Since staring in 80s comedies Roseanne and Facts of Life, and breaking out in the American medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, George Clooney has become one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. His filmography includes classic films such as Intolerable Cruelty and blunder films like Batman & Robin. He is  also known for his humanitarian efforts. Here are ten films that show the acting range of George Clooney.

George Clooney has become one of the most popular actors in Hollywood

10From Dusk Till Dawn

This Robert Rodriguez horror action film features a younger George Clooney as a tattooed bank robber who flees to Mexico and discovers vampires in a brothel.

9Up in the Air

George Clooney plays an human resources termination consultant who takes on an ambitious student (Anna Kendrick) and begins to doubt his nomadic lifestyle and quest to collect the most frequent flyer miles.

8The Ides of March

Ryan Gosling co-stars in this political drama about a young campaign manager for a charismatic presidential candidate with a dark secret played by George Clooney.

7Three Kings

George Clooney plays a Army Special Forces Major who leads a team of AWOL soldiers looking to steal gold from the Iraqi army during Operation Desert Storm.

6Out of Sight

George Clooney plays fugitive bank robber who starts a relationship with a U.S. Marshall (Jennifer Lopez) who is also trying to arrest him. This was his first of many films featuring Clooney and directed by Steven Soderberg.

5O Brother, Where Art Thou?

This Coen Brothers film features George Clooney as a prison escapee who travels around 1930s Mississippi in journey inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and bluegrass music.


George Clooney plays short role in this sci-fi thriller as an astronaut that tries to encourage Dr. Ryan Stone(Sandra Bullock) as she is stranded in space.

3The Descendants

This Oscar winning film features George Clooney as a stoic lawyer and father who is challenged by relatives for his claim in a trust of land in Hawaii and dealing with the impending loss of his comatose wife.


This branching political drama features George Clooney as an experienced and world-weary CIA agent who gets blacklisted for trying to uncover arms deals in the Middle East. Clooney won an Oscar for Best Supporting actor for his role in this film. Clooney was also recognized in  for his commitment to acting by gaining weight, sustaining real injuries during a torture scene, and growing a thick beard.

1Ocean’s Eleven

This film was directed by frequent George Clooney collaborator Steven Soderberg. A remake of a 1960 film, George Clooney fills an all-star cast that makes an elaborate plan to steal money from a Las Vegas casino.