"I had just spent the summer cutting tobacco, which is a miserable job.So that's what made me move to Hollywood," Clooney later told .Beyond his disappointment with the election of George W.Bush as President in 2000, the actor was also an early opponent of the Iraq War, and later called the president "dim" in a 2003 interview.The injury caused spinal fluid to leak from his nose and left him with terrible back pain.
His classic good looks and easygoing charm made him a natural for the big screen. He played Danny Ocean, a role originated by famed crooner Frank Sinatra.There, despite some name recognition, the Clooneys led a fairly modest life.They were a close-knit family, with Nick Clooney making sure to carve time out of his busy schedule in Cincinnati to be home in the evenings for dinner.Clooney worked steadily in Hollywood, but he had yet to land a significant career breakthrough.
Feeling that he was always on the cusp of something bigger, something greater, Clooney found his situation difficult. "I was making a couple of hundred grand a year, which is beating all the odds, so you don't really think things are going terribly. [But] I wished I was doing better projects, and I didn't think I was going to get that chance.". Doug Ross, a caring pediatrician and a notorious ladies man, in the ensemble drama, which also featured Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies, and Sherry Stringfield.
In 2013, Clooney received an Academy Award for Best Picture for producing , which Clooney starred in and directed.