The glamour and magic of showbiz were never alien to George Clooney. His father Nick Clooney was a prominent television personality and aunt, Rosemary Clooney, was a well-known singer and actress. George Clooney and his older sister, Ada, used to move from one location to another, accompanying their father. It was quite obvious for Clooney to step into television shows, and he did that at the age of 5. He played one of the sketch characters on the local talk show hosted by his father.
Later, Clooney opted for a journalism course at Northern Kentucky University. But he dropped out after some time. Eager to get rid of the shadow of his celebrity father, Clooney tried to become a good TV journalist on his own. During that difficult phase, he worked as a shoe salesman and a farmhand picking tobacco. After a misadventure of making a movie with his cousin Miguel, Clooney moved to LA to try his luck in acting. To make ends meet, he worked in many real-life roles; he landed a recurring role in the popular teen comedy ‘The Facts of Life’ in 1985; he made a guest appearance in the sitcom ‘Roseanne‘ in 1988 and played a detective in the 1992 series ‘Bodies of Evidence.’
Clooney got his long-awaited breakthrough in 1994 when he was cast in the NBC medical drama ‘ER.’ He played Dr. Doug Ross, a pediatrician and a notorious womanizer in the drama, which also featured Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies, and Sherry Stringfield. The show went on to become a breakout hit and Clooney stole the show with his masculine charm. The success of the show led him to big productions along with bigger stars. His major works include ‘From Dusk till Dawn,’ ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ franchise, ‘Syriana,’ ‘Out of Sight,’ ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ and ‘The Descendants.’
In 2005, Clooney won an Academy Award for his performance in ‘Syriana.’ He was selected as ‘The Last Movie Star’ by TIME magazine and the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine. Clooney worked on around 13 pilots and seven series before being catapulted into stardom at the age of 33. “Every actor wants to be a film actor,” he once told THR. “I did some pretty bad shows, and I was pretty bad in them,” he added. You might be wondering now what is the next George Clooney movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming George Clooney films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest George Clooney movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
4. Catch-22 (2019 – )
Hulu’s limited miniseries ‘Catch 22‘ is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. The comedy-drama is executive produced by George Clooney along with Grant Heslov, Luke Davies, David Michôd, Richard Brown, Steve Golin, and Ellen Kuras. Set in the backdrop of World War II, the plot follows Capt. John Yossarian (played by Christopher Abbott), who is haunted by the fear of his own safety. He tries everything, from pretending sick to sabotaging assigned tasks and evading duty.