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The Descendants (2011)

George Clooney as "Matt King"

Native islander Matt King (George Clooney) lives with his family in Hawaii. Their world shatters when a tragic accident leaves his wife in a coma. Not only must Matt struggle with the stipulation in his wife's will that she be allowed to die with dignity, but he also faces pressure from relatives to sell their family's enormous land trust. Angry and terrified at the same time, Matt tries to be a good father to his young daughters, as they too try to cope with their mother's possible death.

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2011) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Up in the Air (2009)

George Clooney as "Ryan Bingham"

An idea from a young, new co-worker (Anna Kendrick) would put an end to the constant travel of corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), so he takes her on a tour to demonstrate the importance of face-to-face meetings with those they must fire. While mentoring his colleague, he arranges hookups with another frequent-flier (Vera Farmiga), and his developing feelings for the woman prompt him to see others in a new light.

Academy Award (2009) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Michael Clayton (2007)

George Clooney as "Michael Clayton"

Former prosecutor Michael Clayton (George Clooney) works as a "fixer" at the corporate law firm of Kenner, Bach and Ledeen, and takes care of his employer's dirty work. Burned out and deep in debt, he is bound tightly to the firm. Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career when a guilt-ridden attorney (Tom Wilkinson) has a breakdown during a huge class-action lawsuit.

Academy Award (2007) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

George Clooney as "Fred Friendly"

When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy's Senate "investigation." Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator's lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS' corporate sponsors to desist.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Syriana (2005)

George Clooney as "Robert Baer"

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman (Matt Damon), a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes (George Clooney) uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

Academy Award (2005) Won Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2005) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

George Clooney as "Everett Ulysses McGill"

Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.

Golden Globe (2000) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

ER (1994)

Set in Chicago, this medical drama deals with the personal and professional crises of the doctors in the emergency room at County General Hospital. From the exciting to the mundane, a day in the frantic hospital serves up many interesting dilemmas as well as heartrending choices for everyone on staff.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1996) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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