George Timothy Clooney was born on this day, May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Originally aiming for a career as a baseball player, when he failed to make the cut for Cincinnati Reds, he was persuaded by his cousin Miguel Ferrer (son of Rosemary Clooney, George's aunt) to come to Hollywood in 1982 and took up acting.
A big presence on the silver screen, he has starred in a eclectic list of films, notably 'From Dusk till Dawn' (1996), 'The Perfect Storm' (2000), 'Oceans Eleven' (2001), and 'Good Night, and Good Luck' (2005) to name a few. Just as well known on the small screen, he starred on 'ER' (1994-99) and has also had recurring roles on shows like 'Roseanne' (1988-91) and 'The Facts of Life' (1985-86).
Married once to actress Talia Balsam (who currently plays Mona Sterling on Mad Men), they divorced in 1993.
Actively involved in numerous humanitarian works, he is an agressive advocate for resolution of the Darfur Conflict and in December of 2007, was given the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome for his involvement in that cause.
With all his time taken up by these worthwhile causes, you'd think he wouldn't have the
energy to look this handsome and stylish, but he does, doesn't he?!?! Debonair and polished, he veers on the conservative side when it comes to fashion, exuding an air of understated sex appeal.
What do you think of George Clooney's style?