Movies directed by George Clooney from worst to greatest

A beloved movie star, a member of the Hollywood royalty and a lover of all things Nespresso. George Clooney was born in Kentucky to a family of people who were used to being seen: his mother was a politician and beauty queen, his father is a television presenter and host, and his aunt was doomed. Rosemary Clooney. Clooney broke through as an actor thanks to his intensely observable lead role in an influential NBC drama ISand he left the show in 1999 to further advance his intensely observable film star career. Clooney started an onscreen career with prestigious but entertaining adult works and awards for films such as three Kings, Syriana, Michael Clayton, In heaven, The offspring, Heavinessand much more while also working with famous filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh and the Coen Brothers. Oh, and he was playing Batman in there somewhere, but we don’t need to talk about that.

Clooney went on to become a real screen icon and also cultivated a damn good directing career. The critical reception of his overall performance as a director has been somewhat mixed and inconsistent, with one of his films widely considered a masterpiece and the rest bringing in all sorts of critical areas. But I’ve always loved and fascinated Clooney, the director, from his surprising debut Confessions of a dangerous spirit to his youngest and still amazing, Suburbicon (and its upcoming The midnight sky looks pretty amazing too). I find his mastery and willingness to experiment with the language of cinema impeccable and brave, and I find that his interesting subjects are consistently important to our modern American society (even if his films tend to examine American society of the past ), which provide a wide range of complicated theses in methods that cross the line between cinematic complication and accessibility.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Good night and good luckWe’ve rated every George Clooney-directed film from worst to best and hopefully made the case that it is an American writer to look out for. And to find out more about what he’s up to as a filmmaker, here is the information on his upcoming adaptation of a John Grisham Novel.

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