George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, filmmaker, activist and philanthropist.
Here are things you might not know about the “Sexiest Man Alive”, “Best Dressed Male Television Star”, “100 Most Influential People In The World”, one of the “50 Most Beautiful People In the World” and once “The Most Eligible Bachelor”:
Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
He says he will never get married again, not have any children, but Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman both bet $10,000 each that he would be a father before he turned 40. They were both wrong, and each sent him a check. He returned the money, betting double or nothing that he won’t have kids by age 50. At age 53, he broke his vows to never marry again when he wed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) in 2014. In early 2017, news broke that the couple were pregnant with twins.
At 8 weeks he unknowingly and accidentally broke the “12 week pregnancy rule” when he told friend Matt Damon that he and his wife were expecting twins.
About love: “At 52 I found the love of my life, I’ve never been happier in a relationship by any stretch of the imagination. Oftentimes, I feel like an idiot talking to my own wife.”
In the process of setting the mood at his home for his marriage proposal to fiancée Amal, George programmed a playlist of his legendary aunt Rosemary Clooney’s records including the apt, “Why Shouldn’t?” (first verse: Why shouldn’t I take a chance when romance passes by? / Why shouldn’t I know of love? / Why wait around when each age has a sage who has sung / That upon this earth love is all that is really worth thinking of?).
George and his bride Amal chose this song as the song for their first dance at their wedding reception).
His wedding to Amal Clooney (Amal Alamuddin) cost an estimated $4.6 million.
He was Best man at the wedding of Richard Kind.
The Clooney’s adopted a Basset Hound named Millie happily joining her A-list parents, as well as her brother, a Cocker Spaniel named Louie, who was a rescue dog, too!
The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society’s Facebook page posted a fantastic photo of the Clooneys with their pooches.
Clooney auditioned for the part that Brad Pitt played in Thelma & Louise (1991). “It was down to three actors, including Brad and me, at one time. I read about five times with Geena Davis. I thought I was going to get it, but Brad did.” The part catapulted him. I didn’t watch the movie for a couple of years and then rented it on tape one night. I watched it and, of course, he’s perfect in the role, better than I would have been.