This Kentucky born American celebrity is the only person who has been nominated for Oscar award in six different categories! You guessed it right, it is none other than the Hollywood Hunk, George Clooney! With his dashing looks and a gallery of awards to his name, George Clooney has been an exceptionally successful actor, producer and screenwriter. His unique quality of becoming more graceful as he ages has only made him more popular. For all the fans, girls who drool over him and the guys who aspire to be like him, we have here a list of 15 best George Clooney movies of all time:
15. The American (2010)
Directed by Anton Corbijn, this crime thriller is based on a novel by Martin Booth and features George Clooney and a gorgeous Italian Violante Placido in the lead cast. Clooney stars as a skilled assassin Jack, who is in Sweden on an assignment.
With some complications in the task, he moves to Italian countryside and goes underground. Getting romantically involved with a beautiful local girl Clara (Violante), Jack prepares for his last job but resurfacing again might prove fatal for him.
14. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
George and Quentin play Seth and Richard Gecko, two brothers who are on the move after a bank robbery in Abilene. Their stop on the way in a topless bar, along with their hostages, that turns into a battle zone when they find out they have landed into a coven of vampires and they must survive till dawn.
13. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
The Coen brother’s romantic comedy venture that rolls for a 100 minutes features George Clooney as a highly successful lawyer, Miles Massey, who even has a pre-nup agreement named after him.
Everything he touches becomes his. With an outstanding court record, he wins a solid divorce case for his client against his wife, an extremely attractive and clever Marylin (Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones). After losing the case, Marylin quickly devises a plot that involves Miles. What is even surprising is, Miles seems to be attracted to her.
12. Syriana (2005)
Control oil and you control nations. This is the theme that the Oscar winning Syriana is based on. Written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, this thriller is based on a book by Robert Baer starring Hollywood heavy weights including George Clooney as a field CIA operative and Matt Damon as an enthusiastic energy Analyst, eager to help Prince Nasir of a Persian Gulf country.
Without highlighting a protagonist, the movie gives an accurate insight in oil politics, the power of the stakeholders involved and the lengths they would go to, to suit their agenda. The handsome and talented American George Clooney won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his astounding performance.
11. Hail, Caesar (2016)
One of the recent movies by George Clooney – Hail, Caesar – is a comedy, a project by the Coen brothers. Set in 1950s, the movie shows a Hollywood fixer at Capitol Pictures, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), who has his hands full keeping the public image, with a variety of celebrity issues popping up on one really bad day.
To make matters worse, the biggest asset and star at Capitol pictures, Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped and a ransom of $100,000 is asked for his release.
10. Burn After Reading (2008)
The main plot involves two gym workers, Linda and Chad who find a CD-ROM – a memoir of a CIA operative. Thinking they have landed a golden egg and hoping to cash on it, they try to trace the CIA agent.
9. O, Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)
Coen brothers and George Clooney keep the actor-director partnership going strong with another comedy flick that is set in 1930s era and based on the famous poem ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer. Everett is an escaped convict, a character played by George Clooney.
Along with two other escaped convicts, his aides, the three look to reach Homer’s house to get hands on the treasure money from a bank heist. The movie was nominated for two Oscars in Best Writing (Ethan and Joel Coen) and in Best Cinematography categories.
8. The Ides of March (2011)
This critically acclaimed drama has George Clooney written all over it. The famous American has written, directed and even starred in it as the lead character Mike Morris, a governor who is running for presidency.
His enthusiastic but naïve in politics press secretary Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) believes firmly in his candidate’s integrity and democracy.
Stephen’s meeting with Morris’ opponent’s campaign manager, his blooming romance with an intern and other events follow that make his introduction to the world of real politics. The movie was nominated for an Oscar in Best Writing category.