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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

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George Clooney to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 15th 2014, 12:15PM

Sep 15th 2014, 12:15PM

Good Timing! George Clooney Directing Movie About Phone Hacking

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Sep 3rd 2014, 12:00PM

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:00PM

George Clooney May Get Married at the 'Downton Abbey' Estate (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 27th 2014, 4:00PM

May 27th 2014, 4:00PM

George Clooney Engaged: Actor to Marry Amal Alamuddin (REPORT)

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on Apr 26th 2014, 6:30PM

Apr 26th 2014, 6:30PM

Facial Hair Transplants Are the Hottest Celebrity-Worshipping Trend Right Now

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 26th 2014, 4:30AM

Feb 26th 2014, 4:30AM

Amy Poehler Surrenders in Prank War With George Clooney

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 25th 2014, 11:00AM

Feb 25th 2014, 11:00AM

Weekend Movies: 'The Lego Movie,' 'The Monuments Men,' 'Vampire Academy,' & More

Posted by
Jonny Black on Feb 6th 2014, 4:00AM

Feb 6th 2014, 4:00AM

George Clooney Was Held at Gunpoint in Darfur

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 4th 2014, 3:00PM

Feb 4th 2014, 3:00PM

'Monuments Men' Unscripted: George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Grant Heslov Talk Gondoliers, Cornhole Stretching (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jonny Black on Feb 3rd 2014, 10:00AM

Feb 3rd 2014, 10:00AM

George Clooney's Reddit AMA: The 10 Best Questions & Answers

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 28th 2014, 2:00PM

Jan 28th 2014, 2:00PM

'Monuments Men': George Clooney Charms Matt Damon in Our Exclusive Preview (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 15th 2014, 7:00AM

Jan 15th 2014, 7:00AM

'Monuments Men' Unscripted: Ask George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Grant Heslov a Question

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Jan 9th 2014, 8:00AM

Jan 9th 2014, 8:00AM

New 'The Monuments Men' Trailer: George Clooney, Matt Damon Save Art From Nazis (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 3rd 2013, 8:00AM

Dec 3rd 2013, 8:00AM

George Clooney Has a Very Good Reason for Avoiding Twitter

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 11th 2013, 3:00PM

Nov 11th 2013, 3:00PM

There's a Live 'August: Osage County' Cast Q&A Tonight (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jonny Black on Nov 11th 2013, 1:45PM

Nov 11th 2013, 1:45PM

'Monuments Men' Gets February 2014 Release Date

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 24th 2013, 11:45AM

Oct 24th 2013, 11:45AM

Yes, Sandra Bullock Can Rap (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 14th 2013, 6:30AM

Oct 14th 2013, 6:30AM

George Clooney Takes on Art-Stealing Nazis in New 'Monuments Men' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 11th 2013, 6:15AM

Oct 11th 2013, 6:15AM

What If 'Gravity' Was an Adorable Rom-Com? (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 9th 2013, 8:15AM

Oct 9th 2013, 8:15AM

Weekend Box Office: 'Gravity' Pulls in a Record $55 Million

Posted by
The Associated Press on Oct 6th 2013, 8:56AM

Oct 6th 2013, 8:56AM

George Clooney: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Gravity' Star

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Oct 4th 2013, 11:00AM

Oct 4th 2013, 11:00AM

Buzz Aldrin Reviews 'Gravity,' Is 'Extravagantly Impressed'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 3rd 2013, 1:00PM

Oct 3rd 2013, 1:00PM

'Gravity' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Space Epic

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Oct 3rd 2013, 5:30AM

Oct 3rd 2013, 5:30AM

How Do They Do Weightlessness in Movies?

Posted by
Matt Patches on Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00PM

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00PM

Sandra Bullock Says That Making 'Gravity' Was 'the Best Life Decision'

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The Associated Press on Oct 1st 2013, 4:30PM

Oct 1st 2013, 4:30PM

The 'Tomorrowland' Movie Now Has a Cryptic Nikola Tesla Connection

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 26th 2013, 8:41AM

Sep 26th 2013, 8:41AM

Movie Star Salaries Revealed: Who Still Earns $20 Million Per Film?

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Sep 11th 2013, 12:30PM

Sep 11th 2013, 12:30PM

'Gravity' Trailer: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Are Freaking Out Up There (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 5th 2013, 6:00AM

Sep 5th 2013, 6:00AM

James Cameron: 'Gravity' Is the 'Best Space Film Ever Done'

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Sep 4th 2013, 10:30AM

Sep 4th 2013, 10:30AM

Sorry, George Clooney, but You Don't Get to Weigh in on Ben Affleck as Batman

Posted by
Laura Larson on Sep 1st 2013, 11:00AM

Sep 1st 2013, 11:00AM

'Gravity' Premiere: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock Float Down the Venice Film Festival Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Aug 30th 2013, 10:30AM

Aug 30th 2013, 10:30AM

George Clooney Reported to Venice Authorities for Possibly Piloting Boat Without License

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 29th 2013, 11:00AM

Aug 29th 2013, 11:00AM

'Tomorrowland' Gets Official Synopsis, Becomes Only Slightly Less Cryptic

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 26th 2013, 11:00AM

Aug 26th 2013, 11:00AM

'The Monuments Men' Trailer: George Clooney, Matt Damon Fight Nazis for Art (VIDEO)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Aug 8th 2013, 6:35AM

Aug 8th 2013, 6:35AM

New Panic-Inducing 'Gravity' Clip: Clooney Slips From Bullock's Hands (VIDEO)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jul 26th 2013, 8:30AM

Jul 26th 2013, 8:30AM

New 'Gravity' Trailer: Sandra Bullock Is Adrift in Terrifying Clip (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 24th 2013, 7:00AM

Jul 24th 2013, 7:00AM

George Clooney's 'Tomorrowland' Finds Leading Lady in Britt Robertson

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 19th 2013, 10:00AM

Jul 19th 2013, 10:00AM

Inside George Clooney and Stacy Keibler's Breakup

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Jul 10th 2013, 9:30AM

Jul 10th 2013, 9:30AM

George Clooney Is Single: Actor and Stacy Keibler Call It Quits

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jul 8th 2013, 9:30AM

Jul 8th 2013, 9:30AM

'Gravity' Trailer: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney Are Lost in Space (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on May 9th 2013, 6:00PM

May 9th 2013, 6:00PM

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