Clooney is partnered with Steven Soderbergh in the film and television production company Section Eight. The company most recently produced Good Night, and Good Luck. Clooney co-wrote, directed and co-stars in Good Night, and Good Luck, a feature about the renowned broadcaster Edward R. Murrow’s legendary on-air confrontations with Senator Joseph McCarthy – confrontations that helped bring down the infamous politician.
Section Eight also produced Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Eleven, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Jacket, Full Frontal and Welcome to Collinwood. Clooney was an executive producer of two critically acclaimed Section Eight films, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Insomnia and Far From Heaven.
Clooney also works with Section Eight’s television division. He was an executive producer and directed five of the episodes of Unscripted, a reality-based show that debuted on HBO in January. He also was an executive producer and cameraman for K-Street, also for HBO.
Clooney made his directorial debut in 2002 with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, for which he won the Special Achievement in Film Award from the National Board of Review.
Clooney starred in the Warner Bros. Pictures’ blockbuster hits Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Eleven. He also starred in the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? and won the 2000 Golden Globe Award as Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Clooney earned critical acclaim in the award-winning drama Three Kings and in the Oscar-nominated Out of Sight. His previous feature films include Solaris, The Peacemaker, Batman & Robin, One Fine Day and From Dusk Till Dawn.
He has starred in several television series but is best known to TV audiences for his five years on the hit NBC drama ER. His portrayal of Dr. Douglas Ross earned him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice and Emmy nominations.
Clooney was executive producer and co-star of the live television broadcast of Fail Safe, an Emmy-winning telefilm developed through his Maysville Pictures. Fail Safe was nominated for a 2000 Golden Globe Award as Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. The film was based on the early 1960s novel of the same name.