George Clooney is known as a talented and highly paid actor and producer. On account of his more than a hundred works in film and television, including roles in films such as "Ocean's Eleven", "Ocean's Thirteen", "The Perfect Storm". Also George Clooney is a successful businessman.
Biography of the actor
The future Hollywood star and heartthrob of many female representatives from around the world was born in Lexinton, Kentucky, USA on May 6, 1961. Mother Nina Bruce worked as an advisor in the city hall, and father Nick Clooney worked in show business and hosted his television program. Among the ancestors of George Clooney were the Irish, the Germans and the British. An interesting fact is that the actor is a descendant of US President Abraham Lincoln: five generations ago, his great-grandmother was the half-sister of Nancy Lincoln, the mother of the future president.
George Clooney grew up in a strict Catholic environment and was a minister in the church altar. However, as he grew up, he severed ties with religion, claiming that he had never believed in God. After changing a number of schools, the teenager became interested in baseball and basketball. Later he went to study to be a journalist. George Clooney always had a "commercial streak" and as a student he was already selling women's shoes, furniture shelves, got involved in the tobacco business, and then became involved in insurance.
George Clooney has a lot of relatives associated with the creative field, including actors Miguel Ferrer, Raphael Ferrer, Gabrielle Ferrer, as well as actress and singer Rosemary Clooney.
George Clooney's fortune
George Clooney was named one of the highest paid actors in the world, whose income from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018 was $ 239 million before taxes.
In addition to a lot of money from his participation in successful film projects, Clooney received £ 753 million from the sale of his tequila company Casamigos to the British alcohol giant Diageo. He founded his own company back in 2013 with two friends, Rand Gerber and Mike Meldman.
Film career and fees
George Clooney got his first role back in 1978 in one of the television mini-series. Gradually, the young actor began to offer more significant roles on television.
World fame brought the actor the image of one of the characters in the popular TV series about the work of doctors "Ambulance" in 1994, in which Clooney participated until 1999. In the late 90s, the American actor began to appear in various films, not all of which were commercially successful. Gradually, the reputation of George Clooney as a talented actor began to strengthen, and the fees became more and more.
List of the most profitable film projects
In 1995, George Clooney received a $ 250,000 royalty for his lead role in Quentino Tarantino's From Dusk Till Dawn.
The 1996 melodrama "One Fine Day" has already brought the star 3 million dollars. Clooney also played the role of Bruce Wayne in the famous Batman franchise, the income from participation in which amounted to 10 million dollars.
In 2000, a disaster film based on real events, The Perfect Storm, was released internationally. The star's reward was $ 8 million.
One of the most significant roles in the career of George Clooney was the image of the genius con man Danny Ocean in the adventurous films Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Thirteen, which earned $ 20 million and $ 15 million.
Among the latest lucrative projects is the comedy "Long Live Caesar!" 2016 and the drama "Financial Monster", the total earnings from work in which amounted to 30 million dollars.
George Clooney is not only an actor in high demand, but also a businessman: he is engaged in the purchase and resale of real estate in different parts of the world.
George Clooney also does not refuse to take part in advertising of famous luxury brands, including the Swiss coffee machine company Nespresso, the Swiss luxury watch company Omega, the Italian drink Martini, and Fiat cars.
Personal life of the actor
George Clooney was first married to Talia Belzam, who worked on American television. The marriage lasted only four years, from 1989 to 1993.
Once, George Clooney argued with Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer for $ 1,000 that he would not change his “bachelor” status and would not have children until the age of 40, and won the argument. In response, the stars decided to argue again and changed the condition - until the age of 50, Clooney must remain unmarried. And for the second time, the victory in the dispute again remained with George Clooney.
George Clooney had the nickname of Hollywood's most eligible bachelor for a long time until he met human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. In 2014, the couple got married, and in 2017 the twins Ella and Alexander were born, becoming a father for the first time at 55 years old.
Surprisingly, among the actors' best friends was a small black pig named Max, who lived with Clooney for 18 years. It was presented to the then unknown actor by a friend named Kelly Preston in 1988. George Clooney was very fond of his pet, they often slept together and even in interviews Max accompanied the Hollywood star. Now Clooney has another pet - a basset named Millie, whom he and his wife took from the shelter.
The actor has his own residence in Los Angeles, on a small island in Oxfordshire, England. Clooney also had his own mansion on the shores of the beautiful Lake Como in Italy and a home in Los Cabos in Mexico.