2011

George Clooney

October 07

'March' Forth

For his fourth directorial project, The Ides of March, Clooney tackles politics. Praising his knack for pacing – "He has an uncanny sense of how to uncork a scene and let it bubble and flow" – EW also commends the star's turn as a fictitious presidential candidate. The film, which costars Ryan Gosling, earns the director the Brian Award at the Venice Film Festival.

George Clooney

November 20

Courting Oscar

Clooney punctuates a serious year of film with the quirky dramedy, The Descendants, in which he plays a beleaguered father confronted by a cheating wife, major family real estate and the locals of Hawaii. "If it's not nominated for Best Picture, I'll be shocked," Clooney tells Rolling Stone. "It's that good." The actor's performance earns him a best actor Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award, in addition to a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

2012

George Clooney

March 16

Cuffed for a Cause

After testifying before Congress about the "campaign for murder" in Sudan, Clooney, 50, is arrested for participating in a staged protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. "This ongoing drama has scarred my son and me for a number of years," says the actor's father Nick, who is arrested with his son and released later that day. "We will do anything we can to ensure this treachery ends in our lifetime."

2013

George Clooney

February 24

Golden Boy

Serving as a producer for Argo, Clooney takes home his second Academy Award when the film is named Best Picture. "For 25 years, the only side of the story that was told is one version of it. All we were trying to do is make a film that we liked," he tells ABC after the awards show. "We couldn't be happier with the work that we did on this film."

George Clooney

July 08

Split City

After two years of dating, Clooney and Keibler go their separate ways, PEOPLE confirms exclusively. "Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that," a source close to the couple told PEOPLE. "They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago … They were friends before they started dating and they'll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup]."

George Clooney

October 04

Up, Up and Away

Starring opposite Sandra Bullock, Clooney takes on the role of an astronaut adrift in space in director Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. "Sandy is the best. We've been really close friends for a long, long time ... So just the idea that I got to work with her was a blast," he tells PEOPLE of the film, which breaks box office records with its October release, grossing more than $170 million in three weeks.

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Saeed Adyani/Sony Pictures; Colin Drummond/Splash News Online; Jason Merritt/Getty; Jason Merritt/Getty

Name
George Clooney
Date of Birth
May 06, 1961
Birth Place
Lexington, Ky.
Relationships
Stacy Keibler, ex-girlfriend (2011 to 2013)
Elisabetta Canalis, ex-girlfriend (2009 to 2011)
Sarah Larson, ex-girlfriend (2007 to 2008)
Krista Allen, ex-girlfriend (on & off since 2002)
Maria Bertrand, ex-girlfriend (2002)
Lisa Snowdon, ex-girlfriend (on & off since 2000)
Celine Balitran, ex-girlfriend (1996 to 1999)
Karen "Duff" Duffy, ex-girlfriend (1995)
Kelly Preston, ex-girlfriend (1987 to 1989)
Talia Balsam, ex-wife (1984; 1989 to 1992)
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