GEORGE CLOONEY (Director / Co-Writer / 'Fred Friendly')
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
Partnered with Steven Soderbergh in the film and television production company Section Eight, they have produced "Ocean's Twelve," "Ocean's Eleven," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "The Jacket," "Full Frontal" and "Welcome To Collinwood." He was also an executive producer for two critically-acclaimed Section Eight films, Warner Bros.' "Insomnia" and Focus Features' "Far From Heaven."
George Clooney made his directorial debut in 2002 with "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (Miramax), for which he won the Special Achievement in Film award from the National Board of Review. He also works with Section Eight television division. He was an executive producer and directed five episodes of "Unscripted," a reality-based show that debuted on HBO in January. He also was an executive producer and cameraman for "K-Street," also for HBO.
Clooney starred in the blockbuster hits "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Eleven." He also starred in the Coen brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and won the 2000 Golden Globe Award as Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He earned critical acclaim in the award-winning drama "Three Kings" and in the Oscar-nominated "Out of Sight." His previous feature films include "The Peacemaker," "Batman & Robin," "One Fine Day" and "From Dusk Till Dawn."
Prior to playing lead roles in blockbuster features, Clooney starred in several television series but is perhaps best known to TV audiences for his five years on the hit NBC drama "ER." His portrayal of Dr. Douglas Ross earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People's Choice and Emmy nominations.
Clooney was executive producer and co-star of the live television broadcast of "Fail Safe," an Emmy-winning telefilm developed through his Maysville Pictures and based on the '60s novel of the same name. In 2000, it was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Section Eight will produce Clooney's next two projects - "Syriana" and "The Good German." In "Syriana," Clooney will play a CIA agent who fights terrorism and also serves as one of the film's producers. "Syriana" will be released nationally in late 2005. "The Good German" starts production in September 2005.