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George Clooney Timeline
1980Shared an apartment with actor Thom Mathews during the early 1980s.
1981Waged war against the paparazzi by boycotting "Entertainment Tonight" , the sister show of "Hard Copy" , which had filmed Clooney without his permission.
1984Coincidentally, his first steady TV role was in the medical sitcom "E/R" that was based in Chicago and co-starred Elliott Gould, Mary McDonnell and Jason Alexander. Ten years later it would take another TV series "ER" (also based in Chicago) to finally launch him into the galaxy of superstardom.
1991Auditioned five times for Ridley Scott for the role of J.D. in Thelma & Louise , a role that ultimately went to future friend Brad Pitt and catapulted Pitt to super-stardom.
1992He auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs , but was turned down.
1994Helped celebrate a plan to rebuild a hospital in hurricane-devastated Louisiana alongside former President George Bush . The pair appeared outside the courthouse in Cameron Parish, the only surviving building in the town following Hurricane Rita. Bush presented local officials with a check for $2 million from the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund. The money will help run South Cameron Memorial Hospital once it has been rebuilt. Former "ER" star Clooney quipped, "There is good news in all of this, which is that when the hospital gets up and running, I will not be doing any of the medical procedures" .
1994As of 2006, he is the only regular cast member from "ER" to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana ).
1994He got his start in a movie starring his cousin, Miguel Ferrer. Later, after Clooney had established himself on "ER" , Ferrer made a guest appearance on the very first show. George's aunt, Rosemary Clooney, made guest appearances on two shows the first month "ER" aired.
1996Played a gangster in seven movies: From Dusk Till Dawn , Out of Sight , O Brother, Where Art Thou? , Ocean's Eleven , Welcome to Collinwood , Ocean's Twelve , and Ocean's Thirteen .
1996His famed "Roman haircut" was actually an accident. While filming From Dusk Till Dawn , he wanted to make his character Seth Gecko look really crazy with a chopped off hairstyle. But the haircut became popular and turned into a positive.
1996Dated Céline Balitran from 1996 to 1999.
1996Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
1997His The Peacemaker co-star Nicole Kidman presented him his Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2006.
1997Is the first (and only) actor who played Batman (in Batman & Robin to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana ).
1997He loves the show "South Park" . He got a hold of Trey Parker, the creator of the series, and asked for a part in an episode. He was given the role of "Sparky," the gay dog.
1997Was voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.
1997Was voted "Best Dressed Male Television Star."
1998Was originally to star in Jack Frost but chose to do Batman & Robin instead. His part went to Michael Keaton, who had previously starred as Batman in Batman and in Batman Returns .
1998Is frequently cast as a soldier, as seen in The Thin Red Line , The Peacemaker , Three Kings , and The Good German .
1998Frequently stars in so-called "heist movies" that revolve around some type of robbery: Out of Sight , From Dusk Till Dawn , Three Kings , O Brother, Where Art Thou? , Ocean's Eleven , Welcome to Collinwood , Ocean's Twelve , Ocean's Thirteen , and Fantastic Mr. Fox .
1999Turned down two roles which went to Kevin Kline: "Artemus Gordon" in Wild Wild West and "Guy Noir" in A Prairie Home Companion .
1999Reportedly got into a fistfight with Three Kings director David O. Russell on the set. Russell had yelled and derided a few extras out of frustration and Clooney didn't appreciate it. Russell has since said, "I wouldn't make another George Clooney movie if they paid me $20 million."
2000Frequently involves himself in projects involving the "Golden Age" of television. For example, he produced and starred in _Fail Safe (TV)_, a throwback to the live television plays of the 1950s and 1960s; he directed and appeared in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , about Chuck Barris's' career in early game shows; and he directed, wrote, and appeared in Good Night, and Good Luck. , about Edward R. Murrow's battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy.
2000Committed to O Brother, Where Art Thou? before even reading a script.
2000His voice was dubbed for the singing moments in O Brother, Where Art Thou? .
2001Was in a relationship with Renée Zellweger (April-November 2001).
20012001: Voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
2001He loves beer. He does voiceovers for Budweiser TV commercials and allegedly had a beer keg installed in his dressing room during filming of Ocean's Eleven .
2001He and his Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve co-stars, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Elliott Gould, and Bruce Willis who did a cameo in Ocean's Twelve as himself, all have guest-starred on the TV show "Friends" , though not in the same episodes.
2002His relationship with Krista Allen, whom he met on the set of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , ended after 2 years.
2002Ranked #27 on Premiere's 2002 Power 100 List.
2002One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" .
2003Ranked #29 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
2003No. 3 of 10 Top Sexiest Men in People magazine.
2004Sought the role of Jack in Sideways . However, the film's director, Alexander Payne, felt that he was too big a star, and turned him down in favor of Thomas Haden Church.
2004Broke up with girlfriend Krista Allen .
2005On the DVD commentary for Good Night, and Good Luck. , George Clooney says that shortly after he met Grant Heslov in 1982, Heslov loaned Clooney $200.00 to buy his first set of headshots, and they have been friends ever since (and later writing and producing partners).
2005Was considered for the part of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four .
2005Received the first "Spirit of Independence Award" of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Find Independent (FIND).
2005Broke off relationship with Lisa Snowdon after 5 years.
2005Appears on the cover of the first Men's Vogue.
2005After an accident on the set of his movie Syriana , he suffered from back pain, bad headaches, and memory loss. After several spine surgeries, he fully recovered and is fine now.
2005In winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Syriana , he becomes the second generation of his family to win an Oscar. His uncle, José Ferrer, won a Best Actor Oscar for playing in Cyrano de Bergerac .
2006In December 2006, he traveled to China and Egypt to make a personal plea to Chinese and Egyptian officials to use their ties with the Sudanese government to help stop the violence in the Darfur region.
2006In September 2006 he addressed the United Nations Security Council, urging it to act over Darfur.
2006He and his producing partner Steven Soderbergh have decided to close down their Section Eight production company after six years of working partnership.
2006People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".
2006Ranked #21 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #43 in 2005.
2006Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center .
2006Owned a pet pig named Max, given to him by Kelly Preston, for eighteen years. Max died on December 1, 2006.
20072007 - Ranked #13 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
2007In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $25 million.
2007He and his girlfriend, Sarah Larson, had an accident in 2007 while riding a motorcycle. She broke some toes, and Clooney broke a rib.
2008Merited a place in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section) with a tribute written by Roseanne (Issue May 12, 2008).
2008Broke up with Sarah Larson .
2008Quit the WGA in April 2008 after the union turned down his wish to be credited as a co-writer for Leatherheads . He felt that he was let down by the union.
2008Supports Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
2008Least favorite movies from his filmography include: Batman & Robin , The Peacemaker , etc.
2008Personal favorite movies from his filmography include: Out of Sight , Three Kings , O Brother, Where Art Thou? , Good Night, and Good Luck. , etc.
2009Boyfriend of Elisabetta Canalis .