This slideshow features photos of a handsome, young George Clooney. Born in Kentucky on May 6, 1961, Clooney went on to begin his acting career as an extra in the late 1970s on the television show, Centennial. He then landed small roles on E/R, The Facts of Life, The Golden Girls, Roseanne, and Baby Talk. His first breakthrough role was on the NBC medical drama, ER from 1994 - 1999. While working on the set of ER, Clooney began accepting film roles. He appeared in From Dusk till Dawn, One Fine Day, The Peacemaker, and Batman.
In the early 2000s, Clooney was cast as the lead in the Coen Brothers's, O Brother, Where Art Thou? He gained commercial success with films like The Perfect Storm, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 film, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. In 2005, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Syriania. That same year, he was also nominated for Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for his film, Good Night, and Good Luck. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the 2008 film, Leatherheads.
In 2009, Clooney was busier than ever. He starred alongside Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey in The Men Who Stare at Goats, voice-acted as the character Mr. Fox in Wes Anderson's take on Roald Dahl's classic story, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and was nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actor's Guild Award, BAFTA, and an Academy Award for his performance in Up In the Air.
Clooney was also won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Descendants. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 2011's The Ides of March.
In 2013, he won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Argo. He's the first and only person in Academy award history to be nominated for Oscars in six different categories. He also starred alongside Sandra Bullock in the sci-fi/thriller, Gravity. He went on to produce August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.George Clooney is a man of endless talents and timeless good looks. Vote for your favorite photo of George Clooney when he was young below!
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Tonight, He Just Wants to Stay Inside With You and Binge-Watch Orange is the New BlackPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
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Maybe if He Hides Back Here, He Can Skip the Pep RallyPhoto: flickr / CC0
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George Clooney Saw You Steal an Extra Sandwich from the Crafty Table, But He'll Never TellPhoto: flickr / CC0
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He Signed a Contract That Promised That He Would Never Button His Polo Shirts All the Way UpPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY