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Five interesting facts about George Clooney

May 6, 2019

It’s his birthday

Famed actor George Clooney turns 58 today. George Timothy Clooney was born May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Ky.

Made bid at baseball

Clooney tried out to play professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, but he did not pass the first round of player cuts and was not offered a contract.

Breakthrough role

Clooney had his breakthrough when he was cast as Dr. Doug Ross on the award-winning drama series “ER.” He played opposite Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies. He stayed on the show between 1994-99.

An Oscar winner

Clooney has won two Academy Awards. The first came in 2006 as best supporting actor for his portrayal of a cynical CIA agent in “Syriana.” The second came in 2013 as co-producer of the best picture winner “Argo.’’

A multimillionaire

George Clooney has an estimated net worth of $500 million.