Top 5 George Clooney Movies


From exploring outer space to firing people on Earth, George Clooney has done it all. And with such an eclectic, excting filmography, it was not easy to rank his top films! But we gave it our best shot. Spolier Alert: Batman & Robin is not on the list.

1) O Brother, Where Art Thou

O Brother, Where Art Thou
  • In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them
  • Nominated - 2 Academy Awards | won Golden Globe (Best Actor Clooney)
  • The prisoner's musical chant from the beginning of the movie (and soundtrack) was actually an old recording of a chain-gang.
  • George Clooney agreed to do this film without having read the script
  • George Clooney practiced his singing for weeks, but in the end his singing voice was dubbed by country blues singer Dan Tyminski

2) Gravity

Gravity - George Clooney in space suit
  • A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit
  • Nominated for 10 Academy Awards - won 7
  • The off-screen voice of Mission Control is Ed Harris, who played actual mission director Gene Kranz in Apollo 13, and John Glenn in The Right Stuff
  • Because there is no up or down in space, the opening 12 minute scene was originally rotated 180 degrees but an off-the-cuff decision to play it back upside-down was made and Alfonso Cuarón liked it so much, he decided to keep it upside-down in the official cut
  • Director Alfonso Cuaron originally wanted Salma Hayek to play Dr. Ryan Stone, but the studio refused saying that no one would believe a Mexican astronaut

3) Ocean’s Eleven

O Brother, Where Art Thou
  • Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously
  • Earned a position on the National Board of Review’s Top 10 Films of the year list
  • The cast did gamble during off hours. While there's disagreement between who won the most, Clooney managed to lose 25 hands of blackjack in a row
  • Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson were to play the brothers Virgil and Turk, but dropped out to film The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The wig used by Rusty (Brad Pitt) in his disguise as a doctor was Mike Myers's rehearsal wig for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

4) Up In the Air

O Brother, Where Art Thou
  • With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest
  • Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Clooney
  • The film was released in Russia as "I Wish I Could Rise to the Sky". The Croatian release was called "Neither in the Sky Nor on Earth"
  • Cameo: The author of the novel sits to the left of Ryan Bingham during Natalie's introduction
  • George Clooney's wardrobe for the entire movie actually fits in one carry on suitcase

5) Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy
  • Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture
  • Precisely every 23 minutes (the standard running time of TV shows from the 1950s), the film is punctuated by a jazz song performed by Dianne Reeves
  • The film was shot on color film on a grayscale set, desaturated in post-production, and released on black-and-white print stock
  • George Clooney was paid $1 each for writing, directing and starring in the film (total of 3 dollars). This helped keep the film's costs low, coming in at a budget of just $7.5 million

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