George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 259 pages
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(Applause Books). He's famous for being named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, his penchant for practical jokes, and his vow never to remarry, as well as his Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated acting career. But George Clooney's reputation as "the mayor of every movie set he's on" belies his essential seriousness, as a businessman and in his ascendancy to the Hollywood A-list. In George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star , Kimberly Potts traces the star's life from the small-town boy to big-screen star. After spending a decade languishing in failed TV series, he slowly and deliberately built a resume that took him from TV stardom on ER to a winning film career as a serious actor, writer, producer and director. Along the way are his early attempts to break out into film (including his Batman movie flop),his many well-publicized romances, his political and humanitarian efforts, and his shrewdly developed formula for choosing smart blockbuster movie projects that he uses to finance his more personal passion projects, such as Syriana and good night, and good luck. , finding success with both.
  

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

I generally enjoy biographies, but this one - not so much. Came across more like Mr. Clooney's resume with a few personal tidbits thrown in. Read full review

Contents

1 Like Father and Aunt Like Son
1
2 A Star Is Born
9
3 And Hes Off
13
4 And So It Begins
17
5 Hangin with Mrs Garrett
21
6 Ill Do It My Way
25
7 Hits and a Missus
37
8 A Trip to the ER
43
16 Being Batman and a Boyfriend
101
17 Enter Soderbergh
113
18 The Three Kings Brouhaha
119
19 Breaking UpER and Balitran
129
20 The New Gary Grant
137
21 The Rat Pack Redux
145
22 Syrian a and Good Night and Good Lucc
159
23 The Future
169

9 I Just Got a Career
47
10 A TV Star Is Born
51
11 Casa de Clooney
59
12 From TV to Movies
65
13 From Dusk Till Dawn
73
14 Between the Boob Tube and the Big Screen
81
15 Youve Become Elvis
91
Filmography
181
The George Clooney Timeline
195
George Clooneys Top 100 Films
207
Notes
225
Bibliography
241
Index
253
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About the author (2007)

Kimberly Potts has written for AOL TV, "TV Guide", Moviefone.com, People.com, "US Weekly, Daily Variety", E! Online, MTV.com, Teenmag.com, "TWIST, Teen", and Disney publications. She's also the editor of TVScreener.com and the author of five books.

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