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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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May 22nd 2015, 7:30AM

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May 21st 2015, 11:30AM

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Posted by
Phil Pirrello on May 20th 2015, 11:00AM

May 20th 2015, 11:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Bill Murray Shines As Letterman's Last Guest, Kimmel's Emotional Tribute, Jamie Foxx Sings

Posted by
Gina Carbone on May 20th 2015, 3:30AM

May 20th 2015, 3:30AM

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Derrick Deane on May 18th 2015, 11:00AM

May 18th 2015, 11:00AM

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Gina Carbone on May 15th 2015, 2:50AM

May 15th 2015, 2:50AM

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Gary Susman on May 1st 2015, 6:30AM

May 1st 2015, 6:30AM

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Drew Taylor on Apr 22nd 2015, 11:00AM

Apr 22nd 2015, 11:00AM

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Moviefone Staff on Apr 13th 2015, 2:00PM

Apr 13th 2015, 2:00PM

Steep Fines Greet Gawkers at George Clooney's Italian Villa

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 7th 2015, 1:45PM

Apr 7th 2015, 1:45PM

George Clooney Takes Flight in the New Trailer for Disney's 'Tomorrowland' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 9th 2015, 10:37AM

Mar 9th 2015, 10:37AM

Yes, That's Space Mountain in the New Poster for 'Tomorrowland'

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Drew Taylor on Mar 6th 2015, 8:48AM

Mar 6th 2015, 8:48AM

What Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Movie Is Really About

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Drew Taylor on Feb 2nd 2015, 8:00AM

Feb 2nd 2015, 8:00AM

Golden Globe Awards 2015: Most Feminist Ever?

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Gina Carbone on Jan 11th 2015, 5:03PM

Jan 11th 2015, 5:03PM

Tina and Amy's 2015 Golden Globes Monologue: Bill Cosby, Clooney, 'The Interview' Mocked (VIDEO)

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Gina Carbone on Jan 11th 2015, 3:20PM

Jan 11th 2015, 3:20PM

Golden Globes 2015: The 12 Things You're Most Likely to See at This Year's Ceremony

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Gary Susman on Jan 8th 2015, 4:00AM

Jan 8th 2015, 4:00AM

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Kelly Woo on Dec 2nd 2014, 4:45AM

Dec 2nd 2014, 4:45AM

George Clooney Takes Us to 'Tomorrowland' in Disney's Sci-Fi Trailer (VIDEO)

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Gina Carbone on Oct 9th 2014, 10:29AM

Oct 9th 2014, 10:29AM

George Clooney Is Officially Married Now

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The Associated Press on Sep 27th 2014, 1:20PM

Sep 27th 2014, 1:20PM

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Gary Susman on Sep 19th 2014, 7:00AM

Sep 19th 2014, 7:00AM

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

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Sep 15th 2014, 12:15PM

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:00PM

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

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

May 27th 2014, 4:00PM

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

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

Apr 26th 2014, 6:30PM

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

Feb 26th 2014, 4:30AM

Amy Poehler Surrenders in Prank War With George Clooney

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

Feb 25th 2014, 11:00AM

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

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Feb 6th 2014, 4:00AM

George Clooney Was Held at Gunpoint in Darfur

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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)

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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)

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

Nov 11th 2013, 1:45PM

'Monuments Men' Gets February 2014 Release Date

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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

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