Cannes International Film Festival. Clooney also executive-produced Christopher Nolan's Insomnia.
He recently starred for Steven Soderbergh in the boxoffice smash Ocean's Eleven; and in Joel and Ethan Coen's popular O Brother, Where Art Thou?, for which he won the Golden Globe Award as Best Actor in Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy).
His previous screen credits include starring roles in Wolfgang Petersen's blockbuster The Perfect Storm; David O. Russell's Three Kings; Steven Soderbergh's award-winning Out of Sight; Mimi Leder's The Peacemaker; Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin; Michael Hoffman's One Fine Day; and Robert Rodriguez' From Dusk Till Dawn.
Clooney has starred in several television series, and is best known to TV audiences for his five years on the top-rated drama series ER. His portrayal of Dr. Douglas Ross earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People's Choice, and Emmy Award nominations.
He also develops television projects through his Maysville Pictures. He executive-produced and co-starred in a live television broadcast of Fail-Safe, which won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made For Television. The telecast, which aired under the direction of Stephen Frears in April 2000, was based on Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's novel of the same name, published some 40 years earlier.